Boyle supports his local football club Bury FC.
Throughout his career he has been nominated for six BAFTA Awards, winning three of them.
He has been known to use mainly electronic music in his films.
He has been known to collaborate with John Murphy for Soundtrack production for his films.
Boyle Often uses Ewan McGregor in his films. They have worked together on three films: "Shallow Grave", "Trainspotting", and "A Life Less Ordinary".
In 2009 Danny Boyle won a Golden Globe Award for directing the film Slumdog Millioniare.
Boyle was nominated for a BATFA TV Award in 1993 for Best Serial Drama for the series "Mr. Wroe's Virgins" .
Boyle has been nominated twice by BAFTA for the Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film. He won the award in 1994 for "Shallow Grave" but lost it in 1996 for "Trainspotting".
He was nominated twice in the 2009 BAFTAs, both for "Slumdog Millioniare". He won for best directing, but lost for outstanding British film.
He was nominated for a SATURN award for directing "28 Days Later", which he lost.
Won a Oscar in 2009 for Best Achievement in Directing
for "Slumdog Millionaire".
Boyle's favorite film is "Apocalypse Now".
Boyle attended Thornliegh Salesian College in Bolton.
Boyle turned down directing "Alien: Resurrection" to work on "A Life Less Ordinary".
Boyle: I want my films to be life-affirming, even a film like Trainspotting, which is very dark in many ways. I want people to leave the cinema feeling that something's been confirmed for them about life.
Boyle: That's what's wonderful about actors sometimes, is that's who we watch on the screen... Some of us are interested in directors, but really the vast majority of us are interested in actors. You experience the films through the actors, so they're all locked into your imagination in some kind of layer of fantasy or hatred or wherever they settle into your imagination. They make much better fodder for this kind of thing [interviews] than a director.
Boyle: When I was making Sunshine (2007), it suddenly struck me: No director has ever gone back into space, with the exception of franchise directors. If you look at the record, you'll find that's true. I now know why.
Boyle: I think I'm better at making films on my home turf, really. You learn from experience and I've learnt that through The Beach (2000/I). I love big movies, like Gladiator (2000), but I'm better at smaller films.
Boyle: I don't want to make pompous, serious films; I like films that have a kind of vivacity about them. At this time of the year you think about awards and if you want to win one you think you should make serious films, but my instinct is to make vivacious films.
Danny Boyle: I learned that what I'm better at is making stuff lower down the radar. Actually, ideally not on the radar at all.
Danny Boyle: You don't realize it, but often people are frightened of the director.