Boyle To Receive LFF Fellowship
Famed UK director Danny Boyle is to be honoured at this year’s London Film Festival for his contribution to British cinema.
Boyle’s latest film, 127 Hours, will close this year’s festival and will be the follow-up to Slumdog Millionaire which closed the festival in 2008.
His movies have varied greatly over the years in both style and content but they have clearly left a mark on British cinema. Boyle’s feature film debut came in 1994 with Shallow Grave which was followed by Trainspotting in 1996. He also dipped his toe into the horror genre with his unique take on zombies with 28 Days Later.
Though his movies always had a darker edge, they never looked more hopeful than Slumdog Millionaire which earned him the Oscar for best director.
Speaking about his feelings towards the fellowship award, Boyle said, “A significant helping of humility is called for in the face of this honour and that is not difficult considering those awarded it before.
I am shocked, flattered and delighted to receive the Fellowship on behalf of everyone who has helped me make the films, the successful ones and the not so successful ones, and on behalf of all runts in every litter.”
Boyle will receive his award on October 27 at Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s along with the other prize winners from the festival.