Stephen Daldry bio: Latest news, Career, Net worth, Personal life, Early life, Facts

April 5, 2019Stephen Daldry bio: Latest news, Career, Net worth, Personal life, Early life, Facts

Who is Stephen Daldry?

English producer, as well as director Stephen Daldry’s full name, stands as Stephen David Daldry. The director is well known for this work in Hollywood. Stephen is a director' producer of films, theatre and also television.

In the Early life of Stephen Daldry

Stephen Daldry was seen already into theatre field from his young age. Stephen got born on May 2, 1961, in Dorset of England but the family later moved to Taunton, Somerset of England where he joined a theatre. Stephen’s dad Patrick Daldry a bank manager died of cancer in Taunton when the family was already there' Stephen was just 14 years old then. Although Dad’s death discouraged Stephen in his interest of theatre to continue, mom Cherry Thomson Daldry a singer redirected Stephen on his theatre sector. In Taunton, Stephen was in a youth theatre group' also made performances.

On Education ' training part Stephen graduated bachelor degree in English Literature in 1982 from the University of Sheffield earning a Royal Air Force Scholarship there and then did actor training at East 15 Acting School, London from the University of Essex one year after his bachelor studies as a post-graduate course (1982-83). In the University of Sheffield, Stephen was already as head in the University Theatre Group. That gap year (immediately after graduation), Stephen traveled Italy and also gain experience there on a clown’ apprentice. Stephen’s internship experience adds apprentice from 1985-88 at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.


In the Career of Stephen Daldry

Stephen Daldry as a director

Fig: Stephen Daldry as a director

Before movie direction talented director Stephen Daldry was already seen into the theatre. Stephen’s theatre work lists longer than his films' television direction. ‘Eight’ 1998 was Stephen’s first short film whereas ‘Billy Elliot’ 2000 was his first feature film as a directorial debut, which was on success with awards. But on theatre side, Stephen was already on start since 1985 while being at the Sheffield Crucible theatre, although was into the theatre before that. Also worked in the Metro Theatre Company from 1984 to 1986.

From 1989 to 1992 Stephen was in direction work at the Notting Hill Theatre' also in London’s Gate Theatre, with the play II Circo di Nando Orfei’ as his theatre direction debut. Then was in Royal Court Theatre till 1998, where he is still connected as well as was a freelance reader there before working fully and here he headed the £26 million development scheme. Stephen had also worked on BBC Radio 'Television direction' production. Today Stephen has 100+ plays along with numerous movies' Television shows and still going on with his profession. Two Tony Awards' three Olivier Awards winner Stephen is known for his sensitive story direction and many more awards' nominations.

How much is the net worth of Stephen Daldry?

 Stephen Daldry with his Audi

Fig: Stephen Daldry with his Audi

Stephen Daldry’s main earning source is seen direction' production, but the not exact number is on the public. Stephen’s net worth is estimated at $1-$10 million, or $5 million on average. With growing career Stephen’s earning is also on parallel.

In the Personal life of Stephen Daldry

 Stephen Daldry wit his wife Lucy Sexton

Fig: Stephen Daldry wit his wife Lucy Sexton

English director Stephen Daldry is seen living a good married life with wife Lucy Sexton and a daughter. They got married in 2001 and Lucy is a magazine editor as well as a performance artist by profession. Before the marriage, Stephen was in a relationship for with British scenic designer Ian MacNeil for 13 years since 1998. Here Ian MacNeil being a male or a boyfriend raises a question on Stephens’s gender as gay, which Stephen accepts easily, for public convenience.

Latest news of Stephen Daldry

Recent news on Stephen Daldry covers on his success on being tagged with Olivier Award 2019 as best director. The latest news on him also reads about his upcoming critically praised drama ‘Beautiful Boy’, after sensitive play ‘The Jungle Review’ on refugee story.


Facts of Stephen Daldry

  • In 2004 Stephen was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).
  • Stephen Daldry’s three films The Reader, The Hours ' Billy Elliot have made 17 Academy Award nominations along with two wins.

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