1956 – Born in Radcliffe, Lancashire on the 20th of October.
1980 – Boyle started working in television as a producer for BBC Northern Ireland, where he produced, amongst other TV films, Alan Clarke’s controversial Elephant before becoming a director on shows such as Arise And Go Now, Not Even God Is Wise Enough, For The Greater Good.
1982 – He was Artistic Director.
1985-1987 – Deputy Director.
1944 – Shallow Grave.
1996 – Trainspotting.
1997 – A Life Less Ordinary.
2000 – The Beach.
2001 – Boyle directed two TV movies for the BBC, Vacuuming Completely Nude In Paradise and Strumpet.
2004 – Boyle directed the Frank Cottrell Boyce scripted Millions. His science-fiction film Sunshine, starring 28 Days Later star Cillian Murphy was released in 2007.
2007 – He is also Producer on the sequel to 28 Days Later, 28 Weeks Later, which was released on the 11th of May.