Daldry made his feature film directorial debut with Billy Elliot, but previously he had been a theatre director. He won awards on Broadway as well as the West End. His next film was The Hours, and it won Best Actress at the Academy Awards for Nicole Kidman. Recently, he directed a stage musical adaptation of Billy Elliot, and a film version of The Reader, based on the book of the same name and starring Kate Winslet and Ralph Fiennes. He has received two previous Academy Award nominations for his directing.
On our first show now under the name of Sound On Sight, we take a look back on his still short but brilliant career but not before reviewing his new flim The Reader.