For decades, Danny Boyle has been a household name in the film industry. He’s interacted with big and small stars alike, but he’s earned a reputation for keeping his personal life private. On several instances, he has declined to discuss his dating life, and he rarely speaks about his family life.
Here’s what we know about the director’s personal life, including his past romances and whether he has a wife.
Who is Danny Boyle’s wife?
No one, that is. Boyle is now single, and none of them has ever been married. He has only had a few girlfriends with whom he has spent both extended and short periods of time. Frances Barber, a British actress, was his first girlfriend, at least as far as the public is aware. They met at Bangor University in North Wales.
They ended up at that university because it was one of the few that offered English and Drama at the time. Tony Brown, his English and theatre teacher at the time, said that they were “an item” and part of “a really talented and dynamic group of students doing English and theater.”
During his college years, he was more of an actor than a director. By the time they graduated, he was more interested in directing than acting. They had different tastes, but they nevertheless fed off of each other and creatively pushed each other. All of this occurred and concluded prior to 1983. In that same year, he began dating casting director Gail Stevens.
They had three children together before calling it quits in 2002. Boyle’s dating life did not make news after this relationship ended until 2012. Boyle was spotted dating American actress Rosario Dawson in August 2012. From the start, they were dubbed a “unlikely couple.”
The former couple met on the set of Trance, one of his films in which she starred. However, only after the shoot was completed did things between them take a romantic turn. The odd couple parted up less than a year later. In March 2013, allegations surfaced claiming that they had broken up. Boyle has yet to reply to demands for comment on the couple’s split.
The director’s love life has been quiet since then.
The Children Of Danny Boyle
Boyle and Stevens have three children together: Gabriel, a son, and Grace and Caitlin, two daughters. Caitlin, Gabriel, and Grace were born in 1985, 1989, and 1991, respectively.
Only Grace Roisin Stevens Boyle, the youngest daughter, is still in the spotlight. In the film industry, she followed in her parents’ footsteps. She worked as an associate producer on the TV show Trust and as a crew member on the film 28 Days Later with her father.