Stephen Daldry

Director, 'The Reader'

This year’s “The Reader” is just the third feature by British theater vet Daldry. His joyful first pic, “Billy Elliot” (2000), snagged three Oscar noms — including director — and spawned a live musical version. The helmer’s second, Virginia Woolf triptych “The Hours” (2002), earned nine Academy noms (including another one for Daldry) and won Nicole Kidman her first Oscar. With that pedigree, it seems inevitable that Daldry’s “The Reader” — a drama set in postwar Germany, adapted by “The Hours” scribe David Hare and toplining Kate Winslet and Ralph Fiennes — will put him on the kudo radar once again.

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