Versatile director whose 2009 film Slumdog Millionaire won the Academy Award for Best Picture. He also directed the 1996 dark comedy Trainspotting, the 2002 horror 28 Days Later, the 2007 sci-fi Sunshine and the 2010 drama 127 Hours.
He began his entertaiment career in theatre, working as a director at the Joint Stock Theatre Company and Royal Court Theatre after finishing school.
He was hired as the artistic director for the opneing ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England.
He began dating actress Frances Barber while attending Thornleigh Salesian College in Bolton. He has a son named Gabriel and two daughters named Caitlin and Grace.
James Franco earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for his role in 127 Hours.