Christened "the only director who genuinely understands how to excite the young whilst setting impressive standards for the world of theatre", Daldry is now applying his talent to feature films. He was, until recently, Director of the Royal Court Theatre and remains Director of their redevelopment programme. He has produced over a hundred new plays, many of which have subsequently been seen all over the world. His own directorial work at the Court includes David Hare's "Via Dolorosa" (Broadway), Ron Hutchinson's "Rat in the Skull", Caryl Churchill's "This is a Chair", Arnold Wesker's "The Kitchen", Korder's "Search and Destroy" and for the National Theatre, the multi-award winning "Machinal" and "An Inspector Calls" which is still running in London's West End. Stephen has also directed and produced for BBC Radio and Television and his first short film "Eight" was nominated in 1999 for a BAFTA. Daldry has a first look deal with Working Title Films.