Danny Boyle on turning down a knighthood and how he persuaded the Queen to join in the Olympic fun

'I almost quit Olympics over rooftop missiles': Danny Boyle's outrage over decision to mount weapons on East London towerblocks and how he persuaded the Queen to join in the fun , he was most famous for directing Ewan McGregor as a heroin addict in Trainspotting and for Slumdog Millionaire winning eight Oscars. After the opening ceremony of the Olympic games, though, the people of Britain unanimously awarded him a gold medal. In this, his first major interview since those heady days last summer when he made us proud to be British, Boyle reveals how he turned down a knighthood and how close he was to walking away from the opening ceremony

Daniel Day Lewis: Oscar winner"s brother says I wish Daniel would end our 19-year feud

Brother of Oscar-winner Daniel Day-Lewis says he wishes the star would end their 19-year feud… which started over a bookSean Day-Lewis, 81, 'fell out with his brother over unauthorised biography' Mr Day-Lewis is half brother of the star, from his father's first marriageHe said he longs for a reconciliation with his younger brother By Chris Hastings PUBLISHED: 15:11 GMT, 2 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:15 GMT, 3 March 2013 Sean Day-Lewis, 81, reportedly fell out with his famous brother over a 'misunderstanding' about a biography of the actor – pictured with his Oscar The estranged brother of Daniel Day-Lewis has revealed he is desperate to end their 19-year feud sparked by an unofficial biography of the actor. Sean Day-Lewis says that the Lincoln star – who last week made history as the first man to win three Best Actor Oscars – cut him off in 1994 and that the pair have not spoken since