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Danny Boyle Reportedly Declined British Knighthood

"Slumdog Millionaire" filmmaker apparently offered honor after directing London Olympics opening ceremony

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Having already tossed her from an airplane, Danny Boyle has no need for the Queen of England's highest honor.

According to reports, the Oscar-winning filmmaker was nominated for a knighthood by the U.K.'s arts and media honors committee for his direction of the massive, very British opening ceremony for the London Summer Olympics; when the committee approached him to see if he'd accept the honor, however, he declined.