January 1, 1973 |
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
He was selected for the role due to his ability to maintain his concentration for extended periods of time. In the DVD commentary by Garrett Brown and John Baxter, they state that Kubrick was able to film all of Lloyd's scenes without the six-year-old actor realizing he was in a horror movie. He was lead to believe that his was just acting in a drama film about a family who live in a hotel.
Lloyd was also interviewed in Making 'The Shining' (1980), filmed by Vivian Kubrick. Despite his well-received performance in The Shining, Lloyd retired from acting after his appearance as 'Young Liddy' in the 1982 made-for-TV movie, Will: The Autobiography of G. Gordon Liddy.
- "Danny Lloyd - About This Person - Movies & TV - NYTimes.com". Movies.nytimes.com. 2007-01-18. Retrieved 2012-06-06.
- Maslin, Janet (1980-05-23). "Movie Review - The Shining - THE SHINING - NYTimes.com". Movies.nytimes.com. Retrieved 2012-06-06.