Neil Jordan

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Name: Neil Jordan
Date of Birth: 25 February 1950
Home town: County Sligo, Ireland
Family: Brenda Rawn
Education: St Paul's College, Rahemy, later University College, Dublin.

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Other Works:

  • In 1974 Neil set up The Irish Writers' Cooperative in 1974, he won the Guardian Fiction Prize for his book of short stories "Night In Tunisia". He has gone on to publish three novels, "The Past" "The Dream of a Beast" "Sunrise with Sea Monster" and "Shade."
  • Among his literary works should be mentioned his well-received debut, a collection of short stories entitled "Night in Tunisia" (first publ. Dublin: Writers' Cooperative, 1976; repr. London: Hogarth Press, 1989).
  • Directed music video for The Pogues, A Pair of Brown Eyes (1995)
  • Directed music video for The Pogues, Miss Otis Regrets/Just One of Those Things (1987)


  • 1981 - Traveller (Writer)
  • 1982 - Angel (Director/Writer)
  • 1984 - The Company of Wolves (Director/Writer)
  • 1986 - Mona Lisa (Director/Writer)
  • 1988 - The Miracle (Writer)
  • 1988 - The Courier (Executive Producer)
  • 1989 - We're No Angels (Director/Writer)
  • 1990 - The Miracle (Director)
  • 1992 - The Crying Game (Director/writer)
  • 1994 - Interview with the Vampire (Director)
  • 1996 - Michael Collins (Director/Writer)
  • 1997 - The Butcher Boy (Director/Writer/Executive Producer)
  • 1999 - The End of the Affair (Director/Writer/Producer)
  • 1999 - The Last September (Executive Producer)
  • 1999 - In Dreams (Director/Writer)
  • 2000 - Not I (Short - Director)
  • 2002 - The Good Thief (Director/Writer/Executive Producer)
  • 2003 - The Actors (Writer/Producer)
  • 2003 - Intermission (Producer)
  • 2005 - Breakfast on Pluto (Director/Writer/Producer)
  • 2007 - The Brave One (Director)
  • 2008 - A Film with Me In it played Director
  • 2009 - Ondine (Director/Writer/Producer)

  • 1979 - Miracle and Mrs Langine (Director)
  • 1990 - Red Hot and Blue (TV Movie - Director)

  • 1980 - The Past
  • 1988 - The Dream of a Beast
  • 2011 - The Mistaken
Big break:

  • 1994 - Interview with the Vampire
Best known for:

  • Michael Collins,Interview with the Vampire and The Butcher Boy

  • Won an Oscar for Best Writing Screenplay Written Directly for "The Crying Game" (1992)
  • Won an Amanda Award Norway Best Foreign Film Feature for "The Crying Game" (1992)
  • Won a Bafta Award for Best screenplay for "The End Of The Affair " (1999)
  • Won Silver Berlin Bear best directer award (Berlin International Film Festival) for "The Butcher Boy" (1997)
  • Won a Kerry Group Fiction Award for his novel Mistaken in 2011
  • The Hughes and Hughes Irish Novel of the Year 2011 for Mistaken
Upcoming projects:

  • 2012 - The Graveyard Book (Screenplay)
  • 2012 - Byzantium (Director)


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  • "I am fascinated by monsters and monstrous people and fascinated with illogic and irrationality."
  • "The only reason I ever want to make movies is if there are characters that find bits of themselves that they don't understand. I don't believe that we are fully rational beings. I don't believe that any explanation that we ever give for our behavior is adequate."
  • "I grew up in a respectable, lower middle class home. Our family was quite educated my mother was a painter and stuff like that. And I didn't chop up my next door neighbour. But I remember those emotions. It was a very strange world. Ireland is very grey, and it seems that nothing has changed for centuries. The only bits of colour were in churches, with statues and gaudy religious vestments. It was a very insanely Catholic country. And, you have an educational system run by celibate men in skirts, which is bizarre in itself. But there's just a sweet irrationality to the whole place."
  • “They were one of the most notorious families to have lived. The entire family were pretty hot and lascivious. I didn’t have to manipulate events really to make it dramatically engaging or to make them salacious or interesting as people” Talking about The Borgias 2011

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  • His father, a university professor would never allow him to read comics but would read them himself so that he knew what children were interested in.
  • He has five children Anna and Sarah from his marriage to solicitor Vivenne Shields; Dashiel and Daniel from his current marriage to Brenda Rawn and Ben a child from a brief relationship with architect Mary Donohoe.
  • Is an award winning author of acclaimed novels and collections of short stories. Nearly all his tales are set in Ireland and mostly deal with children, family relationships and childhood memories.
  • Is an Ambassador for the Cork Screen Commission.

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