Neil Jordan Biography (1950-)

Full name, Neil Patrick Jordan; born February 25, 1950, in Sligo, Ireland; son of Michael (a professor) and Angela (a painter; maiden name, O'Brien) Jordan; married Vivienne (divorced); children: (with Vivienne) Sarah, Anna; (withMary) Ben; (with Brenda Rawn) Daniel and 2 others. Addresses: Office:c/o Jenne Casarotto/Casarotto Co. Ltd., National House 60/66 Wardour St., London WIV 3HP, England.; Agent: International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211; William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Nationality
Irish
Gender
Male
Occupation
Director, writer
Birth Details
February 25, 1950
Sligo, Ireland

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Director
  • Angel, Motion Picture Co., 1982, released as Danny Boy, Triumph Films, 1984
  • The Company of Wolves, Cannon, 1984
  • Mona Lisa, Island Pictures, 1986
  • High Spirits, TriStar, 1988
  • We're No Angels, Paramount, 1989
  • The Miracle, Miramax, 1991
  • The Crying Game, Miramax, 1992
  • Interview with the Vampire (also known as Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles), Warner Bros., 1994
  • Michael Collins, Warner Bros., 1996
  • The Butcher Boy, Warner Bros., 1997
  • In Dreams, DreamWorks, 1999
  • The End of the Affair, Columbia, 1999
  • The Good Thief, Fox, 2002
  • Also director of a documentary on the making of Excalibur.
  • Film Executive Producer
  • (With others) The Courier, Vestron Pictures, 1987
  • The Butcher Boy, Warner Bros., 1997
  • The Last September, Trimark Pictures, 1999
  • The Good Thief, Fox, 2002
  • Film Producer
  • The End of the Affair, Columbia, 1999
  • The Actors, Miramax, 2003
  • Intermission, Buena Vista, 2003
  • Film Appearances
  • (Segment "John Boorman"), Lumiere et compagnie (also known as Lumiere and Company and Lumiere y compania), 1995
  • Television Director
  • Specials
  • "Miss Otis Regrets/Just One of Those Things," Red, Hot, and Blue,ABC, 1990
  • Not I, PBS, Channel 4, 2001
  • Television Appearances
  • Episodic
  • The View, ABC, 2003
  • Specials
  • Independent Spirit: Close Up, Bravo, 1993
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • Traveller, 1981
  • Angel, Motion Picture Co., 1982, released as Danny Boy, Triumph Films, 1984
  • (With Angela Carter) The Company of Wolves (based on a story by Carter), Cannon, 1984
  • (With David Leland) Mona Lisa, Island Pictures, 1986, published byFaber, 1986
  • High Spirits, TriStar, 1988
  • The Miracle (based on his story "Night in Tunisia"), Miramax, 1991
  • The Crying Game, Miramax, 1992
  • Michael Collins, Warner Bros., 1996
  • The Butcher Boy, Warner Bros., 1997
  • In Dreams, DreamWorks, 1999
  • The End of the Affair, Columbia, 1999
  • The Good Thief, Fox, 2002
  • The Actors, Miramax, 2003
  • Television Movies
  • Mr. Solomon Wept, BBC, 1978
  • Seduction, RTE, 1978
  • Tree, RTE, 1978
  • Miracles and Miss Langan, RTE, 1979
  • Night in Tunisia (also known as Channel Crossing; based onhis story "Night in Tunisia"), RTE, 1980
  • Radio Plays
  • Miracles and Miss Langan, RTE, 1977
  • Other
  • Night in Tunisia and Other Stories, Co-Op Books, 1976, Braziller,1980
  • The Past (novel), J. Cape/Braziller, 1979
  • The Dream of a Beast (novel), Chatto & Windus, 1983, Random House, 1988
  • A Neil Jordan Reader (stories), Vintage, 1993
  • Sunrise with Sea Monster, Chatto & Windus, 1994, published inthe U.S. as Nightlines, Random House, 1995
  • Works are also represented in anthologies including Paddy No More,Longship Press, 1978; and New Writing and Writers 16, Humanities, 1979; contributor of poems to magazines.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • American Film, January, 1990, p. 36
    • Chicago Tribune, April 22, 1985; November 21, 1988
    • Cineaste, fall, 1996, p. 20
    • Film Comment, January/February, 1990, p. 9
    • Interview, December, 1989, p. 75
    • Los Angeles Times, November 19, 1980; April 19, 1985; June 20, 1985; November 18, 1988
    • Newsweek, May 6, 1985; June 16, 1986
    • New Yorker, June 16, 1986
    • New York Times, May 18, 1984; April 19, 1985; June 13, 1986; November 18, 1988
    • New York Times Magazine, January 9, 1994, p. 22
    • People Weekly, June 16, 1986
    • Time International, February 23, 1998, p. 52
    • Village Voice, May 29, 1984; April 30, 1985; June 17, 1986
    • Washington Post, November 9, 1988

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