Jim Sheridan Biography (1949-)

Born February 6, 1949, in Dublin, Ireland; emigrated to Canada then New YorkCity, 1981; son of Peter (railroad worker and actor) and Anna Sheridan; married Fran; children: Naomi, Kristen, Tess. Addresses: Office: Hell's Kitchen, Inc., 92 Merion Rd., Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland.; Agent: Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Director, producer, writer, actor
Birth Details
February 6, 1949
Dublin, Ireland

Famous Works

  • Film Work
  • Director, My Left Foot (also known as My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown), Miramax, 1989
  • Director and (with Noel Pearson) producer, The Field, Avenue Pictures, 1990
  • Producer and director, In the Name of the Father, Universal, 1993
  • Producer, Some Mother's Son, Columbia, 1996
  • Producer and director, The Boxer, Universal, 1997
  • Producer, Agnes Browne (also known as The Mammy), October Films, 1999
  • Executive producer, Borstal Boy, Strand Releasing, 2000
  • Producer, On the Edge, Universal, 2000
  • Executive producer, Bloody Sunday, Paramount Classics, 2002
  • Director and producer, In America, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2002
  • Film Appearances
  • C.P.A.D. leader, The General (also known as I Once Had a Life), Sony Pictures Classics, 1998
  • Stage Work
  • Director, Shadow of a Gunman, Abbey Theatre, Dublin, Ireland, 1981, then Actors Playhouse, New York Irish Arts Center, New York City, 1984
  • Television Appearances
  • Awards Presentations
  • Presenter, The 66th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1994
  • Screenplays
  • (With Shane Connaughton) My Left Foot (also known as My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown; based on the writings of Christy Brown),Miramax, 1989
  • (With Noel Pearson) The Field (based on a play by J. B. Keane), Avenue Pictures, 1990
  • Into the West, Miramax, 1992
  • (With Terry George) In the Name of the Father, Universal, 1993
  • Some Mother's Son, Columbia, 1996
  • The Boxer, Universal, 1997
  • In America, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2002
  • Plays
  • Mobile Homes, produced at Project Arts Center, Dublin, Ireland, published by Co-Op Books, 1978
  • Spike in the First World War, produced 1983
  • Also wrote other plays.

Further Reference


    • International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, Volume 2: Directors, St. James Press, 1996
    • Cineaste, summer, 1998, p. 13
    • Entertainment Weekly, March, 1994, p. 100
    • New Yorker, March 21, 1994, p. 218

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