Neil Jordan

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  • Birth Name: Neil Patrick Jordan
  • Birth Place: Sligo, Ireland
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/25/1950, Pisces
  • Profession: Director; screenwriter; producer; author
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Neil Jordan Fast Facts:
  • Played saxophone and banjo in a music group called Eilis.
  • Founded the Irish Writers' Cooperative in 1974, and has published several books, including the short-story collection Night in Tunisia (1976), and novels including The Past (1980), The Dreams of the Beast (1983), Shade (2005) and Mistaken (2011).
  • Made his directing debut in 1982 with the thriller Angel, which also marked his first collaboration with Irish actor Stephen Rea.
  • Biggest box-office success to date was the 1992 Anne Rice adaptation Interview with the Vampire, which grossed more than $200 million worldwide.
  • The London Film Critics Awards recognized him as Director of the Year in 1984 for The Company of Wolves, and British Director of the Year and British Screenwriter of the Year in 1992 for The Crying Game.
  • Neil Jordan Relationships:
  • Beverly D'Angelo - Ex-significant Other
  • Brenda Rawn - Wife
  • Ben Jordan - Son
  • Vivienne Shields - Ex-wife
  • Daniel Jordan - Son
  • Dashiel Jordan - Son
  • Mary O'Donoghue - Ex-significant Other
  • Michael Jordan - Father
  • Angela (O'Brien) Jordan - Mother
  • Anna Jordan - Daughter
  • Sarah Jordan - Daughter
  • Neil Jordan Awards:
  • 2014 Irish Film & Television Awards: Best Script Television Drama - Nominee
  • 2014 Irish Film & Television Awards: Best Director Film - Winner
  • 2006 European Film Awards: European Film - Nominee
  • 2000 Golden Globe: Best Director - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1987 Golden Globe: Best Screenplay - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1992 BAFTA Film Awards: The David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction - Nominee
  • 1986 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Achievement in Direction - Nominee
  • 2011 Emmy: Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1999 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Film - Nominee
  • 1992 Oscar: Best Achievement in Directing - Nominee
  • 1992 Oscar: Best Writing (Original Screenplay) - Winner
  • 1992 BAFTA Film Awards: The Alexander Korda Award for the Outstanding British Film of the Year - Winner
  • 1986 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Film - Nominee
  • 1986 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Original Screenplay - Nominee
  • 1999 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Adapted Screenplay - Winner
  • 1999 BAFTA Film Awards: The David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction - Nominee
  • 1992 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Film - Nominee
  • 1992 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Original Screenplay - Nominee
  • College:
  • National University of Ireland, University College, Dublin, Ireland (BA in Literature and History, 1972)

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