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.

Awards

  • 1987, Golden Globe — Best Screenplay - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2000, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1992, Oscar — Best Achievement in Directing: Nominee
  • 1992, Oscar — Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Winner
  • 1999, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film: Nominee
  • 1986, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Achievement in Direction: Nominee
  • 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
  • 1992, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Original Screenplay: Nominee
  • 1992, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film: Nominee
  • 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1999, BAFTA Film Awards — The David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction: Nominee
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  • 2006, European Film Awards — European Film: Nominee
  • 1996, Venice Film Festival — Best Film: Winner
  • 1992, BAFTA Film Awards — The David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction: Nominee
  • 1998, Berlin Film Festival — Silver Bear for Best Director: Winner

Relationships

  • Ben Jordan — Son
  • Dashiel Jordan — Son
  • Mary O'Donoghue — Ex-significant Other
  • Beverly D'Angelo — Ex-significant Other
  • Brenda Rawn — Wife
  • Daniel Jordan — Son
  • Vivienne Shields — Ex-wife
  • Anna Jordan — Daughter
  • Sarah Jordan — Daughter
  • Angela (O'Brien) Jordan — Mother
  • Michael Jordan — Father

College

  • National University of Ireland, University College, Dublin, Ireland (BA in Literature and History, 1972)

Details

  • Birth Name: Neil Patrick Jordan
  • Birth Place: Sligo, Ireland
  • Birthday: February 25, 1950, Pisces
  • Profession: Director, Screenwriter, Producer, Author
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