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Neil Jordan

Irish filmmaker and fiction writer

1950   -  

country of citizenship: Ireland
languages spoken, written or signed: English
educated at: St Paul's College, Raheny
occupation: film director, writer, screenwriter, film producer, novelist, showrunner, television producer
award received: Writers Guild of America Award, Irish PEN Award, Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay, Rooney Prize for Irish Literature

Neil Patrick Jordan (born 25 February 1950) is an Irish film director, screenwriter, novelist and short-story writer. His first book, Night in Tunisia, won a Somerset Maugham Award and the Guardian Fiction Prize in 1979. He won an Academy Award (Best Original Screenplay) for The Crying Game (1992). He has also won three Irish Film and Television Awards, as well as the Golden Lion at the Venice International Film Festival for Michael Collins (1996) and the Silver Bear for Best Director at the Berlin International Film Festival for The Butcher Boy (1997). Jordan also created The Borgias (2011 TV series) for Showtime.
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