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Neil Jordan is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer Irlandais born on 25 february 1950 at Sligo (Irlande)

Neil Jordan

Neil Jordan
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Birth name Neil Patrick Jordan
Nationality Irlande
Birth 25 february 1950 (69 years) at Sligo (Irlande)
Awards Writers Guild of America Award

Neil Patrick Jordan (born 25 February 1950) is an Irish filmmaker and fiction writer. He won an Academy Award (Best Original Screenplay) for The Crying Game. He also won the Silver Bear for Best Director at the Berlin International Film Festival for The Butcher Boy.

Biography

C'est en 1984 que Neil Jordan se révèle au grand public avec le film La Compagnie des loups, adaptation fantastique du conte du Petit Chaperon rouge, version qui mêle au conte le thème du loup-garou, remarqué notamment lors du Festival international du film fantastique d'Avoriaz.

Il s'attache à l'histoire nationale de son pays natal dans le film Michael Collins consacrée à l'un des pères de l'indépendance irlandaise. Ce film est récompensé du Lion d'or du Festival de Venise.

Résidant à Dublin, Neil Jordan est marié à la canadienne Brenda Rawn, assistante exécutive de plusieurs de ses films. Ensemble, ils ont 2 enfants.

Best films

Interview with the Vampire (1994)
(Director)
The Brave One (2007)
(Director)
The Crying Game (1992)
(Director)
The End of the Affair (1999)
(Director)

Usually with

Stephen Rea
Stephen Rea
(12 films)
Sandy Powell
Sandy Powell
(6 films)
Ian Hart
Ian Hart
(4 films)
Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Neil Jordan (23 films)

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Actor

A Film with Me in It, 1h23
Directed by Ian Fitzgibbon
Genres Thriller, Comedy
Actors Dylan Moran, Amy Huberman, Keith Allen, Neil Jordan, Hugh O'Conor, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers
Roles Director
Rating66% 3.3460553.3460553.3460553.3460553.346055
Mark (Doherty) is an actor living in a basement flat below his writer friend Pierce (Moran). Residing with his girlfriend, Sally (Huberman), Mark struggles to find work whilst caring for his paralysed brother, David (O'Doherty). Desperate to avoid paying overdue rent, Mark continually eludes landlord Jack (Allen), meaning he is also unable to inform Jack of the flat's dilapidated state.

Director

Byzantium
Byzantium (2012)
, 1h58
Directed by Neil Jordan
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about sexuality, Théâtre, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Vampires in film, Films based on plays, Erotic thriller films
Actors Saoirse Ronan, Gemma Arterton, Sam Riley, Jonny Lee Miller, Daniel Mays, Caleb Landry Jones
Rating64% 3.2481753.2481753.2481753.2481753.248175
In 2010 an old man picks up a discarded note dropped by teenage vampire Eleanor Webb, who has taken to writing her life story but then throwing the individual pages to the wind. Realising what she is, the old man invites Eleanor to his house, and tells her that he is ready for death. Eleanor proceeds to kill him and consume his blood. Elsewhere, Eleanor's mother, Clara, is chased from the lap-dancing club where she has been working by Werner, a member of the vampiric Brethren, who demands to know where Eleanor is. Clara decapitates Werner, burns his body and leaves town with her daughter.
Ondine
Ondine (2009)
, 1h51
Directed by Neil Jordan
Origin Irlande
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Colin Farrell, Alicja Bachleda-Curuś, Tony Curran, Stephen Rea, Dervla Kirwan, Don Wycherley
Rating67% 3.398213.398213.398213.398213.39821
Syracuse "Circus" (Colin Farrell) is trawling with his fishing boat and pulls up a catch and finds a barely dressed young woman caught in his net. He sees she is alive and resuscitates her. She calls herself Ondine (Alicja Bachleda) and refuses the idea to be taken to hospital as she doesn't want to be seen by anyone else. Circus accepts she has no memory to explain her situation. He shelters her in a caravan house in a quiet harbor that belonged to his late mother. This makes him late picking up his wheelchair bound daughter Annie (Alison Barry) who stays with his ex-wife Maura (Dervla Kirwan). During Annie's dialysis, he tells her a story about a fisherman that catches a woman out of the sea. Annie explains the woman could be a magical selkie. Annie receives a new powerchair from the CRC, and is returned home being greeted by Maura's boyfriend Alex (Tony Curran). Maura flips Circus off for missing the doctor for news on a kidney match for Annie, he returns to his empty house alone.
The Brave One, 2h2
Directed by Neil Jordan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Radio
Actors Jodie Foster, Naveen Andrews, Terrence Demoustier, Nicky Katt, Mary Steenburgen, Luis Da Silva
Rating67% 3.3983653.3983653.3983653.3983653.398365
As radio show host Erica Bain (Jodie Foster) and her fiancé David (Naveen Andrews) are walking their dog at night at Stranger's Gate in New York's Central Park, they are attacked by three violent criminals who film the whole attack on their phones. David dies from his injuries, and Erica, while seriously injured, survives. Angry and traumatized, she attempts to purchase a gun. Terrified and unwilling to wait the month required to obtain a gun legally, she buys a Kahr K9 semi-automatic pistol from a black market gun dealer.
Breakfast on Pluto, 2h9
Directed by Neil Jordan
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Films about terrorism, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Political films, Conflit nord-irlandais, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Cillian Murphy, Ruth Negga, Liam Neeson, Stephen Rea, Brendan Gleeson, Gavin Friday
Rating72% 3.6494753.6494753.6494753.6494753.649475
The film is divided in over 30 chapters. In the fictional Irish town of Tyrellin, near the border of Northern Ireland in the late 1940s, cartoon robins narrate as Patrick Braden's mother, Eily Bergin, abandons him on the doorstep of the local parochial house where his father, Father Liam, lives. He is then placed with an unloving foster mother. Biologically male, a young Patrick is later shown donning a dress and lipstick, which angers his foster family. Patrick is accepted by his close friends Charlie, Irwin, and Lawrence, as well as by Lawrence's father, who tells Patrick Eily looked like blonde American movie star Mitzi Gaynor.
The Good Thief, 1h48
Directed by Neil Jordan
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Heist films
Actors Nick Nolte, Emir Kusturica, Tchéky Karyo, Ouassini Embarek, Saïd Taghmaoui, Marc Lavoine
Rating65% 3.298383.298383.298383.298383.29838
Bob Montagnet n'a plus la baraka. Pour cet ancien voleur amateur d'art, la vie n'est plus qu'une succession de nuits enfumées autour de tables de jeu miteuses. Lorsqu'il perd ce qui lui reste d'argent aux courses, Bob touche le fond.
In Dreams
In Dreams (1999)
, 1h40
Directed by Neil Jordan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Annette Bening, Katie Sagona, Aidan Quinn, Robert Downey Jr., Paul Guilfoyle, John Fiore
Rating55% 2.7505852.7505852.7505852.7505852.750585
Claire Cooper (Benning) is a suburban housewife and mother who illustrates children's stories and is married to an airline pilot (Aidan Quinn). Her world unravels when her daughter is kidnapped and brutally murdered.
The End of the Affair, 1h50
Directed by Neil Jordan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about sexuality, Political films
Actors Ralph Fiennes, Julianne Moore, Stephen Rea, Ian Hart, Jason Isaacs, James Bolam
Rating70% 3.5484753.5484753.5484753.5484753.548475
Novelist Maurice Bendrix (Ralph Fiennes) narrates the film as he begins a book with the line "This is a diary of hate."
The Butcher Boy, 1h50
Directed by Neil Jordan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about children, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, L'enfance marginalisée, Films about virginity
Actors Eamonn Owens, Stephen Rea, Fiona Shaw, Seán McGinley, Ian Hart, Brendan Gleeson
Rating71% 3.5976853.5976853.5976853.5976853.597685
The film is set Ireland in the early 1960s in the small town of Clones. Francie Brady (Eamonn Owens) is a 12-year-old boy whose imagination is fuelled by television - aliens, communists, the Atomic Age. When his mother (Aisling O'Sullivan) suffers a nervous breakdown and ultimately commits suicide, he is left in the care of his father (Stephen Rea), an emotionally distant and ill-tempered alcoholic. Francie spends most of his time with his best friend Joe Purcell (Alan Boyle) talking about "gangsters, cowboys and Indians, comic-book monsters and the early-1960s threat of nuclear annihilation." However, when Francie's growing conflict with another boy, Phillip Nugent (Andrew Fullerton), and his mother (Fiona Shaw) begins to go too far, he ends up at reform school. Here, he is molested by a priest (Milo O'Shea), and finds solace only in his fantasies about a foul-mouthed Virgin Mary (Sinéad O'Connor). He returns home to find Joe has outgrown him and befriended Phillip Nugent. Before long, his father has drunk himself to death. Faced with being left completely alone in the world, Francie loses his grip on reality and lashes out with uncontrollable brutality, which shocks his provincial hometown.
Michael Collins, 2h8
Directed by Neil Jordan
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Documentary, Historical
Themes Films about religion, Films about terrorism, Political films, Conflit nord-irlandais
Actors Liam Neeson, Aidan Quinn, Stephen Rea, Alan Rickman, Julia Roberts, Ian Hart
Rating71% 3.598653.598653.598653.598653.59865
The film opens in 1922, as Joe O'Reilly (Ian Hart) attempts to console Kitty Kiernan (Julia Roberts), who is mourning the death of Michael Collins.
Interview with the Vampire, 2h2
Directed by Neil Jordan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Vampires in film, LGBT-related film
Actors Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Antonio Banderas, Stephen Rea, Christian Slater, Kirsten Dunst
Rating75% 3.7984753.7984753.7984753.7984753.798475
In modern-day San Francisco, reporter Daniel Molloy interviews Louis de Pointe du Lac, who claims to be a vampire.
The Crying Game, 1h52
Directed by Neil Jordan
Origin Irlande
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about terrorism, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Political films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Stephen Rea, Miranda Richardson, Jaye Davidson, Forest Whitaker, Jim Broadbent, Adrian Dunbar
Rating72% 3.648853.648853.648853.648853.64885
At a fairground in rural Northern Ireland, IRA foot soldier Fergus (Stephen Rea) and a unit of other IRA fighters, including a woman named Jude (Miranda Richardson) and led by Maguire (Adrian Dunbar), kidnap Jody (Forest Whitaker), a black British soldier, after Jude lures him to a secluded area with the promise of sex. The IRA demands the release of jailed IRA members, threatening to execute Jody in three days if their demands are not met. Fergus is tasked to guard Jody and develops a bond with the prisoner, much to the chagrin of the other IRA men. During this time, Jody tells Fergus the story of the Scorpion and the Frog.
The Miracle, 1h37
Directed by Neil Jordan
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality
Actors Beverly D'Angelo, Donal McCann, Lorraine Pilkington, J.G. Devlin, Tom Hickey, Shane Connaughton
Rating66% 3.343643.343643.343643.343643.34364
Two teenage friends, Jimmy (Niall Byrne) and Rose (Lorraine Pilkington) live in the small seaside town of Bray, Ireland. They spend their days wandering the streets and piers. To kill time, Rose and Jimmy make up stories about strangers on the street. One day, while watching people at the train station, a stylish older woman, Renee Baker (Beverly D'Angelo), stands out so imposingly from the dull townsfolk that Jimmy and Rose decide to follow her, infatuated with knowing everything about her. They pursue her to the beach and at last Renee speaks to them. When she looks at Jimmy, he's at once infatuated with this mystifying woman. Rose, who has feelings for Jimmy herself, decides to make him jealous by trying to attract a young lion tamer from a travelling circus. But Jimmy is completely attached to Renee and his desire leads him to fateful consequences.