Neil Jordan

Neil Jordan

Highest Rated: 100% An Accidental Studio: The Story of HandMade Films (2019)

Lowest Rated: 24% In Dreams (1999)

Birthday: Feb 25, 1950

Birthplace: Sligo, Ireland

Though not a painter like his grandfather, mother and two sisters, Irish filmmaker Neil Jordan inherited the same artistic sensibilities and opted for a camera instead of a brush to create the visually rich canvasses of his always-complex pictures. After finding some success as the author of moody, turbulent short stories, Jordan was discovered by director John Boorman, who hired the young writer as a creative consultant on "Excalibur" (1981) and later funded his first feature, "Angel" (1982). He transitioned to Hollywood with a couple of misfire comedies - "High Spirits" (1988) and "We're No Angels" (1989) - that sent him packing to Ireland. Back on his home turf, he wrote and directed the lyrical coming-of-age drama "The Miracle" (1991), which found him in his non-comedic comfort zone. Free to indulge his passion for unconventional love stories underpinned by issues of violence and death, Jordan directed "The Crying Game" (1992), which earned him an Academy Award and the fine distinction of creating one of the most notorious plot twists in cinema history. Returning to Hollywood, he directed the more commercially successful "Interview with the Vampire" (1994) before helming a long-held passion project about the titular divisive Irish hero, "Michael Collins" (1996). Along with such other acclaimed works as "The Butcher Boy" (1997) and "The Good Thief" (2003), Jordan, at his best, delivered provocative films that combined a stylistic freshness with pensive philosophical, social and sexual dimensions.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
100% No Score Yet An Accidental Studio: The Story of HandMade Films Himself (Character) - 2019
60% 42% Greta Director,
Screenwriter,
Executive Producer
$10.5M 2018
71% No Score Yet Love Express: The Disappearance of Walerian Borowczyk Himself (Character) - 2018
66% 51% Byzantium Director $84.3K 2012
68% 60% Ondine Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$548.9K 2009
62% 60% A Film With Me in It Director (Character) - 2008
43% 64% The Brave One Director $36.8M 2007
57% 80% Breakfast on Pluto Director,
Writer
$828.7K 2005
73% 75% Intermission Associate Producer $889.9K 2003
No Score Yet 62% The Actors Writer (Story),
Producer
- 2003
77% 62% The Good Thief Director,
Writer,
Executive Producer
$3.5M 2002
67% 74% The End of the Affair Director,
Writer (Screenplay),
Producer
$10.7M 1999
42% 33% The Last September Executive Producer $470K 1999
24% 40% In Dreams Director,
Screenwriter
$11.9M 1999
77% 82% The Butcher Boy Director,
Writer (Screenplay),
Executive Producer
$2M 1997
77% 84% Michael Collins Director,
Writer
$11.1M 1996
63% 86% Interview With the Vampire Director $104.7M 1994
94% 78% The Crying Game Director,
Writer
$60.7M 1992
67% 62% The Miracle Director,
Writer
$20.2K 1991
47% 41% We're No Angels Director $10M 1989
27% 59% High Spirits Director,
Screenwriter
$7.9M 1988
97% 81% Mona Lisa Director,
Screenwriter
$4.3M 1986
80% 73% The Company of Wolves Director - 1985
No Score Yet 29% Danny Boy Director,
Writer
- 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Making of Excalibur: Myth Into Movie Director,
Producer
- 1981

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 54% Riviera Creator,
Writer
2019 2017
85% 84% The Borgias Creator,
Executive Producer,
Director,
Writer
2011-2013

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