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Thaddeus O'Sullivan

Highest Rated:   60% Stella Days (2012)
Lowest Rated:   14% Ordinary Decent Criminal (2000)
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With 1995's Nothing Personal, director and cinematographer Thaddeus O'Sullivan produced one of the most brutal accounts of sectarian violence in Northern Ireland ever committed to celluloid. A searing, uncompromising drama that centered on the personal side of the troubles, rather than the political, the film inspired one critic to write that it was "to Michael Collins what Platoon is to The Green Berets. O'Sullivan himself emphasized the universality of Nothing Personal, saying, "the same story could be playing out in any war zone you could name."Born in Dublin in 1947, O'Sullivan received an M.A. in film and television from the Royal College of Art. He worked throughout the 1970s and '80s as a cinematographer, and he made his feature directorial debut with 1990's December Bride. A moody period drama set in 19th century Ireland, it told the story of a young woman (Saskia Reeves) who scandalizes a community by having a child out of wedlock with one of the two brothers who employ her as a housekeeper. Although the film had limited release in the U.S., it was embraced by a number of critics.O'Sullivan followed December Bride with Nothing Personal five years later. The acclaim surrounding the latter provided the director with his true breakthrough, something reflected in the star wattage on display in his next effort, Ordinary Decent Criminal. Starring Kevin Spacey as a modern-day Dublin gangster who manages to rob, cheat, and womanize while maintaining unimpeachable charm, the film recalled John Boorman's The General, which told the story of real-life gangster Martin Cahill.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
60% Stella Days
  • Producer
  • Director
2012
No Score Yet Churchill - The Gathering Storm
  • Director
2012
No Score Yet Into the Storm
  • Actor
  • Director
2008
No Score Yet Island at War
  • Director
2004
50% The Heart of Me
  • Director
2003
14% Ordinary Decent Criminal
  • Director
2000
No Score Yet Witness to the Mob
  • Director
1998
No Score Yet Nothing Personal
  • Director
1995
No Score Yet December Bride
  • Director
1991

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Call the Midwife
2012
  • Director
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Crimson Field
2014
  • Director
  • 2015
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Director
  • 2005
No Score Yet Amber
2014
  • Director

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