Neil Jordan is an Academy Award winning Irish filmmaker and novelist.
He was born on February 25, 1950 in County Sligo. When John Boorman was filming Excalibur (film) in Ireland he recruited Jordan as a script consultant leading to him doing second unit work. His first feature Angel a tale of a musician caught up in the Troubles starred Stephen Rea with whom he has worked several times.
Since then, he has made a career for himself as a writer and director, particularly in movies with Irish and sometimes British themes. Northern Ireland also is high on his list of important topics.
He was related to one of the victims of the Dublin and Monaghan Bombings in 1974.
He resides primarily in Dublin, Republic of Ireland.
Selected filmography Angel (1982) The Company of Wolves (1984) Mona Lisa (film) (1986) High Spirits (1988) We're no Angels (1991 film) (1990) The Crying Game (1992) Interview with the Vampire (1994) Michael Collins (1996) The Butcher Boy (1998) The End of the Affair (1999) The Good Thief (2002) Breakfast on Pluto (2005)