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Jim Sheridan

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Other names  Shay
Spouse  Fran Sheridan (m. 1972)
Role  Film director
Name  Jim Sheridan
Years active  1989–present

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Born  6 February 1949 (age 74) (1949-02-06) Wicklow, Ireland
Occupation  Film director, screenwriter and producer
Siblings  Peter Sheridan, Frankie Sheridan
Children  Kirsten Sheridan, Naomi Sheridan, Tess Sheridan
Books  Leave the Fighting to McGuigan: The Official Biography of Barry McGuigan
Movies  In the Name of the Father, Dream House, My Left Foot, Brothers, Get Rich or Die Tryin'
Similar People  Daniel Day‑Lewis, Christy Brown, Brenda Fricker, Kirsten Sheridan, Gerry Conlon

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Jim Sheridan (born 6 February 1949) is an Irish playwright, screenwriter, film director, and film producer. In the few years from 1989 to 1993, Sheridan made three acclaimed films set in Ireland (My Left Foot, The Field, and In the Name of the Father) that between them received 13 Academy Award nominations. Sheridan has personally received six Academy Award nominations. In addition to the above-mentioned films, he is also known for the films The Boxer and In America.


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Life and career

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Jim Sheridan was born in Dublin, Ireland to Anna and Peter Sheridan Snr and raised in the inner city. He is the brother of playwright Peter Sheridan. The family ran a lodging house, while Anna Sheridan worked at a hotel and Peter Sheridan Snr was a railway clerk with CIÉ. Sheridan's early education was at a Christian Brothers school. In 1969 he attended University College Dublin to study English and History. He became involved in student theater there, where he met Neil Jordan, who also was later to become an important Irish film director. After graduating from UCD in 1972, Sheridan and his brother began writing and staging plays, and together founded the Project Theatre Company.

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In 1981, Sheridan emigrated to Canada, but eventually settled in the Hell's Kitchen section of New York City. He enrolled in NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and became the artistic director of the Irish Arts Center.

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Sheridan returned to Ireland in the late 1980s. In 1989, he directed My Left Foot, which became a critical and commercial success and won Daniel Day-Lewis and Brenda Fricker Academy Awards. He followed that with The Field (with Richard Harris) in 1990; then with In the Name of the Father in 1993, a fictionalized re-telling of the case of the Guildford Four. The film won the Golden Bear at the 44th Berlin International Film Festival.

In 1996 he co-wrote Some Mother's Son with Terry George. The Boxer (with Daniel Day-Lewis) was nominated for a Golden Globe for best film drama in 1997. In 2003, he released the semi-autobiographical In America, which tells the story of a family of Irish immigrants trying to succeed in New York. The film received positive reviews and earned Samantha Morton and Djimon Hounsou Academy Award nominations. In 2005 he released Get Rich or Die Tryin', a film starring rap star 50 Cent. He is connected with the upcoming film adaptation of Artemis Fowl and is rumoured to have written the screenplay and been asked to direct it.

Sheridan helmed the 2009 film Brothers, starring Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal, which was shot in New Mexico. He also directed the thriller Dream House, which starred Daniel Craig, Naomi Watts, and Rachel Weisz.


  • My Left Foot (1989)
  • The Field (1990)
  • In the Name of the Father (1993)
  • Some Mother's Son (1996) - writer only
  • The Boxer (1997)
  • In America (2002)
  • Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005)
  • Brothers (2009)
  • Dream House (2011)
  • The Secret Scripture (2016)
  • The Eleventh Hour (2017) - shortfilm
  • Emerald City (TBA)
  • Awards and nominations

    Academy Awards

  • Best Original Screenplay – In America (2002) Nominated (as co-writer)
  • Best Adapted Screenplay – In the Name of the Father (1993) Nominated (as co-writer)
  • Best Director – In the Name of the Father (1993) Nominated (as director)
  • Best Picture – In the Name of the Father (1993) Nominated (as co-producer)
  • Best Adapted Screenplay – My Left Foot (1989) Nominated (as co-writer)
  • Best Director – My Left Foot (1989) Nominated (as director)
  • Berlin Film Festival

  • 1994, Golden BearIn the Name of the Father Won
  • 1998, Golden Bear – The Boxer Nominated
  • British Academy Film Awards

  • Best Adapted Screenplay – In the Name of the Father (1993) Nominated (as co-writer)
  • Golden Globe Awards

  • Best Screenplay – In America (2002) Nominated (as co-writer)
  • Best Director – The Boxer (1997) Nominated
  • Independent Spirit Awards

  • Best Director – In America (2002) Nominated
  • National Board of Review

  • Best Original Screenplay – In America (2002) Win (as co-writer)
  • Writers Guild of America

  • Best Original Screenplay – In America (2002) Nominated (as co-writer)
  • References

    Jim Sheridan Wikipedia