Neil Jordan (Rosses Point, Ireland. 1950) wrote and directed his first feature film, Angel in 1982. Next came The Company of Wolves (1984), recipient of the London Critics Circle’s Best Film and Best Director awards. Mona Lisa (1986) which landed Bob Hoskins the Best Actor award at Cannes as well as an Academy Award nomination. He then went on to direct two comedies, High Spirits (1988) and We’re No Angels (1989). In 1991 he returned to Ireland to shoot The Miracle.
In 1992 he wrote and directed The Crying Game, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and harvested another five nominations. In 1994 he adapted Anne Rice’s novel Interview with the Vampire and in 1996 he won the Golden Lion at Venice for Michael Collins. In 1997 The Butcher Boy earned him the Silver Bear for Best Director at Berlin.
His career continued with the thriller In Dreams (1999) and the drama The End of the Affair (1999), BAFTA for Best Adapted Screenplay. In 2002 he competed for the Golden Shell at San Sebastian with The Good Thief. In 2005 he took Breakfast on Pluto to the big screen, and in 2007 he directed Jodie Foster in The Brave One. His latest works for the cinema are Ondine (2009), Byzantium (2012) and Greta (2018).
Between 2011 and 2013 he produced, wrote and directed the television series The Borgias for Showtime.