Neil Jordan

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Full Name Neil Jordan
Age 70 Years Old
Nick Name Jordan
Gender Male
Famous As Filmmaker
Birth Date February 25, 1950
Birth Place Sligo, Ireland

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Neil Patrick Jordan famed as Neil Jordan is an Irish film director, screenwriter, novelist, and short-story writer. He achieved renown for creating The Borgias (2011 TV series) for Showtime. Night in Tunisia was his first book which won a Somerset Maugham Award and the Guardian Fiction Prize in 1979. After that, he won an Academy Award (Best Original Screenplay) for The Crying Game (1992), three Irish Film and Television Awards, as well as the Silver Bear for Best Director at the Berlin International Film Festival for The Butcher Boy (1997). He is a very talented film director and story writer. 

Neil Jordan Talks About His Haunting New Thriller 'Greta'

Neil Jordan is no stranger to the horror-thriller genre. Best known as the director of the acclaimed Interview With The Vampire and writer and director of The Crying Game for which he won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, Jordan has now returned to the film world with his truly terrifying film Greta.  Greta stars Isabelle Huppert in the titular role of a French piano teacher with a passion for baking, classical music and inappropriate friendships with young women. It's just as creepy as it sounds. With Greta opening this weekend in theaters, I sat down with director Neil Jordan a few days ago to talk about his suspense thriller. If you haven’t seen the trailer, Greta takes the stalker genre and flips it on its head, as it focuses on an unhealthy relationship between two women (Isabelle Huppert and Chloe Grace Moretz) who start off as friends before everything begins to unravel. In the film, Moretz’s character returns a lost purse to a lonely and disturbed woman (Huppert) and things go off the rails pretty quickly. Greta also stars Maika Monroe, Colm Feore, and Stephen Rea. Neil Jordan talked about designing the color palette with cinematographer Seamus McGarvey, what it was like filming the Isabelle Huppert dance scene, how the film flips the script trope by having the woman as the stalker, how the film changed in the editing room, deleted scenes, looking at Roman Polanski’s Repulsion for inspiration, and more. 

Early Life, Family, Birthday, Education, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Wikipedia, Bio of Neil Jordan

Neil Jordan was born on 25th February 1950 with the birth name of Neil Patrick Jordan in Sligo, Ireland. His nationality is Irish. At present, his age is 69 as of 2019 but his age will be 70 on his next birthday in February as of 2020. He was born to his parents; Angela, his mother and Michael Jordan, his father. His mother was a painter and his father was a professor. His religion is Catholic and his horoscope is piscs. His ethnicity is White. There is no information about his siblings. His other early life background will be updated soon. 

Regarding his education, he attended at St. Paul's College, Raheny. Later, he attended University College Dublin, where he studied Irish history and English literature. 

Height, Weight and Other Body Measurement

At the age of 69, Neil still looks very handsome and with his charming smile, he attracts a lot of peoplet towards him. He has perfect height and balanced weight matching his body. He maintained his body a lot. Information regarding his body measurment such as height, weight, shoe size, dress size, and more will be updated soon. 

How Neil Jordan Began His Career?

  • Neil Jordan began his career when he was recruited by John Boorman as a "creative associate".
  • His first feature film was "Angel".
  • After that, he directed films that won him acclaim, including The Company of Wolves and Mona Lisa during 1980s. 
  • The Company of Wolves, a dark and sexually-themed reimagining of the Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale based on short stories by Angela Carter, became a cult favorite.
  • He was also the driving force behind the cable TV series The Borgias.
  • The Crying Game and Breakfast on Pluto both concern a transgender character (played by Jaye Davidson and Cillian Murphy, respectively), both concern the Troubles, and both feature frequent Jordan leading man Stephen Rea. 
  • His two films are very different, with Crying Game being a realistic thriller/romance and Breakfast on Pluto a much more episodic, stylized, darkly comic biography. 
  • He also tells stories about children or young people, such as The Miracle and The Butcher Boy. 
  • He occasionally directs more fantastic or dreamlike films, such as The Company of Wolves, High Spirits, Interview with the Vampire and In Dreams.
  • He also directed High Spirits and We're No Angels.
  • He later returned home to make the more personal The Crying Game, which was nominated for six Academy Awards. 
  • He then won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the film.
  • He also directed the crime drama The Brave One starring Jodie Foster.
  • He announced during his The Today Show appearance on 27th January 2009, that he would be directing the film of his Newbery Medal-winning book The Graveyard Book.
  • He also wrote and directed the Irish made film Ondine in 2009.
  • In the year 2011, his next feature was announced as Broken Dream and featured Ben Kingsley and John Hurt.
  • As of today, he is working on a film, Greta, previously titled The Widow, starring Isabelle Huppert and Chloe Grace Moretz.
  • In the year 2018, he has donated his archives to the National Library of Ireland. Jordan's donation included TV and film scripts, production files, notebooks, storyboards and personal correspondence with artists and political figures.

Career Highlights

  • Greta (2018) Also writer
  • Riviera (2017-present) Creator/Writer/Executive Producer only
  • Byzantium (2012)
  • The Borgias (Television series) (2011-2013) - Also Writer/Executive Producer
  • Ondine (2009) - Also Writer/Producer
  • The Brave One (2007)
  • Breakfast on Pluto (2005) - Also Writer/Producer
  • Intermission (2003) - Producer only
  • The Actors (2003) - Story Writer/Producer onlyThe Good Thief (2002) - Also Writer/Executive Producer
  • Not I (Short film) (2000)
  • In Dreams-1999 Director, Screenwriter
  • The End of The Affair-1999 Director, Screenwriter, Producer
  • The Last September-1998 Executive Producer
  • The Butcher Boy-1997 Director
  • Michael Collins-1996 Director, Screenwriter
  • Interview With The Vampire-1994 Director, Screenwriter
  • The Crying Game-1992 Director, Screenwriter
  • The Miracle-1991 Director, Screenwriter
  • We're No Angels-1989 Director
  • The courier-1988 Executive Producer
  • High Spirits-1988 Director, Screenwriter
  • Mona Lisa-1986 Director, Screenwriter
  • The Company of Wolves-1984 Director, Screenwriter
  • Angel-1982 Director, Screenwriter
  • Traveller-1981 Screenwriter

Marital Status, Affairs, Children's, Sexual Orientation

Neil Jordan is a married person. He was married to Brenda Rawn. He has five children Anna and Sarah from Vivienne Shields; Dashiel and Daniel Jordan from his current marriage to Brenda Rawn, and Ben, from a relationship with architect Mary Donohoe. At present, the couple is living a happy life without any disturbances. His sexual orientation is straight. 

Previously, he was married to Vivienne Shields who was a solicitor. He also has a relationship with Mary Donohoe. 

Net Worth, Salary and Source of Income

The net worth of this famous story writer, as well as film director, is estimated to have $15 Million as of 2019. His exact salary has not been revealed yet but it will be updated very soon. His major source of earning is from his film career. 

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