Jim Sheridan

1949 - Today

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Jim Sheridan (born 6 February 1949) is an Irish playwright, screenwriter, film director, and film producer. Between 1989 and 1993, Sheridan directed two critically acclaimed films set in Ireland, My Left Foot and In the Name of the Father, and later directed the films The Boxer and In America. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jim Sheridan has received more than 622,532 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Jim Sheridan is the 509th most popular film director (up from 526th in 2019), the 100th most popular biography from Ireland (up from 119th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Irish Film Director.

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Among film directors, Jim Sheridan ranks 509 out of 1,580Before him are Ivan Reitman, Joseph Vilsmaier, Assi Dayan, Larry Clark, Abel Ferrara, and Václav Vorlíček. After him are Kenneth Anger, François Ozon, Peter Stein, King Hu, Robert Stevenson, and Im Kwon-taek.

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Among people born in 1949, Jim Sheridan ranks 162Before him are Svetislav Pešić, Philip Michael Thomas, Josephine Chaplin, Bill Bruford, Michio Yasuda, and Manuel Orantes. After him are Leslie Easterbrook, Arif Alvi, Hyon Yong-chol, Andranik Margaryan, Lois McMaster Bujold, and Lawrence Kasdan.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Jim Sheridan ranks 100 out of 460Before him are Conor McGregor (1988), Sinéad O'Connor (1966), Roger Casement (1864), Andrew Cunningham, 1st Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope (1883), Patrick Pearse (1879), and Nicholas Aylward Vigors (1785). After him are William Brown (1777), William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne (1737), Fionnula Flanagan (1941), William Howard Russell (1820), Kevin of Glendalough (498), and Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751).


Among film directors born in Ireland, Jim Sheridan ranks 2Before him are Neil Jordan (1950). After him are Herbert Brenon (1880), Rex Ingram (1892), William Desmond Taylor (1872), John Moore (1970), Steve Barron (1956), and Lenny Abrahamson (1966).