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Jim Sheridan

1949 - Today

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Jim Sheridan (born 6 February 1949) is an Irish playwright and filmmaker. 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 711,248 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia. Jim Sheridan is the 547th most popular film director (down from 509th in 2019), the 111th most popular biography from Ireland (down from 100th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Irish Film Director.

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Among film directors, Jim Sheridan ranks 547 out of 1,581Before him are Jean-Paul Rappeneau, Ildikó Enyedi, Jim Abrahams, Peter Hyams, Avi Arad, and Vicente Aranda. After him are Tom Tykwer, Osamu Dezaki, Géza von Radványi, Joe Johnston, James Wong, and František Čáp.

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Among people born in 1949, Jim Sheridan ranks 205Before him are Jorge Bucay, Jens Böhrnsen, Gabriel Yared, Peter C. Gøtzsche, Brooke Adams, and Tadashi Yanai. After him are Antônio Fagundes, Mustafa Denizli, Yūsaku Matsuda, Trevor Horn, Josip Bozanić, and Paul Guilfoyle.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Jim Sheridan ranks 111 out of 501Before him are Grace O'Malley (1530), Jonathan Rhys Meyers (1977), Edward Bruce (1275), G. E. M. Anscombe (1919), John Flanagan (1873), and Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751). After him are Gilbert O'Sullivan (1946), Charles Stewart Parnell (1846), Daniel O'Connell (1775), John Banville (1945), Richard Kirwan (1733), and Paddy Moloney (1938).


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