Neil Jordan

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Neil Patrick Jordan (born 25 February 1950) is an Irish film director, screenwriter, novelist and short-story writer. His first book, Night in Tunisia, won a Somerset Maugham Award and the Guardian Fiction Prize in 1979. He won an Academy Award (Best Original Screenplay) for The Crying Game (1992). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Neil Jordan has received more than 928,922 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Neil Jordan is the 375th most popular film director (up from 478th in 2019), the 79th most popular biography from Ireland (up from 102nd in 2019) and the most popular Irish Film Director.

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Among film directors, Neil Jordan ranks 375 out of 1,580Before him are Park Chan-wook, Donald P. Bellisario, Víctor Erice, Denis Villeneuve, Hideaki Anno, and Richard Thorpe. After him are Jan de Bont, Alexander Korda, Kinji Fukasaku, Hirokazu Kore-eda, Alexandre Astruc, and Jan Troell.

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Among people born in 1950, Neil Jordan ranks 99Before him are Steve Hackett, Ernesto Samper, Victoria Principal, Miou-Miou, Ubaldo Fillol, and Thorbjørn Jagland. After him are Googoosh, Steve McCurry, Jean-Marc Ayrault, Michael Ironside, Natalie Cole, and Richard Bandler.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Neil Jordan ranks 79 out of 460Before him are Maureen O'Sullivan (1911), Kevin Roche (1922), Mary Robinson (1944), Kevin Farrell (1947), David Kelly (1929), and Christy Brown (1932). After him are Edward Mulhare (1923), Francis Ysidro Edgeworth (1845), Charles Maturin (1780), Bertie Ahern (1951), Antoine Thomson d'Abbadie (1810), and James Hoban (1762).


Among film directors born in Ireland, Neil Jordan ranks 1After him are Jim Sheridan (1949), Herbert Brenon (1880), Rex Ingram (1892), William Desmond Taylor (1872), John Moore (1970), Steve Barron (1956), and Lenny Abrahamson (1966).