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Jim Sheridan

Film Director
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Agent
  • Bob Bookman
Filmography
  • Lockerbie (announced)
    TBD — Feature Film
  • Old Stoneface (in pre-production)
    TBD — Feature Film
  • In Absentia (filming)
    TBD — TV Series Documentary
  • The Devil's Advocate (in post-production)
    TBD — TV Mini-Series Documentary
  • Murder at the Cottage: The Search for Justice for Sophie
    2021 — TV Mini-Series Documentary 5 × — 61 mins
  • 11th Hour
    2017 — Short Film — 11 mins
  • The Secret Scripture
    2016 — Feature Film — 108 mins
  • Surf City (attached)
    2014 — TV Series
  • Dream House
    2011 — Feature Film — 92 mins
  • Brothers
    2009 — Feature Film — 105 mins
  • Get Rich or Die Tryin’
    2005 — Feature Film — 117 mins
  • In America
    2003 — Feature Film — 105 mins
  • The Boxer
    1997 — Feature Film — 113 mins
  • Sinéad O'Connor: You Made Me the Thief of Your Heart
    1994 — Music Video — 5 mins
  • In the Name of the Father
    1993 — Feature Film — 133 mins
  • The Field
    1990 — Feature Film — 107 mins
  • My Left Foot
    1989 — Feature Film — 103 mins
Awards
  • 1994 — Nominee
    Academy Award — Best Picture, Best Director. In the Name of the Father
  • 1990 — Nominee
    Academy Award — Best Director. My Left Foot
  • 1990 — Nominee
    BAFTA Awards — Best Film. My Left Foot
  • 1994 — Nominee
    20/20 Awards — Best Director. In the Name of the Father
  • 2004 — Nominee
    AARP Movies for Grownups Awards — Best Director. In America
  • 2003 — Winner
    AFI Fest — Best Feature Film. In America
  • 1990 — Winner
    Angers European First Film Festival — Feature Film. My Left Foot
  • 1994 — Nominee
    Australian Film Institute — Best Foreign Film Award . In the Name of the Father
  • 1993 — Nominee
    Awards Circuit Community Awards — Best Motion Picture, Best Achievement in Directing. In the Name of the Father
  • 2004 — Winner
    BAFTA/LA Britannia Awards — Britannia Award.
  • 2004 — Winner
    Bangkok International Film Festival — Best Director. In America
  • 2004 — Nominee
    Bangkok International Film Festival — Best Film. In America
  • 1998 — Winner
    Berlin International Film Festival — Reader Jury of the "Berliner Morgenpost". The Boxer
  • 1998 — Nominee
    Berlin International Film Festival — Best Film. The Boxer
  • 1994 — Winner
    Berlin International Film Festival — Golden Berlin Bear. In the Name of the Father
  • 2003 — Winner
    Boston Irish Film Festival — Excellence Award.
  • 2003 — Nominee
    British Independent Film Awards — Best Director. In America
  • 2004 — Nominee
    Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards — Best Director. In America
  • 2013 — Winner
    Camerimage — Lifetime Achievement Award for Directing .
  • 2015 — Winner
    Capri, Hollywood — Capri Legend Award.
  • 2011 — Winner
    CinEuphoria Awards — Top Ten of the Year - International Competition, Freedom of Expression - Honorary Award. Brothers
  • 1994 — Winner
    David di Donatello Awards — Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero). In the Name of the Father
  • 2009 — Winner
    Dingle International Film Festival — Gregory Peck Award: For Excellence in The Art of Film.
  • 1994 — Nominee
    European Film Awards — European Film of the Year. In the Name of the Father
  • 1989 — Nominee
    European Film Awards — Young European Film of the Year, European Director of the Year. My Left Foot
  • 1995 — Winner
    Evening Standard British Film Awards — Best Film. In the Name of the Father
  • 2012 — Winner
    Film by the Sea International Film Festival — Lifetime Achievement Award .
  • 2004 — Nominee
    Film Independent Spirit Awards — Best Feature, Best Director. In America
  • 1990 — Winner
    Film Independent Spirit Awards — Best Foreign Film. My Left Foot
  • 2003 — Winner
    Ghent International Film Festival — Grand Prix. In America
  • 1998 — Nominee
    Golden Globes, USA — Best Director- Motion Picture. The Boxer
  • 1999 — Winner
    Goya Awards — Best European Film (Mejor Película Europea). The Boxer
  • 1991 — Winner
    Guild of German Art House Cinemas — Foreign Film (Ausländischer Film). My Left Foot
  • 2003 — Winner
    High Falls Film Festival — Best Feature. In America
  • 2003 — Nominee
    Humanitas Prize — Sundance Film Category. In America
  • 1994 — Nominee
    Humanitas Prize — Feature Film Category. In the Name of the Father
  • 2017 — Nominee
    Irish Film and Television Awards — Best Film, Best Director- Film. The Secret Scripture
  • 2015 — Winner
    Irish Film and Television Awards — Lifetime Achievement Award .
  • 2010 — Winner
    Irish Film and Television Awards — Best Director for Film. Brothers
  • 1995 — Nominee
    Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists — European Silver Ribbon. In the Name of the Father
  • 1989 — Special Mention
    Montréal World Film Festival — Prize of the Ecumenical Jury. My Left Foot
  • 1989 — Nominee
    New York Film Critics Circle Awards — Best New Director. My Left Foot
  • 2004 — Nominee
    Online Film & Television Association — Best Picture. In America
  • 2004 — Winner
    Palm Springs International Film Festival — Distinguished Achievement Award.
  • 2004 — Winner
    PGA Awards — Stanley Kramer Award. In America
  • 2004 — Nominee
    Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards — Best Director. In America
  • 2013 — Winner
    Pusan International Film Festival — Hand Printing.
  • 2004 — Winner
    Satellite Awards — Best Director. In America

Following a career in the theatre, Jim Sheridan wrote and directed ‘My Left Foot’ in 1989, followed by ‘The Field’ which he also wrote and directed. In the same year he wrote ‘Into The West’. In 1993 he wrote, directed and produced ‘In The Name of the Father’ and in 1995 he wrote and produced ‘Some Mothers Son’. In 1997 he wrote, produced and directed ‘The Boxer’ and in 1999 produced ‘Agnes Browne’. He also executive produced ‘Borstal Boy’, ‘On The Edge’ and ‘Bloody Sunday’.

‘In America’ which he produced, directed and wrote was released in 2003. In 2005 he directed and produced ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin’. ‘Brothers’ was released in 2009 and ‘Dream House’ was released in 2011.

His films have won two Academy Awards, sixteen Academy Award nominations and numerous international awards.