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Brendan Gleeson, son Domhnall, compete for IFTA's Best Actor prize

Brendan Gleeson, son Domhnall, compete for IFTA's Best Actor prize

Beloved Irish actor Brendan Gleeson and his son Domhnall were both nominated for the Irish Film and Television Award for Best Actor in a Film Thursday.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014.
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Neil Jordan laments the end of 'The Borgias'

Neil Jordan laments the end of 'The Borgias'

NEW YORK, July 1 (UPI) -- Northern Irish filmmaker Neil Jordan says he wasn't satisfied with the way his historical drama "The Borgias" ended its three-season run on Showtime last month.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
'The Borgias,' starring Jeremy Irons, to end after three seasons

'The Borgias,' starring Jeremy Irons, to end after three seasons

LOS ANGELES, June 5 (UPI) -- Showtime says its Budapest-shot historical drama "The Borgias" will wrap this month after three seasons.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 25, 2013.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012.
By United Press International
Neil Jordan to adapt 'Skippy' book

Neil Jordan to adapt 'Skippy' book

LONDON, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Irish filmmaker Neil Jordan has been tapped to direct the big-screen adaptation of Paul Murray's Dublin-set novel "Skippy Dies," the movie's producers said.
Jeremy Irons to star in Showtime series

Jeremy Irons to star in Showtime series

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Showtime says it has ordered 10 episodes of a one-hour drama series about the infamous Italian Renaissance family, The Borgias.
Jordan directing Farrell in 'Ondine'

Jordan directing Farrell in 'Ondine'

TORONTO, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Neil Jordan is currently shooting his latest film "Ondine" in Ireland with Colin Farrell and Stephen Rea, Paramount Vantage said Thursday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 25, 2008.
By United Press International

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007.
By United Press International

Foster, Howard to star in Neil Jordan film

NEW YORK, March 27 (UPI) -- "Inside Man" fixer Jodie Foster says her next project will be Irish filmmaker Neil Jordan's thriller, "The Brave One."

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2006 with 309 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2005 with 309 to follow.
By United Press International

'Stepford' rules at Golden Trailer Awards

LOS ANGELES, May 27 (UPI) -- The trailer for "The Stepford Wives" took three prizes in Los Angeles at the fifth annual Golden Trailer Awards.
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Neil Jordan
Director of the new film "The Brave One", Neil Jordan attends a press conference in Tokyo, Japan on October 16, 2007 to promote the film. (UPI Photo/Keizo Mori)
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Neil Patrick Jordan (born 25 February 1950) is an Irish filmmaker and novelist. He won an Academy Award (Best Original Screenplay) for The Crying Game.

Jordan was born in County Sligo, the son of Angela (née O'Brien), a painter, and Michael Jordan, a professor. He was educated at St. Paul's College, Raheny. Of his religious background, Jordan said in a 1999 Salon interview: "I was brought up a Catholic and was quite religious at one stage in my life, when I was young. But it left me with no scars whatever; it just sort of vanished." He said about his current beliefs that "God is the greatest imaginary being of all time. Along with Einstein's General Theory of Relativity, the invention of God is probably the greatest creation of human thought." Later, Jordan attended University College Dublin, where he studied Irish history and English literature.

When John Boorman was filming Excalibur in Ireland, he recruited Jordan as a script consultant, which led to his doing second unit work. His first feature Angel, a tale of a musician caught up in the Troubles, starred Stephen Rea who has subsequently appeared in almost all of Jordan's films to date.

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