13 Facts About Jim Sheridan


Jim Sheridan was born on 6 February 1949 and is an Irish playwright and filmmaker.


Between 1989 and 1993, Sheridan directed three critically acclaimed films set in Ireland, My Left Foot, The Field, and In the Name of the Father, and later directed the films The Boxer, In America, and Brothers.


Jim Sheridan was born in Dublin on 6 February 1949.


The family ran a lodging house, while Anna Jim Sheridan worked at a hotel and Peter Jim Sheridan Snr was a railway clerk with CIE.


Jim Sheridan became involved in student theatre there, where he met Neil Jordan, who was later to become an important Irish film director.


In 1981, Jim Sheridan emigrated to Canada, but eventually settled in the Hell's Kitchen section of New York City.


Jim Sheridan enrolled in NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and became the artistic director of the Irish Arts Center.


Jim Sheridan followed that with The Field in 1990; then with In the Name of the Father in 1993, a fictionalised re-telling of the case of the Guildford Four.


Jim Sheridan helmed the 2009 film Brothers, starring Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal, which was shot in New Mexico.


Jim Sheridan directed the thriller Dream House, which starred Daniel Craig, Naomi Watts, and Rachel Weisz.


Jim Sheridan is the father of Actress Amira Clodagh Sheridan with the film director Zahara Moufid.


Jim Sheridan has 3 daughters, Kirsten Sheridan, Naomi Sheridan, Tess Sheridan with his late wife Fran Sheridan.


Jim Sheridan has 6 siblings: Ita Rafferty, Peter Sheridan, John Sheridan, Frankie Sheridan, Gerard Sheridan and Paul Sheridan.