Arthur Lappin

Producer
Irish stage, TV and movie producer Arthur Lappin received his first feature film credit as line producer on "Now I Know" (1988) before beginning his long-standing association with Jim Sheridan. He served as a line ... Read more »

Filmography

Producer (11)

Get Rich or Die Tryin' 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Laws of Attraction 2004 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

In America 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

Bloody Sunday 2002 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Borstal Boy 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

Catch the Sun 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

Agnes Browne 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Boxer 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

Some Mother's Son 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)

In the Name of the Father 1993 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Omagh (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Production Management (4)

Fatal Inheritance 1990 (Movie)

(Line Producer)

The Field 1990 (Movie)

(Line Producer)

My Left Foot 1989 (Movie)

(Line Producer)

Now I Know 1987 (Movie)

(Ireland) (Line Producer)
Actor (1)

Agnes Browne 1999 (Movie)

Priest (Actor)

Biography

Irish stage, TV and movie producer Arthur Lappin received his first feature film credit as line producer on "Now I Know" (1988) before beginning his long-standing association with Jim Sheridan. He served as a line producer on Sheridan's directing debut "My Left Foot" (1989), a biographical drama of wheel-chair bound artist Christy Brown that earned Oscars for stars Daniel Day-Lewis and Brenda Fricker. Since then, Lappin has collaborated frequently with Sheridan, serving as line producer on "The Field" (1990), co-producer on "In the Name of the Father" (1993) and producer for both "Some Mother's Son" (1996) and "The Boxer" (1997). With director Ben Barnes, Lappin established what for a time was Ireland's leading independent theatrical production company, Groundwork Productions, in 1988. Groundwork had successfully revived the plays of John B. Keane, including "The Year of the Hiker" (1990), "Moll" (1991), "The Chastitute" and "The Man from Clare" (both 1993) and "Sive" (1994), but disappointing attendance for "Guys and Dolls" (1995) and Keane's "The Field" (1996) forced it into liquidation in 1996. He serves as Chairman of the Board for the Children's Cultural Centre Ltd., trading as The Ark (Dublin, Ireland), programmed exclusively for participants aged between four and fourteen years.

Milestones

1999

Co-produced (with Sheridan) "Agnes Browne", directed by and starring Anjelica Huston

1997

Fifth colaboration with Sheridan, producing (along with director) "The Boxer"

1996

Groundwork Productions forced into liquidation

1996

With Sheridan and Edward Burke, served as producer of Terry George's "Some Mother's Son"

1993

Served as a co-producer on Sheridan's Oscar-nominated "In the Name of the Father"

1990

Reteamed with Sheridan (again as line producer) for "The Field"

1989

Served as line producer on Jim Sheridan's "My Left Foot"

1988

With director Ben Barnes, established Groundwork Productions, what would become for a time Ireland's leading independent theatrical production company

1988

First feature credit (as line producer) on "Now I Know"

Formed Hell's Kitchen Productions with Sheridan

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