Paul Greengrass

Director, Writer, Producer
One of the most politically conscious filmmakers of his day, British writer, director and documentarian Paul Greengrass received considerable praise for his willingness to tackle difficult subjects while also making ... Read more »
Born: 08/13/1955 in Surrey, England, GB

Filmography

Director (13)

Jason Bourne 2016 (Movie)

(Director)

Barca 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Captain Phillips 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

Green Zone 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

The Bourne Ultimatum 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

United 93 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

The Bourne Supremacy 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

Bloody Sunday 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

The Murder of Stephen Lawrence 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Director

The One That Got Away 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Director

The Theory of Flight 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Resurrected 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

The One That Got Away (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (4)

Jason Bourne 2016 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

United 93 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Bloody Sunday 2002 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The One That Got Away (Movie)

(Screenwriter)
Producer (4)

Jason Bourne 2016 (Movie)

(Producer)

Green Zone 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

United 93 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

Omagh (TV Show)

Producer

Biography

One of the most politically conscious filmmakers of his day, British writer, director and documentarian Paul Greengrass received considerable praise for his willingness to tackle difficult subjects while also making tense and entertaining movies. Over the course of a 20-year career, he aimed his trademark hand-held camera at terrorism in Northern Ireland, corruption in the military, and the hijacking of United Flight 93 during the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Meanwhile, Greengrass directed two intense, non-stop action installments to the Jason Bourne series, "The Bourne Supremacy" (2004) and "The Bourne Ultimatum" (2007), which proved he could also helm a big budget studio film without undermining his credibility or creativity. In all cases, his films were challenging and uncompromising fare which highlighted the human condition in its best - sometimes worst - possible light, making Greengrass one of the more inventive and compelling filmmakers working in Hollywood.

Relationships

Mark Greengrass

Brother
Specializing in early modern French history

EDUCATION

University of Cambridge

Cambridge , England
Attended Queens' College

Sevenoaks School

Kent

Milestones

2010

Directed the war thriller, "Green Zone," starring Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear

2007

Returned to the Bourne franchise with "The Bourne Ultimatum"; again starring Matt Damon

2006

Wrote, produced and directed the controversial film, "Flight 93," based on the September 11th hijacking of United Airlines Flight 93; earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Director

2004

Directed first big budget feature, "The Bourne Supremacy," starring Matt Damon as Jason Bourne

2004

Wrote and produced "Omagh," which depicted the 1998 IRA bombing in Omagh, Northern Ireland

2002

Gained worldwide attention with the film, "Bloody Sunday," which depicted the 1972 shootings of Northern Irish anti-internment activists by British soldiers

1999

Helmed "The Murder of Stephen Lawrence," about a black youth whose murder was not properly investigated by the Police

1998

Directed "The Theory of Flight," a film about a suicidal man (Kenneth Branagh) who becomes involved with a woman (Helena Bonham Carter) suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease

1997

Wrote and directed the British TV-movie, "The Fix," based on the true story of a soccer star who's persuaded to fix games

1996

Directed the British TV-movie, "The One That Got Away," based on events during the Gulf War

1989

Directed first feature film, "Resurrected," starring David Thewlis

1988

Co-authored the controversial book, Spycatcher with former MI5 secret service operative Peter Wright

Hired by Granada Television

Spent ten years producing the documentary series, "World in Action"

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