Terry George

Screenwriter, Playwright, Director
A gifted playwright, George has been writing and producing plays at NYC's Irish Arts Center since the late 1980s. He combined his theatrical and journalistic experience-as a magazine fact checker and writer-to co-script ... Read more »
Born: 12/20/1952 in United Kingdom

Filmography

Writer (12)

Stand Off 2013 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Shore 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Reservation Road 2007 (Movie)

(polish) (Screenplay)

Hotel Rwanda 2004 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Collateral Damage 2002 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Hart's War 2002 (Movie)

(Adaptation) (Screenplay)

The Boxer 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Devil's Own 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Some Mother's Son 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

In the Name of the Father 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Hunt For Stolen War Treasures... Live 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Writer

Inside Man 2 (Movie)

(Screenwriter)
Director (12)

Stand Off 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

Luck 2012 (Tv Show)

Director

The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2012 2012 (Movie)

("The Shore") (Director)

The Shore 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

Outlaw 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

In Treatment 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Reservation Road 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

Hotel Rwanda 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

The District 2000 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Director

Some Mother's Son 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

In the Name of the Father 1993 (Movie)

2nd unit director (Director)

A Bright Shining Lie (TV Show)

Director
Producer (5)

Stand Off 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2012 2012 (Movie)

("The Shore") (Producer)

The Shore 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Hotel Rwanda 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

In the Name of the Father 1993 (Movie)

(Co-Executive Producer)

Biography

A gifted playwright, George has been writing and producing plays at NYC's Irish Arts Center since the late 1980s. He combined his theatrical and journalistic experience-as a magazine fact checker and writer-to co-script "In the Name of the Father" (1993) with director Jim Sheridan. George first collaborated with Sheridan on his 1985 play "The Tunnel," based on his experiences as a prisoner in British jails in Northern Ireland, in which the future filmmaker starred and directed. "In the Name of the Father" earned Sheridan and George an Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay-thorough research, passionate political themes, witty dialogue, and strong characterization made it an outstanding screenplay.

Relationships

Oorlagh George

Daughter
born c. 1980

Seamus George

Son
born c. 1985

Rita Higgins

Wife
met while he was incarcerated

EDUCATION

Queen University

Milestones

2007

Directed and adapted the novel for "Reservation Road," starring Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Ruffalo

2004

Helmed "Hotel Rwanda" starring Don Cheadle in the true-life story of Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsis refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda; film was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Pic

2002

With Billy Ray, received screenplay credit for the WWII drama "Hart's War"

2000

Served as executive producer and co-creator of the CBS drama "The District" starring Craig T. Nelson

1997

Co-wrote "The Boxer" which marked his third collaboration with Jim Sheridan, who also directed

1996

Feature directing debut, "Some Mother's Son"; also scripted

1993

Debut as screenwriter and assistant director, "In the Name of the Father"; directed and co-written by Sheridan

1986

Researched and wrote with Shana Alexander the non-fiction book "The Pizza Connection"

1985

Made American stage debut as playwright of "The Tunnel", a drama based on his imprisonment in Belfast; first collaboration with Jim Sheridan who directed and starred

1981

Moved to NYC

1978

Released for good behavior

1970

Arrested as a teenager for suspicion of involvement with the Irish Republican Army (IRA)

Became involved with the Irish Republican Socialist Party; arrested and sentenced to six years in prison

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