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Director/Producer JIM SHERIDAN'S films have achieved popular and critical acclaim throughout the world and have garnered two Academy Awards®, 16 Academy Award® nominations, and numerous prestigious international awards.

Most recently, Sheridan wrote, produced and directed "In America,” a magical and personal tale of a family finding its soul, which he co-wrote with his daughters, Naomi Sheridan and Kirsten Sheridan. Based on his own experiences coming to New York as a flat-broke immigrant, as well as remembrances of a devastating family tragedy, "In America” starred Samantha Morton, Paddy Considine, Djimon Hounsou and sisters Sarah Bolger and Emma Bolger. The film garnered three 2004 Academy Award® nominations including Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen, and nominations for both Morton (Best Actress) and Hounsou (Best Supporting Actor). The film also received two Golden Globe nominations for Best Screenplay and Best Original Song, as well as a host of other awards and accolades.

Embraced by international audiences, Sheridan has nevertheless remained quintessentially Irish. He first drew worldwide attention in 1989 for his debut feature film, "My Left Foot,” which was based on the surprisingly uplifting life of the Irish writer/painter Christy Brown, a man with such severe cerebral palsy he could only move his left foot. The film's critical and box-office success kick- started a renaissance of Irish filmmaking and earned an amazing five Academy Award® nominations including Best Picture. Daniel Day Lewis was propelled to stardom and the film marked the beginning of a fruitful collaboration between Lewis and Sheridan. "My Left Foot” went on to earn both Lewis and Brenda Fricker Academy Awards® (for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor) and received multiple Oscar® nominations for Sheridan, including those for Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. The film also won the Donatello (Italian Oscar equivalent) for Best Foreign Film, among many other international awards and earned Sheridan a Writer's Guild of America nomination.

Despite numerous offers from Hollywood, Sheridan decided to remain in Ireland to direct his next feature, "The Field,” featuring an Oscar®-nominated performance from Richard Harris as a farmer who vigilantly defends his land from real-estate developers. Sheridan also wrote the screenplay for the critically-acclaimed modern day fairy tale "Into The West,” directed by Mike Newell, which introduced the world to his more magical side with a story of the Irish traveling community (gypsies) and their enchanted white horse that seamlessly merged reality with fantasy.

In 1993, Sheridan wrote, produced and directed "In the Name of the Father,” a powerful drama that recounts the struggle of Gerry Conlon, a man wrongly prosecuted and imprisoned for an IRA bombing, starring Daniel Day Lewis and Emma Thompson. Drawing both controversy and praise for its searing realism, the film went on to receive numerous Academy Award® nominations, including those for Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture. "In the Name of the Father” also brought Sheridan a second Donatello for Best Foreign Film, the Berlin Film Festival's Golden Bear, and another WGA nomination. His next film, which Sheridan wrote, produced and directed, "The Boxer,” reunited the director with actor Daniel Day Lewis in a love story set against the explosive atmosphere of Northern Ireland. "The Boxer received the Best Foreign Film at Spain's Goya Awards and earned Sheridan a Golden Globe nomination as Best Director.

Sheridan also wrote and produced "Some Mother's Son,” directed by Terry George, and produced "Agnes Browne,” which starred and was directed by Angelica Huston.

Under his Hell's Kitchen banner, Sheridan has produced three distinctive Irish films: "Borstal Boy,” about Irish

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