JOHN CROWLEY's (Director) first feature as director was Intermission, for which he was honored with a British Independent Film Award and an Irish Film and Television Award (IFTA). The stars of the film included Colin Farrell, Kelly Macdonald, Colm Meaney, Cillian Murphy, and IFTA Award winner David Wilmot.
His most recent feature as director was Is Anybody There? The cast of the film included Michael Caine and Anne-Marie Duff of Closed Circuit.
Mr. Crowley won a BAFTA Award for his telefilm Boy A, which was also nominated for Best Drama and won three additional BAFTA Awards including for lead actor Andrew Garfield, who has his breakthrough role in the feature.
Also for television, he has helmed short film adaptations of Harold Pinter's Celebration, starring Colin Firth, James Fox, and Michael Gambon, for which he was again an IFTA Award nominee; and Samuel Beckett's Come and Go, starring Anna Massey and SiĆ¢n Phillips.
Mr. Crowley made his name in theatre in his native Ireland before moving to London, where he directed a string of acclaimed productions at the Donmar Warehouse. In 2003, he staged Martin McDonagh's The Pillowman at the National Theatre, starring Jim Broadbent of Closed Circuit, to wide acclaim. The production won the Olivier Award for Best New Play. His re- staging of the production on Broadway, starring Billy Crudup and Jeff Goldblum brought him a Tony Award nomination.
His other stage work as director includes Love Song, starring Cillian Murphy, Michael McKean, Kristen Johnston, and Neve Campbell, in the West End; Playboy of the Western World, starring Robert Sheehan, Ruth Negga, and Niamh Cusack, at the the Old Vic; and, on Broadway, A Steady Rain, starring Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman. He most recently directed, on Broadway, Martin McDonagh's play A Behanding in Spokane, for which Christopher Walken received a Tony Award nomination.
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