PAUL GREENGRASS (Director) earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Director and a
Best Original Screenplay nomination from the Writers Guild of America for his work on United 93.
He also won BAFTA's David Lean Award for Direction and Best Director awards from the London
Film Critics' Circle, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and the National Society of Film
Critics, among others; he has been nominated for a BAFTA for Best Director, and he won Best
Director honors at the London Film Critics' Awards for his work on The Bourne Ultimatum -- the
film received three Academy Awards and two BAFTAs.
Greengrass has also directed the feature films Green Zone, The Bourne Supremacy, and Bloody
Sunday. Bloody Sunday was honored with the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film
Festival and the World Cinema Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival, and Greengrass
was named Best Director at the British Independent Film Awards.
Greengrass has had a long and distinguished career in British television: he has written and
directed TV films concerned with social and political issues, including "The Murder of Stephen
Lawrence" (winner of BAFTA's Best Single Drama Award in 2000 and the Special Jury Prize at the
BANFF World Television Festival), as well as "The Fix," "The One That Got Away," and "Open Fire."
He produced and co-wrote the 2004 television film "Omagh," set in the aftermath of a real
IRA car-bombing that killed 29 people in Omagh, Northern Ireland. "Omagh" won BAFTA's Best
Single Drama Award in 2005 and was named Best Irish Film at the Irish Film and Television
Awards (IFTA) in 2004. "Omagh" was also nominated for the IFTA's Best Script award.
Greengrass spent the first decade of his career covering global conflict for the ITV current affairs
program "World in Action" and writing and directing many documentaries. He also co-wrote the
bestselling memoir Spycatcher with Peter Wright, former assistant director of Britain's MI5.
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