Neil Jordan Donates Archive

Irish writer and filmmaker Neil Jordan has donated his archive to The National Library of Ireland. The Sligo born filmmaker is one of Ireland’s most respected film directors, acclaimed for such films as Michael Collins, Interview with the Vampire, and The Crying Game, for which his original screenplay won an Academy Award. The archive consists of over 123 boxes of material, including film and typescripts, storyboards, production files, notebooks and correspondence with artistic collaborators and political figures. Behind the scenes photography from the Oscar nominated Michael Collins will also be on display in the NLI’s book-lined Boardroom and Director’s office. The occasion was marked by the National Library of Ireland with an event held at 11am this morning, with both Neil Jordan and the Minister for Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan, in attendance. National Library Director Sandra Collins said it will take archivists around a year to sort through all the documents and to digitise them for online use.


By Tony Flynn.

 

Published online by Books Ireland magazine, August 10th 2018

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