Paul Greengrass


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Paul Greengrass started his filmmaking career with a super 8 camera he found in his art room in secondary school. Those short movies were animation horror films he made using old dolls, artist dummies, and the general art room clutter. After studying in Cambridge University he got into Granada Television School and spent the first ten years of his ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 39 wins & 71 nominations. See more awards »

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United 93 Director
(2006)
(2020)
22 July Director
(2018)
(2007)

Filmography

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 2020 News of the World (directed by)
 2018 22 July
 2016/I Jason Bourne
 2010 Green Zone (directed by)
 2006 United 93
 2002 Bloody Sunday
 1999 The Murder of Stephen Lawrence (TV Movie)
 1997 The Fix (TV Movie)
 1996 The One That Got Away (TV Movie)
 1995 The Late Show (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Sophie's World (1995)
 1995 Kavanagh QC (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1994 Open Fire (TV Movie)
 1993 Crime Story (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1992 Cutting Edge (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Coppers (1992)
 1989 Resurrected
 1985-1987 World in Action (TV Series documentary) (2 episodes)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Co-author (with Peter Wright) of "Spycatcher" (1987)

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 5 Articles | See more »

Height:

6' (1.83 m)

Parents:

Greengrass, Joyce | Greengrass, Philip

Relatives:

Greengrass, Mark (sibling)
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Personal Quote:

[how he developed his distinctive hand-held camera style] To be perfectly honest, i couldn't afford tripods. See more »

Trivia:

Was set to direct the doomed movie adaptation of the comic book mini-series The Watchmen after previous directors Terry Gilliam (back in the 1980s), Darren Aronofsky, and briefly David Hayter all left the project. See more »

Trademark:

Stories based on real-life events. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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