Paul Greengrass


13 Aug 1955


Cheam, Surrey, England, UK


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 career roving global hot spots for the hard-hitting documentary series, World in Action. By this time he became very interested in the Northern Ireland conflict.

In 1989, he directed his first fiction movie, "Resurrected", that won an award in Berlin. He continued his career as a fiction filmmaker with a serial of TV movies dealing with social and political issues: Open Fire (a police scandal about a policeman accused of murder), The One that got away (about a military operation during the first Gulf War).

His documentary style became more dynamic and intense with each movie. In 2002, Bloody Sunday achieved international acclamation and won the first prize in the Berlin Festival. After that he has continued his career in the United States with "The Bourne Supremacy" starring Matt Damon.

Actor ( 17 credits )

The Hollywood Reporter Roundtables (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Janela Indiscreta (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Face 2 Face (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
The 7PM Project (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Hollywood's Best Film Directors (2009)  Film Director / ... (1 episode, 2011)
The Screening Room (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Entertainment Today Television (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Himself (2 episodes, 2010-2013)
Only in LA (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
HBO First Look (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Días de cine (1991)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Charlie Rose (1991)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2010)
The Media Show (1987)  Himself (2 episodes, 1988-1989)
Cinema 3 (1984)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
The South Bank Show (1978)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Film '72 (1971)  Himself - 40th birthday item (1 episode, 2011)
World in Action (1963)  Himself - Reporter (5 episodes, 1980-1983)

Producer ( 5 credits )

Jason Bourne (2016) producer
Green Zone (2010) producer
United 93 (2006) producer
Cutting Edge (1990) producer (1 episode, 1992)
World in Action (1963) producer (10 episodes, 1984-1986)

Writer ( 5 credits )

Jason Bourne (2016) (screenplay)
United 93 (2006) (written by)
Bloody Sunday (2002) (written by)
Crime Story (1992) (1 episode, 1993)
The Late Show (1989) (1 episode, 1995)

Director ( 14 credits )

Jason Bourne (2016) (rumored)
Captain Phillips (2013)
Green Zone (2010)
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
United 93 (2006)
The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
Bloody Sunday (2002)
The Theory of Flight (1998)
Kavanagh QC (1995) (1 episode, 1995)
Crime Story (1992) (1 episode, 1993)
Cutting Edge (1990) (1 episode, 1992)
Resurrected (1989)
The Late Show (1989) (1 episode, 1995)
World in Action (1963) (2 episodes, 1985-1987)

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