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Director Jim Sheridan: ‘Cinema is kill, kill, kill’

by Tara Brady.


It’s midmorning at Windmill Lane Studios and Jim Sheridan – six-time Oscar nominee and recent septuagenarian – has taken a break from his Dublin postproduction duties on The Secret Scripture, his big-screen adaptation of Sebastian Barry’s 2008 novel, starring The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’s Rooney Mara and Divergent’s Theo James.

He likes and admires Barry as a person and a writer, he says. That’s something of a theme with Sheridan; he speaks equally highly of Eoin Colfer, with whom he wrote a screen adaptation of Artemis Fowl (“the nicest guy you’ll ever meet”), John Boorman (“I’ve always felt I should emulate him, because he is such a good and decent man”), his brother Peter Sheridan (“I hope I’m thought of half as warmly as he is”) and any number of his old collaborators and muckers.

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