Terry George (born December 20, 1952) is an Northern Irish screenwriter and director. Born and raised in Belfast, Northern Ireland, much of his film work (e.g. The Boxer, Some Mother’s Son, and In the Name of the Father) involves “The Troubles” in Northern Ireland.
He was nominated for two Oscars: Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium (1993; In the Name of the Father), and Best Writing, Original Screenplay (2004; Hotel Rwanda). On 26 February 2012, he received an Oscar in the live action short film category for The Shore.
George was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. In 1971 he was arrested for suspicion of involvement with the terrorist Irish National Liberation Army (INLA). He later became involved with the Irish Republican Socialist Party. He was arrested and sentenced to six years in prison and was released in 1978 for good behavior. In 1981, he moved to New York City. He faced deportation proceedings but was allowed to remain in the United… read more