John Crowley (born 1969) is an Irish television, theatre and film director. He is perhaps best known for his feature film debut Intermission (2003). Crowley earned a B.A. in philosophy from University College Cork.
Crowley became involved in theatre as a student, seeing it as a stepping stone to directing film. He began directing plays in Dublin in the early 90s, reached London’s West End by 1996 and eventually become an associate director at the Donmar Warehouse. In 2000, he directed Come and Go as part of the Beckett on Film series and made his feature debut Intermission (2003) a comedy drama set in Dublin, starring Colin Farrell, Cillian Murphy and Kelly MacDonald, based on a screenplay by playwright Mark O’Rowe.
In May 2005 Crowley, along with Danny Boyle, launched the UK Film Council Development Fund’s “25 Words or Less: Director’s Cut” scheme to develop a feature film project, stating that he wanted particularly to “create a contemporary ‘rebirth’ or… read more