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PETER SHERIDAN

1952 -

Born in Dublin, Peter Sheridan is a writer, theatre director, playwright, screenwriter, and film director. He was one of the founder members of Project Arts Centre. He has worked with Charabanc Theatre Company and the Royal Court Theatre where he directed his own plays, The Liberty Suit and Emigrants. Sheridan directed The Balcony Belles, an award-winning documentary for Temple Films, and in 1998 he wrote and directed The Breakfast, a short film which won the Prix Arte Europe Award at the Brest International Film Festival. In 2000 he wrote and directed the film Borstal Boy, based on Brendan Behan's memoir. He is author of 44 - A Dublin Memoir (PanMacmillan, 1999) and Forty-Seven Roses (PanMacmillan, 2001). His third volume of memoirs, Break a Leg, was published in 2012 and adapted for the stage in 2013.