Paul Greengrass

Paul Greengrass (born 13 August 1955) is an English film director, screenwriter and former journalist. He specialises in dramatisations of real-life events and is known for his signature use of hand-held cameras. Description above from the Wikipedia article Paul Greengrass, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Captain Phillips (2013)

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The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Greengrass
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Catherine Keener  •  Max Martini  •  Chris Mulkey

The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Greengrass
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Catherine Keener  •  Max Martini  •  Chris Mulkey

The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

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Bourne is brought out of hiding once again by reporter Simon Ross who is trying to unveil Operation Blackbriar, an upgrade to Project Treadstone, in a series of newspaper columns. Information from the reporter stirs a new set of memories, and Bourne must finally ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Greengrass
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Julia Stiles  •  David Strathairn  •  Scott Glenn

Bourne is brought out of hiding once again by reporter Simon Ross who is trying to unveil Operation Blackbriar, an upgrade to Project Treadstone, in a series of newspaper columns. Information from the reporter stirs a new set of memories, and Bourne must finally ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Greengrass
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Julia Stiles  •  David Strathairn  •  Scott Glenn

The Bourne Supremacy (2004)

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When a CIA operation to purchase classified Russian documents is blown by a rival agent, who then shows up in the sleepy seaside village where Bourne and Marie have been living. The pair run for their lives and Bourne, who promised retaliation should anyone from ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Greengrass
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Brian Cox  •  Julia Stiles  •  Joan Allen

When a CIA operation to purchase classified Russian documents is blown by a rival agent, who then shows up in the sleepy seaside village where Bourne and Marie have been living. The pair run for their lives and Bourne, who promised retaliation should anyone from ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Greengrass
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Brian Cox  •  Julia Stiles  •  Joan Allen

Bloody Sunday (2002)

The dramatised story of the Irish civil rights protest march on January 30 1972 which ended in a massacre by British troops.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Greengrass
CAST:  James Nesbitt  •  Allan Gildea  •  Gerard Crossan  •  Mary Moulds

The dramatised story of the Irish civil rights protest march on January 30 1972 which ended in a massacre by British troops.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Greengrass
CAST:  James Nesbitt  •  Allan Gildea  •  Gerard Crossan  •  Mary Moulds

United 93 (2006)

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A real-time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on 9/11 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Greengrass
CAST:  J.J. Johnson  •  Polly Adams  •  Trish Gates  •  Nancy McDoniel

A real-time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on 9/11 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Greengrass
CAST:  J.J. Johnson  •  Polly Adams  •  Trish Gates  •  Nancy McDoniel

The Theory of Flight (1999)

A dreamer who aspires to human flight is assigned public service after one of his attempts off a public building. This leads him to meeting a young woman, who is dying of motor neuron disease. The strong-willed woman admits her wish to be de-flowered before her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Greengrass
CAST:  Helena Bonham Carter  •  Gemma Jones  •  Holly Aird  •  Kenneth Branagh

A dreamer who aspires to human flight is assigned public service after one of his attempts off a public building. This leads him to meeting a young woman, who is dying of motor neuron disease. The strong-willed woman admits her wish to be de-flowered before her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Greengrass
CAST:  Helena Bonham Carter  •  Gemma Jones  •  Holly Aird  •  Kenneth Branagh

Open Fire (1994)

Based on real events from 1983; DC Peter Finch is awarded a medal for the courage he showed in arresting a dangerous criminal. Meanwhile transvestite David Martin is released once again from prison - he's provocative and aggressive and, when he's caught again ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Greengrass
CAST:  Rupert Graves  •  Douglas Hodge  •  Kate Hardie  •  Eddie Izzard

Based on real events from 1983; DC Peter Finch is awarded a medal for the courage he showed in arresting a dangerous criminal. Meanwhile transvestite David Martin is released once again from prison - he's provocative and aggressive and, when he's caught again ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Greengrass
CAST:  Rupert Graves  •  Douglas Hodge  •  Kate Hardie  •  Eddie Izzard

The Murder of Stephen Lawrence (1999)

Stephen Lawrence was a black London teenager murdered by white racists in 1993. His parents fought to have the crime properly investigated, culminating in a judicial enquiry into the event itself and also the inadequacies of the ensuing investigation by the London ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Greengrass
CAST:  Marianne Jean-Baptiste  •  Hugh Quarshie  •  Leon Black  •  Ashley Walters

Stephen Lawrence was a black London teenager murdered by white racists in 1993. His parents fought to have the crime properly investigated, culminating in a judicial enquiry into the event itself and also the inadequacies of the ensuing investigation by the London ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Greengrass
CAST:  Marianne Jean-Baptiste  •  Hugh Quarshie  •  Leon Black  •  Ashley Walters

The Fix (1997)

The story of the British betting scandal of 1964, uncovered by journalist Mike Gabbert which saw a number of British professional footballers were jailed and banned from football for life for conspiring to fix the results of matches. Prominent among those jailed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Greengrass
CAST:  Steve Coogan  •  Jason Isaacs  •  Maggie O'Neill  •  Michael Elphick

The story of the British betting scandal of 1964, uncovered by journalist Mike Gabbert which saw a number of British professional footballers were jailed and banned from football for life for conspiring to fix the results of matches. Prominent among those jailed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Greengrass
CAST:  Steve Coogan  •  Jason Isaacs  •  Maggie O'Neill  •  Michael Elphick

Resurrected (1989)

A Falklands War soldier missing, believed dead, turns up claiming amnesia.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Greengrass
CAST:  Tom Bell  •  David Thewlis  •  Rita Tushingham  •  Rudi Davies

A Falklands War soldier missing, believed dead, turns up claiming amnesia.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Greengrass
CAST:  Tom Bell  •  David Thewlis  •  Rita Tushingham  •  Rudi Davies

Green Zone (2010)

During the U.S.-led occupation of Baghdad in 2003, Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller and his team of Army inspectors are dispatched to find weapons of mass destruction believed to be stockpiled in the Iraqi desert. Rocketing from one booby-trapped and treacherous ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Greengrass
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Jason Isaacs  •  Greg Kinnear  •  Amy Ryan

During the U.S.-led occupation of Baghdad in 2003, Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller and his team of Army inspectors are dispatched to find weapons of mass destruction believed to be stockpiled in the Iraqi desert. Rocketing from one booby-trapped and treacherous ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Greengrass
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Jason Isaacs  •  Greg Kinnear  •  Amy Ryan

Jason Bourne (2016)

The most dangerous former operative of the CIA is drawn out of hiding to uncover hidden truths about his past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Greengrass
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Alicia Vikander  •  Vincent Cassel

The most dangerous former operative of the CIA is drawn out of hiding to uncover hidden truths about his past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Greengrass
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Alicia Vikander  •  Vincent Cassel

Alan Clarke: Out of His Own Light (2016)

A multi-part documentary about Alan Clarke, featuring interviews with various actors, writers and producers.  (more)

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CAST:  Richard T. Kelly  •  Paul Greengrass  •  Molly Clarke  •  Margaret Matheson

A multi-part documentary about Alan Clarke, featuring interviews with various actors, writers and producers.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Richard T. Kelly  •  Paul Greengrass  •  Molly Clarke  •  Margaret Matheson

Five Came Back (2017)

The extraordinary story of how Hollywood changed World War II – and how World War II changed Hollywood, through the interwoven experiences of five legendary filmmakers who went to war to serve their country and bring the truth to the American people: John Ford, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurent Bouzereau
CAST:  Guillermo del Toro  •  Steven Spielberg  •  Paul Greengrass  •  Francis Ford Coppola

The extraordinary story of how Hollywood changed World War II – and how World War II changed Hollywood, through the interwoven experiences of five legendary filmmakers who went to war to serve their country and bring the truth to the American people: John Ford, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurent Bouzereau
CAST:  Guillermo del Toro  •  Steven Spielberg  •  Paul Greengrass  •  Francis Ford Coppola

22 July (2018)

In Norway on 22 July 2011, neo-Nazi terrorist Anders Behring Breivik murdered 77 young people attending a Labour Party Youth Camp on Utöya Island outside of Oslo. This three-part story will focus on the survivors of the attacks, the political leadership of Norway, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Greengrass
CAST:  Anders Danielsen Lie  •  Ola G. Furuseth  •  Jon Øigarden  •  Anneke von der Lippe

In Norway on 22 July 2011, neo-Nazi terrorist Anders Behring Breivik murdered 77 young people attending a Labour Party Youth Camp on Utöya Island outside of Oslo. This three-part story will focus on the survivors of the attacks, the political leadership of Norway, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Greengrass
CAST:  Anders Danielsen Lie  •  Ola G. Furuseth  •  Jon Øigarden  •  Anneke von der Lippe

Ness

Cleveland, 1935. Eliot Ness, fresh from his legendary Chicago triumph over Al Capone and associates, set his sights on Cleveland and went on a crusade that matched, and sometimes even surpassed, his past accomplishments. Dismembered body parts have started washing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Greengrass
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Cleveland, 1935. Eliot Ness, fresh from his legendary Chicago triumph over Al Capone and associates, set his sights on Cleveland and went on a crusade that matched, and sometimes even surpassed, his past accomplishments. Dismembered body parts have started washing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Greengrass
CAST: 

The One That Got Away (1996)

The existence of the anti-Iraq coalition was threatened when Saddam targetted Israel. In order to keep Israel out of the war, and the coalition together the Scuds had to be stopped. SAS patrol Bravo Two Zero, under the command of Sgt. Andy McNab was tasked to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Greengrass
CAST:  Paul McGann  •  Simon Burke  •  David Morrissey  •  Nick Brimble

The existence of the anti-Iraq coalition was threatened when Saddam targetted Israel. In order to keep Israel out of the war, and the coalition together the Scuds had to be stopped. SAS patrol Bravo Two Zero, under the command of Sgt. Andy McNab was tasked to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Greengrass
CAST:  Paul McGann  •  Simon Burke  •  David Morrissey  •  Nick Brimble

Turning Like Clockwork (2011)

A look back on A Clockwork Orange  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Leva
CAST:  James Mangold  •  Oliver Stone  •  Paul Greengrass  •  Malcolm McDowell

A look back on A Clockwork Orange  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Leva
CAST:  James Mangold  •  Oliver Stone  •  Paul Greengrass  •  Malcolm McDowell

News of the World (2020)

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A Texan traveling across the wild West bringing the news of the world to local townspeople, agrees to help rescue a young girl who was kidnapped.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Greengrass
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Helena Zengel  •  Fred Hechinger  •  Ray McKinnon

A Texan traveling across the wild West bringing the news of the world to local townspeople, agrees to help rescue a young girl who was kidnapped.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Greengrass
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Helena Zengel  •  Fred Hechinger  •  Ray McKinnon

Granada: From the North

A 1992 documentary marking the history and achievements of the British televison company, Granada TV.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David M. Thompson
CAST:  Ludovic Kennedy  •  David Plowright  •  Denis Foreman  •  Christopher Frayling

A 1992 documentary marking the history and achievements of the British televison company, Granada TV.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David M. Thompson
CAST:  Ludovic Kennedy  •  David Plowright  •  Denis Foreman  •  Christopher Frayling
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