There were six Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Film Editing, Best Actor (Stephen Rea), Best Supporting Actor (Jaye Davidson), and Best Director.Writer-director Neil Jordan took home the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, albeit after a mad dash to the podium: “I was at the bar,” he explains, “And they had changed the running order.” This was not bad for a project that required producer Stephen Woolley to make daily raids on the cash register at the Scala, the cinema he owned and operated in north London, in order to pay the cast and crew. Simmons as Howard Silk, "a lowly cog in a bureaucratic agency, who discovers that the agency he works for is really guarding a crossing into a parallel dimension," a press release explained., will play "Anna, a mysterious young woman whose appearance on the 'other side' threatens to disrupt the tenuous truce between Howard and his counterpart." The ensemble also includes the previously announced Olivia Williams and Harry Lloyd. Born October 31, 1946 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. In 1980, he co-founded the Field Day Theatre with Irish playwright Brian Friel. Notable films followed, including Interview with the Vampire, Michael Collins, The Butcher Boy, This Is My Father and The End of the Affair. s The Crying Game, however, that Stephen Rea would make Hollywood stand up and take notice.Despite his busy film schedule, Stephen Rea continues to do strong work on the small screen and stage.Please state sources where possible to make our job easier to verify the correctness of the information.
His association with playwright Stewart Parker, for example, began when they were students together at the Queen's University of Belfast.'The Crying Game' (1992) directed by Neil Jordan and starring Stephen Rea, Miranda Richardson, Jaye Davidson and Forest Whitaker explores themes of race, gender, nationality, and sexuality against the backdrop of the Troubles in Northern Ireland.was a box-office flop when it was initially released in the UK and Ireland 25 years ago.Rea helped establish the Field Day Theatre Company in 1980 with Tom Paulin, Brian Friel, Seamus Heaney and Seamus Deane.In recognition for his contribution to theatre and performing arts, Rea was given honorary degrees from both the Queen's University Belfast in 2004.