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Jim Sheridan is a playwright, screen-writer, film director and producer. In 1989, he wrote and directed his first critically acclaimed feature film, My Left Foot. He followed this in 1990 with The Field which he also wrote and directed. In the same year, he wrote the screenplay, Into the West, which was directed in 1992 by Mike Newell. In 1993, he wrote, produced and directed 'In the Name of the Father' and in 1995 he wrote and produced 'Some Mother's Son', which was directed by Terry George. In 1997, he wrote, produced and directed 'The Boxer'.