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Bringing The Big Fellow Back

Neil Jordan on 1916, Collins and everything after

20th March, 2016
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Neil Jordan Pic: Bryan Meade

Neil Jordan is looking cheerful. He has just come from a screening at the Savoy of his 1996 film Michael Collins, which has just been released on Blu-ray and is now back in Irish cinemas. Normally, the director says, he never watches his movies after they are finished for fear of seeing things that could have been done better – but on this occasion he found himself pleasantly surprised.

“I was actually quite engrossed,” Jordan enthuses,...

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