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JOHN CROWLEY(Director) is a BAFTA winner and Tony Award-nominated director who is internationally acclaimed for his work both on the stage and the screen.

For the screen, Crowley most recently directed the Oscar-nominated film "Brooklyn," adapted by Nick Hornby from Colm Toibin's novel and starring Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson and Emory Cohen. "Brooklyn" received three Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, and won the 2016 BAFTA Award for Best British Film.

Crowley started his career in Ireland, directing plays, including "Master Builder" and "The Crucible." Following, he moved to London, where he was the Associate Director at the famed Donmar Warehouse, directing "Into the Woods," "The Maids" and "Tales from Hollywood."

In the West End, Crowley directed "Macbeth," starring Rufus Sewell; "On an Average Day," starring Woody Harrelson and Kyle MacLachlan; and the Olivier Award-winning "The Pillowman," by Martin McDonagh, which starred David Tennant and Jim Broadbent. "The Pillowman" transferred from The National Theatre to Broadway and earned Crowley a Tony Award nomination for Best Director. Also on Broadway, Crowley directed "A Steady Rain," starring Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig, and "A Behanding in Spokane," starring Christopher Walken, Sam Rockwell and Zoe Kazan. Crowley more recently directed Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh in an adaptation of Chekov's "The Present," originally produced by The Sydney Theatre Company.

Crowley's current stage work is directing "A Very Expensive Poison," based on the book by Luke Harding. The play just opened at The Old Vic in London.

Crowley made his feature film directorial debut on "Intermission," starring Colin Farrell and Cillian Murphy, for which he won a British Independent Film Award for Best Debut Director. For his next project, "Boy A," starring Andrew Garfield and Peter Mullan, Crowley won the Best Director (Fiction/Entertainment) BAFTA TV Award. His other film work includes "Is Anybody There?" starring Michael Caine, and "Closed Circuit," starring Rebecca Hall and Eric Bana. On the television side, Crowley directed episode five and the finale of "True Detective" season two, starring Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell.

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