He faced deportation from the United States but was allowed to remain following Irish-American lobbying efforts on his behalf. His wife is a naturalized United States citizen, and their son is a United States citizen by birth.
1971: Arrested as a teenager for suspicion of involvement with the terrorist Irish National Liberation Army (INLA). George became involved with the Irish Republican Socialist Party; he was arrested and sentenced to six years in prison and was released in 1978 for good behavior.
1981: Moved to New York City.
1985: Made his American stage debut as playwright of The Tunnel, a drama based on his imprisonment in Belfast. Also this year he had his first collaboration with Jim Sheridan, who directed and starred.
2007: Along with fellow film writer, William Monahan and famed musician, Van Morrison, Terry George will be honored at the second annual "Oscar Wilde: Honoring Irish Writing in Film", held at the Ebell Wilshire in Los Angeles, CA on February 22.
2007: Directed the highly-anticipated film Reservation Road, due in theaters in November, 2007 and starring Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Ruffalo, and Academy Award winning actresses Jennifer Connelly and Mira Sorvino.
How great art sprang from the wreckage of war ; Oscar-winning writer-director Terry George's best work is forged in the flames of the Troubles -- without ever seeking to glorify them, says Malachi O'Doherty
Feb 28, 2012; People are afraid that, if former paramilitaries will write from their experience and insider knowledge of the Troubles, they...
Gazing at the beast: describing mass murder in Deepa Mehta's Earth and Terry George's Hotel Rwanda.(Critical essay)
Jun 22, 2010; Deepa Mehta's Earth (1998) deals with the 1947 partition of India, and Terry George's Hotel Rwanda (2004) concerns the Rwandan...