Neil Jordan: ‘I couldn’t make The Crying Game today’

The director on his new historical fiction novel, Harvey Weinstein and ageism in film

Ireland's most garlanded director talks about ageism in film, Harvey Weinstein and his new novel, about the aristocratic rebel Lord Edward FitzGerald and his manservant, the freed slave Tony Small

We begin by comparing facial hair. Neil Jordan has cough-cough years on me, but, over the previous 12 months, we seem to have mutated into variations on the same grizzled, spectacled hermit

“How is that beard coming?” he asks.

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