John Carney Biography

Updated On Jul 23, 2019 Published On Feb 18, 2017
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Date of Birth: 1972 , July-14
Birth Nation: Ireland
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John Carney is an Irish film and TV writer & director specializes in low-budget films born in Panama City, Dublin. He grew up with his parents along with his siblings Kieran Carney and Tom Hall. He attended De La Salle College in church town and pursued his degree also from Synge Street CBS. Regarding his ethnicity, he is white and holds Ireland nationality.

John began his career shooting and directing music videos. He wrote and directed two award-winning short films; Shining Star and Hotel. He features his first movie November Afternoon which was written and directed by him. His outstanding knowledge and diligent performance led him to won Silver Hitchcock Award for the movie On the Edge. Carney movies include “Park”, “Once”, “Zonad”, “Being Again”, and recently “Sing Street”.  

Moving towards his personal life, he married to Tracey Quillen after having affairs for several months. They are spending their quality time with their children and living a happy married life. The big chunk of his earning came from his professional career which has been estimated as $ 5 million. 

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Born in Dublin, Ireland.


John Carney was born in 1972. He grew up with his parents along with his siblings: Kieran Carney and Tom Hall Carney in Panama City. He pursues his education from De La Salle College in Church-town and also attends Synge Stree CBS. 

Won Silver Hitcock Award


John wrote and directed On the Edge film starred with Cillian Murphy and Stephen Rea which released through Universal Studios. He was awarded the Silver Hitcock Award at Dinard Festival of British Cinema. The movie was also released in the USA with the title Catch the Sun.

Won World Cinema Audience Award


Carney directed the featured movie “Once”. It was official world release at the Sundance Festival in January and due to high appreciation by the audience, the movie won World Cinema Audience Award in the Category Dramatic.  

Attracted Critisim


Carnet attracted criticism when he referred to Keira Knightley in an interview with the UK independent newspaper, stating “I’ll never make a film with supermodels again.” Knightley who has amassed multiple accolades throughout her career including Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA and SAG Award Nomination replied on this. 

Cast in Net worth.


John Carney has earned a big chunk of the amount from his movie and directing as well as writing different movies and short films. He earns around $ 30k per month and his current net worth has been estimated as $ 5 Million.