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Paul Haggis


B: March 10, 1953 in London, Ontario

Paul Haggis is an award-winning screenwriter, producer, executive producer, director and program creator. When he was growing up his parents owned and operated the Gallery Theatre in London, Ontario, and Haggis cut his teeth in theater production, directing, and as a playwright in the early 1970s. He was the creative force behind programs like Due South, Family Law, EZ Streets, City and thirtysomething. So far he has picked up a couple of Emmy awards, a Golden Globe, the TV Critics Association Program of the Year Award, Viewers For Quality Television Founders Award, the Columbia Mystery Writers Award and six Gemini Awards to name just some of the honours he has received. He first tried his hand at feature films in 2002 and has been rewarded for that effort with an Academy Award nomination for his screenplay for Million Dollar Baby. The film itself went on to be named Best Picture. Completed in 2004 but not released until the following year, his film Crash was nominated for 6 Academy Awards and was named Best Picture at the 78th annual awards ceremony. He also won for Best Original Screenplay. Letters for Iwo Jima, which was cowritten with Iris Yamashita, was nominated for an Oscar® in 2007. He was the creator of the hit TV series Due South. We list his credits as a Screenwriter first.

Also see: Paul Haggis Talks.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

The Return of the Shaggy Dog (TV-1987)
Red Hot (1993)
Due South (TV-1994)
Ghost of a Chance (TV-1998-EP)
Crash (2004-D-P)
Million Dollar Baby (2004-P)
Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire (TV-2005)
The Last Kiss (2006)
Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
Casino Royale (2006)
Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
In the Valley of Elah (2007)
Speechless (TV-2008)
Quantum of Solace (2008)

The Next Three Days (2010)
Third Person (2013)

TV Series – at least 1 episode:
One Day at a Time (1975)
The Love Boat (1977)
Mr. Merlin (1981)
The Facts of Life (1984-1986)
Charmed Lives (1986)
L.A. Law (1986)
The Tracey Ullman Show (1987)
thirtysomething (1987)
City (1990)
Walker, Texas Ranger (1993)
Due South (1994-1999)
EZ Streets (1996)
Michael Hayes (1997)
Family Law (1999)
Mister Sterling (2003)
The Black Donnellys (2007)

Walker (2021)

Credits as a Director:
Red Hot (1993)
Ghosts of a Chance (TV-1998)
Crash (2004)
In the Valley of Elah (2007)

We Are the World 25 for Haiti (TV-2010)
The Next Three Days (2010)
Third Person (2013)
5B (2018, documentary)

TV Series – at least 1 episode of:
Due South (1995)
EZ Streets (1996)
Family Law (1999, 2000, 2001)
The Black Donnellys (2007)

Show Me a Hero (2015, mini-series)