Participant profile: Mark O’Halloran

We arrive in Ireland, early, to meet screenwriter and actor Mark O’Halloran.

Mark O'Halloran

Mark O'Halloran

Mark was born in Ennis Co. Clare, Ireland. His first feature film screenplay, Adam & Paul (2004), won ten international awards, including the London Evening Standard award for Best Screenplay, and the European Film Award for Best Screenwriter.

He followed it with the screenplay for the movie Garage which premièred at the Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival in 2007, where it was awarded the CICAE award for best film. It went on to win a further ten international awards, including the Irish Film and Television Award for Best Screenplay,

Mark has also written a four-episode television series, Prosperity, for Irish broadcaster RTÉ, which aired in Autumn 2007.  He won the  ‘Best Script for Television’ award in that year’s Irish Film and Television Awards, and ‘Best Television Script’ at the Irish Playwrights and Screenwriters Guild’s annual ZeBBie Awards.

He currently has a number of projects in development.


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