Famous Screenwriters from Ireland

List of notable or famous screenwriters from Ireland, with bios and photos, including the top screenwriters born in Ireland and even some popular screenwriters who immigrated to Ireland. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Irish screenwriters then this list is the perfect resource for you. These screenwriters are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known screenwriter from Ireland is included when available.

This list below has everything from Denis Leary to Gabriel Byrne.

This historic screenwriters from Ireland list can help answer the questions "Who are some Irish screenwriters of note?" and "Who are the most famous screenwriters from Ireland?" These prominent screenwriters of Ireland may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Irish screenwriters.

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    • Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland
    Aaron McCann is a film director, film producer, screenwriter, cinematographer and an actor.
    • Birthplace: County Meath, Republic of Ireland
    Arthur Mathews (born 30 April 1959 in Castletown Kilpatrick, Navan, Co Meath, Ireland) is an Irish comedy writer and actor who, often with writing partners such as Graham Linehan, Paul Woodfull and ...more
  • Arthur Wing Pinero
    Dec. at 79 (1855-1934)
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
    Sir Arthur Wing Pinero (24 May 1855 – 23 November 1934) was an English playwright and, early in his career, actor. Pinero was drawn to the theatre from an early age, and became a professional actor ...more
    • Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland
    Barry Dignam (born March 31, 1971) is an Irish filmmaker. Some of his films are Chicken, Dream Kitchen, Stages, Bounce and A Ferret Called Mickey.
  • Bing Bailey is a film director, screenwriter, film producer, film editor and casting director.
  • Brendan Behan
    Dec. at 41 (1923-1964)
    • Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland
    Brendan Francis Aidan Behan (christened Francis Behan) ( BEE-ən; Irish: Breandán Ó Beacháin; 9 February 1923 – 20 March 1964) was an Irish poet, short story writer, novelist and playwright who wrote ...more