Famous Television Directors from Ireland

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

Patrick McGoohan and Liam Cunningham are included on this list.

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

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  • Jim O'Hanlon is a television director and a screenwriter.
    • Age: 52
    • Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland
  • Lelia Doolan, is an Irish producer. Doolan was born in Cork in 1934. She studied French and German at University College Dublin, where she won a scholarship to study at the Brecht Theatre in Germany. She presented and acted in shows on the newly established RTÉ in 1961 but soon moved into a role as producer/director, after training in the United States. She was responsible for the establishment of The Riordans rural soap opera. She became concerned at the one sided nature of the material being received from USA only and broadcast by RTÉ on the Vietnam War and attempted to send a 7 Days film crew there from Ireland but they were prevented from traveling at Dublin Airport by direct Irish ...more
    • Age: 89
    • Birthplace: Cork, Republic of Ireland
  • Liam Cunningham
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    Liam Cunningham (born 2 June 1961) is an Irish stage and screen actor. He is known for playing Davos Seaworth in the HBO epic-fantasy series Game of Thrones.Cunningham has been nominated for the London Film Critics' Circle Award, the British Independent Film Award, has won two Irish Film & Television Awards, and shared a BAFTA with Michael Fassbender, for their crime-drama short film Pitch Black Heist. His notable film roles include A Little Princess (1995), Jude (1996), Dog Soldiers (2002), The Crooked Man (2003), The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006), Hunger (2008), The Escapist (2008), Good Vibrations (2013), Let Us Prey (2014) and The Childhood of a Leader (2015).
    • Age: 61
    • Birthplace: East Wall, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
  • Mark Cousins

    Mark Cousins (born 3 May 1965) is a director and occasional presenter/critic on film. A prolific producer and director, he is best known for his 15-hour 2011 documentary The Story of Film: An Odyssey.
    • Age: 57
    • Birthplace: Belfast, United Kingdom
  • Patrick McGoohan
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    Patrick Joseph McGoohan (19 March 1928 – 13 January 2009) was an Irish-American actor, screenwriter and director. He began his career in the United Kingdom in the 1950s, relocating to the United States in the 1970s. His career-defining roles were in the British television series Danger Man (US: Secret Agent) and the surreal psychological drama The Prisoner, which he co-created. He received the Primetime Emmy Award twice and the BAFTA once.
    • Age: Dec. at 80 (1928-2009)
    • Birthplace: Astoria, New York City, New York, United States of America
  • Paul Cusack

    Paul Cusack is a television and film producer and television director.
    • Age: 76
    • Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland