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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. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 47

Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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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 on Wikipedia

Age: 84

Birthplace: Cork, Republic of Ireland

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Liam Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Television Directors from Ireland
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Liam Cunningham is an Irish stage and screen actor. He is best known for his roles in the films A Little Princess, Jude, Dog Soldiers, The Wind That Shakes the Barley, Hunger, Centurion, Clash of the Titans, The Escapist, Black Butterflies and The Guard. Since 2012 he has portrayed Davos Seaworth in the HBO epic-fantasy series Game of Thrones. He 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. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 56

Birthplace: Dublin, East Wall, Republic of Ireland

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#20 on The Best Irish Actors of All Time

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Mark Cousins 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. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 52

Birthplace: Belfast, United Kingdom