TV Famous Television Directors from Ireland

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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

Age: 45

Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Profession: Television director, Screenwriter

Credits: House of Saddam, All in the Game

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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 ...more

Age: 81

Birthplace: Cork, Republic of Ireland

Profession: Television director, Film Producer, Actor, Film Director

Credits: Bernadette: Notes on a Political Journey

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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 ...more

Age: 54

Birthplace: Dublin, East Wall, Republic of Ireland

Profession: Television director, Electrician, Film Producer, Actor

Credits: Game of Thrones, Clash of the Titans, War Horse, A Little Princess, The Wind That Shakes the Barley, + more

Also Ranked

#20 on The Best Irish Actors of All Time

#11 on The Best Living Irish Actors

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Mark Cousins


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

Age: 51

Birthplace: Belfast, United Kingdom

Profession: Television director, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Critic, + more

Credits: What Is This Film Called Love?, The Story of Film: An Odyssey, First Impressions, The First Movie, A Story of Children and Film, + more