On a lonely country road, James Mangan hears a voice from his past and comes to realise he is damned. —IMDb
John Michael McDonagh is an English-born film director and screenwriter of Irish descent. He wrote and directed The Guard and the upcoming Calvary. His brother is the playwright and filmmaker Martin McDonagh.
McDonagh made his first foray into writing and directing with The Second Death, a short film released in 2000. Next McDonagh adapted Robert Drewe’s 1991 novel Our Sunshine into the screenplay for the 2003 film Ned Kelly, which was directed by Gregor Jordan.
McDonagh gained considerable attention in 2011, with the theatrical release of his feature film directorial debut The Guard, starring Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle. The film received critical acclaim, with a 95% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and went on to become the most financially successful independent Irish film of all time.
FilmographyNed Kelly (2003) – Writer The Guard (2011) – Writer/Director Calvary (2013) – Writer/Director
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