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Martin McDonagh

Director

“I can't stand up in front of people. It just fills me with horror.”

 

Biography

One of the most acclaimed European playwrights of the late 20th and early 21st century, Martin McDonagh was the author of several Tony-nominated plays, including “The Beauty Queen of Leenane” (1996) and “The Cripple of Inishmaan” (1996) before segueing into a successful second career as a film writer and director. McDonagh’s plays, which bristled with nationalist anger and dark humor as they addressed the emotional and political state of Ireland, earned him the praise of critics and theatergoers alike on both sides of the Atlantic. Both were undoubtedly dismayed by his abandonment of theater for film in 2006, but his efforts in that field – the Oscar-winning short “Six Shooter” (2006) and the Oscar-nominated “In Bruges” (2008) – established him as one of the most talented voices in international film.

Born March 26, 1970 in Camberwell, London, England, he was one of two sons born to Irish parents who had moved to England for work. Raised in a South London neighborhood comprised… read more

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Roscoe

10Nov12

A brilliant playwright and a splendid filmmaker. One of the few filmmakers whose work must be seen immediately upon release.

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Brentos

5Dec11

when i found out he was switching from theatre to film i was extremely weary, but both Six Shooter and In Bruges had proved him as a writer/director to watch out for. One can only hope he decides to make a film on par with his Pillowman.

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