Eugene O'Brien

Playwright and writer for television and film
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Biography

Eugene O'Brien wrote the hugely successful play Eden, which transferred from Dublin's Abbey Theatre to London's West End and premiered on Broadway in 2004. In 2008, he adapted the play for film. Starring Eileen Walsh and directed by Declan Recks, it was played at film festivals across the world and was nominated for the European Film Academy Awards 2008.

Eugene also writes for television and film. His credits include the award-winning Pure Mule for RTE and he is currently developing The Lesson for Blinder Films with Tom Hall

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Film

Writer

The Flag
Feature
Producer Robert Walpole & Rebecca O’Flanagan
Director Declan Recks
Starring
  • Pat Shortt
  • Moe Dunford
  • Ruth Bradley
  • Brian Gleeson
  •  

    Comedy about an Irishman living in London who sets out to retrieve the flag raised over the GPO during the 1916 rising

    Element Pictures
    Treasure Entertainment
     
    The Lesson
    Feature
     

    Co-written with Tom Hall

    Blinder Films
    In development
     
     

    Adaptation of the book by Simon Carswell

    Treasture Entertainment
    In development
     
    Producer Ruth Coady & Mary Callery
    Director Dominic Harari & Teresa de Pelegri
    Starring
  • Richard Coyle
  • Leonor Watling
  • Ciara Bailey
  • Michelle Beamish
  • Lorcan Cranitch
  •  

    Romantic comedy about a food critic

    Parallel Film Productions
     
    Stags
    Feature
     

    Feature about a man who invites his elderly father-in-law on his stag weekend

    Samson Films
    In development
     
    Eden
    Feature
    Producer David Collins
    Director Declan Recks
    Starring
  • Aidan Kelly
  • Eileen Walsh
  • Padraic Delaney
  • Karl Shiels
  • Lesley Conroy
  •  
    Adaptation of the stage play
    Samson Films
    Broadcasting Commission of Ireland
     

    Theatre

    Writer

    Director Charlie Bonner
     

    One-man play about a pensioner whose life is thrown into disarray by the arrival of a letter

    Bewley's Cafe Theatre
     
    Director Rebecca Roper
     
    The story of an Irishman's travels from coast to coast in America on a greyhound bus
    Players Theatre
     
    Producer Abbey Theatre
    Director Conall Morrison
    Starring
  • Steve Blount
  • Fergal McElherron
  • Eamon Morrissey
  •  
    The play is set in the Savoy Cinema, Edenderry in 1994.
    Abbey Theatre, Peacock
     
    Eden
    Winner: Best Play, Dublin Theatre Awards
    Director Conor McPherson
    Starring
  • Catherine Walsh
  • Don Wycherley
  •  
    Drama about a couple who are spending the weekend together in an attempt to save their marriage
    Abbey Thatre
     

    TV

    Writer

    Director Lisa Mulcahy
    Starring
  • Jane McGrath
  • Patrick Ryan
  • Gerry Herbert
  • David Crowley
  • Boyko Krastanov
  •  

    Crime drama based in a Dublin Garda Station

    Element Pictures & Company Pictures for TV3
     
    Producer David Collins and Ed Guiney
    Director Declan Recks
    Starring
  • JJ Field
  • Garrett Lombard
  • Charlene McKenna
  • Jane McGrath
  • Diarmuid Noyes
  •  
    Christmas special of the popular series
    Accomplice TV for RTE
     
    Producer Various
    Director Declan Recks and Charlie McCarthy
    Starring
  • Charlene McKenna
  • Simone Kirby
  •  
    Series where each episode is a self-contained story focusing on the weekend activities of one character
    Accomplice TV for RTE