Roddy
Doyle

Author and writer for stage and film

Roddy Doyle is the author of eleven novels, a collection of stories, and Rory & Ita, a memoir of his parents. He has written five books for children and contributed to a variety of publications including The New Yorker, McSweeney’s, Metro Eireann and several anthologies. He won the Booker Prize in 1993, for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha.

Roddy has written for the stage and his plays include Brownbread and Guess Who’s Coming For The Dinner. He co-adapted with Joe O’Byrne his novel The Woman who Walked into Doors and he co-wrote with Bisi Adigun a new version of The Playboy of the Western World.

He also wrote the screenplays for The Snapper, The Van, Family, When Brendan Met Trudy and co-wrote the screenplay for The CommitmentsHe lives and works in Dublin.

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Television

Writer

Drama series starring Roddy's Henry Smart character

Revolution Films
In development

Drama about a private investigator 

Kudos Film and Television
In development
Family
4 x 60'
Producer Andrew Eaton
Director Michael Winterbottom
Starring
  • Gemma Butterly
  • Neilí Conroy
  • Sean McGinley
  • Ger Ryan
  • Series charting the break-up a family and the effect it has on the family dynamic
    BBC Productions

    Film

    Writer

    Revolution Films
    In development
    Director Kieron J. Walsh
    Starring
  • Barbara Brennan
  • Gemma Craven
  • A Catholic single mother and a Protestant career woman meet at the funeral of a priest
    RTÉ
    Producer Lynda Myles
    Director Kieron J. Walsh
    Starring
  • Peter McDonald
  • Pauline McLynn
  • Flora Montgomery
  • Marie Mullen
  • Film about a teacher who meets a thief
    Shooting Gallery
    Collins Avenue
    The Van
    Feature
    Producer Lynda Myles
    Director Stephen Frears
    Starring
  • Neilí Conroy
  • Colm Meaney
  • Donal O'Kelly
  • Caroline Rothwell
  • Film adaptation of Roddy's novel
    Fox Searchlight Pictures
    Beacon Communications
    Producer Lynda Myles
    Director Stephen Frears
    Starring
  • Tina Kellegher
  • Eanna MacLiam
  • Ruth McCabe
  • Colm Meaney
  • Film adaptation of Roddy's novel
    Miramax Films
    BBC Films
    Producer Lynda Myles
    Director Alan Parker
    Starring
  • Robert Arkins
  • Michael Aherne
  • Angeline Ball
  • Maria Doyle
  • Film adaptation of Roddy's novel The Commitments
    Twentieth Century Fox
    Beacon Communications

    Theatre

    Writer

    Director Jamie Lloyd
    Starring
  • Killian Donnelly
  • Dean Faye
  • Denis Grindel
  • Sean Kearns
  • Jimmy Rabitte, a young working class music fan, turns a bunch of amateur musicians into the finest soul band Dublin has ever produced
    Palace Theatre
    Director Jimmy Fay
    Starring
  • Angeline Ball
  • Liam Carney
  • Phelim Drew
  • Laurence Kinlan
  • New version of the play, co-written with Bisi Adigun
    Abbey Theatre, Dublin
    Director Joe O'Byrne
    Starring
  • Hilda Fay
  • Brian F O'Byrne
  • Adapted with Joe O'Byrne from Roddy's novel about an abused woman

    Helix Theatre, Dublin
    Director Bairbre Ni Chaoimh
    Starring
  • Barbara Bergin
  • Gary Cooke
  • Maynard Eziashi
  • Play examining the reactions of an Irish family when a Nigerian asylum seeker comes over for dinner
    Calypso Theatre
    Play about a Pub Quiz and two men who meet the first Monday of every month to do battle
    The Passion Machine Theatre, Dublin
    Play about three kids who kidnap a bishop
    The Passion Machine Theatre, Dublin

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