Stuart Carolan

Playwright and writer for television
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Biography

Stuart Carolan is an Irish playwright and screenwriter who started out as a producer for television and radio.

Stuart's first play, Defender of the Faith, won the George Devine award when it premiered at the Abbey Theatre in 2004, after which Stuart went on to write commissions for the National Theatre and the Druid Theatre in Dublin.

In 2008 Stuart turned to television writing, winning an IFTA nomination for his RTE project Little White Lies. He has since worked on a number of successful series, including RTE's fast paced kitchen drama Raw and five series of the award-winning Love/Hate.  Set in Dublin's violent underworld the series has been the most successful TV drama in Ireland's history and Stuart has won the IFTA for Best TV Writer for four consecutive years.  

Stuart is currently working on a feature adaptation of Paul Murray's novel, Skippy Dies.


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TV

Writer & Creator & Executive Producer

Love/Hate: Series 5
Winner: Best Script Drama, IFTA
6 x 60'
Producer Steve Matthews & Suzanne McAuley
Director David Caffrey
Starring
  • Tom Vuaghan-Lawlor
  • Peter Coonan
  • Charlie Murphy
  • Ian Lloyd Anderson
  • Siobhan Shanahan
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    Fifth series of the gritty crime drama set in Dublin

    Octagon Films for RTE
     
    Love/Hate: Series 4
    Winner: Best Screenplay Television Drama, IFTA
    6 x 60'
    Starring
  • Tom Vaughan-Lawlor
  • Charlie Murphy
  • Susan Loughnane
  • Peter Coonan
  •  
    Fourth series of the award-winning Irish crime drama
    Octagon Films for RTE
     
    Love/Hate: Series 3
    Winner: Best Script Drama, IFTA
    6 x 60'
    Starring
  • Peter Coonan
  • Charlie Murphy
  • Killian Scott
  • Robert Sheehan
  • Tom Vaughan-Lawlor
  •  
    Third series of the drama set in the criminal underworld of Dublin
    Octagon Films for RTE
     
    Love/Hate: Series 2
    Winner: Best Writer Television Drama, IFTA
    6 x 60'
    Producer Suzanne McAuley
    Starring
  • Aidan Gillen
  • Robert Sheehan
  • Tom Vaughan-Lawlor
  • Peter Campion
  • Susan Loughnane
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    Second series of RTE's popular series

    Octagon Films for RTE
     
    Producer Suzanne McAuley
    Director David Caffrey
    Starring
  • Aidan Gillen
  • Robert Sheehan
  • Ruth Negga
  • Tom Vaughan-Lawlor
  • Brian Gleeson
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    Crime drama set in Dublin's gangland
    Octagon Films for RTE
     

    Writer

    Starring
  • Liam Garrigan
  • Shelley Conn
  • Michael Colgan
  • Charlene McKenna
  • Shelley Conn
  •  
    Fast paced television drama following the lives and loves of the staff at a stylish Dublin restaurant
    Ecosse Films for RTE
     
    Little White Lie
    Nominated: Best TV Script, IFTA
    1 x 90'
    Producer Catherine Magee
    Director Nicholas Renton
    Starring
  • Andrew Scott
  • Elaine Cassidy
  • David Murray
  • David Pearse
  • Caoilfhionn Dunne
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    Comedy drama about an actor searching for love after being rejected by his high-flying girlfriend
    Element Films for RTE
     
    No Laughing Matter
    Nominated: Best Television Drama, IFTA
    1 x 90'
    Director Nick Renton
    Starring
  • David Pearse
  • Philip Judge
  • Elaine Cassidy
  • Andrew Scott
  •  
    Romantic comedy
    Element Pictures for RTE
     
     
    Television adaptation of Graham Greene's novel
    BBC for BBC
    In development
     

    Film

    Writer

     

    Adaptation of the novel by Paul Murray

    Octagon Films
    In development
     

    Theatre

    Writer

    Producer Druid Theatre
    Director Garry Hynes
     
    Play about an Irish family
    Galway Arts Festival
     
    Defender Of The Faith
    George Devine Award 2005
    Director Wilson Milam
     
    Debut play about a fractured family in Ireland
    Abbey Theatre, Dublin