Eugene
O'Hare

Writer for Theatre, Film and Television.

Eugene is an Irish actor and writer.

His works include Hospital Food for the National Theatre Connections Festival, Only Good People Love Bach, and Rage. Two plays, Sydney & the Old Girl and The Weatherman, premiered to critical & public acclaim at the Park Theatre in 2019.  His plays are published by Methuen Drama. 

He has worked with the Abbey Theatre and with Channel 4 Drama as part of the '4Screenwriters' placement. Eugene also writes for radio and has written three short stories for BBC Radio 4. His short film The Music Room premiered at the Galway Film Fleadh. He is in active development on projects for television and two feature films. 

As an actor he has worked internationally on Broadway and in the West End. He created the roles of Detective Quigley in the BBC/Starz series Dublin Murders and Aaron Monroe in the hit series The Fall.

Recent poems have featured in The Irish News, Crossways, The Galway Review, Fortnight, and Razur Cuts. 

"O’Hare can obviously write."

The Guardian
on Sydney & the Old Girl

"It heralds the arrival, in O'Hare, of a fearless new playwright with a singular voice."

WhatsOnStage
on The Weatherman

CV

Film

Writer 

Bosco
Feature
Producer Julien Loeffler & James Kermack
Featuristic / Northern Ireland Screen
In Development - 2020
The Music Room
Short Film
Director Mick Gordon
Starring
  • Isaac Heslip
  • Patrick O'Kane
  • Aislin McGuckin
  • BBC / Big Fish / Grey Cat Productions

    Television

    Writer 

    Element Pictures
    In Development
    The Lighthouse Film & TV
    In Development

    Original drama script following a community besieged by grief in Belfast.

    Two Cities Television
    The Lighthouse Film & TV
    In Development

    Original drama script as part of the 4Screenwriters placement with Channel 4.

    Channel 4

    Theatre

    Writer & Director 

    Director Eugene O'Hare
    Starring
  • Stephen Kennedy
  • Edward Hogg
  • Omnibus Theatre, Clapham
    Director Eugene O'Hare
    Starring
  • Ishia Bennison
  • Josh Williams
  • Omnibus Theatre, Clapham

    Writer 

    Director Susan Lynch
    Starring
  • Patrick O'Kane
  • In Development - 2021
    Director Phillip Breen
    Starring
  • Miriam Margolyes
  • Mark Hadfield
  • Park Theatre
    Director Alice Hamilton
    Starring
  • Mark Hadfield
  • Park Theatre
    Director James Hillier
    RADA
    Director Sam Yates
    Vanbrugh Theatre, RADA
    Director Sam Yates
    RADA
    Director NT Connections 2015
    National Theatre
    Director Oonagh Murphy
    Abbey Theatre Amharclann na Mainistreach

    Radio

    Writer 

    Producer Gaynor McFarlane
    Starring
  • Stephen Rea
  • A young boy finds a  way to cope with the death of his father.


    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
    Producer Gemma McMullan / Michael Shannon

    Ms Markey returns home to prepare for the arrival of her first ever paying house-guest. She soon discovers the true cost of her visitor's stay...


    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
    Creator Eugene O'Hare
    Producer Jenny Thompson

    In wintry Newry an elderly man embarks on a new adventure.

    Radio short for the New Irish Writing Season 2015.


    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4