Ian Fitzgibbon

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Moone Boy: Series 2

Winner IFTA: Director TV Drama
Writer Chris O'Dowd & Nick Vincent Murphy Starring
  • Chris O'Dowd
  • David Rawle
    Production Company Baby Cow
    Broadcaster Sky1

    Ian directs the second series of the IFTA and International Emmy Award winning show.

    Written by Chris O'Dowd, Moone Boy is the semi-autobiographical tale of Martin Moone (David Rawle) who creates an imaginary friend Sean, (Chris O'Dowd) to cope in a house full of women. The second series sees Martin navigate the tricky world of secondary school, the euphoria of Italia 90 and falling in love for the first time.

    The second series premiered on Sky 1 on February 17th. Ian picked up the IFTA for Director of TV Drama for his work on the show.

    Moone Boy: Series 2, Episode 1
    Moone Boy Series 2, Episode 5
    Moone Boy: Series 2, Episode 6

    Can Moone Boy (Sky1) get any better? This week we were treated to a spot of obscure Irish sporting history as Martin’s dad Liam (Peter McDonald) relived his greatest moment of sporting triumph with a grudge golf match against the devious bank manager who’d done him down in the prime of youth. Keith Watson

    Moone Boy specialises in unlikely events, but the handball duel in this week’s episode takes some beating. It’s also a thoroughly deserved chance for Peter McDonald to go centre stage as beleaguered dad Liam Moone. Mark Braxton
    Radio Times

    Moone Boy simply has to be seen by more people. It's a beaming-ear-to-ear delight. Mark Braxton
    Radio Times

    It's all so charming that even the Americans found themselves throwing prestigious TV trophies at it, and we reckon it's the perfect way to put a smile back on your face after trudging home through the wind and rain.

    Daniel Sperling
    Digital Spy

    Moone Boy is made for the 12-year-olds who might identify with Martin Moone (David Rawle), a 12-year-old who’s accompanied everywhere by his imaginary friend, Sean (Chris O’Dowd). But it’s also for the 12-year-old in all of us, particularly those of us who, like creator and co-star O’Dowd, were 12 or thereabouts in the summer of 1990.

    The Independent

    Moone Boy is imaginatively spun and its details pop with punchlines. Alex Hardy
    The Times
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    Moone Boy has winning charm Benji Wilson
    The Telegraph

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