Conor McPherson is a playwright, screenwriter and director, born in Dublin in 1971.
Plays include Rum and Vodka (Fly by Night Theatre Co., Dublin); The Good Thief (Dublin Theatre Festival; Stewart Parker Award); This Lime Tree Bower (Fly by Night Theatre Co. and Bush Theatre, London; Meyer-Whitworth Award); St Nicholas (Bush Theatre and Primary Stages, New York); The Weir (Royal Court, London, Duke of York’s, West End and Walter Kerr Theatre, New York; Laurence Olivier, Evening Standard, Critics’ Circle, George Devine Awards); Dublin Carol (Royal Court and Atlantic Theater, New York); Port Authority (Ambassadors Theatre, West End, Gate Theatre, Dublin and Atlantic Theater, New York); Shining City (Royal Court, Gate Theatre, Dublin and Manhattan Theatre Club, New York; Tony Award nomination for Best Play); The Seafarer (National Theatre, London, Abbey Theatre, Dublin and Booth Theater, New York; Laurence Olivier, Evening Standard, Tony Award nominations for Best Play); The Veil (National Theatre); The Night Alive (Donmar Warehouse, London and Atlantic Theater, New York); and Girl from the North Country (Old Vic, London).
Theatre adaptations include Daphne du Maurier’s The Birds (Gate Theatre, Dublin and Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis), August Strindberg’s The Dance of Death (Donmar at Trafalgar Studios) and Franz Xaver Kroetz’s The Nest (Young Vic, London).
Work for the cinema includes I Went Down, Saltwater, Samuel Beckett’s Endgame, The Actors, The Eclipse and Strangers.
His work for television includes an adaptation of John Banville’s Elegy for April for the BBC, and the original television drama Paula for BBC2.
Awards for his screenwriting include three Best Screenplay Awards from the Irish Film and Television Academy; Spanish Cinema Writers Circle Best Screenplay Award; the CICAE Award for Best Film Berlin Film festival; Jury Prize San Sebastian Film Festival; and the Méliès d’Argent Award for Best European Film.