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Ciaran Donnelly

Film + TV Director

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Filmography
  • The Wheel of Time
    2021 — TV Series 2 × — 60 mins
  • Resurrection
    2021 — Feature Film — 96 mins
  • Professionals
    2020 — TV Series 2 ×
  • Altered Carbon
    2020 — TV Series 2 × — 47 mins
  • Vikings
    2013-2018 — TV Series 15 × — 44 mins
  • Krypton
    2018 — TV Series 3 × — 42 mins
  • Harley and the Davidsons
    2016 — TV Mini-Series 2 × — 76 mins
  • The Bastard Executioner
    2015 — TV Mini-Series 2 × — 53 mins
  • Tyrant
    2015 — TV Series 1 × — 43 mins
  • A.D. The Bible Continues
    2015 — TV Series 3 × — 43 mins
  • Crossbones
    2014 — TV Series 2 × — 41 mins
  • Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
    2013 — TV Series 1 × — 43 mins
  • Once Upon a Time
    2013 — TV Series 1 × — 44 mins
  • Titanic: Blood and Steel
    2012 — TV Mini-Series 12 × — 49 mins
  • Camelot
    2011 — TV Series 2 × — 45 mins
  • The Tudors
    2007-2010 — TV Series 13 × — 56 mins
  • Inspector George Gently
    2008-2009 — TV Series 4 × — 89 mins
  • Trust Me
    2008 — TV Series 1 × — 43 mins
  • Robin Hood
    2007 — TV Series 3 × — 45 mins
  • Donovan
    2006 — TV Series 1 × — 45 mins
  • Stardust
    2006 — TV Mini-Series 2 ×
  • Big Dippers
    2005 — TV Film — 90 mins
  • Proof
    2004 — TV Series 4 ×
  • MI-5 (uncredited)
    2003 — TV Series 2 × — 52 mins
  • Cold Feet
    2001-2003 — TV Series 4 × — 45 mins
  • Spooks
    2005 — TV Series
  • The Split
    1998 — TV Short — 20 mins
  • Pinned
    1997 — Short Film — 28 mins
  • Dirty Old Town
    1996 — Short Film
  • Bound for Manhattan
    1991 — Short Film — 13 mins
Awards
  • 2005 — Winner
    BAFTA — Best Drama Series. Cold Feet
  • 2006 — Winner
    Irish Film and Television Awards — Best Single Drama/Drama Serial. Stardust
  • 2017 — Nominee
    Irish Film and Television Awards — Best Director- Drama. Vikings
  • 2015 — Winner
    Irish Film and Television Awards — Best Director- Drama. Vikings
  • 2013 — Nominee
    Irish Film and Television Awards — Best Director TV Drama. Titanic: Blood and Steel
  • 2010 — Nominee
    Irish Film and Television Awards — Best Director for Television. The Tudors
  • 2009 — Winner
    Irish Film and Television Awards — Best Director for Television. The Tudors

Ciaran Donnelly is an Irish director, producer and writer. He’s just finished directing the first two episodes of the epic Altered Carbon’s new season (Netflix/Skydance). Recently he rebooted the pilot of Krypton for David Goyer, and co-EP’d the series (SyFy/Warner/DC).

His work includes multiple episodes of Vikings for History/MGM, Tudors for Showtime and he served as the EP/director on Discovery’s Harley and the Davidsons and NBC’s AD and Crossbones. His other US work includes Tyrant, Once Upon a Time. And in the UK, all the episodes of Titanic: Blood & Steel, Robin Hood, Proof (including the pilot), Spooks and his BAFTA winning Cold Feet. He has garnered three Irish IFTA’s for best director. His original two-part drama, Stardust, aired on RTE in Ireland to excellent reviews. He also directed the comedic one-off film, Big Dippers, for Red and ITV in England.

Ciaran Donnelly Served as Chairman of SDGI from (2008 – 2016).