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Declan O’Dwyer

Director
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Filmography
  • Flowers in the Attic: The Origin
    2022 — TV Mini-Series 5 ×
  • Miss Scarlet and the Duke
    2020 — TV Series 6 × — 50 mins
  • Vera
    2019 — TV Series 1 × — 89 mins
  • Free Rein
    2018 — TV Series 5 ×
  • Crazyhead
    2016 — TV Series 3 × — 43 mins
  • Barbarians Rising
    2016 — TV Mini-Series Documentary 4 × — 84 mins
  • Atlantis
    2013–2014 — TV Series 6 × — 44 mins
  • Casualty
    2003-2013 — TV Series 25 ×
  • Merlin
    2013 — TV Series 2 × — 43 mins
  • Wolf Blood
    2012 — TV Series 4 × — 26 mins
  • The Bill
    2001–2010 — TV Series 8 × — 46 mins
  • Trinity
    2009 — TV Series 2 × — 60 mins
  • Brittania High
    2008 — TV Series 2 × — 43 mins
  • Wire In The Blood
    2006-2008 — TV Movie 4 × — 90 mins
  • Being Human (Pilot)
    2008 — TV Series 1 × — 60 mins
  • True Dare Kiss
    2007 — TV Series 3 ×
  • The Grey Man
    2007 — TV Movie
  • Robin Hood
    2007 — TV Series 3 × — 44 mins
  • Bad Girls
    2005 — TV Series 1 × — 70 mins
  • Barking!
    2004-2005 — TV Series 6 × — 25 mins
  • Heartbeat
    2004 — TV Series 1 × — 50 mins
  • My Parents Are Aliens
    2003 — TV Series 6 × — 25 mins
  • Potemkin: The Runner's Cut
    1996 — Short Film
Awards
  • 2019 — Nominee
    Daytime Emmy Awards — Outstanding Directing for a Children's, Preschool Children's or Family Viewing Program. Free Rein
  • 2013 — Winner
    RTS Award — . Wolf Blood
  • 2013 — Winner
    BAFTA — . Wolf Blood

BLACKLISTED, NICHOLL Quarterfinalist and PAGE Semi-finalist writer and film & television director, currently working out of London. Repped by Independent in the UK and WME in the US. In 1977, aged 8, Declan was taken to the cinema for the first time – running up and down the aisles playing aeroplanes. The film started and as the Star Destroyer chased the Rebel blockade-runner across the screen, he became transfixed, mesmerised by the spectacle. Star Wars was his introduction into cinema.

Embedding himself into the Oxford School of Speech and Drama only convinced him that the world wasn’t yet ready for his unique anti-acting style, so after this brief incarceration and whilst still remaining painfully under educated and overdressed, he earned a place on the prestigious Fuji Film Scholarship at Bournemouth Film School.

His 1st short film, A FROZEN CHICKEN SAVES THE SOAPS DAY was invited to many European film festivals. His 2nd satirical short, POTEMKIN: The Runner’s Cut, starring Charles Dance, won audience acclaim at the Munich and Angers film festivals.

With his baseball cap at a jaunty angle, Declan plunged into network television drama – which resulted in a short-listing in the New Director (Fiction) category at the BAFTA Television Craft Awards.

Directing an ‘afternoon play’ adaptation of an Andy McNab novella, THE GREY MAN and the adaptation of the Val McDermid’s ‘TORMENT OF OTHERS’ (Best Crime Novel of the Year 1995) soon had Declan exchanging the jaded and faded baseball cap for an obligatory Stetson whilst shooting PRAYER OF THE BONE in Austin, Texas – (Nominated in the ‘Crime Thriller of the Year’ awards 2008 and won an Edgar Allen Poe award for best teleplay 2009).

Playing with bows and CGI arrows followed; on the BBC’s flagship ROBIN HOOD (Saturn Award Nomination for Best International Series) cohabiting with Werewolves, Vampire’s and Ghosts on the acclaimed pilot of the hit BBC show BEING HUMAN, battling Dragons on MERLIN and cavorting with Greek Mythology on ATLANTIS I & II.

Recently, he has been writing & directing on historical epic Series, BARBARIANS RISING.

In 2013 Declan became the first non-US signing from the legendary BLACK LIST for his spec script BROKEN COVE and made it onto the 2013 Hollywood Young & Hungry (a list of 100 hot screenwriters to watch).