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Conor McPherson

Conor McPherson studied philosophy at U.C.D. His first plays were produced on the Dublin Fringe, including Rum & Vodka (1992) and The Good Thief (1994) which won the Stewart Parker Award. This Lime Tree Bower (1995) transferred from the Crypt, Dublin to the Bush Theatre, London, winning the Meyer-Whitworth and the George Devine Award for Best New Play. St. Nicholas (1997, Bush Theatre, London) starring Brian Cox, opened off-Broadway in March 1997 at Primary Stages and transferred to Los Angeles later that year.

McPherson was commissioned by The Royal Court Theatre to write The Weir in 1997. It premiered at the Ambassador Theatre and won an Evening Standard Award, Critics' Circle Award and two Olivier Awards, including Best Play. The Royal Court production then transferred to Broadway.

McPherson wrote the script for the film I Went Down, which won the Best Screenplay Award at the San Sebastian Festival. His first feature film as screenwriter and director, Saltwater (based on This Lime Tree Bower), is on general release this September. As part of the Beckett on Film Project, he recently directed Endgame starring Michael Gambon and David Thewlis.

PERFORMANCES

Dublin Carol

The Birds

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