Mark O‘Halloran is a writer/ actor from Co. Clare, Ireland. As an actor he has worked with all the major theatre companies in Ireland, most recently in the acclaimed production of The Importance of Nothing by Pan Pan theatre company and The Shadow of a Gunman with The Abbey Theatre Dublin.
On screen he has appeared in numerous films, most notably as one of the eponymous heroes in ADAM & PAUL for which he also wrote the screenplay and the lead role of MP in History’s Future directed by Fiona Tan. He also appears in The Guard and Calvary and in Viva, a film set in Havana for which he also wrote the screenplay.
Mark‘s other writing credits include the multi award winning film GARAGE, the television series PROSPERITY and Viva a Spanish language feature which was filmed in Havana in late 2014. For the stage he has written the play TRADE and most recently he contributed text to the award winning theatre production LIPPY.
Mark has been nominated for numerous awards including a European Film Award for the screenplay of ADAM & PAUL, Irish Film and Television Awards where he won for both “Best Screenplay“ and “Best TV writer“ 2007. He also won the London Evening Standard award for “Best Screenplay” in 2005. TRADE was named as “best play” at the Irish Theatre Awards 2012. Lippy was “Best Production” at 2014 Irish Theatre Awards as well as winning a Fringe First at Edinburgh and 2 Obie Awards in New York. VIVA was shortlisted for best foreign language Oscar. Mark was also nominated as “Best Actor” in The Irish Times Theatre Awards for his performance as Donal Davoren in the Abbey Theatre’s production of Shadow of a Gunman.
Other screenplay include Halal Daddy which will be released in 2017 and TRADE, which goes into production in spring of this year.