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Gary Duggan

Gary Duggan


Scriptwriter, Television, Film Director


SeriesLab - europe Participant 2019


Gary Duggan is an award-winning writer and director.

He recently directed the short films SHOEBOX and INNER CHILD, and created and directed COSTIGAN, a crime drama pilot for RTE’s Storyland, which is currently being developed into a full series. Gary co-wrote the much talked about primetime drama, AMBER, which premiered on RTE and BBC4 in 2014. The mini-series sold to multiple territories throughout the world. He has also written dozens of episodes across multiple seasons of RTE's flagship soap FAIR CITY.

Gary also works regularly in theatre. His first play, MONGED, won the Stewart Parker Trust Award. A film adaptation premiered at the 2015 Galway Film Fleadh. Other plays include: DEDALUS LOUNGE, MISSION, TRANS-EURO EXPRESS, IT’S A WONDERFUL BLEEDING LIFE, RUN / DON’T RUN and SHIBARI, which premiered at the 2012 Dublin Theatre Festival. His most recent play, STOP/OVER, premiered at 2018 Dublin Fringe Festival. Several of his plays are published by Oberon Books and Nick Hern Books. Gary’s next play, SPOTLESS, will premier in 2019.

Gary has been commissioned three times by the Abbey Theatre (National Theatre of Ireland) and currently has two features in development with Screen Ireland along with several other film and TV projects attached to Irish and international production companies.