Owen O'Neill

Playwright, Film actor


Who is Owen O'Neill?

Owen O'Neill is an award-winning writer actor director and comedian. His short film The Basket Case won the best Irish short at the 2008 Boston Film Festival in the U.S. and best International short at The 2010 Fantaspoa film festival in Brazil.

As an actor he has appeared in the films Michael Collins and The General.

As a writer, his debut feature film Arise and Go Now was screened by BBC2 and was directed by Danny Boyle and starred Ian Bannen.

Veteran of twenty Edinburgh Festivals, Perrier Nominated stand-up comic, poet, award-winning playwright and actor, co-star in the three biggest theatrical hits in fringe history, 12 Angry Men, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest and The odd Couple, Owen O'Neill is also acclaimed for his brilliant monologues such as Off My Face and It Was Henry Fonda's Fault,

O'Neill has drawn on his upbringing in Cookstown for some of his more colourful characters, mostly for his stand-up routines and award-winning one-man theatrical shows.

O'Neill's play Absolution performed on Off Broadway in 2010 was described as a truly startling story. Timely and topical, O'Neill weaves a grim and riveting tale of a man who has taken upon himself the sins of so many and unleashed on them a terrible vengeance

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on July 23, 2013


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