Charlie McCarthy is an award-winning writer and director.
He has worked extensively in television with credits including; Jack Taylor with Iain Glen, for Telegael & ZDF, On Home Ground, Pure Mule (IFTA Nomination for Best Director), Legend, The Clinic, Raw, Single Handed, Play Next Door, Charlie – the drama based on Charlie Haughey’s life and times – an Element Pictures/Touchpaper Television production for RTE and Grace Harte for TG4, which won the prestigious international CIRCOM Media Award for Best Drama.
His documentary Seamus Heaney – Out of the Marvellous, received an IFTA for Best Documentary, was a winner at the Celtic Film Festival, and won a Bronze Medal at New York Television Festival.
Charlie has written two award-winning radio plays, Rose Early One Morning and A Swing For Jelly. He also wrote two stage plays for Dublin Youth Theatre and was writer/director of the award-winning feature television drama Home for Christmas, which was nominated in five categories at the Irish Film and Television Awards.
Element Pictures, Touchpaper Television
Aidan Gillen, Tom Vaughan Lawlor, Lucy Cohu
Iain Glen, Laura Aikman, Sean Mahon
Norma Sheahan, Dara Devaney, Kate Nic Chonaonaigh