Charlie McCarthy  

Charlie studied in University College Cork where he gained an MA in American theatre. He worked in Kenya and a number of other African countries before joining RTE as a Producer/Director. There he worked on a wide range of programmes including Glenroe, Nighthawks and Fair City. He also directed a number of single dramas including the award-winning A Mothers Love’s a Blessing by Pat McCabe.

Since leaving RTE he has worked as a freelance writer and director. As director he has worked on the drama series Ros na Run (TG4) and On Home Ground (Little Bird/RTE); the documentary The Bad Boy and the Hometown Girl (Tyrone Productions/CBC) and the comedy programme Joking Apart (BBC)

He has written and directed two plays for Dublin Youth Theatre - Ice and Oblivion. His radio play Rose Earley One Morning won a P J O’Connor award for new irish writing. In 2002 RTE broadcast Home for Christmas a feature drama which he wrote and directed.



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