|Circle of Friends||1995||Director||n/a||4|
|Night in Tunisia||1993 1992 - 1993||Director||n/a||4|
|The Ballroom of Romance||1980||Director||n/a||4|
|Stars & Bars||1988||Director||n/a||4|
|Inventing the Abbotts||1997||Director||n/a||4|
|Dancing At Lughnasa||1998||Director||n/a||4|
|Fools of Fortune||1990||Director||n/a||4|
|A Month in the Country||1988||Director||n/a||4|
|Immigrated to London and later to the USA|
|Made second feature, "A Month in the Country", with Kenneth Branagh, Colin Firth and Natasha Richardson|
|Helmed the screen adaptation of the hit stage play "Dancing at Lughnasa"|
|Helmed the thriller "The January Man"|
|Moved to London; began working for the BBC|
|Had critical and box office success with "Circle of Friends", starring Minnie Driver|
|Directed the well-received "Inventing the Abbots"|
|Returned to London; directed "Fools of Fortune"|
|Directed the remake of "Sweet November"|
|Returned to Ireland after studying at UCLA and Ryerson Institute (date approximate)|
|Raised in Lismore, Ireland|
|Became trainee producer-director with Radio Telefis Eirann (RTE) in Ireland; began making documentaries before moving into dramatic programs|
|Breakthrough TV program, the award-winning "The Ballroom of Romance"|
|Feature directorial debut, "Cal" starring Helen Mirren and John Lynch|
|First US film, the comedy "Stars and Bars", starring Daniel Day-Lewis; film abandoned by studio|
|Mary Mastrantonio||Wife||born on November 17, 1958; directed her in "The January Man" (1989) and "Fools of Fortune" (1990)|
|Declan O'Connor||Son||born in January 1997|
|Jack O'Connor||Son||born c. 1992|
|University of California at Los Angeles|
|Ryerson Polytechnical University|
|From INDIEWIRE (www.indiewire.com) November 16, 1998:
Gesha-Marie Bryant: Do you picture yourself as an auteur, or is that term too pretentious for you?
Pat O'Connor: I think it's a word that is overused, misleading and, yes, a little pretentious. Filmmaking is very personal for me.
|"Pat has the ability to make room for the imagination to flourish. His thinking is balanced but driven by the energy of a fanatic. It is a unique quality, which I can only describe as passsionately reasonable." --Colin Firth quoted in PREMIERE, December 1988|
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