University College, Cork
Directed 1950s period piece "Brooklyn"
Made breakthrough feature "Boy A"
Won Tony nomination for "The Pillowman"
Debuted as feature director with "Intermission"
Directed first screen effort, "Come and Go" for UK/Irish TV
Winner of the Douglas Hickox Award at the British Independent Film Awards in 2004.
Initially wanted to be a fireman, like his father, but fell in love with film and theater in his teenage years.