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Creator: Martin McDonagh
Martin McDonagh is an English-born Irish playwright and screenwriter best known for The Leenane Trilogy, The Lieutenant of Inishmore and the Oscar-nominated 2008 film In Bruges.

The Leenane Trilogy consists of The Beauty Queen of Leenane, A Skull in Connemara, and The Lonesome West. The Aran Islands Trilogy consists of The Cripple of Inishmaan, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, and the unproduced The Banshees of Inisheer. Other plays include The Pillowman and A Behanding in Spokane.

Before In Bruges, McDonagh also wrote and directed the short film Six Shooter (2004), for which he received an Oscar for Best Short Film. His third film, Seven Psychopaths, was released in fall 2012.

McDonagh's works are generally violent black comedies that focus on dysfunctional families, hired killers, and/or a uniquely twisted form of Small Town Boredom in County Galway (and surrounding islands) during The Troubles. His brother, John Michael Mc Donagh, made his directorial debut with The Guard in 2011, and released Calvary in 2014. Like Six Shooter and In Bruges, they both star Brendan Gleeson.


Martin McDonagh's work contains examples of:

Christopher MarloweTheaterHarold Pinter
Joseph L MankiewiczScreenwritersWill McRobb and Chris Viscardi
Elaine MayDirectorsBruce Mc Donald

alternative title(s): Martin Mc Donagh
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