Daniel O'Hara


Company: Dough Productions

Email: ibenson@theagency.co.uk (agent Ian Benson, The Agency)

Tel: +44 20 7727 1346 (agent)

Film Type: Live Action Drama



Daniel O'Hara graduated from DIT's Postgraduate Diploma in Film Production and began work with Double Z Enterprises on 'A Scare at Bedtime' with Podge & Rodge. He subsequently directed factual television, before writing and directing two award-winning short films. This success led to television drama directing on 'The Clinic' and 'Paddywhackery', which he co-wrote. Two 'Inspector George Gently' films for BBC1 helped Daniel break into the UK industry, where he gained attention for work on cult hits ‘Skins’ and ‘Being Human’, before opening Channel 4’s ‘Beaver Falls’ and BBC’s ‘Wizards vs Aliens’. Recent credits include two-part films for the long-running forensic pathology drama ‘Silent Witness’, BBC Cold War miniseries ‘The Game’ and 'Doctor Who'.



Yu Ming Is Ainm Dom

(short film) - 2003


Fluent Dysphasia

(short film) - 2004


The Clinic

(2x1hr, Parallel Films for RTE) - 2006



(6x30min, Dough Productions for TG4) - 2007


Inspector George Gently

(4 x 90min, Company Pictures for BBC) - 2009/2010



(2x1hr, Company Pictures for Channel 4) - 2010


Being Human

(8x1hr, Touchpaper Television for BBC) - 2011/2012/2013


Beaver Falls

(3x1hr, Company Pictures for E4) - 2011


Wizards vs Aliens

(4x30mins, BBC) - 2012


Silent Witness

(4x1hr, BBC) - 2014/2015


The Game

(3x1hr, BBC) - 2015


Doctor Who

(2x45min, BBC) - 2015 (in production)



Yu Ming Is Ainm Dom


18 awards including


2004 IFTA  award for Best Irish Language Production


2003 Best Irish Short and Best First Irish Short, Galway Film Fleadh


2004 Best First Time Director, Celtic Film and TV Festival


2004 Best Comedy, Aspen Shortsfest


2004 Best Young Director, Broadcast Young Talent Awards


Fluent Dysphasia


7 awards including


2004, Audience Award for Best Irish Short, Cork Film Festival


2005 Best Short Film, Belfast Film Festival


The Clinic


Series 4 2007 IFTA for Best TV Drama Series