Declan O'Dwyer

 

 

Bio

 

BLACKLISTED, NICHOLL Quarterfinalist and PAGE Semi-finalist writer and film & television director, currently working out of London. Repped by Independent in the UK and WME in the US. 

 

In 1977, aged 8, Declan was taken to the cinema for the first time - running up and down the aisles playing aeroplanes. The film started and as the Star Destroyer chased the Rebel blockade-runner across the screen, he became transfixed, mesmerised by the spectacle. Star Wars was his introduction into cinema.

 

Embedding himself into the Oxford School of Speech and Drama only convinced him that the world wasn’t yet ready for his unique anti-acting style, so after this brief incarceration and whilst still remaining painfully under educated and overdressed, he earned a place on the prestigious Fuji Film Scholarship at Bournemouth Film School.

 

His 1st short film, A FROZEN CHICKEN SAVES THE SOAPS DAY was invited to many European film festivals. His 2nd satirical short, POTEMKIN: The Runner’s Cut, starring Charles Dance, won audience acclaim at the Munich and Angers film festivals. 

 

With his baseball cap at a jaunty angle, Declan plunged into network television drama - which resulted in a short-listing in the New Director (Fiction) category at the BAFTA Television Craft Awards.

 

Directing an ‘afternoon play’ adaptation of an Andy McNab novella, THE GREY MAN and the adaptation of the Val McDermid’s ‘TORMENT OF OTHERS’ (Best Crime Novel of the Year 1995) soon had Declan exchanging the jaded and faded baseball cap for an obligatory Stetson whilst shooting PRAYER OF THE BONE in Austin, Texas - (Nominated in the ‘Crime Thriller of the Year’ awards 2008 and won an Edgar Allen Poe award for best teleplay 2009).

 

Playing with bows and CGI arrows followed; on the BBC’s flagship ROBIN HOOD (Saturn Award Nomination for Best International Series) cohabiting with Werewolves, Vampire’s and Ghosts on the acclaimed pilot of the hit BBC show BEING HUMAN, battling Dragons on MERLIN and cavorting with Greek Mythology on ATLANTIS I & II. 

 

Recently, he has been writing & directing on historical epic series, BARBARIANS RISING.

 

In 2013 Declan became the first non-US signing from the legendary BLACK LIST for his spec script BROKEN COVE and made it onto the 2013 Hollywood Young & Hungry (a list of 100 hot screenwriters to watch).  

Filmography

 

Atlantis (Season 2)

TV Series - 2014

 

Atlantis (Season 1)

TV Series - 2013

 

Merlin

TV Series - 2013

 

Wolf Blood

TV Series - 2012

 

Trinity

TV Series - 2009

 

Being Human (Pilot)

TV Series - 2008

 
Brittania High

TV Series - 2008

 

True Dare Kiss

TV Series - 2007

 
The Grey Man

TV Movie - 2007

 
Robin Hood

TV Series - 2007

 
Wire In The Blood

TV Movie - 2006

 
Bad Girls

TV Series - 2005

 
Barking

TV Series - 2004

 
Heartbeat

TV Series - 2004

 
My Parents Are Aliens

TV Series - 2003

 
Casualty

TV Series - 2003

 

The Bill

TV Series - 2001 - 2010

Awards

 

Wolf Blood

 

RTS Award 2013

 

BAFTA 2013