County Limerick, Ireland
|Occupation||Writer, director, novelist|
|Notable works||Scrap Saturday (1989-91), Ordinary Decent Criminal (2000), Nora (2000), Counting Down (2009)|
Gerard "Gerry" Stembridge (b. 1958, County Limerick, Ireland) is an Irish writer, director and actor. He was educated at CBS Sexton Street in Limerick and later at Castleknock College. While attending University College Dublin, he was auditor of the Literary and Historical Society. He taught English and drama at Mount Temple Comprehensive School in Clontarf.
Stembridge wrote the screenplay for Ordinary Decent Criminal (which starred Kevin Spacey and Linda Fiorentino). He co-wrote Nora, a film about James Joyce and Nora Barnacle which starred Ewan McGregor and Susan Lynch. He has directed such films as Guiltrip, Black Day at Black Rock, Alarm and About Adam.
A selection of his plays include
- Ceaucescu's Ear (Teatru Míc in Bucharest)
- Daniel's Hands (City Arts Centre, Dublin)
- Denis and Rose (Civic Theatre, Dublin)
- The Gay Detective (Project Arts Centre, Dublin)
- Love Child
- Melting Penguins
- That Was Then (Abbey Theatre, Dublin).
- The Leaving
Stembridge's latest novel The Effect of Her was published in 2013. He is also the author of three earlier novels: Unspoken (Old Street Press), Counting Down and According to Luke (both Penguin Ireland).
- Mick Heaney (5 February 2006). "Gerry Stembridge". The Times Online. London. Retrieved 4 May 2009.
- "UCD L&H Auditors" (PDF). UCD L&H Website. Retrieved 15 March 2010.
- Ian O'Doherty (4 January 2009). "Count on it, Gerry is back on form". The Irish Independent. Retrieved 4 May 2009.
- Sile McArdle (26 November 2006). "Why every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way". The Irish Independent. Retrieved 4 May 2009.