Pat O'Connor (director)

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Pat O'Connor
Born1943 (age 75–76)
OccupationFilm director

Pat O'Connor (born 1943 in Ardmore, County Waterford, Ireland) is a BAFTA-winning Irish film director.


In 1982, O'Connor won a Jacob's Award for his direction of the RTÉ TV adaptation of William Trevor's short story, Ballroom of Romance starring Cyril Cusack and Brenda Fricker. It was shot near the village of Ballycroy, County Mayo. He subsequently won the BAFTA award for "Best Television Single Drama, 1983," for the same work.[1] He also directed Trevor's One of Ourselves for BBC TV, again starring Cyril Cusack, and filmed in Cappoquin and Lismore, Co. Waterford.

O'Connor has been married since 1990 to Oscar-nominated actress Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, with whom he has two sons. He directed Mastrantonio in another William Trevor film adaptation, Fools of Fortune as well as The January Man.[2][3]



  1. ^ "1983 Television Single Drama - BAFTA Awards".
  2. ^ Vincent Canby (1989-01-13). "Kevin Kline On the Trail Of a Killer". The New York Times.
  3. ^ Janet Maslin (1989-02-05). "Is January The Cruelest Month?". The New York Times.

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