Patrick Clarke

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Patrick Clarke
Patrick Clarke Irish Film Awards.jpg
Patrick Clarke at Irish Film Awards, 2009
Patrick Clarke

Dublin, Ireland
OccupationActor, writer, producer
Years active1994–

Patrick Clarke is a writer, director, producer and actor. Clarke [1] co-wrote and produced his first feature Beyond the Pale[2] in 1999. Based on actual events, the immigrant drama was a commercial success in Ireland, Australia and the UK and won awards at the Houston[3] and Arizona film festivals (2000). Clarke's performance in Beyond the Pale led to roles in The Magnificent Ambersons for A&E Networks and the award-winning black comedy Stay Until Tomorrow (2004),[4] which was developed through the Sundance Institute.

In 2004, Clarke formed i4i Productions, which completed many projects including One (2008),[5][6] written and performed by Greg Pearl, John Illsley and Paul Brady; the feature-length documentary The Extra Mile [7] and the period feature thriller Trapped a.k.a. Anton[8] [9][10] which was nominated for three Irish Academy Awards at the 6th Irish Film & Television Awards.[11][12][13][14] Clarke completed Aiyaary [15][16] a Hindi action thriller directed by Neeraj Pandey, it was released worldwide on February 16, 2018.[17][18]

Early life[edit]

Clarke was born in the Rotunda Hospital. He spent the first five years of his life living in Ballymun before moving to Finglas, a suburb of the city of Dublin. He attended Beneavin De La Salle College.[19] He played Gaelic football for Erin's Isle GAA Club[20] (Irish: Oileán na hÉireann) and soccer for Beggsboro A.F.C. an Irish association football club based in Cabra, Dublin. A serious knee injury during a match for Erin's Isle in 1983 brought his playing days to an end.



  1. ^ "Patrick Clarke Marathon Man".
  2. ^ "Beyond the Pale".
  3. ^ "Trapped".
  4. ^ "Stay Until Tomorrow".
  5. ^ "Brady, Illsley & Pearle Shoot Video for 'Anton'".
  6. ^ "One". Vimeo.
  7. ^ "The Extra Mile". Vimeo.
  8. ^ "Irish Gather for Film & Television Awards Celebration - The Irish Film & Television Network".
  9. ^ "Trapped".
  10. ^ "Anton - Film Ireland".
  11. ^ "Fox talks new Irish thriller 'Anton'".
  12. ^ "Films to warm brave souls".
  13. ^ "Anglo Celt - Cuilcagh man's film shot in Cavan is a 'must-see' DVD".
  14. ^ "'Anton' gets UK DVD release as 'Trapped'".
  15. ^ "Aiyaary Trailer Looks Gripping".
  16. ^ "Aiyaary Meaning".
  17. ^ "Aiyaary".
  18. ^ "Aiyaary".
  19. ^ "Beneavin De La Salle College".
  20. ^ "Home". CLG Oileán na hÉireann.
  21. ^ "Tonight with Roger Goodman". IMDB.
  22. ^ "The New Theatre". IMDB.

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