Patrick Clarke

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Patrick Clarke
Patrick Clarke Irish Film Awards.jpg
Patrick Clarke at Irish Film Awards, 2009
Born Patrick Clarke
Dublin, Ireland
Occupation Actor, writer, producer
Years active 1994–

Patrick Clarke is an Irish writer, 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] written and performed by Greg Pearl, John Illsley and Paul Brady; the feature-length documentary The Extra Mile and the period feature thriller Trapped a.k.a Anton[6] [7][8] which was nominated for three Irish Academy Awards at the 6th Irish Film & Television Awards[9][10][11][12]. Clarke recently completed Aiyaary an Indian crime drama directed by Neeraj Pandey, with Manoj Bajpayee and Sidharth Malhotra in the lead roles. Aiyaary is scheduled for release on 9 February 2018. [13]

Early life[edit]

Clarke was raised in Finglas (/ˈfɪŋɡləs/; Irish: Fionnghlas, meaning "clear streamlet"),[14] a suburb of the city of Dublin, Ireland. He attended Beneavin De La Salle College[15]. He played Gaelic football for Erin's Isle GAA Club[16] (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.



External links[edit]