Peter Sheridan

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Peter Sheridan (born 1952) is an Irish playwright, screenwriter and director. He lives in Dublin. His awards include the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. In 1980 he was writer-in-residence in the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, and his short film, The Breakfast, won several European awards.[1] He wrote the pilot episode of Fair City.[2](p13) He wrote and directed the film Borstal Boy,[3] which was released in 2002. He is the brother of the film director Jim Sheridan.[1]

In 2017, he also appeared as a contestant on the British game show Countdown.


  • Diary of a Hunger Strike
  • Emigrants
  • Finders Keepers
  • No Entry
  • Children of Eve
  • Paint It Black
  • Shades of the Jelly Woman (Part One)
  • The Liberty Suit
  • The Rock and Roll Show
  • Women at Work
  • Are You Havin' a Laugh?[4]
  • Borstal Boy Playwright: Frank McMahon "Borstal Boy" was written by Brendan Behan


  • Every Inch of Her (Big Fat Love) (2003 & 2004)


  • 44 (1999)
  • Forty Seven Roses (2002)
  • Break a Leg (2012)


  1. ^ a b "Forty-Seven Roses" (notes), Irish Times, 8 September 2001.
  2. ^ Gallagher, Brian (3 October 2005). Inside Fair City. Rooney Media Graphics. ISBN 978-0955090202.
  3. ^ IMDB [1]
  4. ^[permanent dead link]