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Jim O’Hanlon

Jim is an acclaimed writer and director working across film, television and theatre whose work has been BAFTA, Golden Globe and Emmy nominated. His first feature film 100 Streets starring Idris Elba and Gemma Arterton was released by Sony Pictures in 2016. Other films include All In The Game starring Idris Elba and Ray Winstone, Of Two Minds starring Kristin Davis and his latest feature Your Christmas or Mine starring Asa Butterfield, Alex Jennings and Daniel Mays and aired on Amazon Prime in over 180 territories during December of 2022. The second instalment of Your Christmas or Mine shortly followed, and he’s also in development with Jane Austen – The Last Chapter and Moonrise with Leonardo Di Caprio’s production company Appian Way.

Jim’s work in television has seen him direct some of the top tier actors of his generation. Most recently he directed and was executive producer on Apple TV’s hugely successful comedy-drama series Trying, starring Rafe Spall, Esther Smith and Imelda Staunton. He also directed the entire final season of Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney’s critically acclaimed Channel 4 series Catastrophe (Nominated BAFTA, Best Comedy), as well as directing three episodes of Netflix’s acclaimed Marvel drama The Punisher, starring Jon Bernthal, including the opening episodes of Season 2.

Since joining the Mermates stable for commercial representation, Jim has directed his debut commercial for Tourism Ireland. The two part campaign looks to celebrate the wonders of Ireland, starring Sharon Horgan for the first instalment and Saoirse-Monica Jackson and Jamie-Lee O’Donnell from Derry Girls in the second.

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