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Jim O’Hanlon

Jim O’Hanlon is an acclaimed director and writer who has received BAFTA, Golden Globe and Emmy nominations for his contribution to film, television and theatre.

As a witty and emotionally perceptive storyteller, Jim has directed ground-breaking television in both the UK and the US, including Apple TV’s hugely successful comedy-drama Trying, starring Rafe Spall, Esther Smith and Imelda Staunton, the entire BAFTA nominated final season of Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney’s critically acclaimed Catastrophe, as well as iconic episodes of Inside No. 9 and Marvel’s The Punisher. In the process, he’s directed an A-Z of the world’s biggest actors, from Idris Elba, Ray Winstone and Michael Gambon to Jack Whitehall and Kristin Davis.

Most recently in long-form, Jim has directed the original and the sequel of Your Christmas or Mine? for Amazon Prime. The charmingly festive romantic comedy stars Asa Butterfield, Alex Jennings, Jane Krakowski and Daniel Mays.

Since joining the Mermates stable for commercial representation, Jim has directed his debut commercial for Tourism Ireland. The two-part series encapsulating the collective wit and warmth of Irish culture stars Sharon Horgan alongside Derry Girls’ Saorise-Monica Jackson and Jamie-Lee O’Donnell and showcases Jim’s talent for authentically capturing joyous, nuanced performances from actors and non-actors alike.

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