Martin McDonagh

Martin McDonagh ( born March 26, 1970 in Camberwell, London) is an Irish playwright and film director.


McDonagh is the son emigrated to England of Irish parents. He was best known as the author of two dramatic trilogies, as well as author of radio plays. His stage plays have been performed among others in London and on Broadway and won several awards.

In 2004, McDonagh made ​​his debut as a film director with the short film Six Shooter. For this he received the 2006 Academy Award for Best Short Film. Two years later he directed his first feature film, see under the title Bruges ... and die? ( in the original: In Bruges ) was released in theaters. For both plants McDonagh also wrote the screenplay. The screenplay for In Bruges ... and die? earned him the 2009 British Academy Film Award and his first Oscar nomination for a feature film.

2012 followed with 7 Psychos an action comedy in which, among other things, Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken and Abbie Cornish are seen. McDonagh was responsible for the screenplay here.


The Leenane Trilogy

  • The Beauty Queen of Leenane (1996 )
  • A Skull in Connemara (1997)
  • The Lonesome West ( 1997)

The Aran Islands Trilogy

  • The Cripple of Inishmaan (1996 )
  • The Lieutenant of Inishmore (2001)
  • The Banshees of Inisheer ( unpublished )

More plays and radio plays

  • The Pillowman (2003)
  • The Tale of the Wolf and the Woodcutter ( radio play )
  • A Behanding in Spokane (2010)


  • 2004: Six Shooter ( short film )
  • 2008: In Bruges ... and die? ( In Bruges )
  • 2012: 7 Psychos (Seven Psychopaths )