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Pat O'Connor (born 1943 in Ardmore, County Waterford, Ireland) is a BAFTA-winning Irish film director.

Pat O'Connor
Born1943 (age 75–76)
OccupationFilm director


In 1982, O'Connor won a Jacob's Award for his direction of the RTÉ TV adaptation of William Trevor's short story Ballroom of Romance, starring Cyril Cusack and Brenda Fricker. It was shot near the village of Ballycroy, County Mayo. He subsequently won the BAFTA award for Best Television Single Drama, 1983 for the same work.[1] He also directed Trevor's One of Ourselves for BBC TV, again starring Cyril Cusack, and filmed in Cappoquin and Lismore, County Waterford.

O'Connor has been married since 1990 to Oscar-nominated actress Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, with whom he has two sons. He directed Mastrantonio in Fools of Fortune, another William Trevor film adaptation, and The January Man.[2][3]



  1. ^ "1983 Television Single Drama - BAFTA Awards".
  2. ^ Vincent Canby (1989-01-13). "Kevin Kline On the Trail Of a Killer". The New York Times.
  3. ^ Janet Maslin (1989-02-05). "Is January The Cruelest Month?". The New York Times.

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