Dearbhla Walsh

Academy Member

Dearbhla Walsh is an award-winning Irish film and television director who has worked on drama series for several television channels in Ireland and the UK. Key credits include The Big Bow Bow (2004), Hide and Seek, Eastenders, Shameless, Funland, The Silence (2010), and Penny Dreadful.

She won the 2009 Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special for Part I of the serial Little Dorrit. Dearbhla directed Roald Dahl's Esio Trol in 2014, starring Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench, written by Richard Curstin and produced by Hilary Bevan Jones.

Dearbhla has been the subject of an IFTA 'In Conversation With ...', and has hosted IFTA's 'In Conversation with' Neil Jordan as part of the Irish Academy's 20th anniversary screening of 'The Crying Game'.

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"This means so much – thank you to IFTA, to the Academy and to my peers. To be recognized by your own colleagues and people you respect having grown up in the industry I have to genuinely say means a huge amount so thank you very, very much."
Dearbhla Walsh
(on receiving her IFTA Win 2010)

Awards & Recognition

Little Dorrit - 2009
  • Primetime Emmy Winner - Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special
  • IFTA Nominee, Best TV Director - TV Drama
The Silence- 2010
  • IFTA, Winner Best TV Director
Hide & Seek - 2007
  • IFTA, Nominee Best TV Drama (shared with David Collins and Ted Gannon)
Shameless 2005
  • IFTA , Nominee - Best TV Director
Imagining Ulysses 2004
  • IFT ANominee - Best Documentary (shared with Neasa Hardiman, David Blake Knox)

Key Credits

  • Penny Dreadful (2014)
  • Borgia (2011-2013)
  • Public Enemies (2012)
  • The Silence (2010)
  • The Tudors (2008-2010)
  • Little Dorrit (2008)
  • Talk to Me (2007)
  • Dead Clever: The Life and Crimes od Julie Bottomley (2007)
  • Hide & Seek (2006)
  • Funland (2005)
  • Shameless (2004-2005)
  • Wild Trials (2004)
  • Imagining Ulysses (2004)
  • The Big Bow Wow (2004)
  • EastEnders (2002)
  • The Irish Empire (2000)
  • Ros na Rún (1996)

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