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Kate O'Riordan

Writer

Agent

Emily Smith

Film & Television:

Current:

S’MOTHER Series 2
Filming in Ireland in 2021

Previous:

S’MOTHER (2021)
Crime thriller it stars Dervla Kirwan as a mother who is determined to protect her family at any cost.
BBC Studios/RTE

PENANCE (2020)
Adaptation of Kate’s novel of the same name, a psychological thriller centred on a mother-daughter relationship starring Julie Graham, Neil Morrissey, Nico Mirallegro and Tallulah Grieve. Unveiled as part of Channel 5’s first major drama slate.
West Road Pictures/Channel 5

THE SPANISH PRINCESS Series 1
Co-writer, episode 13
New Pictures/Starz

THE BAY Series 1
Co-writer, episode 4
Tall Story Pictures/ITV

MR SELFRIDGE Series 4
1 episode & Co-Executive Producer
ITV Studios

MR SELFRIDGE Series 3 (2014/15)
2 episodes & Co-Executive Producer
ITV Studios

THE CALLING
Original series
Sally Head Productions

MR SELFRIDGE Series 2 (2013/14)  
3 episodes & Co-Executive Producer
ITV Studios

MR SELFRIDGE Series 1 (2012/13)
3 episodes
ITV Studios

AGATHA RAISIN (2009)           
1 x 90’; First TV dramatization of series of novels by M. C. Beaton
Free At Last TV for ITV

ANNER HOUSE (2008)      
Developed TV series based on Maeve Binchy novel
Little Bird for RTE

SISTERS IN LAW (2007)   
Developed original series
Granada

AFTER THE FALL (2007)      
Developed original 2-part drama
BBC

THE CHASE Series 2 (2007)      
2 episodes of Kay Mellor series
Rollem for BBC

THE BAD MOTHER’S HANDBOOK (2007)      
Adaptation of novel (with novelist Kate Long)
Ruby Films for ITV1
Director: Robin Shepperd; with Catherine Tate and Steve Pemberton

STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL (2006)             
Episode of Kay Mellor series
Rollem for ITV1

GOLD-PLATED (2006)       
Episode; World for Channel4

THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS (2006) 
Original 2 x 90’; Granada for ITV1
Director: Tony Smith; with Neal Pearson and Hermione Norris

THE RETURN (2003)       
Original single Sally Head Productions for ITV1
Director: Dermot Boyd; with Julie Walters
Nominated: IFTA award for Best TV Drama 2004

THE BOY IN THE MOON (2001)         
Adaptation of own novel of the same name
Salt Productions for BBC Northern Ireland

IN THE BEGINNING (1999)      
Adaptation of Catherine Dunne novel
RTE

INVOLVED (1996)      
Adaptation of own novel of the same name
HTV

THE HOMECOMING (1995)     
(CAPITAL LIVES SERIES)
Carlton Television

THE JAWS OF DARKNESS (1995)   
Screenplay adaptation of own stage play for Carlton Screenwriters Course

 

Novels:

PENANCE (2016)      
Constable

LOVING HIM (2005)      
Pocket Books

THE MEMORY STONES (2003)    
Pocket Books/Simon & Schuster

THE ANGEL IN THE HOUSE (2000)                               
Flamingo

THE BOY IN THE MOON (1997)        
Flamingo

INVOLVED (1995)              
Flamingo
Nominated: Dillons First Novel Prize 1995
Winner: Sunday Tribune Writer’s Award

Theatre:

GOD IS THIN (1998)      
NT Studio commission

SHE’LL BE WEARING SILK PYJAMAS (1997)             
Orange Tree Theatre

A DRAWING DOWN OF BLINDS (1996)               
Readings Soho Theatre and Orange Tree Theatre

THE JAWS OF DARKNESS (1995)           
Orange Tree Theatre, The Room

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