Speaker Sharon Horgan

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Sharon Horgan

Creator (Motherland), Co-Founder

Merman

BAFTA award-winning Irish actress, writer, producer and director, Sharon Horgan is best known for her multiple award-winning sitcom Catastrophe, which she co-wrote and starred in with Rob Delaney.

Sharon has received many accolades for her work including the BAFTA TV Craft Award for Best Writing in a Comedy Series (2016), Outstanding Achievement Award for her debut short-film THE Week Before ChristmaS and two British Comedy Awards for her BBC show Pulling which she co-wrote and starred in.

Sharon co-founded the London and LA based, independent production company Merman with producer Clelia Mountford in 2015. The company was nominated for Production Company of the Year  at the prestigious Edinburgh TV Festival in 2019. 

Merman, produced Channel 4’s critically-acclaimed comedy THIS WAY UP, which also saw Sharon star alongside her friend and comedian Aisling Bea. The hilarious  Motherland which was co-written by Sharon and aired on BBC2. The company also co-produced Catastrophe and Divorce, a comedy created, written and produced by Sharon and starring Sarah Jessica Parker which aired on both HBO and Sky Atlantic. January 2020 saw Herself premiere at Sundance, to widespread critical acclaim. Merman's first feature, co produced with Element Pictures, Herself is a female-fronted film that follows a broken family’s journey to find a home set during the Irish housing crisis. 

Sharon can currently be seen in Military Wives opposite Kristen Scott Thomas, currently airing in the UK and de for release in the US on May 22nd. 

Later this year will see Sharon star in Irish comedy-drama film Dating Amber, a story set during the mid-90’s of two closeted teenagers who stage a relationship to stop speculation about their sexuality. Previously Sharon has starred alongside Rachel McAdams and Jason Bateman in Game Night. Last year Sharon directed an episode of Modern Love, and this year will make her feature film directorial debut with an adaptation of Chris Adrian & Eli Horowitz’s eponymous novel, The New World. 

This year, Sharon will star in the feature film adaptation of West End sensation Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, alongside Richard E. Grant and Sarah Lancashire. Sharon plays the role of Jamie’s teacher, Miss Hedge.

Sharon’s further acting credits include BOJACK HORSEMAN (Netflix), The Increasingly Poor Decisions Of Todd Margaret (IFC), Adventure Time (Cartoon Network), Psychobitches (Sky Arts), The Borrowers, (BBC), Free Agents (C4), Dead Boss (BBC) And Bad Sugar (C4), As Well As The Films Run And Jump, Death Of A Superhero, And Man Up. 

 

Speaking at: Rockies Awards Roundtable: Scripted

At the Banff Media Festival, we met with Netflix and took a ride up Sulphur Mountain on the gondola. That’s where we made the pitch.
- Naveen Prasad, EVP and GM, Elevation Pictures

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