London based writer
Irish Film From Home
Join us for the best online film festival around, courtesy of Irish Film London.
You can get free access to lots of Irish film treats. Go to Irish Film From Home and claim your free password.
(And check out my interview with the wonderful Fiona Shaw, our new Patron)
My short monologue DENNIS is now available to listen to on the Podcasts on new writing,
produced by Anne Curtis and Green Curtain Theatre.
Dennis is performed by the brilliant Irish actor Donal Cox. A monologue for anyone who has
ever attended an Irish funeral, or who knows who Count John McCormack is.
You can listen here, and check out the other Podcasts
Optioned by Lakeside Films
Lule, a young Albanian woman on the run sets out on a quest to avenge the death of her boyfriend to the hands of a cruel Albanian gang in Dublin. In a violent man’s world, her only route to revenge is to become a man, A Sworn Virgin.
SELECTED, Taos Shortz Film Fest, New Mexico, 2020
SELECTED, Romford International Film Festival, 2020
Paul Hill, one of the Guildford Four, gaoled for 15 years for crimes they did not commit. This is his story. Written by Martin McNamara. Directed by Sebastien Blanc. Starring Stefan McCusker. Music by The Pogues.
SELECTED, Belfast Film Festival 2019
"Graphic, painful to watch, but very well done. A shocking story." - Chris Mullin, former MP and human rights campaigner
Archive on 4. From Inside: The Guildford Four
BBC Radio Four
This is a radio documentary I made about the story of Paul Hill and The Guildford Four, which includes an interview with Paul and letter readings from Jonjo O'Neill.
Produced by Mary Ward Lowery.
Click here to listen
My Cambodian Twin - radio drama by Martin McNamara
The true story of Annie Caulfield and her determination to complete her final travel book as she battled illness. Starring Pippa Haywood & Paul Ritter. Producer Emma Harding. BBC Radio 4, May 2019
'Pick of the Week' The Observer 'Pick of the Week' Radio Four
'An uncompromising and moving paean to love, friendship and bloody-
mindedness' The Times
Learn about Annie & to buy her book, My Cambodian Twin, go to her website
The Parting Glas
On the day of his funeral, two brothers make a nostalgic trip back to the pub where
their Irish father used to drink, with tragic results. Short film, written by Martin
McNamara, directed by Cillian O Donnachadha and produced by Sharon Sexton.
NOMINATED BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM 2019, Underground Cinema Film Awards, Ireland
SELECTED, LONELY SEAL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2019, Boston, USA
Mosley Must Fall
October 1936. Tensions are rising in the streets of East London as Oswald Mosley and his fascists prepare to march through the Jewish and Irish ghetto
"If there is a more pertinent and urgent play out there that reflects these troubled times, I don’t know it" ★★★★ Breakingtheforthwall
"McNAMARA’S Mosley Must Fall is a gem" ★★★★ Morning Star
The story behind the play Returning soon...