Martin McNamara

The Parting Glass

Short film, made by Biscuits for Breakfast


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


London based writer



Short, made by Lakeside Films

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 canpaigner 

The story behind the film                                                                   IMDB link

Honoured to be asked to join the Board of Directors of Irish Film London, the organisation behind the annual Irish Film Festival London, the largest International Irish Film Festival in the world.

See you at the IFL St Brigid Day Film Festival

My short monologue DENNIS is now available to listen to on the Podcasts on new writing, produced  by Green Curtain Theatre.


Dennis is performed by Donal Cox, the wonderful Irish actor.

You can listen here, and do check out the other Podcasts

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

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

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