martin mcnamara

London based writer



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.


"Graphic, painful to watch, but very well done.  A shocking story."  -                     Chris Mullin,  former MP and human rights campaigner 


The story behind the film                                   IMDB link

OFFICIAL SELECTION, Belfast Film Festival 2019                                  


OFFICIAL SELECTION, Taos Shortz Film Fest, New Mexico, 2020

OFFICIAL SELECTION, 8 Firenze Film Corti International Festival, Florence, 2020                                                                                    OFFICIAL SELECTION, Dalmatia Film Festival, Croatia, 2020                    OFFICIAL SELECTION, Long Shot Film Festival, 2020

OFFICIAL SELECTION, Bute Street Film Festival, 2020                            OFFICIAL SELECTION, Ontario International Film Festival, 2020 

OFFICIAL SELECTION, Fastnet Film Festival, Ireland, 2020                      OFFICIAL SELECTION, Romford International Film Festival,  2000 

OFFICIAL SELECTION, Sanford International Film Festival, 2020              OFFICIAL SELECTION, Cheltenham International Film Festival, 2020

OFFICIAL SELECTION, Lift Off Global Network Manchester Film Festival, 2020

OFFICIAL SELECTION, Festival Angaelica, Duluth, MN, America 2020 

OFFICIAL SELECTION, Oxaca FilmFest, Mexico 2021

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

Archive on 4. From Inside: The Guildford Four 

BBC Radio Four

Radio documentary telling the story of Paul Hill and The Guildford Four, based on Hill's prison letters, includes interview with Paul and readings from Jonjo O'Neill.

Produced by Mary Ward Lowery. Presented by Martin McNamara

Listen to the documentary here                                            The story behind the letters

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 & buy her book, My Cambodian Twin

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 2021...

The Parting Glass


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



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