#103 | Lenny Abrahamson | Director

May 05, 2020, 06:51 PM

On this special episode of FNI Wrapchat is Irish Oscar-nominated  director Lenny Abrahamson.

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Lenny is from Dublin and is an internationally renowned film and Television Director and Screenwriter. He is known for directing such acclaimed independent films as Adam & Paul (2004), Garage (2007), What Richard Did (2012) and Frank (2014) all of which contributed to Abrahamson's six Irish Film and Television Awards.
In 2015, he received widespread recognition for directing Room, based on the novel of the same name by Emma Donoghue. The film received four nominations at the 88th Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director for Abrahamson.

Lenny studied physics and philosophy at Trinity College Dublin. While at university he directed short videos with the Trinity Video Society, which he co-founded with Ed Guiney. He graduated in 1991 with first class honours (gold medal). His first short film, 3 Joes, won the Best European Short Film Award at the 1991 Cork Film Festival and the Organiser's Award at the 1992 Oberhausen Short Film Festival. He directed numerous commercials for television in Ireland, the UK and worldwide

His latest work 'Normal People' a TV adaptation of Sally Rooney's lauded novel is currently broadcasting on Rte, BBC and Hulu in the United States to critical acclaim. Here we chat about the reaction to Normal People, his process, the LIVELINE call in... His future career ambitions and we ask questions from our community on social media.
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Tomorrow we are joined by the Director of Michael Inside, Frank Berry.

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