Arts Interview: Screen players

Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod of the Cheek by Jowl theatre company have used their distinctive style to great effect on the silver screen, writes Andrew Lynch.

4th March, 2012
Arts Interview: Screen players
Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod. Photo: Newscom

Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod certainly know how to make an entrance. The co-founders of Cheek by Jowl, widely hailed as one of Britain's most innovative theatre companies, are located in a screened-off area in the bar of a private members' club on St Stephen's Green in Dublin city centre. After a few suspense-filled minutes, the curtain is pulled back, and there they are - Donnellan bulky and gentle, Ormerod tall and reserved, both elegantly...

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