Herself, Her Way

Clare Dunne started off with an impromptu spoken word performance at her uncle’s 60th birthday party. Just two years later, she’s making a film with Catastrophe star Sharon Horgan.

17th March, 2019
Clare Dunne: ‘Dublin is exciting right now. There are so many new voices wanting to tell stories’

Clare Dunne can recall the moment with precision. She was in the middle of a big meeting with Element Pictures (the Irish company responsible for producing the multi-Oscar-nominated films Room and The Favourite), when suddenly it looked like her dreams were about to be realised. The company, Element boss Ed Guiney said aloud, wanted to make her film – and they wanted to do it in collaboration with Dunne’s early champion, the writer and actress...

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