Pat O'Connor

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Pat O'Connor, born in Ardmore, County Waterford, is an Irish film director. In 1982, O'Connor won a Jacob's Award for his direction of the RTÉ TV adaptation of William Trevor's short story, Ballroom of Romance starring Cyril Cusack and Brenda Fricker. It was shot near the village of Ballycroy, County Mayo. He also directed Trevor's One of Ourselves for BBC TV, again starring Cyril Cusack, and filmed in Cappoquin and Lismore, Co. Waterford. O'Connor has been married since 1990 to Oscar-nominated actress Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, with whom he has two sons. He directed Mastrantonio in another William Trevor film adaptation, Fools of Fortune as well as The January Man. Description above from the Wikipedia article Pat O'Connor, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

The January Man (1989)

Nick and Frank Starkey were both policemen. A scandal forced Nick to leave the force, now a serial killer has driven the police to take him back. A web that includes Frank's wife, bribery, and corruption all are in the background as Nick tries to uncover the secret ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pat O'Connor
CAST:  Kevin Kline  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio  •  Harvey Keitel

Nick and Frank Starkey were both policemen. A scandal forced Nick to leave the force, now a serial killer has driven the police to take him back. A web that includes Frank's wife, bribery, and corruption all are in the background as Nick tries to uncover the secret ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pat O'Connor
CAST:  Kevin Kline  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio  •  Harvey Keitel

Inventing the Abbotts (1997)

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In the 1950s, brothers Jacey and Doug Holt, who come from the poorer side of their sleepy Midwestern town, vie for the affections of the wealthy, lovely Abbott sisters. Lady-killer Jacey alternates between Eleanor and Alice, wanting simply to break the hearts of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pat O'Connor
CAST:  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Liv Tyler  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Billy Crudup

In the 1950s, brothers Jacey and Doug Holt, who come from the poorer side of their sleepy Midwestern town, vie for the affections of the wealthy, lovely Abbott sisters. Lady-killer Jacey alternates between Eleanor and Alice, wanting simply to break the hearts of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pat O'Connor
CAST:  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Liv Tyler  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Billy Crudup

Sweet November (2001)

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Nelson is a man devoted to his advertising career in San Francisco. One day, while taking a driving test at the DMV, he meets Sara. She is very different from the other women in his life. Nelson causes her to miss out on taking the test and later that day she ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pat O'Connor
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Charlize Theron  •  Jason Isaacs  •  Greg Germann

Nelson is a man devoted to his advertising career in San Francisco. One day, while taking a driving test at the DMV, he meets Sara. She is very different from the other women in his life. Nelson causes her to miss out on taking the test and later that day she ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pat O'Connor
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Charlize Theron  •  Jason Isaacs  •  Greg Germann

Zelda (1993)

Famous 1920s modernist writer F. Scott Fitzgerald and his eccentric Flapper socialite wife Zelda Sayre's relationship began quite passionately, but he slowly fell into alcoholism and she was eventually diagnosed with schizophrenia.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pat O'Connor
CAST:  Natasha Richardson  •  Timothy Hutton  •  Spalding Gray  •  Daniel Gerroll

Famous 1920s modernist writer F. Scott Fitzgerald and his eccentric Flapper socialite wife Zelda Sayre's relationship began quite passionately, but he slowly fell into alcoholism and she was eventually diagnosed with schizophrenia.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pat O'Connor
CAST:  Natasha Richardson  •  Timothy Hutton  •  Spalding Gray  •  Daniel Gerroll

The Ballroom of Romance (1982)

A lonely farmer's daughter hopes to find love at the village ballroom.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pat O'Connor
CAST:  Brenda Fricker  •  John Kavanagh  •  Mick Lally  •  Brid Brennan

A lonely farmer's daughter hopes to find love at the village ballroom.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pat O'Connor
CAST:  Brenda Fricker  •  John Kavanagh  •  Mick Lally  •  Brid Brennan

Fools of Fortune (1990)

A Protestant Irish family is caught up in a conflict between Irish Republicans and the British army.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pat O'Connor
CAST:  Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio  •  Iain Glen  •  Julie Christie  •  Tom Hickey

A Protestant Irish family is caught up in a conflict between Irish Republicans and the British army.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pat O'Connor
CAST:  Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio  •  Iain Glen  •  Julie Christie  •  Tom Hickey

Stars & Bars (1988)

A British art expert leaves New York to buy a long-lost Renoir from a Georgia eccentric.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pat O'Connor
CAST:  Daniel Day-Lewis  •  Harry Dean Stanton  •  Joan Cusack  •  Kent Broadhurst

A British art expert leaves New York to buy a long-lost Renoir from a Georgia eccentric.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pat O'Connor
CAST:  Daniel Day-Lewis  •  Harry Dean Stanton  •  Joan Cusack  •  Kent Broadhurst

A Month in the Country (1987)

Set in the early 1920s, A Month in the Country follows a man haunted by his experiences in World War I who has been employed to carry out restoration work on a Medieval mural discovered in a church in the small rural community of Yorkshire.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pat O'Connor
CAST:  Colin Firth  •  Kenneth Branagh  •  Jim Carter  •  Patrick Malahide

Set in the early 1920s, A Month in the Country follows a man haunted by his experiences in World War I who has been employed to carry out restoration work on a Medieval mural discovered in a church in the small rural community of Yorkshire.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pat O'Connor
CAST:  Colin Firth  •  Kenneth Branagh  •  Jim Carter  •  Patrick Malahide

Dancing at Lughnasa (1998)

Five unmarried sisters make the most of their simple existence in rural Ireland in the 1930s.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pat O'Connor
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Catherine McCormack  •  Brid Brennan  •  Kathy Burke

Five unmarried sisters make the most of their simple existence in rural Ireland in the 1930s.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pat O'Connor
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Catherine McCormack  •  Brid Brennan  •  Kathy Burke

Circle of Friends (1995)

Three girlhood friends now at college share first loves, first kisses and first betrayals. At the center of it all is the best-looking boy on campus. Can a self-conscious dreamer hook the biggest fish in the pond?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pat O'Connor
CAST:  Chris O'Donnell  •  Minnie Driver  •  Geraldine O'Rawe  •  Saffron Burrows

Three girlhood friends now at college share first loves, first kisses and first betrayals. At the center of it all is the best-looking boy on campus. Can a self-conscious dreamer hook the biggest fish in the pond?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pat O'Connor
CAST:  Chris O'Donnell  •  Minnie Driver  •  Geraldine O'Rawe  •  Saffron Burrows

Cal (1984)

Cal, a young man on the fringes of the IRA, falls in love with Marcella, a Catholic woman whose husband, a Protestant policeman, was killed one year earlier by the IRA.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pat O'Connor
CAST:  John Lynch  •  Helen Mirren  •  Donal McCann  •  Ray McAnally

Cal, a young man on the fringes of the IRA, falls in love with Marcella, a Catholic woman whose husband, a Protestant policeman, was killed one year earlier by the IRA.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pat O'Connor
CAST:  John Lynch  •  Helen Mirren  •  Donal McCann  •  Ray McAnally

Private Peaceful (2012)

Set in the fields of Devon and the WW1 battlefields of Flanders, two brothers fall for the same girl while contending with the pressures of their feudal family life, the war, and the price of courage and cowardice.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pat O'Connor
CAST:  Jack O'Connell  •  Richard Griffiths  •  George MacKay  •  Frances de la Tour

Set in the fields of Devon and the WW1 battlefields of Flanders, two brothers fall for the same girl while contending with the pressures of their feudal family life, the war, and the price of courage and cowardice.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pat O'Connor
CAST:  Jack O'Connell  •  Richard Griffiths  •  George MacKay  •  Frances de la Tour

Mobile Homes (1979)

Shea, a young artist, is fighting for habitants of a trailer parking to have access to essential public commodities.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pat O'Connor
CAST:  Jim Sheridan

Shea, a young artist, is fighting for habitants of a trailer parking to have access to essential public commodities.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pat O'Connor
CAST:  Jim Sheridan