Lenny Abrahamson

Leonard Ian “Lenny” Abrahamson (born 30 November 1966) is an Irish film director. 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 his 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. In 2020, he directed 6 episodes of the TV series "Normal People."

What Richard Did (2012)

What Richard Did is a striking portrait of the fall of a Dublin golden-boy and high school rugby star whose world unravels one summer night.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lenny Abrahamson
CAST:  Jack Reynor  •  Roisin Murphy  •  Sam Keeley  •  Gavin Drea

What Richard Did is a striking portrait of the fall of a Dublin golden-boy and high school rugby star whose world unravels one summer night.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lenny Abrahamson
CAST:  Jack Reynor  •  Roisin Murphy  •  Sam Keeley  •  Gavin Drea

Frank (2014)

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A young wannabe musician who discovers he has bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lenny Abrahamson
CAST:  Michael Fassbender  •  Maggie Gyllenhaal  •  Domhnall Gleeson  •  Scoot McNairy

A young wannabe musician who discovers he has bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lenny Abrahamson
CAST:  Michael Fassbender  •  Maggie Gyllenhaal  •  Domhnall Gleeson  •  Scoot McNairy

Garage (2007)

Due to a learning disability, Josie's life in a tiny town revolves around a menial job taking care of a garage that could close at any day. Things start to change, however, when David, the son of his boss' girlfriend, comes to work with him. Josie hangs out with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lenny Abrahamson
CAST:  Anne-Marie Duff  •  Pat Shortt  •  John Keogh  •  Conor Ryan

Due to a learning disability, Josie's life in a tiny town revolves around a menial job taking care of a garage that could close at any day. Things start to change, however, when David, the son of his boss' girlfriend, comes to work with him. Josie hangs out with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lenny Abrahamson
CAST:  Anne-Marie Duff  •  Pat Shortt  •  John Keogh  •  Conor Ryan

Adam & Paul (2004)

Adam and Paul are two young junkies living in Dublin and perpetually on the lookout for their next fix. During their search, they encounter various unsavoury characters and make some futile attempts at petty theft. As their day progresses, Adam and Paul get into a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lenny Abrahamson
CAST:  Tom Murphy  •  Mark O'Halloran  •  Michael McElhatton  •  Mary Murray

Adam and Paul are two young junkies living in Dublin and perpetually on the lookout for their next fix. During their search, they encounter various unsavoury characters and make some futile attempts at petty theft. As their day progresses, Adam and Paul get into a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lenny Abrahamson
CAST:  Tom Murphy  •  Mark O'Halloran  •  Michael McElhatton  •  Mary Murray

Room (2015)

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Held captive for 7 years in an enclosed space, a woman and her young son finally gain their freedom, allowing the boy to experience the outside world for the first time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lenny Abrahamson
CAST:  Brie Larson  •  William H. Macy  •  Joan Allen  •  Sean Bridgers

Held captive for 7 years in an enclosed space, a woman and her young son finally gain their freedom, allowing the boy to experience the outside world for the first time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lenny Abrahamson
CAST:  Brie Larson  •  William H. Macy  •  Joan Allen  •  Sean Bridgers

Dublin 26.06.08: A Film in 4 Days (2008)

In a rare and potentially fatal feat of cinematic daring, "Dublin 26.06.08" was shot entirely between 12.01am and 11.59pm on Thursday June 26th 2008. This audacious cinematic collage offers both a unique snapshot of a single day in the life of Dublin and a vivid ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lenny Abrahamson  •  Conor McMahon  •  Rebecca Daly  •  Carmel Winters  •  Daniel O'Hara  •  Marc-Ivan O'Gorman  •  Graham Cantwell  •  Michael Lathrop  •  Rachel Rath  •  Yolanda Barker  •  Kevin Marron  •  Jason Figgis  •  Derek O'Connor  •  Peter 'Magic' Johnson  •  Gavin Kelly  •  Simon Gibney  •  Frances Roe  •  Aine Ni Fhaolain  •  Paddy Jolley  •  Emer Martin  •  David Crann  •  Aaron O'Reilly  •  Conor Barry  •  Donal Scannell  •  Ruairi O'Brien  •  Tristan Hutchinson  •  Diolmhain Ingram  •  Miriam Ingram  •  Vj Voytas  •  Denise Woods  •  Jesus Urda  •  Enda MacNally  •  David Chandler  •  Andrew McAvinchey  •  Declan Lynch  •  Jesse LoveAction  •  Sue LoveAction
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In a rare and potentially fatal feat of cinematic daring, "Dublin 26.06.08" was shot entirely between 12.01am and 11.59pm on Thursday June 26th 2008. This audacious cinematic collage offers both a unique snapshot of a single day in the life of Dublin and a vivid ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lenny Abrahamson  •  Conor McMahon  •  Rebecca Daly  •  Carmel Winters  •  Daniel O'Hara  •  Marc-Ivan O'Gorman  •  Graham Cantwell  •  Michael Lathrop  •  Rachel Rath  •  Yolanda Barker  •  Kevin Marron  •  Jason Figgis  •  Derek O'Connor  •  Peter 'Magic' Johnson  •  Gavin Kelly  •  Simon Gibney  •  Frances Roe  •  Aine Ni Fhaolain  •  Paddy Jolley  •  Emer Martin  •  David Crann  •  Aaron O'Reilly  •  Conor Barry  •  Donal Scannell  •  Ruairi O'Brien  •  Tristan Hutchinson  •  Diolmhain Ingram  •  Miriam Ingram  •  Vj Voytas  •  Denise Woods  •  Jesus Urda  •  Enda MacNally  •  David Chandler  •  Andrew McAvinchey  •  Declan Lynch  •  Jesse LoveAction  •  Sue LoveAction
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The Little Stranger (2018)

In a dusty post-war summer in rural Warwickshire, a doctor is called to a patient at lonely Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for over two centuries, the Georgian house is now in decline. But are the Ayreses haunted by something more sinister than a dying way ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lenny Abrahamson
CAST:  Domhnall Gleeson  •  Ruth Wilson  •  Will Poulter  •  Charlotte Rampling

In a dusty post-war summer in rural Warwickshire, a doctor is called to a patient at lonely Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for over two centuries, the Georgian house is now in decline. But are the Ayreses haunted by something more sinister than a dying way ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lenny Abrahamson
CAST:  Domhnall Gleeson  •  Ruth Wilson  •  Will Poulter  •  Charlotte Rampling

Making “Room” (2016)

The cast and crew, as well as novelist and screenwriter Emma Donoghue, weigh in on the importance of the story, the arduous process of bringing it to the screen, and the movie's "redemptive, life-affirming" message.  (more)

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CAST:  Emma Donoghue  •  Brie Larson  •  Lenny Abrahamson  •  Jacob Tremblay

The cast and crew, as well as novelist and screenwriter Emma Donoghue, weigh in on the importance of the story, the arduous process of bringing it to the screen, and the movie's "redemptive, life-affirming" message.  (more)

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CAST:  Emma Donoghue  •  Brie Larson  •  Lenny Abrahamson  •  Jacob Tremblay

A Man's World

The story of boxer Emile Griffith, who took the life of fellow fighter Benny Paret in the ring during a live televised broadcast in 1962.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lenny Abrahamson
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The story of boxer Emile Griffith, who took the life of fellow fighter Benny Paret in the ring during a live televised broadcast in 1962.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lenny Abrahamson
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3 Joes (1991)

On a summer morning, three young men named Joe have a go at doing a bit of housework.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lenny Abrahamson
CAST:  Gary Cooke  •  Mikel Murfi  •  Dominic West  •  Sandy Kennedy

On a summer morning, three young men named Joe have a go at doing a bit of housework.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lenny Abrahamson
CAST:  Gary Cooke  •  Mikel Murfi  •  Dominic West  •  Sandy Kennedy