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Pat Butler

Personal phone number: 0851221885
Personal e-mail address:
Profession: actor/film director
Hair Colour: Grey
Height: 5' 10"
Playing Range: 50 - 75
Eye Colour: Green
Training: Aidan Rogers trained at St. Patrick's College of Education, Drumcondra. 1966

Dónall Farmer/Áine Ní Mhuirí/Traolach Ó hAonghusa trained i gConamara, 1966

Dan Donovan/John O'Shea/ trained in Everyman Theatre Cork         1967 - 1976.
Theatre: Everyman 1967 - 1976

Mick, in Pinter's 'The Caretaker'                                                                 Estragon in Beckett's 'Waiting For Godot'                                                   Gravedigger 'A Scent of Flowers'                                                                 Eiljert Lovberg in Ibsen's 'Hedda Gabler'                                                      Stephen in Hugh Leonard's 'Stephen D'                                                         Harry Heegan in O'Casey's 'The Silver Tassie'                                   Young Lead in Mrojeck's 'Tango'.                                                             Brick in 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof'                                                           Rosencrantz in Stoppard's 'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead'

Skills: Pat Butler Curriculum Vitae                                                                                            

January 2015

International Award-Winning Irish and English language television, film and radio broadcaster, producer/director, writer, academic, presenter and performer with unparalleled experience across the full range of film and television production and direction – from the ground-breaking Young People’s programme ‘Youngline’ (1976), through Current Affairs, Documentary Films and National Broadcasts on State Occasions.


Awards – Gradaim Buaite

  • ‘Oireachtas Lifetime Achievement Award’ - ‘Buaic-Ghradam Cumarsáide an Oireachtais’ (2013)

  • ‘Oireachtas Television Communications Award’, for ‘Kilmichael’ (2001)

  • ‘Television Journalist of the Year Award’, for ‘Ballyseedy’ - National Media Awards (1998)

  • ‘Current Affairs Award’, for Today Tonight’s ‘Kerry Land Deals’, Celtic Film Festival (1988)


Nominations – Animniúcháin:

  • IFTA: Irish Film and Television Academy Award Nomination - ‘Best Irish Language Film’ Producer/Director ‘Ná Lig Sinn i nDearmad’ (2004)

  • Lifetime Achievement Award Nomination - Buaic Ghradam Cumarsáide an Oireachtais (2012)

  • Justice Media Award Nomination - for ‘Scannal’ and ‘Garda ar Lár’ (2008 and 2009)

  • International Federation of Television Archives Nomination -‘Primus Inter Pares’, Madrid (2006)


Selection of Programmes with RTÉ – Cláir le RTÉ

  • ‘Ireland’s Ocean’ (2014)

  • ‘Primus Inter Pares – first among equals’, story of the Cork Film Festival, Léargas (2006)

  • ‘Ná Lig Sinn i nDearmad’ – Lest We Be Forgotten’ – The Irish in World War 1 (2003)

  • ‘Ballyseedy’ (1997)

  • ‘Bosnia – Paradise of the Damned’ (1996)

  • ‘The Palestinians – One People Too Many?’ (1988)

  • ‘Léargas’, ‘Scannal’, ‘Garda ar Lár’, ‘Féach’, ‘Today Tonight’, ‘Youngline’ (1976-2012)


Selection of TG4 Documentaries – Cláir le TG4

  • ‘Stailc 1913’ (2013)

  • ‘Bású/Execution – Childers/O’Connor/Mellows/McKelvey/Barrett’ (2012)

  • ‘Tom Barry – Guerilla Days in Ireland’ (2010)

  • ‘An Chríostaíocht’ (2009)

  • ‘Ernie O’Malley – On Another Man’s Wound’, (2007)


State Occasions: Live TV Commentary with Brian Farrell

  • ‘State Funeral of Taoiseach Jack Lynch’ - ‘Sochraid Stáit an Iar-Thaoisigh Jack Lynch’ (1999)

  • ‘State Visit of Queen Elizabeth II of England’ - ‘Turas Stáit Eilís a Dó ar Éirinn’ (2011)



  • Post-Graduate Film and Television Skills Module Director, Scoil na Gaeilge UCD (2015)

  • Journalist-in-Residence - Iriseoir Cónaitheach, Scoil na Gaeilge UCD (2006 – 2008)

Film: Documentary Film


See above.....

Voice Over: See above..........
Languages & Accents: Gaeilge Líofa - all dialects.

Accents - The lot. Specialising in Cockney and American Deep South.
TV: See above.....
Commercials: None
Dance: None
Other: See above...