Mark O’Halloran (Actor/ Writer/ Director): Episode 99



Mark O'Halloran is the actor and writer behind the classic Irish movies Adam and Paul and Garage. For most people that would be enough but Mark has lived a life that has encompassed much more than simply creating landmark films. This week he speaks to Jarlath about using rock & roll to escape Ennis, growing up and standing out in a family of 10 children, acting alongside the love of his life in Adam and Paul, feeling as though he'd never recover from heartache and the importance of asking oneself the hardest questions.


From his time spent working in a steel mill in Amsterdam to his soul-searching in Iran, Syria and the Lebanon, this is a conversation that leaves no stone unturned.


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