Fergus Daly is an Irish director, producer and actor. He was born in Dublin in 1969 and grew up in the small town of Kilkenny, Ireland. He attended the National Film School in Dublin before starting his career in the film industry.
After graduating, Daly produced his first feature film, "The Glass Cage," in 2001. The film received critical acclaim and was nominated for several awards. Following this success, Daly went on to direct and produce other features including "Dirty Money," "Made in Belfast," and "The Descent of the Sun."
Daly has also directed and produced several television programs, including "The Hinterland," "The Last Dance," and "The Prisoner." In 2004, he directed the short film "The Forgotten Man," which won awards at several international film festivals.
As an actor, Daly has appeared in several films, including "The Commitments," "The Mayor of Casterbridge," and "The Last King of Scotland." He has also had roles in television series such as "Love/Hate," "Vikings," and "Outlander."
Daly's work has been recognised with several industry awards, including the IFTA Best Director Award for his work on "The Descent of the Sun," and the IFTA Best Drama Series Award for "The Hinterland." He has also received nominations for the BAFTA Best Film Award and the Royal Television Society Drama Award.
Throughout his career, Daly has strived to portray real-life stories in a unique and creative way. His films have been praised for their emotionally charged storylines, and he has become known for his commitment to realism and authenticity.
Daly continues to work as a director and producer, and is currently developing a film about the Irish Civil War. He is also teaching film courses at the Irish Film Academy. He is an active member of the Irish film industry and continues to be a passionate advocate for independent filmmakers.