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Sharon Horgan (From The Patreon Archive): Episode 156

An Irishman Abroad

Sharon Horgan is a BAFTA award-winning writer, actress and producer who’s outstanding work includes shows such as ‘Pulling’, ‘Catastrophe’ and the upcoming HBO series ’Divorce’ starring Sarah Jessica Parker. This week Sharon joined Jarlath three years after her first Irishman Abroad appearance to discuss the whirlwind journey that she has been on since they first met.  Sharon describes her working relationship with Rob Delaney and struggling to write jokes (37:00), how wanting ‘the suits’ out of the room is more of a male disposition (47:00) and why her bullshit radar has been improving lately (6:00). Having become a fashion icon for Irish women Sharon also opens up about the frustration that comes with it (57:00). From discussions about how she has never been good at life skills (29:00) to where she draws the line with her material (21:00) and Louis C.K.’s very low budget (15:00), this episode is the perfect follow up interview with one of Ireland’s most successful writing exports. To access this episode in full and to hear all of our episodes in full each week, visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad and sign up for just the price of a pint every month. In return, you will gain full access to our entire archive of all of the podcasts we have ever released including - An Irishman In America, Men Behaving Better and An Irishman Behind Bars. If you come over and join in the first two weeks of August 2020, you will be given something very special as an additional thanks that won't disappoint.Our charity partner is jigsawonline.ie. In these tricky times, Jigsaw provides a range of resources, advice and care for your people to help them strengthen their mental health and the skills needed to navigate life. Please visit their website and consider making a donation. For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com. Disclaimer: All materials contained within this podcast are copyright protected. Third party reuse and/or quotation in whole or in part is prohibited unless direct credit and/or hyperlink to the Irishman Abroad podcast is clearly and accurately provided.  


31 Jul 2020

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Sharon Horgan, writer, actor, producer

Desert Island Discs

Sharon Horgan is a writer, actor and producer best known for co-writing and co-starring in the Channel 4 series Catastrophe with US comedian Rob Delaney.Sharon was born in 1970 in east London, where her parents Ursula and John were running a pub. They moved to Ireland when Sharon was three and eventually set themselves up as turkey farmers. Sharon went to a convent school, then art college in Dublin, before moving to London in 1990, hoping to become an actor. Following six years working at a job centre, she decided to get a degree and enrolled on an English course at Brunel University. She reconnected with Dennis Kelly, who she had acted with previously, and they started writing together. Their breakthrough was the BBC Three series Pulling, first broadcast in 2006, which chronicled the lives of three single women leading unfulfilling lives in an unfashionable part of London. Sharon appeared in films while continuing to write and, in 2014, set up her own production company. In 2015, together with Rob Delaney, she co-wrote and starred in the critically acclaimed Catastrophe, about a couple who discover they're expecting a child after a short affair. Sharon was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Female Comedy Performer and she and Rob won the BAFTA TV Craft Award for Best Comedy Writer in 2016. Catastrophe ran for four series, ending in 2019. Sharon's other writing credits include the acclaimed series Motherland, Divorce and This Way Up, while her most recent film role was in Military Wives, opposite Kristin Scott Thomas. Sharon is divorced from her husband, Jeremy Rainbird, and lives in London with her two daughters.DISC ONE: Rock n Roll Suicide by David BowieDISC TWO: The Queen is Dead by The SmithsDISC THREE: Kid's Song by Mic Christopher DISC FOUR: Telephone Thing by The FallDISC FIVE: The Only One I Know by The CharlatansDISC SIX: Everything Goes My Way by MetronomyDISC SEVEN: The Suburbs (continued) by Arcade FireDISC EIGHT: Moments of Pleasure by Kate BushBOOK CHOICE: The Sun Also Rises by Ernest HemingwayLUXURY ITEM: A solar powered word processor CASTAWAY'S FAVOURITE: Moments of Pleasure by Kate BushPresenter: Lauren LaverneProducer: Cathy Drysdale


26 Jul 2020

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Out To Lunch with Jay Rayner

On therapy, scouting the perfect drunk vegan food and how best to pluck a turkey. Writer, producer and Catastrophe star, Sharon Horgan joins Jay for a welcome escape from lockdown cooking for this episode of In For Lunch. Sharon enjoys takeaway from Il Bacio Express and Jay has food from Artusi. A Somethin' Else / Jay Rayner production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


16 Jun 2020

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#249 Sharon Horgan: On Writing, Producing & Acting

Ctrl Alt Delete

Today’s guest is the brilliant Sharon Horgan. She is a BAFTA award-winning Irish actress, co-founder of Merman, writer, producer and director, and perhaps best known for her multiple award-winning sitcom Catastrophe, which she co-writes and stars in with Rob Delaney. She was nominated for two BAFTA Awards and won two British Comedy Awards for her BBC show Pulling which she co-wrote and starred in. Sharon co-founded the independent production company Merman which shot the first series of Motherland which was co-written by Sharon and aired on BBC Two to great critical acclaim. Today Sharon is on the podcast to discuss the feature film she’s currently in called Military Waves in which she stars alongside Kristin Scott Thomas. The film is inspired by a BBC factual series about a choirmaster who selects and trains amateur singers while their partners are away serving in Afghanistan. It’s a really feel-good film, with some very touching moments too. Hope you enjoy this episode and if you did please do leave a rating or review! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


12 Mar 2020

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Episode 184: Sharon Horgan On The Music Of Military Wives & Catastrophe

Soundtracking with Edith Bowman

Our guest on this week's Soundtracking is an actor, writer and producer perhaps most famous for bringing us the sensational comedy drama, Catastrophe, which she created with co-star Rob Delaney. Now Sharon Horgan takes a lead role in Military Wives. Based on the well-documented true story, Military Wives tells the story of a group of women who form a choir while their husbands are away in Afghanistan. Directed by Peter Cattaneo of Full Monty fame, the film obviously features plenty of singing, with the tune selection having a pleasingly 80s twist. There's also an original number by Guy Chambers and Robbie Williams and a cracking score by our good pal Lorne Balfe - who was kind enough to send us a couple of his unreleased cues for you to enjoy. Cheers Lorne!


6 Mar 2020

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Sharon Horgan, Weinstein verdict, Dads and Hair, and Noor Inayat-Khan

Woman's Hour

The Military Wives Choir captured the nation’s hearts when they got the number one spot in the Christmas chart in 2011. In her new film, Sharon Horgan plays one of the women who got the choir started. She joins us to discuss working on the feel-good project.Yesterday, Harvey Weinstein was found guilty of committing a criminal sexual act and third degree rape - and could go to jail for over 20 years. He was acquitted of two counts of predatory sexual assault. While some are celebrating the verdict as the start of a new era and a sign of changing public attitudes towards sexual assault, Weinstein's lead attorney Donna Rotunno promised to appeal, saying "the fight is not over". So what does the ruling mean for women? Jane talks through the ramifications with Amanda Taub from the New York Times and feminist writer and commentator, Joan Smith. There are a growing number of videos on social media of dads doing hair - not their own but their daughter’s. And there are groups of men across the country who are gaining hairdressing skills so they can confidently style their daughter’s hair. Jack Woodhams is one of those dads, and he loves spending quality time with his daughter doing her hair. Khembe Clarke teaches dads the techniques they need to style their daughter’s natural afro hair.A young Muslim woman, Noor Inayat-Khan was many things: a dutiful daughter, a musician, an artist, a poet fluent in several languages and a published writer. Later, she was a vital part of the fight against Nazism, as a wireless telephonist in the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force. She sacrificed her life for the cause of freedom and now a new interactive exhibition is keeping her story alive. Jane talks to Lynelle Howson, an historian at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.Presenter - Jane GarveyProducer - Anna LaceyGuest - Amanda TaubGuest - Joan SmithGuest - Sharon HorganGuest - Lynelle HowsonGuest - Khembe ClarkeGuest - Jack Woodhams


25 Feb 2020

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Kristin Scott Thomas and Sharon Horgan star in this months podcast. Joe, Tom and Summer return with a list of films to look forward to this month!

Monthly Movie Show

Join cinemaniacs Tom, Summer and Joe on this month's Monthly Movie Show PLUS an exclusive interview with Kristin Scott Thomas and Sharon Horgan on their recent roles in Military Wives, coming to cinemas 6th March. Looking back to February, Summer "can't stop thinking about Parasite", Joe loved David Copperfield but mixed reviews for Emma, from Tom. Join the trio to hear what's to look forward to in March where we see the arrival of the next Pixar film, Onward, and Military Wives. Towards the end of the month A Quiet Place returns to our screens with part 2, and Mulan is out on March 27th in time for the Easter holidays. Check out the other films mentioned, here: Brassed OffDark WatersThe Full Monty                                                                                Misbehaviour Peter Rabbit 2           The Silence Spiral: From The Book Of Saw:                                                    SunshineUnderwaterAvailable on iTunes/Applepodcast and Spotify. If you have time leave us a review.


24 Feb 2020

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Military Wives: The Official Film Podcast

Host Gaby Roslin discusses the film with one of the stars Sharon Horgan. This episode includes a special snippet of ‘Home Thoughts from Abroad’ and ‘Only You’ from ‘Military Wives The Official Soundtrack’ available now.


17 Feb 2020

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The Fame Game With Sharon Horgan

Changes with Annie Macmanus

Broadcaster and DJ Annie Mac returns with series 2 of her podcast Finding Annie. Recorded in the ‘rave shed’ at the end of her garden, expect deeply personal and hilarious discussions on life’s biggest themes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


13 Oct 2019

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The HFPA in Conversation

Writer, comedian, and actress Sharon Horgan sat down with HFPA journalist to talk about the final season of the hit series Catastrophe, from the show's inception with comedian Rob Delaney to being the show's third season being the last acting project of Carrie Fisher to the challenges and relief of bringing their four season story to a close. They also talk about her upbringing on a farm in Ireland, her predilection for transgressive female characters, and upcoming projects like Military Wives.


8 May 2019