Brendan O’Carroll - Lifetime Achievement for Comedy Recipient IFTA Gala Television Awards

"To receive such an accolade in my home town is sensational. I am proud to accept this award, especially when I see the list of those whom have already been so awarded.. including Jim Sheridan, whose work I so admire and who has done so much for young Irish actors, writers and indeed the whole industry. To be considered in that league is the premiership. Thank you IFTA.”

Brendan O’Carroll, Recipient of the IFTA Lifetime Achievement Award for Comedy 2015

In 2015, the Irish Film & Television Academy (IFTA) bestowed the Lifetime Achievement Award to Brendan O’Carroll, for his outstanding achievement in Comedy and his incredible contribution, influence and leadership in the craft. Comedy has always been at the heart of O’Carroll’s passion, writing and performance for the past three decades and he is widely considered an original comic voice and a pioneer of his craft.

His career so far has seen him write seven novels, make four top-selling videos, produce an international box office hit comedy Movie as well as bestselling music record, but it was creating and starring in sitcom Mrs Brown’s Boys that brought him to global attention.

Portraying matriarch Agnes Brown, the show has proved a massive commercial hit airing to a massive 15.5 million people in the UK as 972,000 people in Ireland. It was also a critical hit winning a BAFTA Award for Best Situation Comedy, an IFTA Award for Best Television Programme, an IFTA Award for Best Comedy, a BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Comedy Entertainment Programme as well as a Writers Guild Of Great Britain British Comedy Award, among many other accolades

Click Here to Watch  IFTA Gala Television Awards Video (YouTube)

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