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Declan Lowney - Commercials Director
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Declan Lowney is one of the UK’s top comedy Directors, who has shot numerous commercials for the world’s biggest brands, including the multi format Walkers ‘Sandwich’ campaign that won a Gold, two Silvers and a Bronze at Cannes and the Grand Prix for Creative Effectiveness, the current hugely celebrated Warburtons ads and the long running Aviva campaign starring Paul Whitehouse to name but a few.

Lowney's feature film with Steve Coogan, 'Alpha Papa' was released to wide critical acclaim. He has recently finished Directing two episodes of the successful ABC studios show ‘Galavant' and the BBC 2 comedy series 'Flat TV'.

Along with his advertising awards, as a top television comedy Director, Lowney has won two BAFTAs for ‘Help' and 'Father Ted', International Emmys for 'Little Britain’ & 'Moone Boy' and British Comedy Awards for 'Father Ted', 'Little Britain', 'Help' and ‘Happiness’.

Recent TV Commercials

Warburtons - Giant Crumpet Show
Sky - Own It
Oxo - Unexpected Guest
Alpha Papa - Trailer
Walkers - Lunch
Moone Boy - Trailer
Brady Family Ham - 100% Irish
An Post - Talker
Aviva - Cuban Heels

TV/Film Work - Comedy & Drama

2017 - "American Housewife"
Declan directed episodes of this US sitcom for ABC
2013 - "Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa"
He directed this feature length movie which went on to win Best Comedy at the UK Empire Awards 2014.
2012 - "Moone Boy "
He directed the first season which was nominated for a British Comedy Award
2011 - "A Night with Beyonce"
Declan directed this TV movie in 2011
2006 - "Little Britain"
Declan directed x6 epsiodes of the multi-award winning comedy show.
2002 - "Happiness"
Declan won a British Comedy Award and a BAFTA nomination for the comedy series starring Paul Whitehouse .
2001 - Declan's first feature, the romantic comedy "Wild About Harry" (Universal Pictures), had its premiere at the opening of the 2001 Dublin Film Festival. Written by Colin Bateman it starred Brendan Gleeson, Amanda Donohoe, James Nesbitt and George Wendt.
1997 - Declan directed the pilot episodes of COLD FEET and THE GRIMLEYS for Granada Television. The COLD FEET pilot won the coveted Golden Rose of Montreux and Declan also directed the first two episodes of Series One, for which he won a Royal Television Society Award.
1996 - BAFTA Award for direction of the cult Channel 4 sitcom Father Ted - his subsequent work on the series has won him 7 British Comedy Awards.

Music credits include

  • Glastonbury - 2002
  • Vangelis - Mythodea - 2001
  • Lynx Ibiza - 2000 (Artistes incl. Leftfield, Groove Armada, Grace Jones)
  • Spice Girls in Wembley Stadium - 1999
  • U2 Popmart - Live in Rotterdam for BBC - 1998
  • Previous 10 years music credits include: Back Street Boys, MTV Europe Music Awards, Jose Carreras, Pavarotti, Velvet Underground, Prince, Lou Reed.

 Film Name  Director  Year
-  Riverdance Live from Beijing  Declan Lowney  2010
-  Wild About Harry  Declan Lowney  1999
-  Thanks for the Memories  Declan Lowney  1999
-  The Brother  Declan Lowney  1992
-  Wavelength  Declan Lowney  1980
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