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Sharon Horgan discusses ‘Divorce’ & ‘Catastrophe’ at IFTA Women in Focus Event
12 Dec 2016 : Katie McNeice
The Irish Actress, Writer and Producer talked to IFTA Members about the learning curves, positive moments and challenges of her award-winning career, as part of the IFTA Women in Focus event series.

She is one of the leading professionals in her field today, with major award wins and nominations from IFTA, BAFTA, the British Comedy Awards and Primetime Emmys.

Horgan’s most recent success comes in the form of HBO series ‘Divorce’ starring Sarah Jessica Parker (Sex and the City) and Thomas Hayden Church (Cardboard Boxer), which she has created, written and produced.

In tandem with the hit show, for which Sarah Jessica Parker received a Best Lead Actress in Drama Golden Globe Nomination earlier today, Horgan both co-stars in and co-writes comedy series ‘Catastrophe’ with Rob Delaney (Burning Love).

She chatted with attendees about pursuing her career as an actress before investing more into writing her own material, and co-founding production company Merman with Celia Mountford in 2014, to bring her own projects to the screen.

In review of her earlier work across series such as ‘Pulling’, ‘Psychobitches’, ‘Dead Boss’ and ‘Free Agents’ to name a few, Horgan spoke about the changes in her style over the years, how to choose consecutive projects carefully, her writing process both with Delaney and the ‘Divorce’ team, and how her distinctive content is received.

The Academy also took the opportunity to present Horgan with her two IFTA Awards for Best Female Performance and Best Writer in a Soap or Comedy, which she garnered at the recent IFTA Gala TV Awards for her work on ‘Catastrophe’. This marked the second consecutive year she received double award wins in these categories for her work on the series.

This IFTA Women in Focus event in partnership with Davy was preceded by an In Conversation with Gráinne Seoige on Tuesday, November 29th at the Shelbourne Hotel. Previous IFTAWIF speakers also include Deirdre O’Kane, Miriam O’Callaghan, Elaine Crowley, Vogue Williams. ‘A Date for Mad Mary’ filmmakers Colin and Darren Thornton and GirlCrew Co-Founder Aine Mulloy.

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