Lenny Abrahamson is an award-winning Irish screenwriter and director.

Lenny’s backstory is worthy of a character in a Raymond Chandler novel- He had an MA in Theoretical Physics, an almost PHD in Philosophy from Stanford as well as a burgeoning career in Advertising all before he took up independent filmmaking. His first film Adam & Paul co-written with Mark O Halloran, garnered him the first of three (to date) IFTA’s for Best Director. He followed with Garage, a RTE mini series and in 2014, Frank – starring Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

With his next film Room, based on the bestselling novel, he was nominated for a Best Director Oscar. In the works is an adaptation of Sally Rooney’s Normal People for the BBC and The Grand Escape – a WWI story about daredevil pilots.

Join Hugh Odling-Smee as he chats to Lenny about his inspirations, and his life in film and the all important question- why he’d choose to fight one hundred duck-size horses instead of one horse-sized duck.

As we anticipate high demand for this event there will be a second release of tickets on Friday 15th March at 12noon.