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Richie Conroy

Writer, Children's, Preschool, 6+ years, Animation, Live Action, Head Writer, Series Developer

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Richie Conroy is an award-winning comedy and drama writer from Kildare, Ireland. He has worked as a freelance writer for over 15 years on television series and feature films. Some of Richie’s recent credits include the Two by Two feature films, Malory Towers, a lavish BBC adaptation of the much-loved Enid Blyton books, and Fran: Assistant Manager, a mockumentary series which he also directed. Richie has also worked in editorial roles including as executive editor of TG4’s flagship soap opera Ros na Rún.

Richie is a published author of novels, short stories and picturebooks and was the Writer-in-Residence in Dublin City University 2021. He is a member of the Arts Council’s peer panel.

These are Richie’s most recent credits. Please get in touch for a full list.



Saor Sinn On Olc
Meangadh Fibín Teoranta

Co-writer for 6 x 60′ Irish language television drama series

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Ink & Light

Episode writer for animated series

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Sola Media

Feature film writer

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Tailored Films

Head Writer and Showrunner

Pirate Mo and the Legend of the Red Ruby
Letterbox GmbH / Ulysses Films

Feature film

WINNER – German Animation Screenplay Award, Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film 2023


Live-action television comedy series adaptation from a novel. Co-writing with Mark Hodkinson

Louise Lives Large
Tailored Films

Co-writer on 3 episodes for upcoming 30′ live-action YA / family series

The Diary of Emily Porter: The Jailtacht
Samson Films

Development of a feature based on Richie’s Young Adult novel The Diary of Emily Porter: The Jailtacht


The Defects
Fabrique d'Images

Co-writer (with Mark Hodkinson) on this original Feature Film script, based on the work of Academy Award-winning artist Stephane Halleux. In development

Niko's Arctic Adventure (2021)
Moetion Films

Additional dialogue writer on feature film in development with Moetion Films, co-production Animaker/Ulysses/Moetion/Afilm.

Fran (2021)
Forty Foot Films / Screen Ireland

Mockumentary feature film based on the TV series

Gus, the Guide Dog (2019-2020)
Desarrollos Mediaticos

Scriptwriter on feature film in production

Two by Two: Overboard (2017-2018)
Ulysses Films / Moetion Films / Grid Animation / Fabrique d'Images

Co-Writer (with Mark Hodkinson) on Feature Film sequel, released in UK cinemas on 23rd October 2020

F.A.I. Respect (2016)
FAI Ireland

Writer/Director on this comedy short

Two by Two (2015)
eOne Entertainment

Co-writer on this feature film, released worldwide in 2015

Television - Live Action

The Stranded
Moetion Films

Original live action teen drama series. Shortlisted by BBC Writers Room and in development with Moetion Films with support from EU Media Fund.

Saor Sinn ó Olc
Meangadh Fibin Teoranta

Live-action Irish language project in development

Louise Lives Large (2021)
Tailored Films

Wrote 1 episode on this live action teen comedy series

Malory Towers (2020)
King Bert / CBBC

3 x 30′ episodes with Mark Hodkinson
– The Trick
– The Dress
– The Spider

New series based on the Enid Blyton books.

Drop Dead Weird Series 2 (2019)
RTE Ireland / Channel 7 Australia

Writer of two episodes for this live action sitcom due to be broadcast on CITV in the UK

Drop Dead Weird Series 1 (2018)
Australian / Irish Co-Production

Writer of two episodes for this live action sitcom, starring Pauline McGlynn

Ros na Rún (2017)

Head Writer of 14 episodes of TG4’s popular soap opera

Ros na Rún (2016-2017)

Executive Editor working for TG4 on their primetime soap opera

Fair City (2010-2017)
RTE Ireland

Wrote 30 episodes for RTE’s popular soap opera

Sparks (2013)
Jellylegs Manchester

An original comedy series developed through the Comedy Unit of the BBC which was optioned by Jellylegs Manchester (Royle Family, Early Doors, The Cafe)

Fran (2012)

Series 2 Writer & Director. Mockumentary series which was broadcast in Ireland, USA, Canada and Australia on Setanta

Television - Animation

Minus Drei - Dino-Mite (2022-2023)
M.A.R.K.13 / Trikk17

Wrote 2 x 11′ episode of new animated series based on the children’s book series Minus Drei by Ute Krause.

A Story Book Kind of Day (2022)
McCourt Entertainment

Live-action entertainment project in development

Fia's Fairies (2022)
Little Moon Animation

Wrote 4 x 5′ episodes for animated series

Ladybird Lu (2022)
Brown Bag / Cartoon Network / HBO Max

Writing 7′ episodes for new animated pre-school series

Dina and the Digedags
Digedags Entertainment

Development work

The Pirate Code
MotionWorks GmbH

Animated adventure series 6+

Stories from Backwoods (2021)
Ink & Light

Development work and scripts on a new 6+ animated comedy series

Greenwings: Fairies in Training (2018)
WildBrain London

Developed a TV series based on the Irish Fairy Door Company’s IP, bringing DHX on board and the series is now being developed by WildBrain London.

Millie (2018)
Wunderwerk GMBH

Writer of 10 episodes for this pre-school CGI animation series based on the hugely popular German book

Mondo Yan (2018)
Telegael / Toonz India

Wrote 8 episodes for this animated comedy series

Skinner Boys (2017)
Telegael Ireland / SLR Australia / Super RTL

Wrote 3 episodes for this animated series

Blinky Bill (2016)
Flying Bark Australia

Wrote 5 episodes for this animated comedy series

Zig & Zag (2015)
Flickerpix / CBBC / RTE

Wrote 4 episodes for this animated comedy series

Inis Spraoi (2011)
Monster Entertainment / RTE

Pre-school comedy series

Roy Series 1-4 (2010-2013)
Jam Media / CBBC

Wrote 4 episodes for this live action / animated mockumentary series

Winner: BAFTA and NTS Awards

Groove High (2009-2010)
Disney UK / Planet Nemo (France)

Animated/Live Action Series (26′ episodes)

Other Writing

The Diary of Emily Porter: An Jailtacht (LeabhairCOMHAR) is a comedic novel for YA published in 2018 and launched at the Dalkey Book Festival. It was nominated for The Great Reads Award 2018. The sequel ‘Dialann Emily Porter: Thíos Seal Thuas Seal’ was published in 2021 and won first prize at the Oireachtas Literary Awards and was nominated for The Oireachtas Young People’s Book of the Year 2022. The final book in the trilogy is due for publication in 2024.

A collection of short stories published in Saibhreas (Mentor Press) secondary school text book for leaving certificate Irish.