Hildegard Ryan

Hildegard is an award-winning writer/director with credits in stage and screen.

In theatre, Hildegard has collaborated with Eva O’Connor and their theatre company Sunday’s Child since 2003. Hildegard co-wrote and directed interactive play The Friday Night Effect and Afloat. Directing credits include plays My Name is Saoirse, Overshadowed and most recently Mustard – which has enjoyed success at the Edinburgh, Dublin, and Adelaide Fringe Festivals, as well as a run at The Arcola in London.

In television, Hildegard co-wrote and directed an 8×10’ adaptation of Overshadowed for Rollem Productions/BBC which was nominated for a Rose d’Or Award. And directed Eva’s screen adaptation of Mustard for RTE’s Storyland.

A graduate of Central Film School, Hildegard’s television directing credits include the BBC’s flagship long running series, Casualty, The Dumping Ground, Still So Awkward for Channel X/CBBC and she co-directed two episodes of Dodger for CBBC/NBC which won in the Children’s Programme category at the RTS Awards 2023.

Hildegard has a number of original television developments with Eva, working with companies including Clerkenwell, Objective, STV and Kudos.

In 2018 Hildegard was names as one of Broadcast’s Hot Shots, which celebrated the outstanding work of women under 30 making waves in the TV industry.

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Hildegard Ryan is represented by Frances Arnold