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DECLAN LOWNEY AND MERMAN UNITE.
27 May 2021

The name Ted is a lucky charm of sorts for Declan Lowney. Over twenty-five years after the launch of Father Ted, the director has achieved further success with Apple TV's football comedy Ted Lasso. Expect a TED talk in due course.

In the meantime, Lowney has joined Merman for exclusive representation in the UK. Together with long-time producer Simon Monhemius, the Irishman is ready to stretch his comedy muscles at 202 Blackfriars Road.

"I'm beside myself with excitement to be joining forces with the comedy powerhouse that is Merman," Lowney says. "This is a great place for us to expand our comedy horizons across all forms - long, short, and the ones in between."


Naturally, managing directors Siobhan Murphy and Spencer Dodd are buoyed by Lowney's arrival: "We are admirers of Dec’s incredible comedy performance work in commercials and also his prolific career in long form. We feel the synergy across our platforms couldn't be more aligned and it is a pivotal moment for all of us."

As for Merman founders Sharon Horgan and Clelia Mountford, they aim to keep Lowney's small-screen momentum going: "We have been huge fans of Declan’s work for years. He's been involved in some of the most iconic comedy out there. We hope to lure him back over to Merman TV and to Mermade when he's not making beautiful work for Branded!"


To discuss Declan Lowney further, call Merman's Siobhan Murphy on 0207 846 0650/07899 926 927 or email siobhan@hellomerman.com.

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