Screenwriter and govt producer Muirinn Lane Kelly has died aged 50.
The exec, who has credit for Waterloo Street and Mistresses within the UK handed away this week. She was extra not too long ago an govt producer on Sky Atlantic and Epic drama Domina.
Kelly started her profession working at Roger Corman’s Connemara studio for 2 years within the late Nineteen Nineties earlier than shifting into improvement on the BBC, the place she was script editor on exhibits reminiscent of Silent Witness and Waking the Lifeless.
She later moved to Ecosse Movies, the place she was a author on BBC One’s Mistresses, which was later remade within the U.S. for ABC. She went on to put in writing for BBC faculty drama Waterloo Street and Uncooked for Irish pubcaster RTE1 after which joined Bandit Tv, the place she turned EP on two seasons of Daybreak French comedy Scrumptious.
In 2019, she switched to Banijay-owned Tiger Facet Productions, the place she was Director of Growth, working throughout the drama indie’s slate. She was most exec producer on the latest season of Domina, which completed filming a number of weeks in the past.
Lucy Bedford, Head of Drama at Tiger Facet, mentioned: “We’re heartbroken that our cherished buddy and colleague Muirinn Lane Kelly has handed away. As an Govt Producer within the drama workforce at Tiger Facet and a identified and beloved colleague to many within the trade, Muirinn was a brilliantly gifted inventive, a mentor to many and a beautiful, humorous, often outrageous particular person to be round.
“She had a real ardour for nurturing and growing expertise and she or he was a fearless advocate for these she believed in. A supply of inspiration and assist for therefore many within the trade, a much-loved colleague, and a buddy. She might be sorely missed.
“Our ideas and love exit to Muirinn’s household, associates and colleagues.