A VIEW INTO TV’S MOST SUCCESSFUL WILDLIFE DOCUMENTARIES:
DOUG ALLAN – A LIFE BEHIND THE LENS
“The toughest in the business.” Sir David Attenborough
19 September – 4 October
Multiple EMMY and BAFTA award-winning wildlife cameraman and photographer, Doug Allan, hits the road this Autumn to give Irish audiences a view into his life and work.
Doug has spent the last 25 years bringing the most remarkable sights in the natural world into our homes. His camera work features in the hugely successful BBC documentaries, Life, Human Planet, Blue Planet, Planet Earth and Frozen Planet
Doug will visit eleven venues around the country with insights, Illustrated with mesmerising footage and photographs, into his polar and underwater film-making career. We’ll hear how he survived encounters with polar bears, walruses and minus 40 degree temperatures to capture images of the planet’s most majestic animals, above and below the ice.
Last year Doug published his book, Freeze Frame, about his life as a polar cameraman. More recently, Doug was one of five cameramen featured in the BBC series, Wild Cameramen At Work, where Sir David Attenborough said: “I’ve had the extraordinary good luck of working with him over many years and no one knows the frozen world better than him.”
Speaking about the tour, Doug Allan said, “What’s great about talking face to face is that it’s my chance to bring people right in behind the scenes. It’s like live TV, only better!”
A regular visitor to Ireland’s west coast, Scotsman Doug Allan has been swimming with marine mammals for over 35 years. He spent seven years in Antarctica as a research diver, scientist and photographer for the British Antarctic Survey, before changing direction to full time filming in 1985.
Doug has been involved with over 60 films and series, and has worked for BBC, Discovery, National Geographic, and many others.
His photographic awards include seven EMMYs and four BAFTAs. He has twice won the underwater category in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition and was awarded the Royal Geographical Society’s Cherry Kearton Medal for his wildlife images. He has three Honorary Doctorates in recognition of his camerawork, as well as two Polar Medals.
Doug Allan – A Life Behind the Lens is at
Date & time: Thursday, 19 September (7.30pm) Tickets: €15.00 Booking:www.glor.ie / +353 65 684 3103
Balor Arts Centre, Balleybofey
Date & Time: Friday, 20 September (8.30pm) Tickets: €15.00 Booking: www.balorartscentre.com / +353 74 913 1840
The Alley Arts and Conference Centre, Strabane
St Michael’s Theatre, New Ross
Date & Time: Wednesday 25 September (8.00pm) Tickets: from €15.00 Booking: www.stmichaelsnewross.com / +353 51 421 255
An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny
Lyric Theatre, Belfast
Date & Time: Sunday 29 September (7.30pm) Tickets: £12.50 Booking: www.lyrictheatre.co.uk / +44 2890 381 081
Station House Theatre, Clifton
Date & Time: Monday 30 September (7.30pm) Tickets: €15.00 Booking: www.stationhousetheatre.com / +353 95 303 03
Date & Time: Tuesday 1 October (7.30pm) Tickets: €15.00, €12.00 concessions Booking: www.axis-ballymun.ie / +353 18 832 100
Theatre Royal, Waterford
Date & Time: Wednesday 2 October (7.30pm) Tickets: €15.00 Booking: www.theatreroyal.ie / +353 51 874 402
Triskel Christchurch, Cork
Date & Time: Thursday 3 October (7.30pm) Tickets: €15.00 Booking: www.triskelartscentre.ie / +353 21 427 2022
The George Bernard Shaw Theatre, Carlow