British theatre Director and writer. In 1981, together with set designer Nick Ormerod became the founder of the famous theatre Cheek by Jowl. World fame brought Donnelan performances at London's Royal National theatre and Royal Shakespeare theatre. The winner of three awards, Laurence Olivier and other prestigious theatrical awards, among which the Russian national theatre award "Golden Mask" and "crystal Turandot". Knight of the French Order of arts and letters.
Declan Donnellan worked for the Russian scene, staged in the leading theatres, including the Maly drama theatre — Theatre of Europe and the Bolshoi theatre of Russia. In the third Theatre Olympics, held in 2001 in Moscow, he presented the play "Boris Godunov", created with the Russian acting troupe formed by Donnellan under the auspices of the International theatre festival. A. P. Chekhov. Dedicated to the art of acting book by Declan Donnellan, "the Actor and the target" published in 15 languages. In 2012 he made his directorial debut Declan by Declan Donnellan movie — the movie "Dear friend" with Robert Pattinson and Uma Thurman (2012).