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Irish Eye on Hollywood:
A Pregnant “Catastrophe”

Sharon Horgan stars in the Hulu original "Catastrophe."

By Tom Deignan, Contributor
August / September 2015

Then there is Sharon Horgan. The Meath-raised triple threat (actress/writer/director) stars alongside Boston-born Irish-American comic Rob Delaney in a new sitcom which streams on Netflix called Catastrophe. In the raunchy show, Horgan plays an Irish woman who has a fling with an American advertising executive.  When Horgan ends up pregnant – wait for it – these two strangers decide to give marriage a try, much to the surprise of their family and friends. Catastrophe earned raves when Amazon Prime released it earlier this summer. The New York Daily News said the show is “the latest confirmation that some of the best TV these days isn’t on traditional TV.” Up next for the BAFTA Award-winning Horgan is an even more highly-anticipated project, the upcoming HBO series Divorce, starring Sarah Jessica Parker. Horgan serves as a writer as well as co-producer on Divorce, which is Parker’s first big project since she left TV after a long run on a little show called Sex and the City. ♦

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