Paul Vincent Carroll (1944) Photo by Carl Van Vechten
Paul Vincent Carroll (1944)
Photo by Carl Van Vechten

Paul Vincent Carroll (10 July 1900 – 20 October 1968) was an Irish dramatist and writer of movie scenarios and television scripts.

Carroll was born in Blackrock, County Louth, Ireland[1] and trained as a teacher at St Patrick's College, Dublin and settled in Glasgow in 1921 as a teacher. Several of his plays were produced by the Abbey Theatre in Dublin.[2] He co-founded, with Grace Ballantine and Molly Urquhart, the Curtain Theatre Company in Glasgow.[3]

Personal life

Carroll and his wife, clothing designer Helena Reilly, had three daughters; the youngest was actress Helena Carroll (1928–2013). He also had a son, Brian Francis, born in 1945.[citation needed]

Paul Vincent Carroll died at age 68 in Bromley, Kent England..He died in his sleep from heart failure.[citation needed]

He was a close friend of Patrick Kavanagh's in the 1920s.[citation needed]

List of works

References

  1. ^ Irish Playography
  2. ^ Profile at Ricorso
  3. ^ Murdoch, Travelling Hopefully: The Story of Molly Urquhart, Edinburgh, 1981.