Sharon Horgan's shows break taboos about marriage and motherhood

Sharon Horgan stars in new comedy film Game Night as one of several guests invited to a group of friends’ regular board-game night.
Sharon Horgan stars in new comedy film Game Night as one of several guests invited to a group of friends’ regular board-game night.PHOTO: REUTERS

Actress and writer Sharon Horgan challenges cherished taboos about what it means to be a wife and mother with her shows

Viewers outside the United Kingdom and her native Ireland may not recognise her, but Game Night actress Sharon Horgan is fast becoming a name to watch in Hollywood.

The actress and writer - part of the ensemble cast in the new comedy film Game Night - is the star and co-creator of the critically acclaimed British television series Catastrophe, which broke the mould for romantic comedies with its frank depiction of a modern marriage, warts and all. It earned Horgan and her co-star and co-creator, Rob Delaney, an Emmy nomination for outstanding comedy writing in 2016.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 26, 2018, with the headline 'Telling the truth about womanhood'. Print Edition | Subscribe