Declan Lowney is an Irish television and film director. After directing a short film in 1980, Lowney worked for RTÃ‰, and directed musical events such as the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest, and The Velvet Underground's Live MCMXCIII. In Great Britain, he became known for directing the first two series and Christmas special of Father Ted, which won him a British Academy Television Award in 1996. This got him a job directing the pilot and first two episodes of Cold Feet in 1996 and 1998. After his first attempt at a feature film debut failed in 1998, Lowney directed Wild About Harry in 2000.
Since 2000, he has directed the television series Happiness, Help, Little Britain and Married Single Other. Happiness and Little Britain each secured him another BAFTA nomination, and Help got him another win. As of 2010, Lowney is developing a film about Eddie 'the Eagle' Edwards and is also directing Channel 4 comedy shorts for Irish Comedians The Rubberbandits.