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Dubliner Peter scoops an Emmy

aN Irish designer has taken home a coveted Emmy award for lighting design at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

Dubliner Peter Canning flew to the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California for the Creative Arts Emmy Awards where he and his three colleagues beat lighting design teams who worked at this year's Oscars, Grammys and Tonys to pick up the gong.

The director of Dublin-based High Resolution Lighting has previously designed and delivered spectacular events involving lighting, projection and fireworks, including Skyfest for Dublin's St. Patrick's Festival.

Mr Canning has also lent his talents to Heartbeat of Home, the theatre show from the creators of Riverdance.

His Irish television credits include The Voice of Ireland (series 1-3) and The Hit. He was also part of the technical team for Ireland's Eurovision entries for the past five years.


Mr Canning (39) was Wembley Arena SPP Lighting Director for the Olympic Games London 2012 and worked on the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Winter Olympics 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

He is a graduate of Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication, London, where he majored in television lighting.

Mr Canning scooped the award alongside colleagues Al Gurdon, Michael Owen and Ross Williams, who have also worked for the Super Bowl, the championship final of America's National Football League.