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Fionnula Flanagan was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. From an early age she grew up speaking both English and Irish on a daily basis. Her parents weren't native Irish speakers but wanted Fionnula and her four siblings to learn the language. Her mother used to say, "A nation without a language is a nation without a soul". Fionnula has said she ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Others
The Others Mrs. Bertha Mills
(2001)
Yes Man
Yes Man Tillie
(2008)
Four Brothers
Four Brothers Evelyn Mercer
(2005)
Song of the Sea
Song of the Sea Granny / Macha
(2014)

Filmography

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 2018 Supervized (filming)
Madera
 2017 Birthmarked (post-production)
Mrs. Tridek
 2017 Redwater (TV Series)
Agnes Byrne
- Episode #1.6 (2017) ... Agnes Byrne
- Episode #1.5 (2017) ... Agnes Byrne
- Episode #1.4 (2017) ... Agnes Byrne
- Episode #1.3 (2017) ... Agnes Byrne
- Episode #1.2 (2017) ... Agnes Byrne
 2017 American Gods (TV Series)
Old Essie Macgowan
- A Prayer for Mad Sweeney (2017) ... Old Essie Macgowan (uncredited)
 2016 Pequeno Segredo
Barbara
 2014-2016 Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street (TV Series)
Mrs. Hudspith / Miss Hudspith
- Gortimer vs. the End (2016) ... Mrs. Hudspith
- Gortimer vs. The Relentless Rainbow of Joy (2015) ... Mrs. Hudspith
- Gortimer vs. The Frog of Ultimate Doom (2014) ... Miss Hudspith
- Pilot (2014) ... Miss Hudspith
 2016 Havenhurst
Eleanor
 2016 Trash Fire
Violet
 2015 Come Simi
Aunt Maxine
 2014 Song of the Sea
Granny / Macha (voice)
 2014/II Fearless (Short)
Margret
 2014 HitRECord on TV (TV Series)
Aunt Abigail (segment "So-Called Security")
- RE: Money (2014) ... Aunt Abigail (segment "So-Called Security")
 2013 Life's a Breeze
Nan
 2013 Defiance (TV Series)
Nicky
- Past Is Prologue (2013) ... Nicky
- The Bride Wore Black (2013) ... Nicky
- Goodbye Blue Sky (2013) ... Nicky
- Brothers in Arms (2013) ... Nicky
 2013 Tasting Menu
Comptessa
 2013 Angels Sing
Ma
 2011 Pass the Salt, Please (Short)
Woman
 2011 Coming & Going
Irma
 2011 Kill the Irishman
Grace O'Keefe
 2011 The Guard
Eileen Boyle
 2010 Three Wise Women (TV Movie)
Beth
 2007-2010 Lost (TV Series)
Eloise 'Ellie' Hawking / Eloise 'Ellie' Widmore / Eloise Hawking
- The End (2010) ... Eloise 'Ellie' Widmore
- Happily Ever After (2010) ... Eloise 'Ellie' Widmore
- The Variable (2009) ... Eloise 'Ellie' Hawking
- 316 (2009) ... Eloise 'Ellie' Hawking
- This Place Is Death (2009) ... Eloise 'Ellie' Hawking
 2009 A Christmas Carol
Mrs. Dilber
 2009 The Invention of Lying
Martha Bellison
 2009 The Payback
Galina
 2006-2008 Brotherhood (TV Series)
Rose Caffee
- Birnam Wood Comes to Dunsinane (2008) ... Rose Caffee
- All the Interim Is Like a Phantasma (2008) ... Rose Caffee
- The Chimes at Midnight (2008) ... Rose Caffee
- Give Me the Ocular Proof... (2008) ... Rose Caffee
 2008 Yes Man
Tillie
 2007 Paddywhackery (TV Series)
Peig Sayers
- Póg Mo Thóin (2007) ... Peig Sayers
- Lán Tí (2007) ... Peig Sayers
- Driveál d'Amadáin (2007) ... Peig Sayers
- Éist le do Chroí (2007) ... Peig Sayers
- Geallghlacadóir Bocht (2007) ... Peig Sayers
 2007 Slipstream
Bette Lustig
 2005 Four Brothers
Evelyn Mercer
 2005 Revelations (TV Mini-Series)
Mother Francine
- Hour Five (2005) ... Mother Francine
- Hour Four (2005) ... Mother Francine
- Hour Three (2005) ... Mother Francine
- Hour Two (2005) ... Mother Francine
 2005 Transamerica
Elizabeth
 2004 Man About Dog
Olivia
 2004 Nip/Tuck (TV Series)
Sister Rita-Claire
- Agatha Ripp (2004) ... Sister Rita-Claire
 2004 Blessed
J. Lloyd Samuel
 2004 Sexual Life
Grandmother
 2004 One of the Oldest Con Games (Short)
Mary Kuhlmann
 2003 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Sheila Baxter
- Escape (2003) ... Sheila Baxter
 2003 Murder, She Wrote: The Celtic Riddle (TV Movie)
Margaret Byrne
 2003 Tears of the Sun
Sister Grace
 2002 Star Trek: Enterprise (TV Series)
Vulcan Ambassador V'Lar
- Fallen Hero (2002) ... Vulcan Ambassador V'Lar
 2001 The Others
Mrs. Bertha Mills
 2000 For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story (TV Movie)
Sally Lewis
 2000 919 Fifth Avenue (TV Movie)
Brydie
 1999 A Secret Affair (TV Movie)
Drucilla Fitzgerald
 1999 With or Without You
Irene
 1999 Il gioco
 1998-1999 Poltergeist: The Legacy (TV Series)
The Older Woman / Narrator
- Double Cross (1999) ... The Older Woman
- The Traitor (1999) ... The Older Woman
- The Darkside (1998) ... Narrator
 1999 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Judge Robin O'Hara
- Big Hand for the Little Lady (1999) ... Judge Robin O'Hara
 1998 Paperlily
 1998 To Have & to Hold (TV Series)
Fiona McGrail
- Who's Sorry Next? (1998) ... Fiona McGrail
- The Kids Are All Right? (1998) ... Fiona McGrail
- Since I Don't Know You (1998) ... Fiona McGrail
- Right My Fire (1998) ... Fiona McGrail
- These Boots Were Made for Stalking (1998) ... Fiona McGrail
 1998 Waking Ned Devine
Annie O'Shea
 1998 Quest for Camelot
Additional Voices (voice)
 1998 Nothing Sacred (TV Series)
Helen Reyneaux
- The Coldest Night of the Year (1998) ... Helen Reyneaux
 1998 Kings in Grass Castles (TV Mini-Series)
Bridget Durack
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... Bridget Durack
- Episode #1.1 ... Bridget Durack
 1996 Some Mother's Son
Annie Higgins
 1987-1995 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Eileen O'Bannon / Fiona Delaney Griffith / Freida Schmidt
- Nan's Ghost: Part 2 (1995) ... Eileen O'Bannon
- Nan's Ghost: Part 1 (1995) ... Eileen O'Bannon
- A Killing in Cork (1993) ... Fiona Delaney Griffith
- Steal Me a Story (1987) ... Freida Schmidt
 1995 Legend (TV Series)
Julia Grant
- Legend on His President's Secret Service (1995) ... Julia Grant
 1994 White Mile (TV Movie)
Gena Karas
 1994 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (TV Series)
Heart
- The Circus (1994) ... Heart
 1993 Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV Series)
Dr. Juliana Tainer
- Inheritance (1993) ... Dr. Juliana Tainer
 1993 Money for Nothing
Mrs. Coyle
 1993 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series)
Enina Tandro
- Dax (1993) ... Enina Tandro
 1992 Reasonable Doubts (TV Series)
Mrs. Hooper
- A Rose Is a Rose (1992) ... Mrs. Hooper
 1992 Mad at the Moon
Mrs. Hill
 1991 Final Verdict (TV Movie)
Pearl Morton
 1991 Death Dreams (TV Movie)
Psychic Physician
 1990 Father Dowling Mysteries (TV Series)
Mother Margaret
- The Undercover Nun Mystery (1990) ... Mother Margaret
 1990 Beauty and the Beast (TV Series)
Jessica Webb
- Legacies (1990) ... Jessica Webb
- The Reckoning (1990) ... Jessica Webb
 1990 H.E.L.P. (TV Series)
Kathleen Meacham
- Undue Force (1990) ... Kathleen Meacham
- To Everything, There Is a Season (1990) ... Kathleen Meacham
- Steam Heat (1990) ... Kathleen Meacham
- The Children's Hour (1990) ... Kathleen Meacham
- Are You There, Alpha Centauri? (1990) ... Kathleen Meacham
 1989 Columbo (TV Series)
Louise
- Murder, a Self Portrait (1989) ... Louise
 1989 Hunter (TV Series)
Maureen Delaney
- Shillelagh (1989) ... Maureen Delaney
 1984-1988 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Dr. Barbara Bryson / Lydia / Becky / ...
- A Firm Grasp of Reality (1988) ... Dr. Barbara Bryson / Lydia / Becky
- John Doe (1984) ... Dr. Rita Price
 1987 Hard Copy (TV Series)
Lt. Guyla Cook
- Rumor with a View (1987) ... Lt. Guyla Cook
- Long Day's Journey Into Flight (1987) ... Lt. Guyla Cook
- The Trouble with Kids Today (1987) ... Lt. Guyla Cook
- Some Day We'll Look Back on This and Laugh (1987) ... Lt. Guyla Cook
 1987 P.K. and the Kid
Flo
 1986 A State of Emergency
Diane Carmody
 1986 A Winner Never Quits (TV Movie)
Mrs. Wyshner
 1986 Youngblood
Miss McGill
 1985 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Arlene Crenshaw
- The Clinic (1985) ... Arlene Crenshaw
 1985 James Joyce's Women
Harriet Shaw Weaver
 1984 Riptide (TV Series)
Melissa Belancourt
- Peter Pan Is Alive and Well (1984) ... Melissa Belancourt
 1984 The Ewok Adventure (TV Movie)
Catarine
 1984 Scorned and Swindled (TV Movie)
Margaret
 1984 Reflections
Mrs. Charlotte Lawless
 1984 Fame (TV Series)
Dr. Pettibon
- Sheer Will (1984) ... Dr. Pettibon
 1983 Through Naked Eyes (TV Movie)
Dr. Frances Muller
 1983 Voyagers! (TV Series)
Molly Brown
- Voyagers of the Titanic (1983) ... Molly Brown
 1982 Voyager from the Unknown
Molly Brown
 1982 Benson (TV Series)
Rose Sullivan
- Wild Irish Rose (1982) ... Rose Sullivan
 1981 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Warden Clayton
- Is There a Doctor in the Big House? (1981) ... Warden Clayton
 1980 Mr. Patman
Abadaba
 1980 Here's Boomer (TV Series)
Bronnie Craddock
- The Vigil (1980) ... Bronnie Craddock
 1979 Young Love, First Love (TV Movie)
Audrey Gibson
 1978-1979 How the West Was Won (TV Series)
Molly Culhane
- The Slavers (1979) ... Molly Culhane
- China Girl (1979) ... Molly Culhane
- Luke (1979) ... Molly Culhane
- The Forgotten (1979) ... Molly Culhane
- The Scavengers (1979) ... Molly Culhane
 1977 Mary White (TV Movie)
Sallie White
 1976 Nightmare in Badham County (TV Movie)
Dulcie (as Fionnuala Flanagan)
 1976 Serpico (TV Series)
Rita Maloney
- Every Man Must Pay His Dues (1976) ... Rita Maloney (as Fionnuala Flanagan)
 1976 The Bionic Woman (TV Series)
Tammy
- Road to Nashville (1976) ... Tammy
 1976 In the Region of Ice (Short)
The Sister
 1976 Kojak (TV Series)
Molly Braddock
- A Summer Madness (1976) ... Molly Braddock
 1972-1976 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Barbara Brendan / Maggie
- To Trump an Ace (1976) ... Barbara Brendan
- A Joyful Song (1973) ... Maggie
- Dinner of Herbs (1972)
 1976 Medical Center (TV Series)
Karen
- Child of Conflict (1976) ... Karen
 1976 Rich Man, Poor Man (TV Mini-Series)
Clothilde
- Part II: Chapters 3 and 4 (1976) ... Clothilde
 1976 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Ellen Simms
- Requiem for Murder (1976) ... Ellen Simms
 1975 Police Story (TV Series)
Arlene Hansen
- Company Man (1975) ... Arlene Hansen (as Fionnuala Flanagan)
 1975 Movin' On (TV Series)
Laura Brown
- Love, Death and Laura Brown (1975) ... Laura Brown
 1975 The Legend of Lizzie Borden (TV Movie)
Bridget Sullivan
 1974 The Godchild (TV Movie)
Virginia (as Fionnuala Flanagan)
 1974 Hec Ramsey (TV Series)
Nellie O'Shea
- Only Birds and Fools (1974) ... Nellie O'Shea
 1974 Shaft (TV Series)
Louise Quayle
- The Murder Machine (1974) ... Louise Quayle
 1974 The Rookies (TV Series)
Judy Karcher
- Trial by Doubt (1974) ... Judy Karcher
 1973 The New Perry Mason (TV Series)
Nancy Addison
- The Case of the Horoscope Homicide (1973) ... Nancy Addison (as Fionnuala Flanagan)
 1973 The Picture of Dorian Gray (TV Movie)
Felicia (as Fionnuala Flanagan)
 1972 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Sarah Morgan
- The Drummer (1972) ... Sarah Morgan (as Fionnuala Flanagan)
 1972 Mannix (TV Series)
Gloria Paget
- The Crimson Halo (1972) ... Gloria Paget
 1972 Bonanza (TV Series)
Elizabeth 'Meg' Dundee
- Heritage of Anger (1972) ... Elizabeth 'Meg' Dundee (as Fionnuala Flanagan)
 1969 Sinful Davey
Penelope (as Fionnuala Flanagan)
 1968 Cold Comfort Farm (TV Mini-Series)
Mary Smiling
- Folk (1968) ... Mary Smiling
 1967 Callan (TV Series)
Rena Clarke
- Goodbye, Nobby Clarke (1967) ... Rena Clarke
 1966-1967 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Mona / Eileen
- Why Aren't You Famous? (1966) ... Eileen
 1967 Ulysses
Gerty MacDowell (as Fionnuala Flanagan)
 1966 Broome Stages (TV Mini-Series)
Maud
- High Summer and Harvest (1966) ... Maud (as Fionnuala Flanagan)
- Dear Maud (1966) ... Maud (as Fionnuala Flanagan)
- Lettice and Her Sons (1966) ... Maud (as Fionnuala Flanagan)
 1966 Insurrection (TV Mini-Series)
Nora Connolly
 1965 Knock on Any Door (TV Series)
Jenny
- The Machine Minder (1965) ... Jenny
 1965 Deirdre (TV Movie)
Deirdre
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She read Edna O'Brien's "Violets" for Symphony Space's audio CD "Short Stories: Falling in Love".

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Fionnuala Flanagan

Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
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Personal Quote:

I'm Irish and always will be, but America has taught me so much. Maybe it's here in the U.S. that we find a healing, for in the broader melting pot we get to look at some of these self-destructive attributes that we bring to bear upon our own quarrels and begin to solve them in ways other than just splitting apart. See more »

Trivia:

Was educated at Scoil Mhuire Marlborough Street, at Sandymount High School and at Scoil Caitriona, Dominican College. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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