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Brenda Fricker


This frumpy, maternal, Irish character actress gained experience in Irish theater and with the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Court Theatre Company in Great Britain. Brenda Fricker received great acclaim for her Oscar-winning supporting performance as the determined mother of a son afflicted with cerebral palsy in "My Left... See full bio »
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 2013 Forgive Me (TV Series)
Mrs. Smith
- Thy Will Be Done (2013) ... Mrs. Smith
 2011 The Body Farm (TV Series)
Eileen Quinn
- Episode #1.6 (2011) ... Eileen Quinn
 2008 Beautiful People (TV Series)
Narg
- How I Got My Beads (2008) ... Narg
 2003 Watermelon (TV Movie)
Teresa Ryan
 2002 Torso: The Evelyn Dick Story (TV Movie)
Alexandra MacLean
 2002 No Tears (TV Mini-Series)
Grainne McFadden
 2001 I Was a Rat (TV Movie)
Joan Jones
 2000 Cupid & Cate (TV Movie)
Willie Hendley
 1999 Relative Strangers (TV Mini-Series)
Maureen Lessing
 1999 Durango (TV Movie)
Aunt Maeve
 1999 Resurrection (TV Movie)
Clare's mother
 1998 The American (TV Movie)
Mrs. Bread
 1995 Journey (TV Movie)
Lottie
 1995 A Woman of Independent Means (TV Mini-Series)
Mother Steed
 1992 Seekers (TV Series)
Stella Hazard
 1991 Lethal Innocence (TV Movie)
Vinnie
 1991 Brides of Christ (TV Mini-Series)
Sister Agnes
- Paul (1991) ... Sister Agnes
- Catherine (1991) ... Sister Agnes
- Rosemary (1991) ... Sister Agnes
- Ambrose (1991) ... Sister Agnes
- Frances (1991) ... Sister Agnes
 1989 Screen Two (TV Series)
Ray's mother
- The Picnic (1989) ... Ray's mother
 1986 To Have and to Hold (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Archer
- Episode #1.8 (1986) ... Mrs. Archer
- Episode #1.7 (1986) ... Mrs. Archer
 1985 Exploits at West Poley (TV Movie)
Aunt Draycott
 1984 Eh Brian! It's a Whopper (TV Series)
Bridget
- A Notion of Shopkeeping (1984) ... Bridget
- The Right Hook (1984) ... Bridget
- Ladies' Day (1984) ... Bridget
- The Shape of Things to Come (1984) ... Bridget
- Now Ollie's Gone (1984) ... Bridget
 1983 Give us a Break (TV Series)
Anna Kirby
- Business Is Business (1983) ... Anna Kirby
 1983 The Gathering Seed (TV Series)
Kitty Henshaw
- Episode #1.6 (1983) ... Kitty Henshaw
- Episode #1.5 (1983) ... Kitty Henshaw
- Episode #1.4 (1983) ... Kitty Henshaw
- Episode #1.3 (1983) ... Kitty Henshaw
- Episode #1.2 (1983) ... Kitty Henshaw
 1982 Angels (TV Series)
Margaret O'Donnell
- Episode #8.16 (1982) ... Margaret O'Donnell
- Episode #8.15 (1982) ... Margaret O'Donnell
- Episode #8.14 (1982) ... Margaret O'Donnell
 1982 Russian Night... 1941 (TV Movie)
Antonina
 1981 Juliet Bravo (TV Series)
Marion Kershaw
- Catching Up (1981) ... Marion Kershaw
 1981 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Dorothy
- Elizabeth Alone: Part 2 (1981) ... Dorothy
- Elizabeth Alone: Part 1 (1981) ... Dorothy
 1980 Bloody Kids (TV Movie)
Nurse
 1979 Quatermass (TV Mini-Series)
Alison Thorpe
- Lovely Lightning (1979) ... Alison Thorpe
- Ringstone Round (1979) ... Alison Thorpe
 1979 Telford's Change (TV Series)
Pat Burton
- Episode #1.3 (1979) ... Pat Burton
 1978 Z Cars (TV Series)
Tina Stevens
- Exposure (1978) ... Tina Stevens
- Quilley on the Spot (1978) ... Tina Stevens
 1978 People Like Us (TV Mini-Series)
Gloria
- The Biter Bit (1978) ... Gloria
 1976-1978 Play for Today (TV Series)
Eileen Graham / Mollie
- Licking Hitler (1978) ... Eileen Graham
 1977 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Staff Nurse Maloney
- Episode #1.1667 (1977) ... Staff Nurse Maloney
- Episode #1.1663 (1977) ... Staff Nurse Maloney
 1974 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Pat Moran
- The Virgins (1974) ... Pat Moran
 1973 Helen: A Woman of Today (TV Series)
Caroline Ainsley
- Carole (1973) ... Caroline Ainsley
- Caroline (1973) ... Caroline Ainsley
 1973 Black and Blue (TV Series)
Ellie
- High Kampf (1973) ... Ellie
 1973 High Kampf (TV Movie)
 1972 The Man Outside (TV Series)
Molly
- Hawk Street Horror (1972) ... Molly
 1972 Tales from the Lazy Acre (TV Series)
Concepta Mahood
- Stone Cold Sober (1972) ... Concepta Mahood
 1972 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Emma
- Stephen D (1972) ... Emma
 1971 The Sinners (TV Mini-Series)
Joan Twomey
- The Little Mother (1971) ... Joan Twomey
 1965 Deirdre (TV Movie)
Musician
 1964 Tolka Row (TV Series)
Joan Broderick
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She acted in Peter Whelan's play, "The Accrington Pals," in the Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Royal Shakespeare Company Warehouse Theatre in London, England with Bob Peck and Sharon Bower in the cast. Bill Alexander was director. See more »

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When you are lying drunk at the airport you're Irish. When you win an Oscar you're British. See more »

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Ventured into acting, beginning on the stage, whilst working as a journalist for The Irish Times and worked extensively on the Irish stage before moving to London. See more »

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