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Brenda Fricker


This 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 Foot" (1989). ... See full bio »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

My Left Foot
My Left Foot Mrs. Brown
(1989)
A Time to Kill
A Time to Kill Ethel Twitty
(1996)
Casualty
Casualty Megan Roach
(1986-2015)

Filmography

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 2013-2015 Forgive Me (TV Series)
Mrs. Smith
- Mother of God (2015) ... Mrs. Smith
- Thy Will Be Done (2013) ... Mrs. Smith
 2014 Deadly (Short)
Bridie
 2013 A Long Way from Home
Brenda
 2011 The Body Farm (TV Series)
Eileen Quinn
- Episode #1.6 (2011) ... Eileen Quinn
 2011 Cloudburst
Dot
 2011 Albert Nobbs
Polly
 2010/I Locked In
Joan
 2008 Beautiful People (TV Series)
Narg
- How I Got My Beads (2008) ... Narg
 2008 Stone of Destiny
Mrs. McQuarry
 2005 Tara Road
Mona McCarthy
 2005/I Milk (Short)
Nan
 2004 Razor Fish (Short)
Molly
 2004 Rory O'Shea Was Here
Eileen
 2004/I Trauma
Petra
 2003 Veronica Guerin
Bernie Guerin
 2003 Conspiracy of Silence
Annie McLaughlin
 2003 Watermelon (TV Movie)
Teresa Ryan
 2002 The Intended
Mrs. Jones
 2002 Torso: The Evelyn Dick Story (TV Movie)
Alexandra MacLean
 2002 No Tears (TV Mini-Series)
Grainne McFadden
- Episode #1.3 (2002) ... Grainne McFadden
- Episode #1.2 (2002) ... Grainne McFadden
- Episode #1.1 (2002) ... Grainne McFadden
 2001 I Was a Rat (TV Mini-Series)
Joan Jones
- Episode #1.3 (2001) ... Joan Jones
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... Joan Jones
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... Joan Jones
 2001 War Bride
Betty
 2000 Cupid & Cate (TV Movie)
Willie Hendley
 1999 Durango (TV Movie)
Aunt Maeve
 1999 Resurrection (TV Movie)
Clare's mother
 1999 Relative Strangers (TV Mini-Series)
Maureen Lessing
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... Maureen Lessing
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... Maureen Lessing
 1998 The American (TV Movie)
Mrs. Bread
 1998 Pete's Meteor
Lily
 1998 Resurrection Man
Dorcas Kelly
 1998 Painted Angels
Annie Ryan
 1996 Swann
Rose Hindmarch
 1996 Moll Flanders
Mrs. Mazzawatti
 1995 Journey (TV Movie)
Lottie
 1995 A Woman of Independent Means (TV Mini-Series)
Mother Steed
- Episode #1.3 (1995) ... Mother Steed
- Episode #1.2 (1995) ... Mother Steed
- Episode #1.1 (1995) ... Mother Steed
 1994 Deadly Advice
Iris Greenwood
 1993 Seekers (TV Series)
Stella Hazard
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Stella Hazard
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Stella Hazard
 1992 Utz
Marta
 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
 1990 The Field
Maggie McCabe
 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
 1985 The Woman Who Married Clark Gable (Short)
Mary
 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
 1984 Cockles (TV Series)
Ms Kyte
- Flotsam and Jetsam (1984) ... Ms Kyte
 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 The Ballroom of Romance
Bridie
 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 The Music Machine
Mrs. Pearson
 1979 Telford's Change (TV Series)
Pat Burton
- Episode #1.3 (1979) ... Pat Burton
 1979 The Quatermass Conclusion
Alison Thorpe
 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
- Your Man from Six Counties (1976) ... Mollie
 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
 1969 Sinful Davey (uncredited)
 1965 Deirdre (TV Movie)
Third Musician
 1964 Of Human Bondage
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1964 Tolka Row (TV Series)
Joan Broderick
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Other Works:

She acted in Sean O'Casey's play, "Juno and the Paycock," at the Nottingham Playhouse in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England with Anne Kristen, Martin Dempsey, Tom Wilkinson, and Donald Gee in the cast. Richard Eyre was director. See more »

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Personal Quote:

If you're doing a scene and you think you're doing it wrong, just swear in the middle of it and then the director can't use it. It's an arrogant way of doing it, but unfortunately it's the only way of self-protection. You have to be a bit anarchic sometimes. See more »

Trivia:

Divorced Barry Davies in 1988 due to his alcoholism; they later reconciled in 1990 and remained together until his untimely death the following year. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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