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Brendan Behan (1923–1964)

Brendan Behan was born on February 9, 1923 in Dublin, Ireland as Brendan Francis Aidan Behan. He was a writer, known for Borstal Boy (2000), The Quare Fellow (1962) and Gisslan (1996). He was married to Beatrice Ffrench-Salkeld. He died on March 20, 1964 in Dublin. See full bio »

Died:

(age 41) in Dublin, Ireland

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Known For

Borstal Boy
Borstal Boy Writer
(2000)
The Quare Fellow
(1962)
Gisslan
Gisslan Writer
(1996)
Die Geisel
Die Geisel Writer
(1977)

Filmography

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 2000 Borstal Boy (book)
 1996 Gisslan (TV Movie)
 1977 Die Geisel (TV Movie) (play "The Hostage")
 1972 Gartenparty (TV Movie) (play)
 1970 A Hostage (TV Movie) (play)
 1968 Terroristi (TV Movie) (book "Borstal Boy")
 1966 Gisselet (TV Movie)
 1964 Der Spaßvogel (TV Movie) (play "The Quare Fellow")
 1964 About Religion (TV Series) (poetry and prose - 1 episode)
 1963 Særlingen (TV Movie) (based on play)
 1962 Gisslan (TV Movie) (play)
 1962 The Quare Fellow (play)
 1961 Festival (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Quare Fellow (1961)
  ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (original play - 1 episode, 1958) (play - 1 episode, 1958)
- The Quare Fellow (1958) ... (original play) / (play)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

His play, "The Hostage," was performed at the Nottingham Playhouse in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England with Peter Halliday, Sheila Ballantine, Penelope Wilton, Nicholas Clay, and Jean Gilpin in the cast. James O'Brien was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | See more »

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I'm a drinker with a writing problem. See more »

Trivia:

Irish playwright and poet of eccentric personality and flamboyant behaviour. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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