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Brian Friel (I) (1929–2015)

Brian Friel was born on January 9, 1929 in Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland as Bernard Patrick Friel. He was a writer, known for Dancing at Lughnasa (1998), Philadelphia, Here I Come (1975) and Philadelphia, ich bin da! (1967). He was married to Anne Morrison. He died on October 2, 2015 in Greencastle, County Donegal, Ireland. See full bio »

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 2011 Philadelphia, nincs más út! (TV Movie) (play)
 1998 Dancing at Lughnasa (play)
 1991 Fædre og sønner (TV Movie) (play)
 1975 The Loves of Cass Maguire (TV Movie) (play)
 1967 Philadelphia, ich bin da! (TV Movie) (play "Philadelphia, Here I Come")
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 1998 Dancing at Lughnasa (lyrics: "Will You Come to Abyssinia")
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 1993 From Ballybeg to Broadway (TV Movie documentary)
 1988 The Evening Standard Drama Awards (TV Special)
 1983 Brian Friel and Field Day (Documentary)
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 2016 The 70th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)
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 2013 Those Were the Days (TV Series documentary)
- All Kinds of Everything (2013) ... Himself

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(September 30, 1993 to November 7, 1993) His play, "Dancing at Lughnasa," was performed at the Public Theater in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Eddie Gilbert was artistic director. See more »

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In 1980, he co-founded the Field Day Theatre Company with actor Stephen Rea. It was a traveling theater company that took the world of drama to people who might otherwise never have seen it. See more »


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