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Anita Reeves (I) (1948–2016)

Anita Reeves was born in Dublin in 1948 and studied acting on a part-time basis at the Brendan Smith academy whilst working as a laundress. Inspired by fellow Irish actress Maureen Potter she appeared at the Gaiety Theatre with the original cast of 'Dancing at Lughnasa' and played Mrs Lovett in 'Sweeney Todd' at the Gate theatre and Juno in 'Juno ... See full bio »


(age 68) in Dublin, Ireland

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Known For

The Butcher Boy
The Butcher Boy Mrs. Coyle
Into the West
Into the West Mrs. Murphy
The Life of Reilly
The Miracle
The Miracle Ballroom Stager


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 2008 Alarm
 2008 Striapacha (TV Series)
 2004 Adam & Paul
Matthew's Ma
 1998 The American (TV Movie)
The Duchess
 1998 Talk of Angels
 1997 The Butcher Boy
Mrs. Coyle
 1995 The Life of Reilly (Short)
 1994 Scarlett (TV Mini-Series)
Maureen O'Hara
- Episode #1.2 (1994) ... Maureen O'Hara
 1992 Into the West
Mrs. Murphy
 1991 The Miracle
Ballroom Stager
 1990 Fools of Fortune
Aunt Pansy
 1985 The Irish R.M. (TV Series)
Mrs. Flynn
- In the Curranhilty Country (1985) ... Mrs. Flynn
 1983 One of Ourselves (TV Movie)
Mrs. Dwyer
 1982 The Ballroom of Romance
Cat Bolger
 1982 Angel
 1971 The Sinners (TV Mini-Series)
Kitty Twomey
- The Little Mother (1971) ... Kitty Twomey
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 2004 Happy Birthday Oscar Wilde (TV Movie documentary)

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She acted in Brian Friel's play, "Dancing at Lughnasa" at the Phoenix Theatre in London, England with Alec McCowen, Bríd Ní Neachtain, Robert Gwilym, Julia Dearden, Glyn Owen, Veronica Quilligan and John Finn. Directed by Patrick Mason. See more »

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She has two children; actress daughter Gemma Reeves and stage manager son Danny Erskine. See more »

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