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Seamus Heaney (1939–2013)

Seamus Heaney was born on April 13, 1939 in Castledawson, Londonderry, Northern Ireland. He was a writer and actor, known for Stay (2013), Bye-Child (2003) and Something to Write Home About (1998). He was married to Marie Devlin. He died on August 30, 2013 in Dublin, Ireland. See full bio »


(age 74) in Dublin, Ireland

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Stay Writer
Bye-Child Writer


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 2013/I Stay (poem "Lovers on Aran")
 2003 Bye-Child (Short) (poem of the same title by)
 1998 Something to Write Home About (Documentary short) (writer)
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 2006 Seanchaí (TV Series)
Shane Harley
- Cloch na Mallacht (2006) ... Shane Harley
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 2006 Nova (TV Series documentary) (special thanks - 1 episode)
- The Perfect Corpse (2006) ... (special thanks)
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 2014 Great Poets: In Their Own Words (TV Series documentary)
Himself, Archive
- Access All Areas (2014) ... Himself, Archive
 2013 The Disappeared (Documentary)
Himself (voice)
 2006-2012 Imagine (TV Series documentary)
Himself / Himself - Poet
- Dancing with Titian (2012) ... Himself
- A Picture of the Painter Howard Hodgkin (2006) ... Himself - Poet
 2009 The Boys of St Columb's (Documentary)
 2008 Sunday AM (TV Series)
Himself - Poet
- Episode #3.26 (2008) ... Himself - Poet
 2006 HARDtalk Extra (TV Series)
- Seamus Heaney (2006) ... Himself
 1998 Close Up (TV Series documentary)
- Ted Hughes Force of Nature (1998) ... Himself
 1998 Something to Write Home About (Documentary short)
 1997 Down to the Bedrock (Documentary)
 1988 Arena (TV Series documentary)
 1983 The South Bank Show (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Interviewee
- Barry Flanagan (1983) ... Himself - Interviewee
 1970 Aquarius (TV Series documentary)
- Seamus Heaney (1970) ... Himself
 1967 Ulster in Focus (TV Series)
Himself - Presenter

Personal Details

Other Works:

Book: "Finders Keepers: Selected Prose 1971-2001"

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Personal Quote:

I am not a playwright. A playwright would take "Antigone" and hit it a few clouts and knock it out of shape and restructure it. My versioning was strictly verbal.


His brother, Daniel is a history teacher. See more »

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