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Brendan Behan (I) (1923–1964)

Brendan Behan was born on February 9, 1923 in Dublin, Ireland as Brendan Francis Aidan Behan. He was a writer, known for Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), Borstal Boy (2000) and The Quare Fellow (1962). 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

Inside Llewyn Davis
Inside Llewyn Davis Soundtrack
(2013)
Borstal Boy
Borstal Boy Writer
(2000)
The Quare Fellow
(1962)
Festival
Festival Writer
(1961)

Filmography

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 2000 Borstal Boy (book)
 1996 Gisslan (TV Movie)
 1988 Rukojmí (TV Movie) (written by)
 1977 Die Geisel (TV Movie) (play "The Hostage")
 1972 Gartenparty (TV Movie) (play)
 1970 Un otage (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 Northampton Repertory Theatre in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England with Marcia Warren, John Wright, James Watts, Frank Cousins, and Michael Elwick in the cast. Alan Vaughan-Williams was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Print Biographies | 3 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

Critics are like eunuchs in a harem. They're there every night, they see it done every night, they see how it should be done every night, but they can't do it themselves. See more »

Trivia:

Became a member of the IRA's youth organisation Fianna Éireann at the age of fourteen. Joined the IRA proper at sixteen, subsequently imprisoned in a borstal in the U.K., as well as serving time in jail in the Republic of Ireland. He was released in 1946 under a general amnesty. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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