Brenda Fricker


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Irish character actress Brenda Fricker was born in Dublin, and gained experience in Irish theatre and with the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and the Court Theatre Company in Great Britain. Brenda received great acclaim for her Oscar-winning supporting performance as the determined mother of a son afflicted with cerebral palsy in... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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My Left Foot Mrs. Brown
(1989)
A Time to Kill Ethel Twitty
(1996)
(1993)

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 2013-2015 Forgive Me (TV Series)
Mrs. Smith
- Mother of God (2015) ... Mrs. Smith
- Thy Will Be Done (2013) ... Mrs. Smith
 2014 Deadly (Short)
Bridie
 2013 A Long Way from Home
Brenda
 2011 The Body Farm (TV Mini-Series)
Eileen Quinn
- Episode #1.6 (2011) ... Eileen Quinn
 2011 Cloudburst
Dot
 2011 Albert Nobbs
Polly
 2010/I Locked In
Joan
 1986-2010 Casualty (TV Series)
Megan Roach
- Nice and Easy Does It (2010) ... Megan Roach
- The Enemy Within (2010) ... Megan Roach
- Making Other Plans (2010) ... Megan Roach
- I Am Mine (2010) ... Megan Roach
- Sweet Charity (2007) ... Megan Roach
 2008 Beautiful People (TV Series)
Narg
- How I Got My Beads (2008) ... Narg
 2008 Stone of Destiny
Mrs. McQuarry
 2007 How About You
Heather Nightingale
 2007 Closing the Ring
Eleanor
 2005 Tara Road
Mona McCarthy
 2005/I Milk (Short)
Nan
 2004 Razor Fish (Short)
Molly
 2004 Rory O'Shea Was Here
Eileen
 2004 Omagh (TV Movie)
Police Ombudsman Nuala O'Loan
 2004 Call Me: The Rise and Fall of Heidi Fleiss (TV Movie)
Madame Alex
 2004/I Trauma
Petra
 2003 Veronica Guerin
Bernie Guerin
 2003 Conspiracy of Silence
Annie McLaughlin
 2003 Watermelon (TV Movie)
Teresa Ryan
 2002 The Intended
Mrs. Jones
 2002 Torso: The Evelyn Dick Story (TV Movie)
Alexandra MacLean
 2002 No Tears (TV Mini-Series)
Grainne McFadden
- Episode #1.4 (2002) ... Grainne McFadden
- Episode #1.3 (2002) ... Grainne McFadden
- Episode #1.2 (2002) ... Grainne McFadden
- Episode #1.1 (2002) ... Grainne McFadden
 2001 I Was a Rat (TV Mini-Series)
Joan Jones
- Episode #1.3 (2001) ... Joan Jones
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... Joan Jones
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... Joan Jones
 2001 War Bride
Betty
 2000 Cupid & Cate (TV Movie)
Willie Hendley
 1999 Relative Strangers (TV Mini-Series)
Maureen Lessing
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... Maureen Lessing
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... Maureen Lessing
 1999 Durango (TV Movie)
Aunt Maeve
 1999 Resurrection (TV Movie)
Clare's mother
 1998 The American (TV Movie)
Mrs. Bread
 1998 Pete's Meteor
Lily
 1998 Resurrection Man
Dorcas Kelly
 1998 Painted Angels
Annie Ryan
 1997 Masterminds
Principal Maloney
 1996 Swann
Rose Hindmarch
 1996 A Time to Kill
Ethel Twitty
 1996 Moll Flanders
Mrs. Mazzawatti
 1995 Journey (TV Movie)
Lottie
 1995 A Woman of Independent Means (TV Mini-Series)
Mother Steed
- Part III (1995) ... Mother Steed
- Part II (1995) ... Mother Steed
- Part I (1995) ... Mother Steed
 1994 A Man of No Importance
Lily Byrne
 1994 Angels in the Outfield
Maggie Nelson
 1994 Deadly Advice
Iris Greenwood
 1993 So I Married an Axe Murderer
May Mackenzie
 1993 Seekers (TV Series)
Stella Hazard
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Stella Hazard
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Stella Hazard
 1992 Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
Pigeon Lady
 1992 Utz
Marta
 1991 Brides of Christ (TV Mini-Series)
Sister Agnes
- Paul (1991) ... Sister Agnes
- Catherine (1991) ... Sister Agnes
- Rosemary (1991) ... Sister Agnes
- Ambrose (1991) ... Sister Agnes
- Frances (1991) ... Sister Agnes
 1991 Lethal Innocence (TV Movie)
Vinnie
 1990 The Field
Maggie McCabe
 1989 My Left Foot
Mrs. Brown
 1989 Screen Two (TV Series)
Ray's mother
- The Picnic (1989) ... Ray's mother
 1986 To Have and to Hold (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Archer
- Episode #1.8 (1986) ... Mrs. Archer
- Episode #1.7 (1986) ... Mrs. Archer
 1986 The Ballroom of Romance
Bridie
 1985 Exploits at West Poley (TV Movie)
Aunt Draycott
 1985 The Woman Who Married Clark Gable (Short)
Mary
 1984 Eh Brian! It's a Whopper (TV Series)
Bridget
- A Notion of Shopkeeping (1984) ... Bridget
- The Right Hook (1984) ... Bridget
- Ladies' Day (1984) ... Bridget
- The Shape of Things to Come (1984) ... Bridget
- Now Ollie's Gone (1984) ... Bridget
 1984 Cockles (TV Series)
Ms Kyte
- Flotsam and Jetsam (1984) ... Ms Kyte
 1983 Give us a Break (TV Series)
Anna Kirby
- Business Is Business (1983) ... Anna Kirby
 1983 The Gathering Seed (TV Series)
Kitty Henshaw
- Episode #1.6 (1983) ... Kitty Henshaw
- Episode #1.5 (1983) ... Kitty Henshaw
- Episode #1.4 (1983) ... Kitty Henshaw
- Episode #1.3 (1983) ... Kitty Henshaw
- Episode #1.2 (1983) ... Kitty Henshaw
 1982 Angels (TV Series)
Margaret O'Donnell
- Episode #8.16 (1982) ... Margaret O'Donnell
- Episode #8.15 (1982) ... Margaret O'Donnell
- Episode #8.14 (1982) ... Margaret O'Donnell
 1982 Russian Night... 1941 (TV Movie)
Antonina
 1981 Juliet Bravo (TV Series)
Marion Kershaw
- Catching Up (1981) ... Marion Kershaw
 1981 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Dorothy
- Elizabeth Alone: Part 2 (1981) ... Dorothy
- Elizabeth Alone: Part 1 (1981) ... Dorothy
 1980 Bloody Kids (TV Movie)
Nurse
 1979 Quatermass (TV Mini-Series)
Alison Thorpe
- Lovely Lightning (1979) ... Alison Thorpe
- Ringstone Round (1979) ... Alison Thorpe
 1979 The Quatermass Conclusion
Alison Thorpe
 1979 The Music Machine
Mrs. Pearson
 1979 Telford's Change (TV Series)
Pat Burton
- Leave The Door Open (1979) ... Pat Burton
 1978 Z Cars (TV Series)
Tina Stevens
- Exposure (1978) ... Tina Stevens
- Quilley on the Spot (1978) ... Tina Stevens
 1978 People Like Us (TV Mini-Series)
Gloria
- The Biter Bit (1978) ... Gloria
 1976-1978 Play for Today (TV Series)
Eileen Graham / Mollie
- Licking Hitler (1978) ... Eileen Graham
- Your Man from Six Counties (1976) ... Mollie
 1977 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Staff Nurse Maloney
- Episode #1.1667 (1977) ... Staff Nurse Maloney
- Episode #1.1663 (1977) ... Staff Nurse Maloney
 1974 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Pat Moran
- The Virgins (1974) ... Pat Moran
 1973 Helen: A Woman of Today (TV Series)
Caroline Ainsley
- Carole (1973) ... Caroline Ainsley
- Caroline (1973) ... Caroline Ainsley
 1973 Black and Blue (TV Series)
Ellie
- High Kampf (1973) ... Ellie
 1973 High Kampf (TV Movie)
 1972 The Man Outside (TV Series)
Molly
- Hawk Street Horror (1972) ... Molly
 1972 Tales from the Lazy Acre (TV Series)
Concepta Mahood
- Stone Cold Sober (1972) ... Concepta Mahood
 1972 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Emma
- Stephen D (1972) ... Emma
 1971 The Sinners (TV Series)
Joan Twomey
- The Little Mother (1971) ... Joan Twomey
 1969 Sinful Davey (uncredited)
 1965 Deirdre (TV Movie)
Third Musician
 1964 Of Human Bondage
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1964 Tolka Row (TV Series)
Joan Broderick
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Other Works:

2005: Portrayed 'Big Mama' in Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" at the Geffen Playhouse. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

When you are lying drunk at the airport you're Irish. When you win an Oscar you're British. See more »

Trivia:

Divorced Barry Davis in 1988 due to his alcoholism; they later reconciled in 1990 and remained together until his untimely death the following year. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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