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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 Soundtrack
(2013)
Borstal Boy Writer
(2000)
(1962)
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 A Hostage (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 Quare Fellow," was performed at the Comedy Theatre in London, England with Maxwell Shaw and Howard Goorney in the cast. Joan Littlewood was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Print Biographies | 3 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

As regards drink, I can only say that in Dublin during the Depression when I was growing up, drunkenness was not regarded as a social disgrace. To get enough to eat was regarded as an achievement. To get drunk was a victory. See more »

Trivia:

Irish playwright and poet of eccentric personality and flamboyant behaviour. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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