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Brenda Fricker is a Actor Irlandaise born on 17 february 1945 at Dublin (Irlande)

Brenda Fricker

Brenda Fricker
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Nationality Irlande
Birth 17 february 1945 (74 years) at Dublin (Irlande)
Awards Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress

Brenda Fricker (born 17 February 1945) is an Irish actress of theatre, film and television. She has appeared in more than 30 films and television roles. In 1989, she became the first Irish actress to win an Oscar, earning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for My Left Foot.

As of July 2014, she has tentatively retired from acting.

Biography

Fricker currently lives in The Liberties in Dublin. She was previously married to director Barry Davies. She says that her loves include her pet dogs, drinking Guinness, reading poetry and playing snooker. (She once stated that she had taken on the whole crew of My Left Foot. "I played pool against 17 of them, and beat them all," Brenda said).

Fricker has been reported to be difficult to work with, and has been called "too reclusive for her own good sometimes." She is also known for her outspoken views on a variety of matters.

Best films

Usually with

Jim Sheridan
Jim Sheridan
(3 films)
Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(2 films)
Paudge Behan
Paudge Behan
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Brenda Fricker (39 films)

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Actress

Albert Nobbs, 1h53
Directed by Rodrigo García
Origin Irlande
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Glenn Close, Mia Wasikowska, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Janet McTeer, Pauline Collins, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers
Roles Polly
Rating66% 3.3478553.3478553.3478553.3478553.347855
Albert Nobbs (Glenn Close) is a woman living as a man in order to find work in the harsh environment of 19th-century Ireland. After living as a male for thirty years, Albert, working as a hotel waiter, is known for his extreme dedication to his job, as well as for a very introverted personality. Albert has been secretly saving all his earnings to buy a tobacco shop to gain some measure of freedom and independence.
Cloudburst
Cloudburst (2011)
, 1h33
Directed by Thomas Fitzgerald
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Adventure
Themes Films about sexuality, Transport films, LGBT-related films, Road movies, LGBT-related films, Same-sex marriage in film, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Olympia Dukakis, Brenda Fricker, John Dunsworth, Kristin Booth, Ryan Doucette
Roles Dot
Rating69% 3.4954853.4954853.4954853.4954853.495485
Stella (Dukakis) and Dotty (Fricker) are a lesbian couple from Maine who embark on a Thelma and Louise-style road trip to Nova Scotia to get married after Dotty is moved into a nursing home by her granddaughter. Along the way they pick up Prentice (Doucette), a hitchhiker travelling home to Nova Scotia to visit his dying mother, and the three bond deeply as they travel.
Locked In
Locked In (2010)

Directed by Suri Krishnamma
Origin USA
Actors Ben Barnes, Sarah Roemer, Eliza Dushku, Brenda Fricker, Johnny Whitworth, Clarke Peters
Roles Joan

The story moves through the lives of two fragile yet determined people and maps a private geography of love, loss and ultimate redemption. Josh leaves his advertising career at its peak, everyone wants either to be him or to have him. Then he walks away from it all, the money, recognition and the life. A car accident will leave his daughter suffering from 'locked-in' syndrome and when everyone has given up she starts communicating with him, or is he going mad?
Stone of Destiny, 1h36
Directed by Charles Martin Smith
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Charlie Cox, Billy Boyd, Robert Carlyle, Kate Mara, Peter Mullan, Brenda Fricker
Roles Mrs. McQuarry
Rating67% 3.397963.397963.397963.397963.39796
In 1950 Ian Hamilton (Charlie Cox), an ardent member of the Scottish nationalist organisation, the Scottish Covenant Association, hopes to end what he sees as the political and economic subjugation of Scotland by England. Frustrated and saddened by the complacency of his fellow Scots who seem to accept the status quo, he looks forward to a time when Scotland is no longer merely referred to as "North Britain". After a petition to the British Parliament for the establishment of Scottish home rule is rejected, Hamilton decides to perform a symbolic act to put heart into the movement. With his friend, Bill Craig (Billy Boyd), he creates a daring scheme to bring the Stone of Scone back to Scotland from Westminster Abbey in London, where it has resided for centuries following English military victories over the Scots in the Middle Ages.
Closing the Ring, 1h53
Directed by Richard Attenborough
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, War, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, La bataille de l'Atlantique, Political films
Actors Shirley MacLaine, Christopher Plummer, Mischa Barton, Stephen Amell, Neve Campbell, Pete Postlethwaite
Roles Eleanor
Rating65% 3.2996053.2996053.2996053.2996053.299605
The film opens in 1991, with the funeral of a World War II veteran. The man's daughter Marie (Neve Campbell) delivers the eulogy to a church full of veterans who knew and loved her father, while her mother Ethel Ann (Shirley MacLaine) is sitting out on the church porch, smoking and nursing a hangover. When Ethel Ann begins acting strangely, only her friend Jack (Christopher Plummer) seems to understand why. It quickly emerges that there is a lot Marie does not know about her mother's past and the true story of her love life.
How About You..., 1h40
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Hayley Atwell, Vanessa Redgrave, Joss Ackland, Brenda Fricker, Imelda Staunton, Orla Brady
Roles Heather Nightingale
Rating68% 3.4430053.4430053.4430053.4430053.443005
Ellie Harris (Hayley Atwell) goes to her sister Kate's (Orla Brady) residential home, Woodlane, in search of a job. Ellie has some trouble adjusting to her new job but quickly befriends a resident named Alice (Joan O'Hara). Ellie decides to have talks with Alice and neglects parts of her job, much to her sister's annoyance. She also has trouble doing what she is told by the residents. Because of her friendship with Alice, Ellie decides to help her feel better by taking her down to the river (which is against the nurse's orders) and giving her marijuana to ease her pain. The next day, however, Ellie finds out that Alice has died.
Tara Road
Tara Road (2005)
, 1h37
Directed by Gillies MacKinnon
Genres Drama
Actors Andie MacDowell, Olivia Williams, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Iain Glen, Johnny Brennan, Sarah Bolger
Roles Mona
Rating59% 2.9996852.9996852.9996852.9996852.999685
Two women trade houses without ever having met. They're both looking for an escape from their problems, but by running away, both come to discover a great deal about themselves.
Inside I'm Dancing, 1h44
Directed by Damien O'Donnell
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about disabilities
Actors James McAvoy, Steven Robertson, Romola Garai, Alan King, Brenda Fricker, Gerard McSorley
Roles Eileen
Rating78% 3.9470553.9470553.9470553.9470553.947055
Michael Connolly is a 24-year-old with cerebral palsy who is a long-term resident of the Carrigmore Residential Home for the Disabled run by the formidable Eileen. His life, mundane and schedule-driven by the institution's authorities, is transformed when the maverick Rory O'Shea, who suffers from Duchenne muscular dystrophy, suddenly moves in. Michael is stunned to discover that fast talking Rory, prone to lewd and/or overt jokes at unpredictable intervals, and who can move only his right hand, can understand his almost unintelligible speech. Rory's dynamic and rebellious nature soon sparks a flame in Michael, introducing him to the wider world outside of Carrigmore.
Omagh
Omagh (2004)
, 1h46
Directed by Pete Travis
Genres Drama
Themes Films about religion, Films about terrorism, Political films, Conflit nord-irlandais
Actors Gerard McSorley, Brenda Fricker, Stuart Graham, Brendan Coyle, Fiona Glascott, Stanley Townsend
Roles Nuala O'Loan
Rating72% 3.644693.644693.644693.644693.64469
Samedi 15 août 1998, ville d'Omagh en Irlande du Nord. A 15h10, lorsque la bombe de 250 kg explose dans le quartier commerçant de Market Street, elle tue 29 personnes et en blesse plus de 250 autres. Cet attentat, le plus meurtrier du conflit nord-irlandais, est revendiqué par le Real IRA, groupe dissident de l'Armée Républicaine Irlandaise. Un mois plus tard, en dépit des engagements solennels de Londres et de Dublin, les responsables de l'attentat continuent à échapper aux policiers des deux Irlandes. Certaines sources affirment que la police connaît l'identité des coupables, mais ne les attrapera jamais, faute d'éléments à charge. En colère, les habitants d'Omagh décident de constituer une association d'aide aux victimes. Un homme, Michael Gallagher, dont le fils, Aiden, est mort lors de cet attentat, devient le porte-parole des familles.
Trauma
Trauma (2004)
, 1h33
Directed by Marc Evans
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Actors Colin Firth, Mena Suvari, Naomie Harris, Sean Harris, Neil Edmond, Tommy Flanagan
Roles Petra
Rating48% 2.4051852.4051852.4051852.4051852.405185
Ben (Colin Firth) awakens from a coma to discover his wife has been killed in a car accident. A few weeks later, Ben is out of the hospital and, attempting to start a new life, he moves home and is befriended by a beautiful young neighbour Charlotte (Mena Suvari). Haunted by visions of his dead wife, Ben starts to lose his grip on reality.
Call Me: The Rise and Fall of Heidi Fleiss, 1h24
Directed by Charles McDougall
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Biography
Actors Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Saul Rubinek, Brenda Fricker, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Ian Tracey, Natassia Malthe
Roles Madame Alex
Rating56% 2.80322.80322.80322.80322.8032
Heidi Fleiss (Jamie-Lynn Sigler), the daughter of a prominent Los Angeles doctor, becomes a prostitute for well-known Los Angeles madame Alex (Brenda Fricker). She soon takes over her boss' operation and begins raking in $300,000 a month by hiring only the most beautiful and high-class prostitutes and catering to wealthy Hollywood types, Europeans, Arab sheiks, and American corporate executives. Her operation is broken up by Los Angeles police in 1993 and she is eventually sent to prison for income tax evasion.
Conspiracy of Silence, 1h30
Directed by John Deery
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films about religion, HIV/AIDS in film, LGBT-related film
Actors Hugh Quarshie, Jonathan Forbes, Hugh Bonneville, Seán McGinley, Jason Barry, Chris O'Dowd
Roles Annie McLaughlin
Rating65% 3.28973.28973.28973.28973.2897
Father Sweeney (Patrick Casey), a gay Catholic priest living with HIV, commits suicide. His death leads local investigative journalist David Foley (Jason Barry) to write a story that publicly identifies Sweeney as having HIV.
Veronica Guerin, 1h38
Directed by Joel Schumacher
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Crime
Themes Assassinat, Films about writers, Films about journalists, Mafia films, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Gangster films
Actors Cate Blanchett, Gerard McSorley, Ciarán Hinds, Brenda Fricker, Colin Farrell, Paudge Behan
Roles Bernie Guerin
Rating68% 3.4490253.4490253.4490253.4490253.449025
Veronica Guerin (Cate Blanchett) is a feisty crime reporter for the Sunday Independent. Suddenly aware of how much Dublin's illegal drug trade is encroaching upon the lives of its working class citizens, especially the children, she becomes determined to expose the men responsible for its spread.
Watermelon
Watermelon (2003)
, 1h14
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality
Actors Anna Friel, Jamie Draven, Ciarán McMenamin, Seán McGinley, Brenda Fricker, Elaine Cassidy
Roles Teresa Ryan
Rating55% 2.767292.767292.767292.767292.76729
At twenty-nine, fun-loving, good-natured Claire has everything she ever wanted: a boyfriend she adores, a great apartment, a good job. Then, on the day she gives birth to her first baby, James visits her in the recovery room to inform her that he's leaving her. Claire is left with a beautiful newborn daughter, a broken heart, and a body that she can hardly bear to look at in the mirror. So, in the absence of any better offers, Claire decides to go home to her family in Dublin. To her gorgeous man-eating sister Anna, her soap-watching mother, her bewildered father. And there, sheltered by the love of an (albeit quirky) family, she gets better. A lot better. In fact, so much better that when James slithers back into her life, he's in for a bit of a surprise.