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Birth 1 january 1955 (66 years) at Belfast (United-kingdom)

Bríd Brennan (born 1955) is a Northern Irish actress of film, stage and television, best known for her theatre work. She originated the role of Agnes in critically acclaimed performances of Brian Friel's Dancing at Lughnasa for which she won a Tony Award. She later reprised this role in the film version, starring alongside Meryl Streep and Michael Gambon in 1998.

Usually with

Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh
(2 films)
John Boorman
John Boorman
(1 films)
John Kavanagh
John Kavanagh
(3 films)
Pat O'Connor
Pat O'Connor
(2 films)
Bob Hoskins
Bob Hoskins
(1 films)
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Filmography of Bríd Brennan (13 films)

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Florence Foster Jenkins, 1h50
Directed by Stephen Frears
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Helberg, Nina Arianda, Josh O'Connor
Roles Kitty
Rating67% 3.3987953.3987953.3987953.3987953.398795
Florence Foster Jenkins, une riche héritière new-yorkaise et membre de la haute société, a une grande passion pour le chant. Bien que chantant faux, elle aspire à devenir une grande chanteuse d'opéra. Avec l'aide de son mari, St. Clair Beyfield, et du pianiste Cosmé McMoon, elle réalisera son rêve malgré son manque de talent.
Brooklyn (2015)
, 1h51
Directed by John Crowley
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about immigration, La précarité
Actors Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen, Jim Broadbent, Emily Bett Rickards, Julie Walters
Roles Miss Kelly
Rating74% 3.748043.748043.748043.748043.74804
Young Irish immigrant Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan) navigates her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of the USA, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother's (Jane Brennan) home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her new vivacity is disrupted by her past, and Eilis must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.
Shadow Dancer, 1h41
Directed by James Marsh
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Spy
Themes Spy films, Films about terrorism, Political films
Actors Clive Owen, Andrea Riseborough, Gillian Anderson, Aidan Gillen, Domhnall Gleeson, Bríd Brennan
Roles Ma
Rating61% 3.0978853.0978853.0978853.0978853.097885
In 1993 Belfast, Colette lives with her mother and brothers, all members of the IRA. In the opening scene, set twenty years earlier, the Troubles results in the death of her younger brother when they are children. This presumably motivates her in later life. After a failed attack in London, Colette is arrested and offered a choice: either she spends 25 years in jail, thus losing everything she loves including her young son, or she becomes an informant for MI5, spying on her own family. Colette agrees to do so. An MI5 officer, Mac, is assigned as her handler.
Topsy-Turvy, 2h40
Directed by Mike Leigh
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Historical, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Jim Broadbent, Allan Corduner, Timothy Spall, Lesley Manville, Eleanor David, Dexter Fletcher
Roles Mad Woman
Rating73% 3.696363.696363.696363.696363.69636
On the opening night of Princess Ida at the Savoy Theatre in January 1884, composer Sir Arthur Sullivan (Allan Corduner), who is ill from kidney disease, is barely able to make it to the theatre to conduct. He goes on a holiday to Continental Europe hoping that the rest will improve his health. While he is away, ticket sales and audiences at the Savoy Theatre wilt in the hot summer weather. Producer Richard D'Oyly Carte (Ron Cook) has called on Sullivan and the playwright W. S. Gilbert (Jim Broadbent) to create a new piece for the Savoy, but it is not ready when Ida closes. Until a new piece can be prepared, Carte revives an earlier Gilbert and Sullivan work, The Sorcerer.
Felicia's Journey, 1h56
Directed by Bob Hoskins, Atom Egoyan
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Bob Hoskins, Elaine Cassidy, Arsinée Khanjian, Sheila Reid, Bríd Brennan, Peter McDonald
Roles Mrs Lysaght
Rating69% 3.4968653.4968653.4968653.4968653.496865
After taking a ferry to England and beginning a hopeless search to find the lawnmower factory in Birmingham where she believes Johnny now works, Felicia encounters an older man, Joseph Hilditch (Bob Hoskins), a catering manager at a factory, who is also the son of Gala (Arsinée Khanjian), an eccentric TV chef who enjoyed fame in past decades. Hilditch regularly watches the old programmes of his presumably-deceased mother while he cooks her recipes and collects material about her. Hilditch offers to help Felicia; however, his motives for doing so are initially unclear, and it is subsequently suggested through flashback sequences that he has in the past befriended but then turned on vulnerable young women.
Dancing at Lughnasa, 1h35
Directed by Pat O'Connor
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Meryl Streep, Michael Gambon, Catherine McCormack, Kathy Burke, Sophie Thompson, Bríd Brennan
Roles Agnes 'Aggie' Mundy
Rating62% 3.1486953.1486953.1486953.1486953.148695
1936. Cinq sœurs vivant ensemble dans le comté de Donegal élèvent le fils illégitime de l'une d'elles, Michael. Leur vie va être bouleversée par le retour de leur grand frère, Jack, qui vient de passer 25 ans comme missionnaire en Afrique, puis par celui de Gerry, le père volage de Michael, aventurier en route pour l'Espagne.
Words Upon the Window Pane, 1h38
Directed by Mary McGuckian
Genres Drama
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Geraldine Chaplin, Ian William Richardson, Jim Sheridan, Geraldine James, Orla Brady, John Lynch
Roles Stella
Rating65% 3.273973.273973.273973.273973.27397
In 1928 Dublin, during séances concerning Jonathan Swift, the spirits of his former lovers, Stella and Vanessa, emerge to resume their ancient quarrel.
Anne Devlin, 2h1
Directed by Pat Murphy
Genres Drama, Historical
Actors Bríd Brennan, Bosco Hogan, David Kelly, Ian McElhinney, John Cowley
Roles Anne Devlin
Rating72% 3.6210553.6210553.6210553.6210553.621055
The Ballroom of Romance, 1h5
Directed by Pat O'Connor
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Brenda Fricker, John Kavanagh, Cyril Cusack, Mick Lally, Bríd Brennan, Joe Pilkington
Roles Patty Byrne
Rating75% 3.7550453.7550453.7550453.7550453.755045
Set in rural Ireland in the 1950s, Bridie has been attending the local dance hall for years in the hope of finding a good husband who can help work her family's farm. Now surrounded by younger prettier women at the dances, she comes to the realization that all the good men of her generation have emigrated or have been spoken for; and her only remaining hope for marriage is with the alcoholic and unreliable Bowser Egan.
Excalibur (1981)
, 2h20
Directed by John Boorman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about families, Films about magic and magicians, Films about sexuality
Actors Nigel Terry, Helen Mirren, Nicholas Clay, Cherie Lunghi, Nicol Williamson, Paul Geoffrey
Roles Lady in Waiting
Rating73% 3.6975253.6975253.6975253.6975253.697525
The sorcerer Merlin retrieves Excalibur from the Lady of the Lake for Uther Pendragon, who secures a brief alliance with Gorlois, the Duke of Cornwall. Uther's lust for Cornwall's wife Igrayne soon ruins the truce, and Merlin agrees to help Uther to seduce Igrayne on the condition that he gives Merlin whatever results from his lust. Merlin transforms Uther into Cornwall's likeness with the Charm of Making. Cornwall's daughter Morgana senses her father's mortal injury during his assault on Uther's camp and, while Igrayne is fooled by the disguise and Uther impregnates her, Morgana sees through it, watching Uther as Cornwall dies in battle. Nine months later, Merlin takes Uther's son Arthur. Uther pursues but is mortally wounded by Gorlois' knights. Uther thrusts Excalibur into a stone, and Merlin proclaims, "He who draws the sword from the stone, he shall be king.