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Pauline McLynn

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Birth 11 july 1962 (61 years)

Pauline McLynn (born 11 July 1962) is an Irish actress and author. She is best known for her roles as Mrs Doyle in the Channel 4 sitcom Father Ted, Libby Croker in the Channel 4 comedy drama Shameless, and Yvonne Cotton in the BBC soap opera EastEnders.


McLynn is married to theatrical agent Richard Cook. She is a patron of the children's charity World Vision Ireland and is president of Friends of Innisfree Housing Association.

McLynn is a fan of the Premier League football team Aston Villa. She says her best moment supporting Villa came in 1996 when she watched them beat Leeds United in the Football League Cup final with her Father Ted co-star Ardal O'Hanlon, who is a Leeds supporter.

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Filmography of Pauline McLynn (17 films)

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Last Night in Soho
Directed by Edgar Wright
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Psychologie
Actors Anya Taylor-Joy, Matthew Smith, Thomasin McKenzie, Diana Rigg, Terence Stamp, Rita Tushingham
Roles Carol
Rating70% 3.5029353.5029353.5029353.5029353.502935
Décrit comme un film d'horreur psychologique se déroulant à Soho, à Londres, et inspiré par "Don't Look Now" et "Repulsion".
Johnny English Strikes Again, 1h29
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Spy films
Actors Rowan Atkinson, Olga Kurylenko, Ben Miller, Emma Thompson, Charles Dance, Pippa Bennett-Warner
Roles Mrs. Trattner
Rating62% 3.100883.100883.100883.100883.10088
Lorsqu'un pirate informatique révèle le nom et la couverture de tous leurs agents infiltrés, les Services secrets britanniques n'ont pas d'autre choix que de rappeler le seul agent capable de les aider à débusquer le criminel : Johnny English, retraité du MI7, et désormais simple enseignant.
Captain Morten and the Spider Queen, 1h20
Origin Estonie
Genres Adventure, Animation
Actors Brendan Gleeson, Pauline McLynn, Ciarán Hinds, Michael McElhatton, Mario Rosenstock
Roles Aunt Annabelle / The Spider Queen (voice)
Rating56% 2.804862.804862.804862.804862.80486
Morten rêve de prendre le large à bord de La Salamandre, avec son père le Capitaine Vicks, mais il doit rester à terre chez l'autoritaire Annabelle. Avec son complice Stinger, Annabelle veut s'emparer du bateau de son père, persuadée qu'il cache un trésor de pirates. Pour déjouer leurs plans, Morten va être entraîné dans une aventure fantastique. Réduit à la taille d'un insecte par un magicien farfelu, c'est dans le monde de la Reine des araignées qu'il va devoir conquérir ses galons de capitaine.
Transformers: The Last Knight, 2h29
Directed by Michael Bay
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Jeu, Films about toys, Robot films
Actors Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, John Goodman, Gemma Chan
Roles Female Researcher
Rating52% 2.614572.614572.614572.614572.61457
Les humains sont en guerre contre les Transformers. Optimus a disparu. Cade Yeager, Bumblebee, un Lord et une aristocrate professeur d'Oxford faisant partie des Witwiccans s'allient pour contrer la menace qui arrive. Optimus est de retour changé en Némésis Prime par Quintessa, la créatrice des Transformers qui cherche à s'emparer du bâton de Merlin pour tuer la Terre, Unicron. Car la survie de l'humanité réside dans l'histoire cachée des Transformers sur Terre remontant à la légende arthurienne.
The Secret Scripture, 1h48
Directed by Jim Sheridan
Origin Irlande
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films set in psychiatric hospitals
Actors Rooney Mara, Vanessa Redgrave, Theo James, Eric Bana, Jack Reynor, Aidan Turner
Roles Anne McCartney
Rating67% 3.3584453.3584453.3584453.3584453.358445
Un psychiatre (Eric Bana) s'intéresse au journal intime d'une patiente, Rosemary McNulty (Vanessa Redgrave), accusée d'avoir tué son enfant issu d'une relation illégitime avec un sympathisant anglais. Enfermée dans un hôpital psychiatrique, sur le point d'être démoli, depuis une cinquantaine d'années, elle est suivie psychologiquement par le psychiatre qui est engagé pour réévaluer son état. Il découvre son attachement pour la Bible et elle lui raconte tout ce qu'elle a vécu et pourquoi elle a passé sa vie dans cet hôpital…
Noble (2014)
, 1h40
Directed by Stephen Bradley
Origin Irlande
Genres Drama, Biography
Actors Sarah Greene, Brendan Coyle, Mark Huberman, Ruth Negga, Liam Cunningham, Pauline McLynn
Roles Mother Superior
Rating67% 3.3944453.3944453.3944453.3944453.394445
The film is set in Vietnam in 1989, fourteen years after the end of the war. Christina Noble flies into Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), a country "that she wouldn't be able to show you on a map". With a few dollars, her own hard-won courage, she is about embark on a life calling. The film explores her tough upbringing in Dublin and her early adult life in the UK. It is the inspirational true story of a woman who believes that it only takes one person to make a difference.
Gypo (2005)
, 1h38
Directed by Jan Dunn
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Themes Films about racism, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Films about prostitution, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Pauline McLynn, Paul McGann, Rula Lenska, Olegar Fedoro, Josef Altin
Roles Helen
Rating66% 3.3284953.3284953.3284953.3284953.328495
The film is shown through the eyes of the three main characters; Paul and Helen, a married couple, and Tasha, a teenage refugee. It shows how the family falls apart under the strain of unexpected emotions.
Heidi (2005)
, 1h44
Directed by Paul Marcus
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Themes Films about children, Children's films
Actors Emma Bolger, Max von Sydow, Geraldine Chaplin, Pauline McLynn, Diana Rigg, Oliver Ford Davies
Roles Aunt Detie
Rating65% 3.2821853.2821853.2821853.2821853.282185
The story is about the titular young girl who goes to stay with her grandfather, only to fall into the hands of an evil woman in Frankfurt.
Iris (2001)
, 1h31
Directed by Richard Eyre
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Romance
Themes Films about writers
Actors Judi Dench, Kate Winslet, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Bonneville, Penelope Wilton, Kris Marshall
Roles Maureen
Rating69% 3.496853.496853.496853.496853.49685
When the young Iris Murdoch (Kate Winslet) meets fellow student John Bayley (Hugh Bonneville) at the University of Oxford, he is a naive virgin easily flummoxed by her libertine spirit, arch personality, and obvious artistic talent. Decades later, little has changed and the couple keeps house, with John (Jim Broadbent) doting on his more famous wife (Judi Dench). When Iris begins experiencing forgetfulness and dementia, however, the devoted John struggles with hopelessness and frustration, and becomes her caretaker, as his wife's mind deteriorates from the ravages of Alzheimer's disease.
Quills (2000)
, 2h4
Directed by Philip Kaufman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical, Romance, Erotic thriller
Themes Films about writers, Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Théâtre, Erotic films, BDSM in films, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Films about psychiatry, Films based on plays, Erotic thriller films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Geoffrey Rush, Kate Winslet, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Caine, Billie Whitelaw, Stephen Marcus
Roles Mademoiselle Clairwil
Rating71% 3.599283.599283.599283.599283.59928
Quills begins during the Reign of Terror, with the incarcerated Marquis de Sade penning a story about the libidinous Mademoiselle Renard, an aristocrat who meets the preeminent sadist in her executioner.
An Everlasting Piece, 1h48
Directed by Barry Levinson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Crime
Themes Films about religion, Films about terrorism, Political films, Conflit nord-irlandais
Actors Brían F. O'Byrne, Anna Friel, Billy Connolly, Pauline McLynn, Laurence Kinlan, Enda Oates
Roles Gerty
Rating61% 3.099173.099173.099173.099173.09917
Colm (Barry McEvoy) takes a job as a barber in a Belfast psychiatric hospital. He meets the staff and is warned against talking about poetry with George, a fellow barber (Brían F. O'Byrne). when he brings it up, George subjects him to his own poor work. The pair chat anyway. Later they meet an orderly escorting a new patient, whom he refers to as "The Scalper" (Billy Connolly), described as the only seller of hair pieces in all of Northern Ireland until he had a nervous breakdown and scalped some of his own customers. Colm and George decide to meet with the Scalper to gain his list of customers; they intend to take over his former hairpiece monopoly. The Scalper agrees to give them the list.
Nora (2000)
, 1h46
Directed by Pat Murphy
Genres Drama
Themes Films about writers
Actors Susan Lynch, Ewan McGregor, Andrew Scott, Roberto Citran, Monica Scattini, Ignazio Oliva
Roles Miss Kennedy
Rating58% 2.9497352.9497352.9497352.9497352.949735
Dublin, 1904. Walking down Dublin's Nassau Street, James Joyce meets Nora Barnacle, a young and attractive woman from Galway. Joyce, immediately in love with the young woman, offers to 'show her the city'. Nora coldly states that she has to work.
When Brendan Met Trudy, 1h35
Actors Flora Montgomery, Peter McDonald, Maynard Eziashi, Marie Mullen, Pauline McLynn, Don Wycherley
Roles Nuala
Rating64% 3.242953.242953.242953.242953.24295
Brendan (Peter McDonald) is a shy, reserved teacher who takes his profession seriously. Away from the classroom, he has a love of films and classical music. One night, after practising with his church choir, he meets Trudy (Flora Montgomery), a bright, witty and free-spirited woman whom he believes is a Montessori teacher. Despite the differences in their personalities, the two begin a relationship. Brendan is unaware that his new girlfriend is actually a burglar, and is shocked when Trudy asks him to prove his love by helping her on one of her 'jobs'. Brendan is torn between his feelings for Trudy, and the desire to do what is right. Throughout his relationship with her, Brendan slowly begins to discover himself, and realises that there is more to life than music and movies.
Angela's Ashes, 2h25
Directed by Alan Parker
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about children
Actors Emily Watson, Robert Carlyle, Michael Legge, Devon Murray, Kerry Condon, J.J. Murphy
Roles Aunt Aggie
Rating72% 3.648973.648973.648973.648973.64897
Angela's Ashes tells the story of Frank McCourt and his childhood after his family are forced to move from America back to Ireland because of financial difficulties and family problems derived from his father's alcoholism. The film chronicles young McCourt's life in Limerick, Ireland, during his childhood in the 1930s and 1940s, the difficulties that ensued, and finally Frank's way of earning enough money to return to the land of his dreams: America. Michael Legge was praised for his portrayal of the adolescent Frank. In particular, he was said to excel in his role as an innocent teenager growing up with typical coming of age rites involving sexuality, maturity and peer pressure in a Catholic Irish setting.