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Brenda Fricker

Brenda Fricker

In 1990 Brenda Fricker won an Academy Award (Best Supporting Actress) for her performance in My Left Foot, which was directed by Jim Sheridan. Other leading roles in film include Conspiracy of Silence, Innocence, War Bride, Resurrection Man, Painted Angels, A Time To Kill, Swann, Angels in the Outfield, Home Alone 2, Utz and The Field." Recent television in the U.S. and Canada includes roles in Torso, Cupid & Cate, Resurrection, Durango, Journey and A Woman of Independent Means.

On British television Brenda Fricker created the role of Nurse Megan Roche in Casualty for BBC. Recent television includes No Tears, I Was a Rat, and Mother Me Daughter. Brenda Fricker was recently nominated for an IFTA award for her performance as Maureen Lessing in Relative Strangers on RTE.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Brenda Fricker Facts

BirthdayFebruary 17, 1945 (76)
BirthplaceDublin, Ireland
Awards1990 Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actress (for My Left Foot)

Selected Filmography

The War Bride
A Man of No Importance
So I Married An Axe Murderer
Angels In The Outfield
My Left Foot
Rory O'shea Was Here
Albert Nobbs
A Long Way From Home
Brides of Christ
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