Marie Mullen portrays Brendan's beleaguered mother. Mullen founded the Druid Theatre with Gary Hynes and Mick Lally in 1975 and has performed in numerous prestige productions for the company including The Loves of Cass McGuire, Silverlands and The Playboy of the Western World. She has gained enormous respect as a fixture of Irish theatre and worked for a time with the RSC in London. Film credits include Pat O'Connor's Circle of Friends and Dancing at Lughnasa, Trish McAdam's Snakes and Ladders, Neil Jordan's The Butcher Boy and Stephen Frear's The Van, adapted by Roddy Doyle from his own novel. Her most recent theater appearance was in the Druid Theatre's The Beauty Queen of Leenane for which, following its successful run on Broadway, she received a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.
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