Brenda Fricker

Brenda Fricker


2/17/1945, Dublin, Ireland

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Brenda is an Irish actress with a long history in theater. She often plays matronly characters with strong maternal instincts. Brenda's acting career started in local Irish theatre. She then earned roles with both The Royal Shakespeare Company and Great Britain's Court Theater Company. By the mid 80's,…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Brenda won the 1989 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Christy Brown's mother in My Left Foot.

    • As a teenager, a car accident left her out of commission for nearly two years; later she suffered from a case of tuberculosis and the removal of a kidney.

  • Quotes

    • Brenda: If you're doing a scene and you think you're doing it wrong, just swear in the middle of it and then the director can't use it. It's an arrogant way of doing it, but unfortunately it's the only way of self-protection. You have to be a bit anarchic sometimes.

    • Brenda: When you are lying drunk at the airport you're Irish. When you win an Oscar you're British.

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  • A truly very talented actress with a heart of gold, wearing the right color red, to "Kevin's" green in this Christmas-time movie.

    Reference her "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York" (1992) that I just saw for the first time tonight (14Jan.06,Sat.8-10:30p.m. on the ABCF Channel 66 here in New Hampshire, U.S.A.), her as the "Central Park Pigeon Woman" great! ...

    ...with the tie-in of the two turtle doves from "Kevin" McCallister, who got them from Mr. E.F. Duncan, played by Eddie Bracken (1915-2002), as the owner of Duncan's Toy Chest.

    ...these two character actors, I'd call them, being an excellent split of the personally of Lew Ayers, as he played the bum who was really a multi-millionaire in the park in the 1960s Doris Day show.

    Yours truly, Joe H.


    for the book: "None of these Diseases" by Dr. David E. Stern, with mention of Proverbs 29:11, to which I add to read: Ch. 29, verse 7: "The righteous considereth the cause of the poor:"moreless