Brenda Fricker Biography
Brenda Fricker is an Irish actress of stage and screen. She won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the 1989 drama My Left Foot. She is also a theatre actress who has appeared in productions of famous plays like Cat On a Hot Tin Roof.
Brenda Fricker Age
Fricker was born on 17 February 1945 in Dublin, Ireland.
Brenda Fricker Family
Fricker was born in Dublin, Ireland to her mother, “Bina” (née Murphy), who was a teacher at Stratford College, and her father, Desmond Frederick Fricker, who was an officer in the Department of Agriculture and a journalist for The Irish Times. She has a sister by the name Grainne Fricker.
Brenda Fricker Husband
Fricker currently lives in the Liberties in Dublin. She met and fell in love with Barry Davis in 1979, who was a director, while he was still going through a divorce from his previous marriage. The two later divorced in 1988. She says that her loves include her pet dogs, drinking Guinness, reading poetry and playing snooker. (She once stated that she had taken on the whole crew of My Left Foot. “I played pool against 17 of them, and beat them all,” Brenda said).
Brenda Fricker Measurements
Height 5 ft 6 in
Weight 70 kg
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Blue
Distinctive Features: Large physique
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Brenda Fricker Net Worth
Fricker’s estimated Net Worth, Salary, Income, Cars, Lifestyles & much more details have been updated, it is clear that she gets a good amount from his career. According to source Fricker’s estimated net worth stands at $11 Million.
Brenda Fricker Career
Before becoming an actress, Fricker was assistant to the art editor of the Irish Times, with hopes to become a reporter. At age 19, she became an actress “by chance”, her feature film career began with a small uncredited part in the 1964 film Of Human Bondage, based on the 1915 novel by W. Somerset Maugham. She also appeared in Tolka Row, Ireland’s first soap opera.
One of Fricker’s first TV roles as staff nurse Maloney in Coronation Street, debuting on 10 January 1977. Brenda’s character attended on the birth of Tracy Barlow on 24 January 1977’s episode. Fricker came to wider public attention in the United Kingdom in another nursing role, as Megan Roach in the BBC One television drama series Casualty. Fricker bowed out as Megan on December 1990, after playing the character in 65 episodes, because she believed her character had “started off with a wonderful sense of humor, [but] lost it all and all she ever seemed to do was push a trolley around and offer tea and sympathy”.
Fricker found international acclaim after she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1990 for her performance as Christy Brown’s mother in My Left Foot (1989). In her acceptance speech, Brenda thanked Christy Brown “just for being alive” and also dedicated the Oscar to Mrs. Brown, saying “Anybody who gives birth twenty-two times deserves one of these”. For her performance, Brenda was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award and she won the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress as well. She rejoined My Left Foot’s writer/director Jim Sheridan to make the 1990 film The Field, starring alongside Richard Harris as Maggie McCabe (wife of Harris’ “Bull” McCabe). She continued her television work during this period, starring in the Australian-produced short series Brides of Christ (1991). She then co-starred in the 1992 TV miniseries Seekers alongside Josette Simon, produced by Sarah Lawson.
Fricker went on to appear in several high-profile Hollywood films, most notably 1992’s Home Alone 2: Lost in New York as the Central Park Pigeon Lady. In 1993, she portrayed May Mackenzie, the Weekly World News-obsessed Scottish mother of Mike Myers’ Charlie Mackenzie, in So I Married an Axe Murderer, and then portrayed Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s character’s motherly caretaker Maggie in the 1994 family comedy Angels in the Outfield. One of her last Hollywood film roles came with A Time to Kill, as Ethel Twitty (loyal secretary to Matthew McConaughey’s Jake Brigance), after which she has focused almost exclusively on film and television work in Canada and the United Kingdom. In 2003, she played Bernie Guerin, mother of Veronica Guerin (played by Cate Blanchett) in the film of the same name. She then played nurse Eileen in the film Inside I’m Dancing. In 2007, she starred in How About You the film based on a short story about people living in a residential nursing home written by Maeve Binchy, playing Heather Nightingale. Other important roles were Omagh in 2004 as police Ombudsman Nuala O’ Loan, as Grainne McFadden in the TV docudrama No Tears about the women treated with the blood product Anti D in the seventies who had been contaminated with Hepatitis C, and as Aunt Maeve in Durango in 1999, based on the novel by John B. Keane.
Fricker has appeared in Closing the Ring, Richard Attenborough’s post-Second World War drama, also starring Shirley MacLaine, Christopher Plummer, and Mischa Barton. In 2012 a high-profile supporting role in Albert Nobbs earned Fricker an Irish Film Award nomination, and along with Olympia Dukakis she became half of the first pair of Oscar-winning actors to play a same-sex couple in Cloudburst, a cultural milestone for the LGBT community that won awards worldwide
Brenda Fricker Movies | Tv Shows
2013 A Long Way from Home
2013 Forgive Me (TV series)
2011 Albert Nobbs
2010 Locked In
2008 Stone of Destiny
2008 Beautiful People
2007 How About You
2007 Closing the Ring
2005 Tara Road
2004 Call Me: The Rise and Fall of Heidi Fleiss
2004 Inside I’m Dancing
2004 Razor Fish Molly
2003 Conspiracy of Silence
2003 Veronica Guerin
2002 The Intended
2001 The War Bride
2000 Cupid and Cate
Brenda Fricker Awards
She became the first Irish actress to win an Academy Award, earning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in My Left Foot (1989). As of 2014.
Brenda Fricker My Left Foot
Brenda Fricker starred in My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown, a 1989 biographical comedy-drama film playing the role of Bridget Fagan Brown portraying Christy’s mother.
Brenda Fricker Casualty
Casualty, stylized as CASUAL+Y, is a British medical drama series where she starred in.
Brenda Fricker A Time To Kill
A Time to Kill is a 1996 American crime drama film where Fricker starred in playing the role of Ethel Twitty.
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