Brenda Fricker

Brenda Fricker


Brenda Fricker was born on Feb 17, 1945 in Ireland. Brenda Fricker's big-screen debut came with The Quatermass Conclusion directed by Piers Haggard in 1979. Brenda Fricker is known for Forgive Me directed by Thom Fitzgerald, Mike McLeod stars as Priest and John Dunsworth as Prelate. Brenda Fricker has got 4 awards and 14 nominations so far. The most recent award Brenda Fricker achieved is Academy Awards, USA. The upcoming new tvshow Brenda Fricker plays is The Catch - Season 1 which will be released on Jan 25, 2023.

Irish character actress Brenda Fricker was born in Dublin, and gained experience in Irish theatre and with the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and the Court Theatre Company in Great Britain. Brenda received great acclaim for her Oscar-winning supporting performance as the determined mother of a son afflicted with cerebral palsy in "My Left Foot" (1989). Venturing to Hollywood in the 1990s, she played a homeless woman befriended by kid-on-the-loose Macaulay Culkin in the sequel "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York" (1992) and followed up with a more zany mother role in the little-seen "So I Married an Axe Murderer" (1993). Having acted on English TV on the BBC series "Casualty", Fricker began conquering US TV with roles in the "American Playhouse" presentation "Lethal Innocence" (1991) and the miniseries "The Sound and the Silence" (1993). Fricker offered memorable support as Albert Finney's exasperated sister in "A Man of No Importance" (1994) and appeared in support of Robin Wright in Pen Densham's "Moll Flanders" and as Matthew McConaughey's secretary in Joel Schumacher's Le droit de tuer? (1996) (both 1996).

  • Birthday

    Feb 17, 1945
  • Place of Birth

    Dublin, Ireland
  • Also known


Known For


4 wins & 14 nominations

Academy Awards, USA
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Winner - Oscar
Boston Society of Film Critics Awards
Best Supporting Actress
Winner - BSFC Award
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