Fionnula Flanagan

Fionnula Flanagan

actress, producer, writer

Fionnula Flanagan was born on Dec 10, 1941 in Ireland. Fionnula Flanagan's big-screen debut came with Cold Comfort Farm - Season 1 directed by Peter Hammond in 1968. Fionnula Flanagan is known for Late Afternoon directed by Louise Bagnall, Fionnula Flanagan stars as Emily and Niamh Moyles as Kate. Fionnula Flanagan has got 8 awards and 12 nominations so far. The most recent award Fionnula Flanagan achieved is The Richard Harris International Film Festival. The upcoming new movie Fionnula Flanagan plays is The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes which will be released on Nov 17, 2023.

Fionnula Flanagan was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. From an early age she grew up speaking both English and Irish on a daily basis. Her parents weren't native Irish speakers but wanted Fionnula and her four siblings to learn the language. Her mother used to say, "A nation without a language is a nation without a soul". Fionnula has said she will be forever grateful to them for that. She was educated at the Abbey Theatre School in Dublin and in Switzerland. She moved to Los Angeles in 1968 and lives with her husband, psychiatrist Dr. Garrett O'Connor, in Beverly Hills. Of her enormous body of work, including stage, television and film, she might be most well-known for James Joyce's Women (1985), in which she plays six different women who had a profound influence on James Joyce's life. Besides giving an award-winning performance, she also wrote, adapted and produced the piece for the stage, and subsequently as a feature film. She believes Joyce is the most important writer in the English language, most notably for "Ulysses", "Finnegan's Wake" and "The Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man". When she was growing up she thought the much lauded author was a good friend of her parents, because they were always saying, "Joyce said this, Joyce said that". When she was finally old enough to read Joyce for herself, the characters were like old friends.

  • Birthday

    Dec 10, 1941
  • Place of Birth

    Dublin, Ireland
  • Also known

    Fionnghuala Flanagan, Fionnuala Flanagan

Known For


8 wins & 12 nominations

The Richard Harris International Film Festival
Winner - Richard Harris Outstanding Talent Award
Irish Film and Television Awards
Best Supporting Actress - Film
Winner - IFTA Award
Winner - IFTA Award
Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Feature Film
Winner - IFTA Award
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