Fionnula Flanagan

Actor, Producer, Director
Before moving to the USA from her native Ireland, the intense, attractive Fionnula Flanagan made her feature debut as Gerty McDowell in Joseph Strick's fascinating but uneven filming of James Joyce's "Ulysses" (1967) ... Read more »
Born: 12/10/1941 in Dublin, IE

Filmography

Actor (75)

Redwater 2016 - 2017 (TV Show)

Actor

Havenhurst 2016 (Movie)

Eleanor (Actor)

Trash Fire 2015 (Movie)

Violet (Actor)

Checkmate 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Life's a Breeze 2014 (Movie)

Nan (Actor)

Song of the Sea 2014 (Movie)

Granny (Voice)

Tasting Menu 2014 (Movie)

Countess D'Arcy (Actor)

Angels Sing 2013 (Movie)

Ma (Actor)

Chicago Hope 1986 - 1988, 1992 - 1996, 1998 - 1999, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Defiance 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman 1986 - 1987, 1993 - 1994, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hard Copy 1986 - 1987, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Men At Lunch 2013 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Murder, She Wrote 1986 - 1988, 1993 - 1996, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Reasonable Doubts 1986 - 1988, 1992 - 1996, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Kill the Irishman 2011 (Movie)

Grace O'Keefe (Actor)

The Guard 2011 (Movie)

Eileen Boyle (Actor)

Three Wise Women 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Brotherhood 2005 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Disney's A Christmas Carol 2009 (Movie)

Voice of Mrs Dilber (Actor)

Lost 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Invention of Lying 2009 (Movie)

Martha Bellison (Actor)

Yes Man 2008 (Movie)

Tillie (Actor)

Slipstream 2007 (Movie)

Bette Lustig (Actor)

Four Brothers 2005 (Movie)

Evelyn Mercer (Actor)

Revelations 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sexual Life 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Transamerica 2005 (Movie)

Elizabeth (Actor)

Man About Dog 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Nip/Tuck 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Tears of the Sun 2003 (Movie)

Sister Grace (Actor)

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood 2002 (Movie)

Teensy (Actor)

The Others 2001 (Movie)

Mrs Mills (Actor)

Barbara Taylor Bradford's "A Secret Affair" 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Poltergeist: The Legacy 1995 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1992 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

To Have & to Hold 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

With or Without You 1999 (Movie)

Irene (Actor)

Quest for Camelot 1998 (Movie)

Additional Voice (Actor)

Waking Ned Devine 1998 (Movie)

Annie O'Shea (Actor)

Some Mother's Son 1996 (Movie)

Annie Higgins (Actor)

Legend 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Money for Nothing 1993 (Movie)

Mrs Coyle (Actor)

Mad At the Moon 1992 (Movie)

Jenny's Mom (Actor)

The Final Verdict 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Pornographer 1992 (Movie)

(Actor)

Murder: A Self-Portrait 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

A State of Emergency 1986 (Movie)

Diane Carmody (Actor)

Youngblood 1986 (Movie)

Miss McGill (Actor)

James Joyce's Women 1985 (Movie)

Nora Barnacle Joyce (Actor)

Reflections 1982 (Movie)

Charlotte Lawless (Actor)

P.K. and the Kid 1981 (Movie)

Flo (Actor)

Mr. Patman 1980 (Movie)

Abadaba (Actor)

How the West Was Won 1976 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

The Picture of Dorian Gray 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Cold Comfort Farm 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Sinful Davey 1969 (Movie)

Duke of Argyll's Daughter (Actor)

Ulysses 1967 (Movie)

Gerty MacDowell (Actor)

A Winner Never Quits (TV Show)

Actor

Death Dreams (TV Show)

Actor

Mary White (TV Show)

Actor

Nightmare in Badham County (TV Show)

Actor

Nothing Sacred (TV Show)

Actor

Rich Man, Poor Man (TV Show)

Actor

Scorned and Swindled (TV Show)

Actor

The Ewok Adventure (TV Show)

Actor

The Godchild (TV Show)

Actor

The Legend of Lizzie Borden (TV Show)

Actor

The Picture of Dorian Gray (Movie)

(Actor)

Through Naked Eyes (TV Show)

Actor

White Mile (TV Show)

Actor

Young Love, First Love (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

James Joyce's Women 1985 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

Before moving to the USA from her native Ireland, the intense, attractive Fionnula Flanagan made her feature debut as Gerty McDowell in Joseph Strick's fascinating but uneven filming of James Joyce's "Ulysses" (1967). On Broadway, she won critical acclaim and a Tony nomination as Molly Bloom in "Ulysses in Nighttown" (1974), co-starring Zero Mostel and staged by Burgess Meredith. Flanagan has also toured in her one-person show, "James Joyce's Women," in which she played among others, Nora Barnacle Joyce, Sylvia Beach, Harriet Shaw Weaver, and Molly Bloom. The play was adapted as a feature film in 1984, produced by Flanagan and her husband, Garrett O'Connor.

Relationships

Terence Niall Flanagan

Father

Rosanna Flanagan

Mother

Garrett O'Connor

Husband
married in November 26, 1972

EDUCATION

Fribourg University

1962

Abbey Theatre School

Dublin 1964 - 1966

Milestones

2006

Cast as Rose Caffee in the Showtime drama "Brotherhood"

2005

Played the matriarch whose sons are out to avenge her death in John Singleton's "Four Brothers"

2005

Starred opposite Felicity Huffman in the indie-drama "TransAmerica"

2003

Cast in Antione Fuqua's "Tears of the Sun"

2002

Co-starred in "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood"

2001

Cast as the housekeeper in the thriller "The Others"

1998

Returned to series TV as co-star of the CBS series "To Have & To Hold"

1998

Co-starred in the Irish comedy "Waking Ned Devine"

1996

Starred opposite Helen Mirren in "Some Mother's Son"

1994

Produced and directed "Hidden Fire", a training film for L.A. firefighters

1992

Made stage directing debut at The Abbey Theatre with "Away Alone"

1987

Was regular on short-lived series "Hard Copy" (CBS)

1984

Starred in film version of "James Joyce's Women"; also executive produced with husband

1978

Appeared as regular in series "How the West Was Won" (ABC)

1977

Performed in one-person show, "James Joyce's Women" in Los Angeles

1976

Won Emmy as Clothilde in the miniseries "Rich Man, Poor Man" (ABC)

1974

Played Molly Bloom in "Ulysses in Nighttown" on Broadway

1973

Made TV-movie debut in remake of "The Picture of Dorian Gray" (ABC)

1968

Moved to the US; made New York stage debut in "Winners"

1967

Made early film appearance in "Ulysses"

Created production company, The Usual Suspects, with Catherine MacNeal to oversee theatrical productions

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