Pauline McLynn

Pauline McLynn studied art history and English literature at Trinity College in Dublin, and her involvement with the school's drama society set her on the path toward becoming an actor. After graduating, she performed ... Read more »
Born: 07/10/1962

Filmography

Actor (17)

Noble 2015 (Movie)

Mother Superior (Actor)

Demons 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Calling 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Clatterford 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Gypo 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Heidi 2004 (Movie)

Aunt Detie (Actor)

Father Ted 1999 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Nora 2001 (Movie)

Miss Kennedy (Actor)

When Brendan Met Trudy 2001 (Movie)

Nuala (Actor)

An Everlasting Piece 2000 (Movie)

Gerty (Actor)

Quills 2000 (Movie)

Mademoiselle Clairwil (Actor)

Angela's Ashes 1999 (Movie)

Aunt Aggie (Actor)

The Most Fertile Man in Ireland 1999 (Movie)

Maeve (Actor)

Guiltrip 1996 (Movie)

Joan (Actor)

My Friend Joe 1995 (Movie)

Mrs Doyle (Actor)

The Family 1993 (Movie)

Denise (Actor)

Aristocrats (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Pauline McLynn studied art history and English literature at Trinity College in Dublin, and her involvement with the school's drama society set her on the path toward becoming an actor. After graduating, she performed extensively on stage in Galway and Dublin and eventually worked in Irish television sitcoms like "Nothing to It?" Radio work followed: she performed all the female roles on the political satire show "Scrap Saturday", hosted by Dermot Morgan. But her role as prudish housekeeper Mrs. Doyle on the popular sitcom "Father Ted", also starring Morgan, became her breakout role. Post-"Father Ted", she returned to political/social satire on the long-running show "Bremner, Bird and Fortune", appearing in the "dinner party" sketches. She has also appeared in feature films, usually in small roles, including the sweeping epic "Far and Away", the comedy "When Brendan Met Trudy", and the film adaptation of Frank McCourt's memoir "Angela's Ashes". Her most notable feature work, though, is in the Dogme-approved British film "Gypo", playing a working class mother who befriends a Czech Romany refugee. McLynn is also a successful novelist, having written several humorous mystery novels and stand-alone books. In 2010, McLynn starred as Libby Croker in the comedy series "Shameless".

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