Brenda Fricker

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Actress, Film Actor/Film Actress, Film Actress(1945–)
Brenda Fricker won an Oscar for her work in My Left Foot, as the mother of a gifted boy inflicted with cerebral palsy.

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Born in 1945 in Dublin, Brenda Fricker began her acting career in local theater productions, eventually graduating to the Royal Shakespeare Company and Great Britain's Court Theater Company. In England, she became known to TV audiences as Nurse Megan Roach on the hit BBC One series Casualty. Her memorable performance in My Left Foot won the 1989 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

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Actress. Born February 17, 1945 in Dublin, Ireland. Brenda Fricker began her acting career appearing in local theater productions, eventually graduating to The Royal Shakespeare Company and Great Britain's Court Theater Company. In England, she became known to television audiences as Nurse Megan Roach on the hit BBC One series Casualty.

In 1989, Brenda Fricker starred in My Left Foot opposite Daniel Day-Lewis as the mother of a gifted boy inflicted with cerebral palsy. Her memorable performance won the 1989 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Subsequent projects have varied in quality, from the acclaimed miniseries Relative Strangers (1999) and Moll Flanders (1996) to the comedic misfires Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) and So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993). Weightier projects arrived in the 2000s, including Veronica Guerin (2003) and Shamrock Boy (2007).

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