Fionnula Flanagan

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Fionnula Flanagan BIO

Trained at Dublin's Abbey Theatre, she came to prominence in An Trial, the Dublin Theatre Festival's 1965 Gaelic production. The Playboy of the Western World and The Taming of the Shrew at Bristol's Old Vic followed. She originated Maggie in Brian Friel's Lovers which took her to Broadway in 1968. She created Molly Bloom (Tony nom.) in Burgess Meredith's 1973 Broadway production Ulysses in Nighttown, subsequently writing/starring in her award-winning production James Joyce's Women (dir. Meredith). Films: The Others, The Guard, Four Brothers, Some Mother's Son, the forthcoming Supervized. Emmy, three IFTAs, Saturn, Golden Satellite Awards.

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Fionnula Flanagan STAGE CREDITS

Original Broadway Production, 2018
Aunt Maggie Faraway

Mrs. Alving

Fionnula Flanagan Movies

[1980]Mr. Patman Abadaba

[1982]Voyager from the Unknown Molly Brown

[1984]Reflections Mrs. Charlotte Lawless

[1985]James Joyce's Women Nora, Harriet Shaw Weaver, others

[1985]A State of Emergency Diane Carmody

[1986]Youngblood Miss McGill

[1987]P.K. and the Kid Flo

[1992]Mad at the Moon Mrs. Hill

[1993]Money for Nothing Mrs. Coyle

[1996]Some Mother's Son Annie Higgins

[1998]Waking Ned Devine Annie O Shea

[1999]With or Without You Irene

[2001]The Others Mrs. Mills

[2002]Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood Teensy

[2003]Tears of the Sun Sister Grace

[2004]Man About Dog Olivia

[2004]Blessed J. Lloyd Samuel

[2004]Sexual Life Grandmother

[2005]Four Brothers Evelyn Mercer

[2005]Transamerica Elizabeth

[2006]The Payback Galina

[2007]Slipstream Bette Lustig

[2008]Yes Man Tillie

[2009]The Invention of Lying Martha Bellison

[2009]A Christmas Carol Mrs. Dilber

[2011]Coming & Going Irma

[2011]Kill the Irishman Grace O Keefe

[2011]The Guard Eileen Boyle

[2013]Angels Sing Ma

[2013]Tasting Menu Comptessa

[2013]Life's a Breeze Nan

[2014]Song of the Sea Granny, Macha

[2015]Come Simi Aunt Maxine

[2016]Havenhurst Eleanor

[2016]Little Secret Barbara

[2016]Trash Fire Violet

[2018]Birthmarked Mrs. Tridek

[2019]Radioflash Maw

[2019]Sing Me Back Home Marie

[2019]Supervized Madera

[2022]The Man from Rome Duquesa Cruz Bruner

[2023]The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes Grandma am

Fionnula Flanagan TV Shows

Brotherhood Rose Caffee

Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street Mrs. Hudspith

How the West Was Won Molly Culhane

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Madeline 'Maddie' Thomas, Sheila Baxter

Lost Eloise 'Ellie' Hawking, Eloise 'Ellie' Widmore, Eloise Hawking

Marcus Welby, M.D. Barbara Brendan, Maggie

Murder, She Wrote Eileen O'Bannon, Fiona Delaney Griffith, Freida Schmidt

Poltergeist: The Legacy The Older Woman, Narrator

Simon & Simon Dr. Barbara Bryson, Lydia, Becky

Fionnula Flanagan Videos

Fionnula Flanagan News

L.A. Theatre Works Highlights 12½-Hour, Star-Studded, Unabridged Recording Of BABBITT

In 1987, L.A. Theatre Works took the audio world by storm with a word-by-word recording of “Babbitt,” the seminal novel by Sinclair Lewis, starring Edward Asner in the title role and with a 33-member star-studded ensemble playing all the remaining parts.

David Mamet's THE CHRISTOPHER BOY'S COMMUNION is Streaming Now on BBC Radio 4

Joan (Rebecca Pidgeon) is a devout Catholic and a mother, whose son Michael has mutilated the body of his nice Jewish girlfriend. He awaits trial in prison. Joan will stop at nothing to free him, even blackening the dead girl’s character.

BWW Interview: Clark Gregg Navigating From the Marvel Universe Back to David Mamet's

An enduring member of the Marvel universe (both cinematic and TV) as Agent Phil Coulson, Clark Gregg will be making his Los Angeles stage acting debut in his long-time friend David Mamet's new play THE CHRISTOPHER BOY'S COMMUNION. Slated for an eleven-performance run at the Odyssey beginning February 13, 2020; this cast includes: Fionnula Flanagan, Dominic Hoffman, William H. Macy, David Paymer, Rebecca Pidgeon and John Pirrucello. I managed to catch Clark for a quick phoner.

David Mamet's THE CHRISTOPHER BOY'S COMMUNION Will Be Staged For the First Time Starring William H. Macy and More

David Mamet's new play, THE CHRISTOPHER BOY'S COMMUNION, will be staged for the first time, for a limited time only. Featuring a cast, that includes Rebecca Pidgeon, William H. Macy, Clark Gregg and recent Tony Award nominated Fionnula Flanagan, the story follows a grisly murder that has taken place in Central Park. It runs February 13 - 23, 2020 as a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre, for 10 performances only.

THE FERRYMAN Recoups on Broadway

It was announced today that Tony Award winning The Ferryman has recouped its investment on Broadway!

BWW Exclusive: Meet the Smallest Stars on Broadway- The Four Babies of THE FERRYMAN!

The Ferryman Casts Broadway's Youngest Stars! Meet Jackson, Alex, Jack & Noelle!

Photo Coverage: The Company of THE FERRYMAN Celebrates Their Tony Victory!

The cast of the Tony Award-winning Best Play, The Ferryman celebrated their four Tony wins today with a celebratory cake! See the cast, babies and bunnies included, living it up below!

Photo Coverage: Stars Shine on the Red Carpet at the 2019 Tony Awards

The big day is finally here! The stars are shining on the Tony Awards red carpet, and BroadwayWorld's got a first look - check out the first batch of arrivals below, including Camille A. Brown, Robert Horn, and more!

BWW Interview: Now Holley Fain Does the Dazzling in THE FERRYMAN

Fain finds a home as the vibrant, glowing center of a large Irish family in Jez Butterworth's fast-moving three-hour play set in the thick of The Troubles.

2019 TONY AWARDS: A Complete Guide to Tonys Coverage

One day more! The 73rd Annual Tony Awards will air on CBS tomorrow (tomorrow, we love ya tomorrow!), June 9 at 8pm and as usual, BroadwayWorld will be your one-stop shop for all things Tonys on Tonys Day, Night and Beyond!

2019 TONY AWARDS: BroadwayWorld's Complete Guide to Tonys Coverage

The 73rd Annual Tony Awards will air on CBS Sunday, June 9th at 8pm and as usual, BroadwayWorld will be your one-stop shop for all things Tonys on Tonys Day, Night and Beyond!

2019 TONY AWARDS: Full Winners List for the 73rd Annual Tony Awards

This is the moment! The American Theatre Wing's 73rd Annual Tony Awards, hosted by James Corden, air live from Radio City Music Hall on the CBS Television Network tonight, honoring theatre professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway.

Tonys Talk: Fionnula Flanagan on How She Got Closer to Aunt Maggie Far Away

It's been over five decades since the first time that 2019 Tony nominee Fionnula Flanagan first graced a Broadway stage. The star of The Ferryman (nominated for nine Tony Awards) made her debut in 1968's Lovers. Now she's back on the stage eight times a week at the the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, where she is giving the performance of a lifetime as Aunt Maggie Far Away.

Photo Coverage: The 2019 Tony Nominees Strut the Red Carpet to Celebrate the Tony Honorees!

Broadway's biggest night is just around the bend! Before we officially celebrate the Tony Awards, the nominees gathered last night to salute the 2019 Tony Honorees, which this year include: Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre: Rosemary Harris, Terrence McNally, Harold Wheeler; Special Tony Awards: Marin Mazzie, Sonny Tilders and Creature Technology Company, Jason Michael Webb; Regional Theatre Tony Award: TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Palo Alto, CA; Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award: Judith Light; Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre: Broadway Inspirational Voices - Michael McElroy, Peter Entin, FDNY Engine 54, Ladder 4, Battalion 9, Joseph Blakely Forbes.

Photo Coverage: The Stars Arrive at the 69th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards

Last night, May 23, the Outer Critics Circle Award ceremony was held! BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out all the photos of the stars arriving on the red carpet!

WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Celia Keenan-Bolger

Today we check in with a Tony nominee from To Kill a Mockingbird, the great Celia Keenan-Bolger!

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists 70th Annual Spring Luncheon Honors Nathan Lane

New Dramatists, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, honored three-time Tony Award winner, Nathan Lane, with its 2019 Distinguished Achievement Award at its 70th Annual Spring Luncheon Tribute on Tuesday, May 14th at the New York Marriott Marquis.

WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Kristine Nielsen

The Tony Awards are like Christmas in June for theatre lovers, and that makes this year's nominees the reason for the season. This year's Tony nominees transported us with the magic of theatre, and we're saluting their work by taking a closer look at their extraordinary accomplishments. Today we're studying up on Kristine Nielsen!

Photo Coverage: Manhattan Theatre Club Celebrates Nancy Coyne at Spring Gala

Just last night, Manhattan Theatre Club presented its annual Spring Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street (110 East 42nd Street). This year's event honored Serino Coyne Founder and Chairman Nancy Coyne for being a tireless advocate for the arts and featured performances by the casts of many of the most acclaimed musicals on Broadway including Ain't Too Proud, Be More Chill, Beetlejuice, The Cher Show, Choir Boy, Hadestown, King Kong, Pretty Woman, and Tootsie. 


Fionnula Flanagan has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

Fionnula Flanagan has not appeared in the West End

Fionnula Flanagan has been nominated for several awards throughout her career. She was nominated for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for her role in "The Ferryman." Additionally, she received nominations for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for both "The Ferryman" and "Ulysses in Nighttown." These nominations highlight her exceptional talent and contribution to the theater industry.

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