Brenda Fricker

Brenda Fricker

Highest Rated: 100% Cloudburst (2011)

Lowest Rated: 19% Masterminds (1997)

Birthday: Feb 17, 1945

Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

This frumpy, maternal, Irish character actress gained experience in Irish theatre and with the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Court Theatre Company in Great Britain. Brenda Fricker received great acclaim for her Oscar-winning supporting performance as the determined mother of a son afflicted with cerebral palsy in "My Left Foot" (1989). Venturing to Hollywood in the 1990s, she played a homeless woman befriended by kid-on-the-loose Macaulay Culkin in the sequel "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York" (1992) and followed up with a more zany mother role in the little-seen "So I Married an Axe Murderer" (1993). Having acted on English TV on the BBC series "Casualty," Fricker began conquering US TV with roles in the "American Playhouse" presentation "Lethal Innocence" (1991) and the miniseries "The Sound and the Silence" (1993). Fricker offered memorable support as Albert Finney's exasperated sister in "A Man of No Importance" (1994) and appeared in support of Robin Wright in Pen Densham's "Moll Flanders" and as Matthew McConaughey's secretary in Joel Schumacher's "A Time to Kill" (both 1996).


Highest Rated Movies



33% 33% A Long Way From Home Brenda (Character) - 2013
100% 77% Cloudburst Dot (Character) - 2011
56% 47% Albert Nobbs Polly (Character) $70.4K 2011
No Score Yet 14% Locked In Joan (Character) - 2010
53% 58% Stone of Destiny Mrs. McQuarry (Character) - 2008
64% 53% How About You Heather (Character) $77.6K 2007
No Score Yet 42% Tara Road Unknown (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 45% Call Me: The Rise and Fall of Heidi Fleiss Madame Alex (Character) - 2004
29% 25% Trauma Petra (Character) - 2004
88% 79% Omagh Police Ombudsman Nuala O'Loan (Character) - 2004
49% 88% Inside I'm Dancing Eileen (Character) $20.3K 2004
53% 69% Veronica Guerin Bernadette Guerin (Character) $1.6M 2003
36% 52% Conspiracy of Silence Annie McLaughlin (Character) $2.6K 2003
No Score Yet 43% Watermelon Teresa Ryan (Character) - 2003
33% 36% The Intended Mrs. Jones (Character) $7.5K 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet No Tears Grainne McFadden (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Was a Rat Joan Jones (Character) - 2001
57% 77% The War Bride Betty (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 41% Torso: The Evelyn Dick Story Alexandra MacLean (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 53% Cupid & Cate Willie Hendley (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Durango Aunt Maeve (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 0% The American Unknown (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Resurrection Clare's mother (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 23% Pete's Meteor Lily (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Painted Angels Annie Ryan (Character) - 1998
19% 49% Masterminds Principal Maloney (Character) $1.9M 1997
No Score Yet 67% Resurrection Man Dorcas Kelly (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Swann Rose Hindmarch (Character) - 1996
43% 72% Moll Flanders Mrs. Mazzawatti (Character) $3.4M 1996
67% 85% A Time to Kill Ethel Twitty (Character) $108.7M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Journey Lottie (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 20% Deadly Advice Iris Greenwood (Character) - 1994
86% 63% A Man of No Importance Lily Byrne (Character) - 1994
33% 49% Angels in the Outfield Maggie Nelson (Character) $50.2M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Seekers Stella Hazard (Character) - 1993
53% 68% So I Married an Axe Murderer May Mackenzie (Character) $9M 1993
34% 61% Home Alone 2: Lost in New York Central Park Pigeon Woman (Character) $172.7M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Utz Marta (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sound and the Silence Eliza (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lethal Innocence Vinnie (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 79% Brides of Christ Unknown (Character) - 1991
43% 81% The Field Maggie McCabe (Character) $168.2K 1990
98% 92% My Left Foot Mrs. Brown (Character) $14.5M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ballroom of Romance Bridie (Character) - 1982
43% 29% Sinful Davey Unknown (Character) - 1968


No Score Yet No Score Yet Casualty Megan Roach (Character) 2010 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Relative Strangers Unknown (Character) 2006


Mrs. Brown says: You break my heart Christy Brown. Sometimes I think you ARE me heart!

Mrs. Brown says: You break my heart Christy Brown. Sometimes I think you are me heart!

Maggie McCabe says: You've been living with a dead boy for 18 years. It's crippling Tadgh.

Mrs. Brown says: If I could give you my legs, I'd gladly take yours.

Mrs. Brown says: A broken body is nothing to a broken heart.

Mrs. Brown says: Don't forget, Christy, if we can't understand you, God can.

Mrs. Brown says: I'll be sticking to you like sticking plaster forever, Christy.