Fionnula Flanagan

Fionnula Flanagan

Highest Rated: 100% Ulysses (1967)

Lowest Rated: 12% Birthmarked (2018)

Birthday: Dec 10, 1941

Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland, UK

Educated in Switzerland and England, Irish actress Fionnula Flanagan studied for her trade at Dublin's Abbey Theatre. With her portrayal of Gerty McDowell in the 1967 film version of Ulysses, Flanagan established herself as one of the foremost interpreters of James Joyce. She made her 1968 Broadway bow in Brian Friel's Lovers then appeared in such Joycean theatrical projects as Ulysses in Nighttown and James Joyce's Women (1977). The last-named project earned her "Critic's Circle" awards in Los Angeles and San Francisco; it was subsequently committed to film in 1988, with Flanagan repeating her portrayal of Harriet Shaw Weaver. A familiar presence in American television, Flanagan has appeared in several made-for-TV movies, among them The Legend of Lizzie Borden (1975), Mary White (1977), The Ewok Adventure (1984) and A Winner Never Quits (1986). She won an Emmy for her work as Clothilde in the 1976 network miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man. Fionnula Flanagan's weekly-series stints have included Aunt Molly Culhane in How the West Was Won (1977), which earned her a second Emmy nomination; Lt. Guyla Cook in Hard Copy (1987) and Kathleen Meacham, wife of police chief John Mahoney (another transplant from the British Isles) in Help (1990).


Highest Rated Movies



44% Supervized Madera 2019
12% Birthmarked Mrs. Tridek 2018
27% Havenhurst Eleanor 2017
No Score Yet Late Afternoon Emily (Voice) 2017
69% Trash Fire Violet 2016
No Score Yet Little Secret (Pequeno segredo) Actor 2016
No Score Yet Come Simi Aunt Maxine 2015
99% Song Of The Sea Actor 2014
53% Life's a Breeze Nan 2014
17% Menú degustació (Tasting Menu) D'Arcy $19.2K 2014
23% Angels Sing Actor 2013
38% Men at Lunch Narrator $2.8K 2013
No Score Yet The Home Actor 2012
94% The Guard Eileen Boyle $5.4M 2011
62% Kill the Irishman Grace O'Keefe $1.2M 2011
No Score Yet Coming & Going Irma 2011
52% Disney's A Christmas Carol Mrs. Dilber $137.9M 2009
56% The Invention of Lying Martha Bellison $18.5M 2009
46% Yes Man Tillie $97.7M 2008
25% Slipstream Bette 2007
77% Transamerica Elizabeth Osbourne $8.8M 2006
52% Four Brothers Evelyn Mercer $74.5M 2005
No Score Yet Sexual Life Grandmother 2005
No Score Yet Blessed J. Lloyd Samuel 2004
No Score Yet Man About Dog Olivia 2004
33% Tears of the Sun Sister Grace $43.5M 2003
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote: The Celtic Riddle Margaret Byrne 2003
45% Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood Teensy $69.6M 2002
83% The Others Mrs. Bertha Mills $96.1M 2001
No Score Yet For Love or Country Sally Lewis 2000
No Score Yet Barbara Taylor Bradford's A Secret Affair Drucilla Fitzgerald 1999
No Score Yet With Or Without You Irene 1999
83% Waking Ned Devine Annie 1998
69% Some Mother's Son Annie Higgins 1996
No Score Yet White Mile Gena Karas 1994
No Score Yet Money for Nothing Mrs. Coyle 1993
No Score Yet Mad at the Moon Mrs. Hill 1992
No Score Yet Final Verdict Pearl Morton 1991
No Score Yet Death Dreams Crista Westfield 1991
No Score Yet Columbo: Murder, A Self-Portrait Louise 1989
No Score Yet P.K. and the Kid Flo 1987
38% Youngblood Miss McGill 1986
No Score Yet A Winner Never Quits Mrs. Wyshner 1986
No Score Yet James Joyce's Women Screenwriter Producer Harriet Shaw Weaver 1985
23% The Ewok Adventure Catarine Towani 1984
No Score Yet Joyce to the World Actor 1983
No Score Yet Through Naked Eyes Dr. Frances Muller 1983
No Score Yet Voyager From the Unknown Actor 1983
No Score Yet Crossover Abadaba 1981
No Score Yet Young Love, First Love Audrey Gibson 1979
No Score Yet Mary White Sallie White 1977
No Score Yet Nightmare in Badham County Dulcie 1976
No Score Yet The Legend of Lizzie Borden Bridget Sullivan 1975
No Score Yet The Picture of Dorian Gray Actor 1973
43% Sinful Davey Penelope 1969
100% Ulysses Gerty MacDowell 1967


No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Sheila Baxter 2018
77% Defiance
Nicky 2014
85% Lost
Eloise Hawking Eloise Mrs. Hawking 2010
79% Brotherhood
Rose Caffee 2008
No Score Yet Revelations
Mother Francine 2005
75% Nip/Tuck
Guest 2004
50% Star Trek: Enterprise
V'Lar 2002
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
Freida Schmidt Eileen O'Bannon 1995
No Score Yet Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
90% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Enina 1993
89% Star Trek: The Next Generation
Dr. Juliana Tainer 1993
No Score Yet Beauty and the Beast
Jessica Webb 1990
No Score Yet Columbo
Louise 1989
No Score Yet Fame
Doctor 1984
No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D.
No Score Yet Kojak
Molly 1976
No Score Yet The Bionic Woman
Tammy 1976
No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco
Ellen Simms 1976
No Score Yet Bonanza
Elizabeth 'Meg' Dundee 1972
No Score Yet H.E.L.P.
Kathleen Meacham
54% To Have & To Hold
Fiona McGrail


Teensy says: I can tell if that's a scar or a wrinkle.

Caro says: Yeah, that's a wrinkle, pal. There's some scars behind your ears enough.

Teensy says: Shut up, Caro.

Teensy says: (to Sidda) Honey, I think the reason that she stayed distant was because she never trusted herself again. She didn't think that she deserved you.

Teensy says: Honey, I think the reason that she stayed distant was because she never trusted herself again. She didn't think that she deserved you.

Teensy says: We'll leave you alone.

Caro says: But we'll be listenin' from the kitchen, so talk loud!