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Fionnula Flanagan

Highest Rated:   100% Ulysses (1967)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
38% Havenhurst
  • Eleanor
2017
70% Trash Fire
  • Violet
2016
No Score Yet Come Simi
  • Aunt Maxine
2015
99% Song Of The Sea
  • Actor
2014
50% Life's a Breeze
  • Nan
2014
18% Menú degustació (Tasting Menu)
  • D'Arcy
2014
23% Angels Sing
  • Actor
2013
42% Men at Lunch
  • Narrator
2013
No Score Yet The Home
  • Actor
2012
94% The Guard
  • Eileen Boyle
2011
63% Kill the Irishman
  • Grace O'Keefe
2011
No Score Yet Coming & Going
  • Irma
2011
54% Disney's A Christmas Carol
  • Mrs. Dilber
2009
58% The Invention of Lying
  • Martha Bellison
2009
46% Yes Man
  • Tillie
2008
25% Slipstream
  • Bette
2007
76% Transamerica
  • Elizabeth Osbourne
2006
53% Four Brothers
  • Evelyn Mercer
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
2003
44% Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
  • Teensy
2002
83% The Others
  • Mrs. Bertha Mills
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
No Score Yet Kings in Grass Castles
  • Actor
1997
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
  • Harriet Shaw Weaver
  • Producer
1985
25% 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
33% Sinful Davey
  • Penelope
1969
100% Ulysses
  • Gerty MacDowell
1967

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Star Trek: Enterprise
2001-2005
  • V'Lar
No Score Yet Star Trek: The Next Generation
1987-1994
  • Dr. Juliana Tainer
89% Lost
2004-2010
  • Eloise Hawking Eloise Mrs. Hawking
No Score Yet Beauty and the Beast
1987-1990
  • Jessica Webb
No Score Yet Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1993-1999
  • Enina
76% Defiance
2013-2015
  • Nicky
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Sheila Baxter
79% Nip/Tuck
2003-2010
  • Guest

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