Pauline McLynn

Pauline McLynn

Highest Rated: 94% Deadly Cuts (2021)

Lowest Rated: 35% The Secret Scripture (2016)

Birthday: Jul 11, 1962

Birthplace: Sligo, Ireland

Pauline McLynn studied art history and English literature at Trinity College in Dublin, and her involvement with the school's drama society set her on the path toward becoming an actor. After graduating, she performed extensively on stage in Galway and Dublin and eventually worked in Irish television sitcoms like "Nothing to It?" Radio work followed: she performed all the female roles on the political satire show "Scrap Saturday," hosted by Dermot Morgan. But her role as prudish housekeeper Mrs. Doyle on the popular sitcom "Father Ted," also starring Morgan, became her breakout role. Post-"Father Ted," she returned to political/social satire on the long-running show "Bremner, Bird and Fortune," appearing in the "dinner party" sketches. She has also appeared in feature films, usually in small roles, including the sweeping epic "Far and Away," the comedy "When Brendan Met Trudy," and the film adaptation of Frank McCourt's memoir "Angela's Ashes." Her most notable feature work, though, is in the Dogme-approved British film "Gypo," playing a working class mother who befriends a Czech Romany refugee. McLynn is also a successful novelist, having written several humorous mystery novels and stand-alone books. In 2010, McLynn starred as Libby Croker in the comedy series "Shameless."

Highest rated movies

Deadly Cuts
A Girl From Mogadishu
When Brendan Met Trudy
Angela's Ashes
An Everlasting Piece The Secret Scripture




60% 76% Riverdance: The Animated Adventure Grandma (Voice) - 2021
94% No Score Yet Deadly Cuts Shelley Sherlock (Character) - 2021
89% No Score Yet A Girl From Mogadishu Social Worker (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Making Noise Quietly Mildred (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Captain Morten and the Spider Queen Aunt Anna (Voice) - 2018
35% 68% The Secret Scripture Anne McCartney (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Calling Sister Hilda (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 82% Gypo Helen (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 65% Heidi Aunt Detie (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Return Laura Dunmore (Character) - 2003
60% 58% When Brendan Met Trudy Nuala (Character) $132.4K 2000
48% 78% An Everlasting Piece Gerty (Character) $74.9K 2000
No Score Yet 44% The Most Fertile Man in Ireland Maeve (Character) - 2000
52% 81% Angela's Ashes Aunt Aggie (Character) $13.0M 1999
No Score Yet 99% My Friend Joe Ms. Doyle (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Guiltrip Joan (Character) - 1995


100% No Score Yet Holding Eileen O'Driscoll (Character) 2022
90% 67% Doctor Who Mary (Character) 2022
No Score Yet 100% Silent Witness Mary Thorpe (Character) 2021
100% 97% Inside No. 9 Oona (Character) 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pilgrimage Contestant 2020
89% 100% GameFace Mum (Character) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Painting the Nation Host 2017
No Score Yet 90% Shameless Libby Croker (Character) 2005 2007-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff Unknown (Character) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet French and Saunders Enthusiastic Fan (Character) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dark Ages Agnes (Character) 1999
No Score Yet 100% Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 1999
93% 89% Father Ted Mrs Doyle (Character) 1995-1996 1998