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|Born||1955 (age 58–59)
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Brid Brennan (born 1955) is an Irish film, stage and television actress, known for her theatre work.
Early life and education
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Brennan created the role of Agnes Mundy in Brian Friel's play Dancing at Lughnasa (1990). She played the role in the original Dublin, West End and Broadway (1992–1992) productions, winning the 1992 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play. She reprised her performance on screen in Noel Pearson's film adaptation of the same name (1998), starring Meryl Streep, for which Brennan won an Irish Film & Television Award for Best Actress.
In 1999, Brennan played Maisie Madigan in Pearson's production of Juno and the Paycock at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin, and starred as Sister Aloysius in a production of Doubt at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin.
She has also played roles in productions of Dallas Streetman, Woman and Scarecrow, By the Bog of Cats, The Pillars of the Community, Man Beast and Virtue, Macbeth, La Lupa, Bliss, Bone Bailegangaire, A Kind of Alaska, Intemperance, Smelling a Rat, The Playboy of the Western World and Holy Days.
Radio and television work
Brennan also featured as a guest star in the British television series Cracker as a prostitute-hating killer in the episode "Brotherly Love". Coincidentally, she co-starred in this particular episode with fellow Irish actor Lorcan Cranitch (DS Jimmy Beck), with whom she would later co-star in Dancing at Lughnasa.
- 1992 – Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for Dancing at Lughnasa
- 1999 – Irish Film & Television Award for Best Actress for Dancing at Lughnasa (film)
- 2012 – Edinburgh International Film Festival for Best Performance in a British Feature Film for Shadow Dancer (shared with Andrea Riseborough) 
- 2013 – Irish Film & Television Award for Best Supporting Actress Film for Shadow Dancer (film)
Filmography and television work
|1981||Excalibur||Lady in Waiting|
|1982||The Ballroom of Romance||Patty Byrne|
|1982 – 1984||Play for Today||Lorna Martin||Television series
|1984||Anne Devlin||Anne Devlin|
|1985||Four Days in July||Collette|
|1985||Ursula and Glenys||Ursula|
|1987||Hidden City||The Wife – in B&W film|
|1989||Screen One||Lillian's Nurse||Television series
|1990||Who Bombed Birmingham?||Sister of IRA man|
|1991||4 Play||Susan Turnbull||Television series
|1992||Tell Tale Hearts||Sally McCann||Television mini-series|
|1993||Performance||Thea Elvsted||Television series|
|1994||Words Upon the Window Pane||Stella|
|1885||Cracker||Maggie Harvey||Television series
|1996||Saint-Ex||Simone de Saint-Exupéry|
|1998||Dancing at Lughnasa||Agnes Mundy|
|1999||Felicia's Journey||Mrs. Lysaght|
|2002||Any Time Now||Emily Moggin||Television series
|2004||The Clinic||Sheila McNamara||Television series
|2008||Trial & Retribution||Gemma Webster||Television series
|2009||Swansong: Story of Occi Byrne||Theresa Byrne|
|2009||Father & Son||Maternity Clinic Doctor||Television series
|2010||Doctor Who||The Visionary||Television series
|2010||Little Crackers||Sister Mary Bernadette||Television series
|2011||South Riding||Miss Sigglesthwaite||Television miniseries
|2012||Upstairs Downstairs||Miss Poulson||Television Series
|2012||Casualty||Jane Flynn||Television series
|2013||The Escape Artist||Mary||Television series
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