Bairbre Dowling

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Bairbre Dowling
Born(1953-03-27)27 March 1953
Dublin
Died20 January 2016(2016-01-20) (aged 62)
NationalityIrish
OccupationActress
Notable work
Playboy of the Western World, The Dead, War of the Buttons
Spouse(s)Colm Meaney (m. 1982–1994)
Children1
Parent(s)Vincent Dowling
Brenda Doyle

Bairbre Dowling (27 March 1953 – 20 January 2016) was an Irish actress.

She was born in Dublin as Barbara Patricia Dowling, the daughter of actor Vincent Dowling and actress Brenda Doyle, who died in a car crash in 2016. She had three sisters, Louise, Valerie and Rachel, and a half-brother, Cian.[1] Between 1982 and 1994 she was married to actor Colm Meaney,[2][3] with whom she had a daughter, Brenda, in 1984.[4]

Dowling acted with her husband in the PBS television film Playboy of the Western World in 1983,[5] in John Huston's 1987 film The Dead,[6] and in the 1994 drama War of the Buttons.[7]

In 1970 she was part of the company at the Abbey Theatre, where she appeared in The Becauseway[8] (1970) and Rites[9] (1973).

In 2011 she appeared in a play by Irish playwright Teresa Deevy, Temporal Powers;[10] this was a Mint Theatre[11] production presented as part of the Teresa Deevy project.

Bairbre was a member of The California Artists Radio Theatre ensemble and performed in over 30 of their live radio plays.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Plays[edit]

  • The Becauseway (1970) – Girl
  • Rites (1973) – Girl
  • Temporal Powers (2011)

Television[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile: Dowling, Vincent (1929–2013)". Contemporary Authors  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required). 2006-01-01.
  2. ^ http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/irish-actress-bairbre-dowling-62-dies-after-short-illness-34403225.html
  3. ^ "'I had no time for them crying into their pints'". The Irish Times  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required). 2007-09-22.
  4. ^ "Stroke-ism and greed: why Colm Meaney is convinced we've sold our souls". The Mail on Sunday. 2012-08-26 – via Questia Online Library.
  5. ^ Playboy of the Western World (TV 1983) Internet Movie Database. Retrieved: 2013-03-14.
  6. ^ The Dead (1987) Internet Movie Database. Retrieved: 2013-03-14.
  7. ^ War of the Buttons (1994) Internet Movie Database; retrieved 1 February 2016.
  8. ^ "The Abbey Theatre Archive".
  9. ^ "The Abbey Theatre Archive".
  10. ^ "The Teresa Deevy Archive".
  11. ^ "Mint Theatre Company".

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