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).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

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
53% 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

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Sheila Baxter
  • 2018
  • 2003
77% Defiance
2013-2015
Nicky
  • 2014
  • 2013
85% Lost
2004-2010
Eloise Hawking Eloise Mrs. Hawking
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2007
79% Brotherhood
2006-2008
Rose Caffee
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet Revelations
2005
Mother Francine
  • 2005
75% Nip/Tuck
2003-2009
Guest
  • 2004
  • 2003
50% Star Trek: Enterprise
2001-2005
V'Lar
  • 2002
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Freida Schmidt Eileen O'Bannon
  • 1995
  • 1993
  • 1987
No Score Yet Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
1993-1998
  • 1994
90% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1993-1999
Enina
  • 1993
89% Star Trek: The Next Generation
1987-1994
Dr. Juliana Tainer
  • 1993
No Score Yet Beauty and the Beast
1987-1990
Jessica Webb
  • 1990
No Score Yet Columbo
1968-2003
Louise
  • 1989
No Score Yet Fame
1982-1987
Doctor
  • 1984
No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D.
1979-1986
  • 1981
No Score Yet Kojak
1973-1978
Molly
  • 1976
No Score Yet The Bionic Woman
1976-1978
Tammy
  • 1976
No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco
1972-1977
Ellen Simms
  • 1976
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Elizabeth 'Meg' Dundee
  • 1972
No Score Yet H.E.L.P.
1990
Kathleen Meacham
54% To Have & To Hold
1998
Fiona McGrail

QUOTES FROM Fionnula Flanagan CHARACTERS

Teensy
I can tell if that's a scar or a wrinkle.
Caro
Yeah, that's a wrinkle, pal. There's some scars behind your ears enough.
Teensy
Shut up, Caro.
Teensy
(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
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
We'll leave you alone.
Caro
But we'll be listenin' from the kitchen, so talk loud!