Fionnula Flanagan

Intense thespian who commanded the stage.

Fionnula Flanagan
Full NameFionnghuala Flanagan


The illustrious Lady Fionnula Flanagan was born and raised in the heart of Dublin, Ireland. Her parents, despite not being native Irish speakers, instilled in their five children the importance of the language, often saying, “A nation without a language is a nation without a soul”. Lady Flanagan was educated at the Abbey Theatre School in Dublin, as well as in Switzerland, before moving to Los Angeles in 1968. She currently resides in Beverly Hills with her husband, the renowned psychiatrist Dr. Garrett O'Connor. The esteemed Lady Flanagan has an impressive body of work, which includes stage, television, and film. Of her many accomplishments, she is perhaps most well-known for her award-winning performance in James Joyce's Women (1985), in which she wrote, adapted, and produced the piece. All hail Lady Fionnula Flanagan!

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  • Primetime Emmy1976
    Rich Man, Poor ManOutstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in Comedy or Drama Series


  • Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street
  • Pass the Salt, Please
  • How the West Was Won
  • Rich Man, Poor Man
  • HitRECord on TV
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
  • Song of the Sea
  • C.B. Strike
  • Hec Ramsey
  • Brotherhood
  • The Others
  • American Gods
  • Legend
  • The Legend of Lizzie Borden
  • Late Afternoon
  • The Guard
  • Movin' On
  • Waking Ned Devine
  • Cold Comfort Farm
  • Scorned and Swindled
  • Some Mother's Son
  • Origin
  • For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Kill the Irishman
  • Young Love, First Love
  • A Winner Never Quits
  • Poltergeist: The Legacy
  • Defiance
  • Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks
  • Murder, She Wrote: The Celtic Riddle
  • Yes Man
  • Four Brothers
  • Little Secret
  • A Christmas Carol
  • Voyager from the Unknown
  • To Have & to Hold
  • Tears of the Sun
  • Mary White
  • Here's Boomer
  • Hunter
  • Fearless
  • James Joyce's Women
  • Smother
  • Shaft
  • H.E.L.P.
  • The Invention of Lying
  • Revelations
  • The 73rd Annual Tony Awards
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