Fionnula Flanagan Biography (1941-)

Full name, Fionnula Manon Flanagan; born December 10, 1941, in Dublin, Ireland; immigrated to the United States, 1968; daughter of Terence Niall and Rosanna (maiden name, McGuirk) Flanagan; married Dr. Garrett O'Connor, November 26, 1972; children: two stepsons. Education--Attended Fribourg University (Switzerland), 1962; trained for the stage at the Abbey Theatre School,Dublin, 1964-66. Addresses: Office: c/o K&K Entertainment, 9034 West Sunset Blvd., Suite 250, Los Angeles, 90069-1832.

Nationality
Irish
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress, producer, director, writer
Birth Details
December 10, 1941
Dublin, Ireland

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Appearances
  • Mag, "Winners" in Lovers, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York City,1968
  • Molly Bloom, Ulysses in Nighttown, Winter Garden Theatre, New YorkCity, 1974
  • James Joyce's Women (one-woman show), Los Angeles, 1977
  • Ghosts, 1989
  • Happy Days, 1991
  • Unfinished Stories, 1992
  • Countess Cathleen, 1992
  • Summerhouse, 1994
  • Stage Director
  • Freedom of the City, Theatre West, Los Angeles, 1988
  • Faith Healer, 1989
  • Away Alone, Court Theatre, Los Angeles, 1991 , then Abbey Theatre,Dublin, Ireland, 1992
  • Film Appearances
  • Gerty McDowell, Ulysses, Continental Distributing, 1967
  • Penelope, Duke of Argyll's daughter, Sinful Davey, United Artists, 1969
  • Abadaba, Mr. Patman, Film Consortium of Canada, 1980
  • In the Region of Ice, 1980
  • Charlotte Lawless, Reflections, Artificial Eye, 1984
  • Nora Joyce, Sylvia Beach, Harriet Shaw Weaver, Gerty MacDowell, washerwoman, and Molly Bloom, James Joyce's Women, Universal, 1985
  • Diane Carmody, Chain Reaction (also known as A State of Emergency), Morning Star Productions, 1985
  • Miss McGill, Youngblood, 1986
  • Flo, P. K. and the Kid, 1987
  • Mrs. Hill, Jenny's mom, Mad at the Moon, 1992
  • Mrs. Coyle, Money for Nothing, 1993
  • The Pornographer, 1993
  • Annie Higgins, Some Mother's Son, Rank Organisation, 1996
  • Annie O'Shea, Waking Ned Devine (also known as Waking Ned), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1998
  • Additional voice, Quest for Camelot, 1998
  • Commedia (also known as Deceit), 1999
  • Irene, With or Without You, Miramax, 1999
  • The Others (also known as Los otros), Miramax, 2001
  • Film Work
  • Executive producer and producer (with Garrett O'Connor), James Joyce's Women, Universal, 1985
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Aunt Molly Culhane, How the West Was Won, ABC, 1978-79
  • Lieutenant Guyla Cook, Hard Copy, CBS, 1987
  • Kathleen Meacham, H.E.L.P., 1990
  • Fiona McGrail, To Have & to Hold, CBS, 1998
  • Miniseries
  • Felicia, The Picture of Dorian Gray, ABC, 1973
  • Clothilde, Rich Man, Poor Man (also known as Rich Man, Poor Man--Book I), ABC, 1976
  • Molly Culhane, How the West Was Won, 1978
  • Bridge Durack, Kings in Grass Castles, 1997
  • Movies
  • Virginia, The Godchild, ABC, 1974
  • Bridget Sullivan, The Legend of Lizzie Borden, ABC, 1975
  • Dulcie, Nightmare in Badham County (also known as Nightmare), ABC, 1976
  • Sallie White, Mary White, ABC, 1977
  • Audrey Gibson, Young Love, First Love, CBS, 1979
  • Dr. Frances Muller, Through Naked Eyes, ABC, 1983
  • Catarine Towani, The Ewok Adventure (also known as Caravan of Courage), ABC, 1984
  • Margaret, Scorned and Swindled, CBS, 1984
  • Mrs. Wyshner, A Winner Never Quits, ABC, 1986
  • Louise, Columbo: Murder--A Self-Portrait (also known as Murder:A Self-Portrait), NBC, 1989
  • Crista Westfield, Death Dreams, Lifetime, 1991
  • Pearl Morton, Final Verdict, TNT, 1991
  • Genna Karas, White Mile, HBO, 1994
  • Brighty, 919 Fifth Avenue (also known as Dominick Dunne's 919 Fifth Avenue), 1995
  • Drucilla Fitzgerald, A Secret Affair (also known as Barbara Taylor Bradford's "A Secret Affair"), CBS, 1999
  • Specials
  • Mary Smiling, Cold Comfort Farm, 1971
  • Pilots
  • Noreen Doyle, The Doyles, ABC, 1997
  • Episodes
  • Rena, "Goodbye, Nobby Clarke," Callan, 1967
  • (As Fionnuala Flanagan) Meg Dundee, "Heritage of Anger," Bonanza,1972
  • Sarah Morgan, "The Drummer," Gunsmoke, 1972
  • Ellen Simms, "Requiem for Murder," The Streets of San Francisco, 1976
  • Molly Braddock, "A Summer Madness," Kojak, 1976
  • Tammy Dalton, "Road to Nashville," The Bionic Woman, 1976
  • Dr. Pettiborn, "Sheer Will," Fame, 1984
  • Freida Schmidt, "Steal Me a Story," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1987
  • Jessica Webb, "The Reckoning," Beauty and the Beast, 1990
  • Jessica Webb, "Legacies," Beauty and the Beast, 1990
  • Mother Margaret, "The Undercover Nun Mystery," Father Dowling Mysteries, 1990
  • Mrs. Pearl Hooper, Reasonable Doubts, NBC, 1992
  • Enina Tandro, "Dax," Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, 1993
  • Juliana Tainer, "Inheritance," Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1993
  • Fiona Delaney Griffith, "A Killing in Cork," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1993
  • "The Circus," Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, CBS, 1994
  • Eileen O'Bannon, "Nan's Ghost: Parts 1 & 2," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1995
  • Julia Grant, Legend, UPN, 1995
  • Mrs. Reyneaux, "The Coldest Day of the Year," Nothing Sacred, ABC,1998
  • Narrator, "The Darkside," Poltergeist: The Legacy, 1998
  • Judge Beth Tarrant, Chicago Hope, CBS, 1998
  • Roz Kramer, "Big Hand for the Little Lady," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1999
  • "The Traitor," Poltergeist: The Legacy, 1999
  • "Double Cross," Poltergeist: The Legacy, 1999
  • RECORDINGS
  • Taped Readings
  • The Cooper Beech by Maeve Binchy, 1994
  • The Glass Lake by Maeve Binchy, 1995
  • WRITINGS
  • Plays
  • James Joyce's Women (one-woman show), 1977
  • Screenplays
  • James Joyce's Women, Universal, 1985

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals:
    • Back Stage West, December 3, 1998, p. 8.
    • James Joyce Quarterly, Fall, 1996, p. 13.

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