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Fricker, Brenda

Overview
Works: 127 works in 474 publications in 5 languages and 15,309 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  History  Biographical films  Melodrama  Sports films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Legal films  Interviews 
Roles: Actor, vac, Performer, Author, Artist, Singer, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Brenda Fricker
 
Most widely held works by Brenda Fricker
My Left Foot : the Story of Christy Brown by Jim Sheridan( Visual )

96 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born with cerebral palsy, the 10th of 22 children of a Dublin bricklayer and his wife, Christy Brown was doomed to life as a vegetable by physicians in 1932. His strong-willed mother's love and faith encouraged him to overcome this label. At age seven, he made a mark with chalk grasped between the toes of his left foot, the only limb on his body he could control. With this proof of intelligence, his schooling begins, and aided by his loving family, Christy learns to grapple with life's physical tasks and psychological pains. His courage and determination inspire a teacher, who lends support as he develops into a brilliant if cantankerous writer, poet, and painter. The astounding story of an artist who defeated a physical disability, degrading stereotypes, and poverty to fulfill his dreams
Home alone 2 : lost in New York by Macaulay Culkin( Visual )

23 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and held by 1,685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kevin McCallister is ready to turn the Big Apple into his own playground. The notorious Wet Bandits, still smarting from their last encounter with Kevin, are plotting a huge holiday heist in New York. Kevin's ready to welcome them with a battery of booby traps that the bumbling bandits will never forget
Angels in the outfield by Walt Disney( Visual )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young boy praying for a father and a struggling baseball team praying for a pennant learn to believe in themselves with some heavenly intervention
Albert Nobbs by Rodrigo García( Visual )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 1,446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman passes as a man in order to work and survive in 19th century Ireland. Some thirty years after donning men's clothing, she finds herself trapped in a prison of her own making
A time to kill by John Grisham( Visual )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A murder trial brings a small Mississippi town's racial tensions to the flashpoint. Amid a frenzy of activist marches, Klan terror, media clamor and brutal riots, an unseasoned but idealistic young attorney mounts a stirring courtroom battle for justice
Veronica Guerin by Joel Schumacher( Visual )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on real-life events, the film tells the story of Dublin journalist Veronica Guerin, a relentless crime reporter for The Sunday Independent during the early '90s. In 1994, Guerin--who had previously been reporting corporate corruption and church scandals--turned her attention to Ireland's increasing drug problem. Her investigations, however, brought her to the attention of Dublin's crime underworld; the deeper she dug, the more danger she found herself in. Guerin's violent murder in 1996 led to a revision of Ireland's laws and the creation of the Criminal Assets Bureau, allowing the government to seize dealer assets. After Guerin's death and the resultant investigations and arrests, drug crimes in Ireland dropped by fifty percent
The field by Jim Sheridan( Visual )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Richard Harris made a triumphant return to the screen and received a 1991 Oscar nomination (Best Actor) for his outstanding performance in this powerful film. A plot of earth in rural Ireland, THE FIELD is rented and lovingly cultivated by "Bull" McCabe (Harris). When its legal owner suddenly decides to sell the land, a wealthy American (Tom Berenger) appears with plans to develop the area. To Bull, covering land with concrete is a mortal sin. To the villagers, an outsider owning Bull's field is an outrage that McCabe vows to prevent at any cost. Co-starring John Hurt, THE FIELD is a compelling story of one man's determined battle to resist change and defend his heritage."--Container
Cloudburst( Visual )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stella and Dot have been together for 31 years and have faithfully accompanied one another through life's ups and downs. Now in their seventies, Stella is hard of hearing and Dot is legally blind. Dotty's prudish granddaughter, Molly, decides the best place for Dot is a nursing home that will provide all the necessities. This forces Stella and Dot to make a bold decision: they will leave their hometown in Maine and make their way to Canada, where same-sex marriage is legal
Tears of stone by Chieftains( Recording )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sung principally in English and Irish
How about you by Anthony Byrne( Visual )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ellie is a free-spirited and headstrong young woman. She is left in charge of a residential home over the Christmas holidays. Her youth and inexperience bring her into conflict with the four grumpy residents. See how the hilarious antics of this uncivilized group, an unlikely romance, and the gradual solidarity that develops between the residents and Ellie unfold
A woman of independent means( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the turn of the century, a time when women had few choices, Bess Steed Garner inherits a legacy - not only of wealth but of determination and desire, making her truly a woman of independent means. Adapted from the epistolary novel, this film follow the life of Bess Steed Garner from her childhood in 1899 to her death in 1977. Bess endures life's trials and triumphs of life with unfailing courage and indomitable spirit: the sacrifices love sometimes requires of the heart, the flaws and rewards of marriage, the often-tested bond between mother and child, and the will to defy a society that demands conformity
The American by Paul Unwin( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christopher Newman is a 19th-century 'new man' who has amassed a fortune in California, and heads to Paris to learn its ways and find a wife. There he finds a young widow whose beauty ignites desire in the American
Out of Ireland by Paul Wagner( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrated by Kelly McGillis, this PBS special traces the the history of several Irish immigrants who fled the 19th- century famine and settled in industrial America. Includes readings by Liam Neeson, Gabriel Byrne, Brenda Fricker, and Aidan Quinn
Closing the ring by Richard Attenborough( Visual )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and German and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World War II. On June 1, 1944, a United States bomber pilot crashes onto the Cave Hill just outside of Belfast in Northern Ireland. He lives long enough to give a ring to a stranger and asks that he return it to his girlfriend. 50 years later, a young man searches for the woman to make good on a promise
Tara Road by Maeve Binchy( Visual )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marilyn Vine's idyllic life in Connecticut is devastated by the tragic death of her only son, Dale, during his 15th birthday party. 3,000 miles away, Ria Lynch's marriage comes to a stunningly abrupt end in Dublin, Ireland, when husband Danny reveals that he is leaving her for his pregnant mistress, Bernadette. An accidental phone call brings these two otherwise unrelated women together and, in their mutual need for space and time alone, they agree to a two-month house exchange. In swapping homes, both women slowly find healing and strength through new surroundings and the kindness of others and gradually learn to accept the reality of their changed lives
So I married an axe murderer by Robbie Fox( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie is a hip bookstore owner with a commitment problem. When he falls in love with a butcher, he suspects she's a serial killer and he is her next victim
Cupid & Cate( Visual )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cate DeAngelo is a talented and slightly quirky individual whose life and identity seem to be stuck in neutral until her sister decides to play "Cupid" and introduces her to a handsome and truly endearing man
Omagh by Pete Travis( Visual )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of the aftermath of the 1998 Real IRA bombing that killed 29 people in Omagh, Northern Ireland
Love and war( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lily is a vivacious war bride and new mother who leaves war-torn London, where her husband, Charlie, is stationed. She is going to begin a new life on Charlie's family's farm in Canada. The spirited Lily finds herself at odds with her remote, rural surroundings, and struggles to be accepted by Charlie's embittered mother and resentful sister. As the three strangers struggle to become a true family, their faith and love are put to the supreme test when a haunted Charlie returns home from the war
Brides of Christ( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Inside the convent walls of Santo Spirito, six remarkable women find themselves caught between centuries old tradition and the radical social changes reshaping the secular world in the 1960s. Bound by their vows, these "Brides of Christ" struggle to confront questions they cannot answer, disciplines they refuse to follow and love they dare not feel."--Container
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Angels in the outfield
Alternative Names
Brenda Fricker actrice

Brenda Fricker actrice uit Ierland

Brenda Fricker aktorka irlandzka

Brenda Fricker attrice irlandese

Brenda Fricker irische Schauspielerin

Brenda Fricker irländsk skådespelare

Brenda Fricker irsk skodespelar

Brenda Fricker irsk skuespiller

Brenda Friker

Μπρέντα Φρίκερ

Бренда Фрикер

Бренда Фрикер Ирландын жүжигчин эмэгтэй

Бренда Фрікер

Фрикер, Бренда

ברנדה פריקר

برندا فریکر بازیگر ایرلندی

بريندا فريكر

브렌다 프리커

ブレンダ・フリッカー

布倫達·弗里克 Actress

Languages
English (245)

German (8)

Spanish (8)

French (6)

Italian (2)

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A time to killThe AmericanSo I married an axe murderer