Fionnula Flanagan’s vast body of work includes starring roles in feature films, television and theatre, as well as experience behind the scenes as a producer. Her feature film credits include the box-office hit “The Others,” for which she won a Saturn Award, “The Divine Secrets Of The Ya-Ya Sisterhood,” “James Joyce’s Women,” “Youngblood,” “Sinful Davey,” “Ulysses, Mr. Patman,” “A State Of Emergency,” “Reflections,” “Final Verdict,” the Oscar®- winning “In The Region Of Ice,” “Death Dreams,” “Mad At The Moon” and “Money For Nothing.” Raised in Dublin, Flanagan’s Irish roots shine in such distinctive Irish films as “Waking Ned Devine” and “Some Mother’s Son.” Flanagan has starred with Felicity Huffman in “Transamerica,” which garnered her rave reviews and for which she was awarded an Irish Film and Television Award (IFTA) for Best Supporting Actress. Flanagan’s other film credits include the feature films “Yes Man” with Jim Carrey, “The Invention Of Lying” with Ricky Gervais and “Christmas Carol” with Jim Carrey and Bob Hoskins, “The Irishman” with Ray Stephenson and Christopher Walken, “Coming and Going” with Rhys Darby and “The Guard” starring Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle. Flanagan also recently wrapped production on the Irish language television mini-series “Paddywhackery” for the TG4 channel in Ireland.
Highlights of Flanagan’s television credits include “The Brotherhood” for Showtime which won a prestigious Peabody Award, “How The West Was Won,” for which she received an Emmy® nomination for Best Actress, “Rich Man, Poor Man,” for which she won an Emmy® Award, and the CBS series “To Have And To Hold,” and a recurring guest star turn on the acclaimed series “Lost.”
Best known for her one-woman stage piece of James Joyce’s Women, she received the Los Angeles Critics’ Award, the San Francisco Critics’ Award and a Dramalogue Award. She also wrote, adapted and produced the piece for the stage and subsequently as a feature film. In addition, Flanagan has an extensive list of Broadway appearances to her name, most notably as “Molly Bloom” in Ulysses In Night Town, for which she earned a Tony® nomination, adding to her list of honors Flanagan recently was awarded an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Ireland in Galway for her contributions in the world of fine arts.