Brendan O'Carroll

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Brendan O'Carroll
Brendan O'Carroll.jpg
Born(1955-09-15) 15 September 1955 (age 58)
Finglas, Dublin, Ireland
OccupationActor, comedian
Years active1999–present
Spouse(s)Doreen O'Carroll (1977–1999)
Jennifer Gibney (2005-)
Children4
 
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Brendan O'Carroll
Brendan O'Carroll.jpg
Born(1955-09-15) 15 September 1955 (age 58)
Finglas, Dublin, Ireland
OccupationActor, comedian
Years active1999–present
Spouse(s)Doreen O'Carroll (1977–1999)
Jennifer Gibney (2005-)
Children4

Brendan O'Carroll (born 15 September 1955) is an Irish writer, producer, comedian, actor, and director.[1] He is best known for portraying foul-mouthed Irish matriarch Agnes Brown in the BBC television series Mrs. Brown's Boys.[2]

Early life[edit]

O'Carroll was born in Finglas, Dublin. His mother, Maureen, was a Labour Party TD. His father, Gerard O'Carroll, was a carpenter; O'Carroll says that this has had a huge impact on his life. He left school at the age of 12 and had a string of occupations, including a waiter, milkman, and DJ before going to work for a theatre company.

Career[edit]

In 1992, he performed a short radio play titled Mrs Brown's Boys and shortly afterwards he wrote four books titled The Mammy, The Granny, The Chisellers and The Scrapper. In 1999, O'Carroll decided to put together his own family theatre company, called Mrs Brown's Boys, and dressed up as a woman to play his part as the actress he had originally hired failed to turn up. From 1999 to 2009, he wrote and performed in five plays. Since 2011, the stage shows have been re-toured across the UK. In 2011, his plays were adapted into a television sitcom. So far, from 2011 to 2013, 23 episodes have aired, across three series, on BBC One. The television sitcom ended in 2013, and allowed O'Carroll to focus on Mrs. Brown's Boys D'Movie, which was released on 27 June 2014. The film was a huge success in the UK by staying at #1 in the Box office for two consecutive weeks. Even though the cast have not made any new series, they still get together every Christmas, to create two brand new specials. Despite giving up most of his time to the Mrs Brown's Boys cast, O'Carroll also played Jimmy, in The Security Men, that aired on ITV in April 2013.

Personal life[edit]

O'Carroll was married to Doreen O'Carroll from 1977 to 1999. He married Jennifer Gibney in 2005. O'Carroll has four children.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRole
2014Mrs. Brown's Boys D'MovieAgnes Brown and Mr. Wang

Television[edit]

YearTitleRole
2011-2014Mrs. Brown's BoysAgnes Brown
2013The Security MenJimmy
2015Mrs Brown's Boys: The Animated SeriesAgnes Brown

Stage[edit]

YearTitleRole
1999Mrs Brown's Last WeddingAgnes Brown
2002, 2012, 2014Mrs Brown Rides Again
2002, 2011, 2012Good Mourning Mrs Brown
2007, 2013For The Love of Mrs Brown
2009, 2015How Now Mrs Brown Cow

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