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Brian Friel

Writer
( b. Jan 09, 1929 Killyclogher, NORTHERN IRELAND - d. Oct 02, 2015 Greencastle, IRELAND ) Male

Biography: Brian Patrick Friel was born on January 9, 1929 in Knockmoyle, Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland to Patrick "Paddy" Friel and Mary McLoone. He studied for the priesthood before teaching mathematics in Derry. He wrote radio plays for the BBC, and published several short stories.Tyrone Guthrie invited him to the Guthrie Theater in 1963. He co-founded the theater company Field Day with actor Stephen Rea in 1980. He married Anne Morrison, with whom he had four daughters and one son.

Film/TV Credits: Film credits include: "Philadelphia, Here I Come" and "Dancing at Lughnasa." Television credits include: "Philadelphia, ich bin da!" and "The Loves of Cass Maguire."

Other Awards: Received a lifetime achievement award from The Irish Times in 1999.

Trivia:
The marquees of Broadway theaters were dimmed in his honor on December 8, 2015.



ProductionsDate of Productions
Translations
[Play, Revival]
  • Written by Brian Friel
Jan 25, 2007 - Mar 11, 2007
Faith Healer
[Play, Revival]
  • Written by Brian Friel
May 04, 2006 - Aug 13, 2006
Translations
[Play, Original]
  • Written by Brian Friel
Mar 19, 1995 - Apr 09, 1995
Philadelphia, Here I Come!
[Play, Revival]
  • Written by Brian Friel
Sep 08, 1994 - Oct 22, 1994
Wonderful Tennessee
[Play, Original]
  • Written by Brian Friel
Oct 24, 1993 - Oct 31, 1993
Dancing at Lughnasa
[Play, Original]
  • Written by Brian Friel
Oct 24, 1991 - Oct 25, 1992
Faith Healer
[Play, Original]
  • Written by Brian Friel
Apr 05, 1979 - Apr 22, 1979
The Freedom of the City
[Play, Original]
  • Written by Brian Friel
Feb 17, 1974 - Feb 23, 1974
The Mundy Scheme
[Play, Original]
  • Written by Brian Friel
Dec 11, 1969 - Dec 13, 1969
Lovers
Winners
[Play, Original]
  • Written by Brian Friel
Losers
[Play, Original]
  • Written by Brian Friel
Jul 25, 1968 - Nov 30, 1968
The Loves of Cass McGuire
[Play, Original]
  • Written by Brian Friel
Oct 06, 1966 - Oct 22, 1966
Philadelphia, Here I Come!
[Play, Original]
  • Written by Brian Friel
Feb 16, 1966 - Nov 26, 1966
1996 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Play
Brian Friel (for "Molly Sweeney") [nominee]
1992 Tony Award® Best Play
winner Dancing at Lughnasa [winner]
Written by Brian Friel
1992 Drama Desk Award Outstanding New Play
Dancing at Lughnasa [nominee]
Written by Brian Friel
1969 Tony Award® Best Play
Lovers [nominee]
Written by Brian Friel
1966 Tony Award® Best Play
Philadelphia, Here I Come! [nominee]
Written by Brian Friel
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