FORA.tv Speaker - Fionnula Flanagan
Fionnula Flanagan was born in Dublin. She grew up speaking both Irish and English fluently. She trained at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, and travelled throughout Europe before settling in Los Angeles in 1968.
Fionnula appeared with Helen Mirren in Some Mother's Son, written and directed by Terry George, as the militantly supportive mother of a Provisional Irish Republican Army hunger striker in 1981. Subsequently, she spoke at a memorial hosted by Sinn Fein at the Citywest Building in Dublin for Irish republicans and their kin who were killed during the latest installment of the Troubles in Northern Ireland.
She is married to the well known Irish Nationalist Dr. Garrett O'Connor.
06.27.09 | 01:11:24 min
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