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Brendan O'Carroll (born 15.09.1955)
Brendan O'Carroll is an Irish author, actor and comedian most popular for starring in the comedy TV series 'Mrs Brown's Boys'.
Childhood: Brendan O'Carroll was born in Finglas West, Dublin, Ireland. His parents are Maureen, a Labour Party TD and Gerard O'Carroll, a carpenter. He is the youngest of eleven children. He left school at the age of 12 and had jobs as a waiter, a milkman and a DJ before he became a comedian.
Acting career: Brendan O'Carroll has appeared in various TV roles including on 'Max and Paddy's Road to Nowhere' in 2004, 'Angela's Ashes' in 1999 as well as 'Agnes Browne' for which he wrote the screenplay, 'Sweety Barret' with Brendan Gleeson, 'The Fattest Man in Britain' in 2009 and, of course, his debut 'The Van' in 1996. He has, from 2011, portrayed the character of Agnes Brown in BBC One's 'Mrs. Brown's Boys'. He also presented a show called 'Brendan O'Carroll's Hot Milk and Pepper' from 1996 to 1998.
Other career ventures: Brendan O'Carroll has also written several novels including 'The Mammy', 'The Chisselers', 'The Granny', 'The Scrapper' and 'The Young Wan' many of which have become worldwide bestsellers. He has written screenplays for several films and comedy shows including 'The Course', 'Grandad's Sure Lilly's Still Alive', 'The Last Wedding' and his many 'Mrs Brown' stints such as: 'Mourning Mrs. Brown', 'Mrs. Brown Rides Again', 'For the Love of Mrs. Brown', 'Good Mourning Mrs. Brown'.
Personal life: Brendan O'Carroll married his first wife Dorren in 1977 and had four children before divorcing in 1999. They are Fiona, Danny, Eric and Brendan who died at only a few days old. He married his second wife Jennifer Gibney in 2005. Despite leaving school at 12, he has an IQ of 156 and is a member of Mensa.
The special, one-off episode is scheduled for summer 2016.
The BBC has announced that its flagship sitcom ‘Mrs. Brown’s Boys’ will have the opportunity to broadcast a one-off live episode in the summer of 2016.
The special episode has been commissioned as part of the BBC’s landmark sitcom season, which has been launched to mark the 60th season of ‘Hancock’s Half Hour’. ‘Mrs. Brown’s Boys’ will be particularly suited to the format, as quite a lot of improvisation happens on set, with some bloopers and moments where the actors ‘break the fourth wall’ being left in during the editing process.
'Mrs. Brown's Boys' star and creator Brendan O'Carroll with his wife (and co-star) Jennifer Gibney
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Brendan O'Carroll and Jennifer Gibney - A host of stars were photographed as they arrived for the House Of Fraser British Academy Television Awards 2015 which were held at the Theatre Royal in London, United Kingdom - Sunday 10th May 2015
Brendan O'Carroll (Grand Marshall) & wife Jenny O'Carroll - Brendan O'Carroll is Grand Marshall of the St Patrick's Day Parade Dublin 2015, Dublin, Ireland - 17.03.15. - Dublin, Ireland - Tuesday 17th March 2015
Brendan O'Carroll - Brendan O'Carroll appears on 'Good Morning Britain' to discuss his role as Grand Marshall of the St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin today. Shown on ITV1 HD - - Tuesday 17th March 2015
Marian Finucane and husband John Clarke - Brendan O'Carroll is honoured with the Philanthropist Of The Year 2015 Award for his work with St Vincent de Paul at 10 Ormond Quay, Dublin, Ireland - 23.01.15. - Dublin, Ireland - Friday 23rd January 2015
The popular sitcom got the most viewers on Christmas Day for a second consecutive year.
Seasoned BBC favourite ‘Mrs. Brown’s Boys’ won the Christmas Day ratings war for a second year in a row.
The popular sitcom was the most-watched show on December 25th with 7.61 million viewers tuning in, beating competition from long-running soap ‘EastEnders’ (close behind with 7.55 million). The ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ Christmas special completed a clean sweep of the top three for the BBC, getting 6.98 million viewers for Bruce Forsyth’s much-anticipated return.
Brendan O'Carroll, creator of 'Mrs. Brown's Boys', sings carols at the annual Christmas Ward Walk 2014
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Paddy Houlihan, Jenny O'Carroll, Brendan O'Carroll and Danny O'Carroll with Alice Flanagan (13) - Celebrities attend the annual Christmas Ward Walk 2014 at Our Lady's Hospital For Sick Children - Dublin, Ireland - Monday 22nd December 2014
Tough-talking, loud-mouth mother and grandmother Agnes Brown enjoys her job selling fruit and vegetables on a town market stall; not only that, but it's her only real source of income. But when a vicious land developer selects her stall as the next on his hit list to be removed and replaced, she faces serious livelihood problems ahead. In a bid to keep it up and running, she takes the developer to court in a campaign backed by an extraordinary amount of locals (and die hard fans). With her six children behind her in her plans to thwart these rather criminal businessmen, she enlists the help of an alcohol dependent lawyer and a barrister with an unfortunate case of Tourettes syndrome. Will this mouthy matriarch maintain her Moore Street business? Or has the legendary Mrs Brown finally met her match?
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In the annual Christmas TV smack-down, the slapstick Irish comedy beat the Timelord drama.
Hit BBC comedy Mrs Brown's Boys saw off the likes of Doctor Who, Downton Abbey and Coronation Street in newly published surprise Christmas Day television viewing figures. The BBC may have been the overall winners in terms of audience share on Christmas Day this year, but Brendan O'Carroll's British-Irish sitcom proved consistently the most popular programme of the day.
'Mrs Brown's Boys' Proved Most Popular On Christmas Day.
The show's Christmas Day special, 'Buckin' Mammy', was Mrs Brown's first broadcast of original content this year and was duly rewarded with its biggest live audience on record: an average of 9.4 million viewers, or 35.5 per cent of the viewer share, peaking at 9.8m (37.9%) in its final five minutes.
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Check out these ridiculous pictures from what promises to be a ridiculous Mr Brown's Boys special.
The Mrs Brown’s Boys New Years Special will premiere on BBC One on Monday December 30th at 9:30pm, with the award winning Irish comedy’s cast sure to get involved in some festive mishaps.
Mrs Brown's Boys is set for a hilarious festive special
Produced by BBC Scotland/BBC Productions and BOCPIX in association with RTE, the comedy follows Mrs Brown and her tight-knit family in all sorts of ridiculous escapades, from dildos at funerals to robot babies. Yep, this is kid’s humour for adults.
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Fans anticipating a new season of Mrs Brown’s Boys were dealt a harsh blow this week after star Brendan O’Carroll declared himself too busy to write new episodes. The BBC have announced that the sitcom – one of the organisation’s most popular shows – may not return for another two years.
The final episode of the third series of Mrs Brown’s Boys will be screened next week and has averaged 7.7 million viewers in its regular Monday evening slot. However, it’s unlikely to return until late 2014 as Bafta-winning writer Brendan, 57, is to take the show on the road for a string of dates in 2013. The cast will head to Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow, Cardiff and London, for huge shows at the O2 Arena. Upon going on-sale last year, Mrs Brown’s Boys Live Tour had sold in excess of 250,000 tickets in a matter of hours. BBC1 controller Danny Cohen will no doubt be urging Brendan to begin work on a fourth run, though the Irishman has already made it clear he intends to pen a movie spin-off too.
Speaking to The Metro following the show’s National Television Awards success, O’Carroll said of the feature-film, “I haven’t actually written it yet,’ he confessed. ‘But it will be really funny…I’ve written the trailer, I haven’t written any more…But if there’s anyone from Universal or the BBC listening I think you’ll really love it when you get it.”
Brendan O'Carroll, the writer and star of the BBC's hit sitcom Mrs Brown's Boys, has confirmed a big screen adaptation of the comedy series will hit cinema screens in June 2014. O'Caroll spoke about the movie after picking up the prize for best situation -comedy at the National Television Awards in London on Wednesday (January 23, 2013).
"We start shooting in September, it's called 'Mrs Brown D'Movie', and that should be released in June of next year to compete with the World Cup - once we've finished that, there may be a possibility of a fourth series," O' Carroll told Yahoo News, adding, "I always said from the very start it would be three series and that would be it, but it's been so successful and they're offering so much money." Refreshing honesty from the comic-writer, who recently revealed he suffered depression when a film project about a Dublin boxer collapsed, landing him in £2.2 million worth of debt in the late 1990s. "It was the first time I'd felt depression like that," he said. "I sat in my house with the curtains drawn for days, thinking, 'God, just take me now. I'm f****d.' I just could not see a way out of it. I was absolutely screwed."
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Set in the year 1967, the film follows the struggles of Agnes Brown, (Anjelica Huston) a recent widow battling to keep her irregularly large family intact (six boys and a girl, ranging in age from 2 to 14). In order to give her husband the funeral he deserves, Agnes must borrow money from the menacing loan shark Mr. Billy (Ray Winstone). As she attempts to pay him back in weekly installments, he terrorizes her and her small children at every street corner. To make ends meet, Agnes sells fruit and vegetables on the street along with her best friend Marion Monks (Marion O'Dwyer). The two are inseparable and Marion is, ironically enough, Anjelica's guardian angel, as she brightens Agnes life and helps her in times of desperate need. When Pierre (Arno Chevrier, a Gerard Depardieu look-alike) comes along in the form of a neighborhood French baker and takes an interest in Agnes, sparks fly as she tries to forge a personal life of her own with the possibility of newfound love, all while dealing with the nuisance of seven hellion children.
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Date of birth
17th September, 1955
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