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The Resource The real Mrs. Brown : the Brendan O'Carroll story, Brian Beacom

The real Mrs. Brown : the Brendan O'Carroll story, Brian Beacom

Label
The real Mrs. Brown : the Brendan O'Carroll story
Title
The real Mrs. Brown
Title remainder
the Brendan O'Carroll story
Statement of responsibility
Brian Beacom
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Brendan O'Carroll now performs to tens of thousands of people a night in packed-out stadiums across the country. In the last four years he has become one of the most popular comedians in the UK and his show MRS BROWN'S BOYS reaches more viewers than Downton Abbey and Call the Midwife. But this wasn't always the always case and for a long time it looked like Brendan would have to walk away from the comedy career he loved. Brendan was the youngest of eleven children, born to Maureen O'Carroll, a former nun who went on to become the first woman to be elected to the Irish parliament. Brendan adored his strong, brave mother and she would later become the inspiration for Brendan's indomitable Mrs Brown character. The family endured Angela's Ashes-style poverty and though food was scarce, the house was full of love. Brendan left school at 12 and soon after met his first girlfriend Doreen, who a few short years later surprised him by agreeing to marry him before Brendan had even considered asking her. By his early 20s Brendan had two kids and worked as a window cleaner, factory worker, printer's labourer and a farmer. A few years later he opened a pub bang in the middle of two warring neighbourhoods in Dublin's Northside, which according to Brendan, 'was like having a pub between Beirut and Baghdad'
Biography type
individual biography
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Beacom, Brian
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • O'Carroll, Brendan
  • Television actors and actresses
  • Comedians
Target audience
adult
Label
The real Mrs. Brown : the Brendan O'Carroll story, Brian Beacom
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000051976975
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
295 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781444754537
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
Label
The real Mrs. Brown : the Brendan O'Carroll story, Brian Beacom
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000051976975
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
295 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781444754537
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits

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