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Marie Mullen (born 1953) is an Irish actress and co-founder of the Druid Theatre Company.

Contents

1 Career

1.1 Film

2 Awards and nominations 3 Personal life 4 References 5 External links

Career[edit] Mullen is from Drumfin, south Sligo. [1] She said that she wanted "to try to be an actor from when I was in secondary school." [2] Garry Hynes recalls meeting Mullen at Dramsoc at UCG in 1971, when they were both 17, and casting her in The Loves of Cass Maguire.[2] She attended NUI Galway
NUI Galway
studying archaeology. She met Hynes and Mick Lally, and they formed the Druid Theatre Company.[1] As a founding member of Druid Theatre Company, she has appeared in many of their productions, including Conversations on a Homecoming (1985),[3] Brigit and The Cripple of Inishmaan.[4] She played the role of "Mary" and 30 years later in 2014 the role of "Mommo" in Tom Murphy's play Bailegangaire, presented by the Druid Theatre Company
Druid Theatre Company
at the Town Hall Theatre, Galway. The critic for The Irish Times wrote Mullen's "astonishing performance comes an amplification of her earlier character’s pain and humour..." and called her performance "transcendental."[5] She appeared in Tom Murphy's Brigit as "Mommo", the same character who is depicted in Bailegangaire. Brigit was presented by the Druid Theatre Company
Druid Theatre Company
in 2014.[6] She appeared on Broadway in The Beauty Queen of Leenane
The Beauty Queen of Leenane
in 1998 as Maureen Folan, and won the Tony Award, Actress in a Play.[7] She appeared Off-Broadway in The Cripple of Inishmaan
The Cripple of Inishmaan
in December 2008, in a co-production of the Druid Theatre Company
Druid Theatre Company
and the Atlantic Theatre Company.[8] Mullen acted in DruidSynge (2006), a theatre production of the complete plays of John Millington Synge, performed in the same day, by the Druid Theatre Company
Druid Theatre Company
in which she played parts in five of the six plays. The New York Times
New York Times
reviewer wrote: "I should start by mentioning the indispensable contributions of Marie Mullen — the great and glorious Marie Mullen I can’t resist calling her — whom New York theatergoers will remember for her Tony-winning portrayal of the frustrated heroine of 'Beauty Queen.'"][9] In 2007, she performed alongside James Cromwell
James Cromwell
in the Druid production of Long Day's Journey into Night. She appeared in DruidShakespeare at the Lincoln Center
Lincoln Center
Festival in 2015, directed by Garry Hynes. Mullen played a "sharply etched assortment of men of state."[10] Film[edit] She appeared in the 1994 film Circle of Friends as "Mrs. Foley".[11] She appeared in the film Hear My Song
Hear My Song
(1991) as "Mickey's Mom".[12] Awards and nominations[edit] Mullen won the 1998 Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Actress in a play for The Beauty Queen of Leenane.[13] Mullen received the 2012 Alumni Award for arts, social sciences and Celtic studies from NUI Galway.[14] She received the Special
Special
Tribute Award at the Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards in February 2013, recognizing her "immense contribution to Irish theatre."[15] Mullen received an honorary Doctorate of Arts from her alma mater, NUI Galway, in June 2016. Personal life[edit] Mullen married Irish actor Seán McGinley in 1990, having first met in 1977; [1] they have two children.[2] Her husband has been associated with the Druid Theatre Company
Druid Theatre Company
many times in the past. References[edit]

^ a b c "On the long hard road of acting for forty years" Sligo Champion, (independent.ie), 13 June 2015 ^ a b c O'Rourke, Francis. "First encounters: Marie Mullen and Garry Hynes" Irish Times, 4 May 2013 ^ "'Conversations on a Homecoming' History" druid.ie, accessed 7 April 2016 ^ " Marie Mullen is guest of honour for St Patrick's Day Parade" Galway Independent, 9 March 2016 ^ Crawley, Peter. "Review: 'Bailegangaire'" The Irish Times, 15 September 2014 ^ Gorman, Sophie. "Theatre review of Tom Murphy's 'Brigit' and 'Bailegangaire'" independent.ie, 17 September 2014 ^ "Marie Mullan Broadway" Playbill (vault), accessed 7 April 2016 ^ Jones, Kenneth. "Marie Mullen, Beauty Queen Tony Winner, Begins Cripple of Inishmaan Run in NYC" Archived 2014-05-02 at the Wayback Machine. Playbill, 9 December 2008 ^ Isherwood, Charles. "Review" New York Times, 12 July 2006 ^ Brantley, Ben. "Review: ‘DruidShakespeare: The History Plays’ Is Complete With a Crown Fit for Many Kings" The New York Times, 13 July 2015 ^ Circle of Friends tcm.com, accessed 7 April 2016 ^ Hear My Song
Hear My Song
tcm.com, accessed 7 April 2016 ^ "Women Highlight 1998 Tony Awards" Times-Union, 8 June 1998 ^ "NUIG announces 2012 Alumni Award winners" gaelport.com, accessed 7 April 2016 ^ "Watch Special
Special
Tribute Video to Marie Mullen" Archived 2016-03-14 at the National Library of Ireland
National Library of Ireland
druid.ie, 26 February 2013

External links[edit]

Marie Mullen on IMDb

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Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play

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Ingrid Bergman
/ Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes
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Judith Anderson
/ Katharine Cornell
Katharine Cornell
/ Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy
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Shirley Booth
(1950) Uta Hagen
Uta Hagen
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Shirley Booth
(1953) Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn
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Nancy Kelly
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Margaret Leighton
(1957) Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes
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Gertrude Berg
(1959) Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft
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Joan Plowright
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Margaret Leighton
(1962) Uta Hagen
Uta Hagen
(1963) Sandy Dennis (1964) Irene Worth
Irene Worth
(1965) Rosemary Harris
Rosemary Harris
(1966) Beryl Reid
Beryl Reid
(1967) Zoe Caldwell (1968) Julie Harris (1969) Tammy Grimes
Tammy Grimes
(1970) Maureen Stapleton
Maureen Stapleton
(1971) Sada Thompson
Sada Thompson
(1972) Julie Harris (1973) Colleen Dewhurst
Colleen Dewhurst
(1974) Ellen Burstyn
Ellen Burstyn
(1975) Irene Worth
Irene Worth
(1976) Julie Harris (1977) Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy
(1978) Constance Cummings
Constance Cummings
/ Carole Shelley
Carole Shelley
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Jessica Tandy
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Glenn Close
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Stockard Channing
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Lily Tomlin
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Linda Lavin
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Joan Allen
(1988) Pauline Collins
Pauline Collins
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Maggie Smith
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Mercedes Ruehl
(1991) Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(1992) Madeline Kahn
Madeline Kahn
(1993) Diana Rigg
Diana Rigg
(1994) Cherry Jones
Cherry Jones
(1995) Zoe Caldwell (1996) Janet McTeer
Janet McTeer
(1997) Marie Mullen (1998) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(1999) Jennifer Ehle
Jennifer Ehle
(2000) Mary-Louise Parker
Mary-Louise Parker
(2001) Lindsay Duncan
Lindsay Duncan
(2002) Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
(2003) Phylicia Rashad
Phylicia Rashad
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Cherry Jones
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Cynthia Nixon
(2006) Julie White
Julie White
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Marcia Gay Harden
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Viola Davis
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Frances McDormand
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Cicely Tyson
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Audra McDonald
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Helen Mirren
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Jessica Lange
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