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Bernard Patrick Friel
9 January 1929
Killyclogher, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland
|Died||2 October 2015
Greencastle, County Donegal, Ireland
|Education||St. Patrick's College, Maynooth (BA, 1949)
St. Joseph's Training College, Belfast (1950)
|Philadelphia, Here I Come! (1964)
Dancing at Lughnasa (1990)
|Awards||• Tony Award Nominations:
Philadelphia, Here I Come! (1966)
• NY Drama Critics Circle Award (1989)
• Olivier Award (1991)
• Writers' Guild of Britain Award (1991)
• Tony Award for Best Play for
Dancing at Lughnasa (1992)
Brian Friel (9 January 1929 – 2 October 2015) was an Irish dramatist, author and director of the Field Day Theatre Company. Until his death, he was thought to be one of the greatest living English-language dramatists. Friel is best known for plays such as Philadelphia, Here I Come! and Dancing at Lughnasa, but has written more than thirty plays in a career spanning for sixty years.
Friel died after a long illness on 2 October 2015 in Greencastle, County Donegal. He was 86.
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