Brenda Fricker (born February 17, 1945) is an Irish Actress from Of Human Bondage in 1964, she played the Pigeon Lady from Home Alone 2: Lost in New York in 1992.

She played Daniel Day-Lewis' mother in the 1989 movie "My Left Foot" for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She has since appeared in a number of other roles including a recurring role on the long-running British hospital drama "Casualty" with her first appearance on the show being in the very first episode in 1986. Fricker left the show in 1990, but made frequent returns. She made her final appearance on the show in 2010 doing a storyline where her cancer-stricken character chose to kill herself rather than suffer a slow painful death.

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