Anna Manahan studied under Ria Mooney at the Gaiety School of Acting. Played with the Edwards/MacLiammoir Company at the Gate Theatre, Phyllis Ryan and Gemini Productions and all major Irish companies. John B. Keane wrote 'Big Maggie' for her. Highlights include 'The Rose Tattoo', 'Moon for the Misbegotten', 'Bloomsday' (Molloy Bloom), 'Entertaining Mr. Sloane', 'The Killing of Sister George', 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof , 'The Gingerbread Lady ' and 'Lovers' (also London and Broadway - Tony nomination). London : Two years with National Theatre (including Bessie in 'The Plough and the Stars' - Olivier Award nomination). Royal Court: 'Live Like Pigs' (world premiere).
DRUID: The 'Leenane Trilogy' (original production of 'Beauty Queen' and 'Skull in Connemara'. Also London and Sydney Festival), 'The Loves of Cass Maguire' and 'I Do Not Like Thee Dr. Fell'. Red Kettle Company: 'The Crucible', 'An Old Lady's Guide to Survival', 'Happy Birthday Dear Alice' and 'The Guernica Hotel' (world premiere). Abbey : 'The Shaughraun', Gemini : 'The Matchmaker' and 'The Taylor and Ansty'. Groundwork: "I Do Not Like Thee Dr. Fell'.
TV : BBC series 'Me Mammy'. RTE : 'The Riordans' and 'Leave it to Mrs. O'Brien'. Channel 4: 'The Irish RM'. Recent TV/film includes : 'The Bill', 'Love Joy', 'Young Indiana Jones Chronicles', 'The Treaty', 'Blind Justice', 'Hear My Song', 'Clash of the Titans' and 'A Man of No Importance'.
Presently on Broadway in 'The Beauty Queen of Leenane' for which Anna received a Tony Award.
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