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Birth date: February 9, 1923, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Death date: March 20, 1964, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Birth place: Dublin, Ireland
Height:5' 8" (1.73 m)
Profession:Writer, Soundtrack
Spouse:Beatrice Behan (m. 1955–1964)
Siblings:Dominic Behan, Brian Behan

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Brendan Francis Behan (/ˈbiːən/ BEE-ən; Irish: Breandán Ó Beacháin; 9 February 1923 – 20 March 1964) was an Irish poet, short story writer, novelist, and playwright who wrote in both English and Irish. He was also an Irish republican and a volunteer in the Irish Republican Army. Born in Dublin into a republican family, he became a member of the IRA's youth organisation Fianna Éireann at the age of fourteen. However, there was also a strong emphasis on Irish history and culture in the home, which meant he was steeped in literature and patriotic ballads from a tender age. Behan eventually joined the IRA at sixteen, which led to his serving time in a borstal youth prison in the United Kingdom and was also imprisoned in Republic of Ireland. During this time, he took it upon himself to study and he became a fluent speaker of the Irish language. Subsequently released from prison as part of a general amnesty given by the Fianna Fáil government in 1946, Behan moved between homes in Dublin, Kerry and Connemara and also resided in Paris for a period.In 1954, Behan's first play The Quare Fellow was produced in Dublin. It was well received; however, it was the 1956 production at Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop in Stratford, London, that gained Behan a wider reputation – this was helped by a famous drunken interview on BBC television. In 1958, Behan's play in the Irish language An Giall had its debut at Dublin's Damer Theatre. Later, The Hostage, Behan's English-language adaptation of An Giall, met with great success internationally. Behan's autobiographical novel, Borstal Boy, was published the same year and became a worldwide best-seller.He married Beatrice Ffrench-Salkeld in 1955. Behan was known for his drinking problem, which resulted in his suffering from diabetes, which ultimately resulted in his death on 20 March 1964. He was given an IRA guard of honour which escorted his coffin and it was described by several newspapers as the biggest funeral since those of Michael Collins and Charles Stewart Parnell. Wikipedia

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Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Borstal Boy2000book
Gisslan1996TV Movie
Die Geisel1977TV Movie play "The Hostage"
Gartenparty1972TV Movie play
A Hostage1970TV Movie play
Liesbeth List zingt Brendan Behan1970TV Short
Terroristi1968TV Movie book "Borstal Boy"
Der Spaßvogel1964TV Movie play "The Quare Fellow"
About Religion1964TV Series poetry and prose - 1 episode
Gisslan1962TV Movie play
The Quare Fellow1962play
ITV Play of the WeekTV Series original play - 1 episode, 1958 play - 1 episode, 1958

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Inside Llewyn Davis2013writer: "The Old Triangle"
Mousiki vradya1976TV Series lyrics - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Hungry Feeling: The Life and Death of Brendan Behan1988DocumentaryHimself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1960-1962TV SeriesHimself
The Twentieth Century1961TV Series documentary
Small World1959TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Abbey Theatre: The First 100 Years2004DocumentaryHimself
In Flags or Flitters: Pictures of Dublin1993TV Movie documentaryHimself
Omnibus1971TV Series documentary

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#Fact
1Irish playwright and poet of eccentric personality and flamboyant behaviour.
2Became a member of the IRA's youth organisation Fianna Éireann at the age of fourteen. Joined the IRA proper at sixteen, subsequently imprisoned in a borstal in the U.K., as well as serving time in jail in the Republic of Ireland. He was released in 1946 under a general amnesty.
3Described himself as "a drinker with a writing problem".
4Older brother of Dominic Behan.
5Adoptive father of Paudge Behan.
6Was nominated for Broadway's 1961 Tony Award as author of Best Play nominee "The Hostage."

#Quote
1As regards drink, I can only say that in Dublin during the Depression when I was growing up, drunkenness was not regarded as a social disgrace. To get enough to eat was regarded as an achievement. To get drunk was a victory.
2I have a total irreverence for anything connected with society except that which makes the roads safer, the beer stronger, the food cheaper, and the old men and old women warmer in the winter and happier in the summer.
3If it's a thing I go for in a human being it's weakness. I'm a devil for it.
4I'm a drinker with a writing problem.
5Critics are like eunuchs in a harem. They're there every night, they see it done every night, they see how it should be done every night, but they can't do it themselves.
6There's only one bad thing the press can print about you - an obituary notice.


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