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When Brendan O’Carroll, creator and star of Mrs Brown’s Boys, stood on stage to collect his first BAFTA for the phenomenally successful comedy series in 2012, it marked a new milestone in his incredible career. Finally, he was being acknowledged as a worldwide sensation in his role as the irrepressible ‘Mammy’ Agnes Brown.Over the last few years, Brendan has spread When Brendan O’Carroll, creator and star of Mrs Brown’s Boys, stood on stage to collect his first BAFTA for the phenomenally successful comedy series in 2012, it marked a new milestone in his incredible career. Finally, he was being acknowledged as a worldwide sensation in his role as the irrepressible ‘Mammy’ Agnes Brown.Over the last few years, Brendan has spread his wings to taste success as an author, a playwright, a comedian, an actor, a television star and more, picking up major awards along the way. But it hasn’t always been a bed of roses for the Dubliner, who started off life working as a waiter before evolving into the hardest working man in showbiz.Born in 1955 as the youngest of 11 children, he grew up in a two-bedroom corporation house in the rough-and-tumble working class area of Finglas in north Dublin. After his father Gerard died, when Brendan was just seven years old, his formidable mother Maureen – who influenced Brendan’s future career – raised him on his own.Life truly didn’t begin until 40 for Brendan, who left school aged just 12 and tried his hand at anything to earn a living, including jobs as a milkman, DJ, bar manager and painter and decorator. But after being persuaded to have a go on the comedy circuit it was the the beginning of a new dawn in Brendan’s life that would see him become the man with the Midas touch.In the years since, his work rate has become phenomenal as his earthy comedy has become a global hit, he found love again with his second wife and co-star Jennifer Gibney and he has become rich beyond his wildest dreams thanks to his foul-mouthed matriarch Mrs Brown.In this first ever biography of the star, David O’Dornan reveals the extraordinary rags to riches journey Brendan O’Carroll has made to become a comedy genius loved by millions of devoted fans. This is a must-read book for any fan and includes exclusive interviews with those nearest and dearest to the star.


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When Brendan O’Carroll, creator and star of Mrs Brown’s Boys, stood on stage to collect his first BAFTA for the phenomenally successful comedy series in 2012, it marked a new milestone in his incredible career. Finally, he was being acknowledged as a worldwide sensation in his role as the irrepressible ‘Mammy’ Agnes Brown.Over the last few years, Brendan has spread When Brendan O’Carroll, creator and star of Mrs Brown’s Boys, stood on stage to collect his first BAFTA for the phenomenally successful comedy series in 2012, it marked a new milestone in his incredible career. Finally, he was being acknowledged as a worldwide sensation in his role as the irrepressible ‘Mammy’ Agnes Brown.Over the last few years, Brendan has spread his wings to taste success as an author, a playwright, a comedian, an actor, a television star and more, picking up major awards along the way. But it hasn’t always been a bed of roses for the Dubliner, who started off life working as a waiter before evolving into the hardest working man in showbiz.Born in 1955 as the youngest of 11 children, he grew up in a two-bedroom corporation house in the rough-and-tumble working class area of Finglas in north Dublin. After his father Gerard died, when Brendan was just seven years old, his formidable mother Maureen – who influenced Brendan’s future career – raised him on his own.Life truly didn’t begin until 40 for Brendan, who left school aged just 12 and tried his hand at anything to earn a living, including jobs as a milkman, DJ, bar manager and painter and decorator. But after being persuaded to have a go on the comedy circuit it was the the beginning of a new dawn in Brendan’s life that would see him become the man with the Midas touch.In the years since, his work rate has become phenomenal as his earthy comedy has become a global hit, he found love again with his second wife and co-star Jennifer Gibney and he has become rich beyond his wildest dreams thanks to his foul-mouthed matriarch Mrs Brown.In this first ever biography of the star, David O’Dornan reveals the extraordinary rags to riches journey Brendan O’Carroll has made to become a comedy genius loved by millions of devoted fans. This is a must-read book for any fan and includes exclusive interviews with those nearest and dearest to the star.

30 review for The Man Who is Mrs Brown - The Biography of Brendan O'Carroll

  1. 4 out of 5

    Samantha

    Enjoyed reading about the creator of Mrs Brown...will now move on to the authorised version although this edition was backed up throughout with quotes. What a life!!!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Lorraine

    I read this book over a couple of days and really enjoyed the insight into Brendan O'Carroll, who I knew nothing about at all before reading this book other than him being Mrs Brown in the tv sitcom which I love ... I now know everything. I read this book over a couple of days and really enjoyed the insight into Brendan O'Carroll, who I knew nothing about at all before reading this book other than him being Mrs Brown in the tv sitcom which I love ... I now know everything.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Dave

    Not as good as I thought it would be, the facts are there but are not told in a very good manner. It could be that I personally do not like the author's style. Not as good as I thought it would be, the facts are there but are not told in a very good manner. It could be that I personally do not like the author's style.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Mark

    Rags to riches story about an incredibly funny man. Really enjoyed reading about his journey and how PMA reigned supreme.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Lisa

    Not very interestingly written.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Alison Love

    Great, really interesting read

  7. 5 out of 5

    Gloria

    Love him and his show. He's a Genius Love him and his show. He's a Genius

  8. 5 out of 5

    Ceri

    Very factual as it contains transcripts from TV shows and newspaper articles rather than the biographer's own impressions. Very factual as it contains transcripts from TV shows and newspaper articles rather than the biographer's own impressions.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Donna Goverd

    Fab Fab story line Very funny Brill read Makes you laugh from start to finish. A must read book. Amazing and funny

  10. 4 out of 5

    Yana Kennedy

    The story of Brendans life is fascinating but the author was very repetitive and didn't write well at all. The story of Brendans life is fascinating but the author was very repetitive and didn't write well at all.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

  12. 5 out of 5

    Donna Tully

  13. 5 out of 5

    Andrea Seddon

  14. 4 out of 5

    s j slack

  15. 4 out of 5

    Maureen Cossar

  16. 5 out of 5

    Jeannie Charles

  17. 4 out of 5

    Shane Christopher Janjua

  18. 4 out of 5

    Tara

  19. 4 out of 5

    Yvonne M Barnish

  20. 4 out of 5

    colette mathers

  21. 5 out of 5

    Colette Flaherty

  22. 4 out of 5

    Nicola Sinclair

  23. 4 out of 5

    Pat ()

  24. 5 out of 5

    Bart54

  25. 4 out of 5

    Joanne Morrison

  26. 5 out of 5

    MRSJLAKE

  27. 4 out of 5

    patrick start

  28. 4 out of 5

    linda.brewer

  29. 4 out of 5

    ronald mcguinness

  30. 5 out of 5

    Lois Norris

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