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Seamus Heaney (1939–2013)

Seamus Heaney was born on April 13, 1939 in Castledawson, Londonderry, Northern Ireland. He was a writer and actor, known for Bye-Child (2003), Stay (2013) and Seanchaí (2006). He was married to Marie Devlin. He died on August 30, 2013 in Dublin, Ireland. See full bio »


(age 74) in Dublin, Ireland

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Bye-Child Writer
Stay Writer
Seanchaí Shane Harley


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 2013/I Stay (poem "Lovers on Aran")
 2003 Bye-Child (Short) (poem of the same title by)
 1998 Something to Write Home About (Documentary short) (writer)
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 2006 Seanchaí (TV Series)
Shane Harley
- Cloch na Mallacht (2006) ... Shane Harley
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 2006 Nova (TV Series documentary) (special thanks - 1 episode)
- The Perfect Corpse (2006) ... (special thanks)
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 2014 Great Poets: In Their Own Words (TV Series documentary)
Himself, Archive
- Access All Areas (2014) ... Himself, Archive
 2013 The Disappeared (Documentary)
Himself (voice)
 2006-2012 Imagine (TV Series documentary)
Himself / Himself - Poet
- Dancing with Titian (2012) ... Himself
- A Picture of the Painter Howard Hodgkin (2006) ... Himself - Poet
 2009 The Boys of St Columb's (Documentary)
 2008 The Andrew Marr Show (TV Series)
Himself - Poet
- Episode #3.26 (2008) ... Himself - Poet
 2006 HARDtalk Extra (TV Series)
- Seamus Heaney (2006) ... Himself
 1999 Down to the Bedrock (Documentary)
 1998 Close Up (TV Series documentary)
- Ted Hughes Force of Nature (1998) ... Himself
 1998 Something to Write Home About (Documentary short)
 1988 Arena (TV Series documentary)
 1983 The South Bank Show (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Interviewee
- Barry Flanagan (1983) ... Himself - Interviewee
 1970 Aquarius (TV Series documentary)
- Seamus Heaney (1970) ... Himself
 1967 Ulster in Focus (TV Series)
Himself - Presenter

Personal Details

Other Works:

His play, "The Cure at Troy," was performed in an Oregon Shakespeare Festival production at the Black Swan Theatre in Ashland, Oregon. Libby Appel was artistic director. Tony Taccone was director. See more »

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Personal Quote:

I am not a playwright. A playwright would take "Antigone" and hit it a few clouts and knock it out of shape and restructure it. My versioning was strictly verbal.


Pictured on a 68¢ Ireland postage stamp issued 28 August 2014. See more »

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