Born on February 17, 1945
From Dublin, Ireland
Brenda Fricker as "Mrs. Brown"
No one expects much from Christy Brown (Daniel Day-Lewis), a boy with cerebral palsy born into a working-class Irish family. Though Christy is a spastic quadriplegic and essentially paralyzed, a miraculous event occurs when, at the age of 5, he demonstrates control of his left foot by using chalk to scrawl a word on the floor. With the help of his steely mother (Brenda Fricker) -- and no shortage of grit and determination -- Christy overcomes his infirmity to become a painter, poet and author.
|Academy Award (1989)||Won||Actress in a Supporting Role|
|Golden Globe (1989)||Nominated||Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture|