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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, 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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Known For

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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 2012 Electric Burma (Documentary) (special thanks)
 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

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Other Works:

(2011 to 2012 season) His play, "The Burial at Thebes," was performed at the Tyrone Guthrie Theater, McGuire Proscenium Stage, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Joe Dowling was artistic 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.


His brother, Daniel is a history teacher. See more »

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