Who is Mrs Brown’s Boys’ star Brendan O’Carroll? Age, famous family and net worth

Mrs. Brown returns to screens for her first full series in over 10 years

Mrs. Brown returns to screens for her first full series in over 10 years

BBC sitcom Mrs Brown’s Boys makes its long-awaited return on Friday, September 8. The show, which has been making us laugh since 2011, will air its first full series in over 10 years - with creator and Mrs Brown herself, Brendan O’Carroll, returning to our screens.

The new series - the fourth one to be made - will comprise of four episodes. Whilst the first episode airs at 9.30pm on Friday night, the other three episodes will drop on BBC iPlayer straight after and also release weekly.

Despite being panned by critics, Mrs Brown’s Boys constantly does well in the ratings and regularly attracts high viewing figures. 

But who exactly is Brendan O’Carroll? How old is he, who is in his famous family and what is his net worth? Here’s everything you need to know.

How old is Brendan O’Carroll?

Brendan is 67 years old. He was born in Dublin, Ireland on September 17, 1955. He is the youngest of 11 children.

Brendan O’Carroll’s famous family

 Mrs Brown’s Boys is very much a family affair and the majority of the cast are either related to or friends of Brendan O’Carroll.

Brendan is father to Danny O'Carroll who plays Buster, and Fiona O'Carroll who plays Maria. His sister Eilish plays next door neighbour Winnie, his wife Jennifer plays daughter Cathy, and his real-life grandson, Jamie O'Carroll, plays Mrs Brown's grandson, Bono.

His on screen daughter-in-law Betty (Amanda Woods) is his real life daughter-in-law (she's married to Danny aka Buster), while TV son Trevor (Martin Delany) is actually his son-in-law (married to Fiona O'Carroll aka Maria), and his sister-in-law plays Winnie's daughter, Sharon.

According to Express, Brendan’s net worth is estimated to be £9 million - but it hasn’t always been that way. Before Mrs Brown’s Boys received its BBC debut, he was working as a successful stand-up comedian.

In 1998 Brendan wrote and directed Sparrow’s Trap. Unable to find financial backing for the film, Brendan went into severe debt trying to keep it afloat. Ultimately, the project was abandoned halfway as he could not afford to fund it any longer. It was reported that Brendan had incurred over €1 million (£880,000) in debt before he became bankrupt.

Speaking about that time Brendan previously told The Mirror he “was on the edge of a breakdown” and if he had seen a physician at that time, he believes he would have been diagnosed with depression. "I have never been as low before or since,” the actor said before adding: “I was numb, it was like I walked down a dark alley and I couldn’t remember the way out."

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