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Name: Maureen O'Brien  
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Date of Birth: 29th June 1943
Place of Birth: Liverpool, England, UK
Profession: Actress
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Maureen O'Brien in 1991.

Maureen O'Brien (born 29 June 1943 in Liverpool) is a British actress who has starred on stage in the West End and throughout the country and on television where her roles range from Vicki in Doctor Who to Elektra in the Oresteia. She has twice won the Sony Best Actress award for her work on radio and also has awards for audiobooks of which she continues to record a huge range. In 1987, encouraged by the production of a radio play, Going On, she wrote her first novel, Close Up on Death, and since then she has combined both careers.

O'Brien directed Bertolt Brecht's Caucasian Chalk Circle at the University of Ottowa, Canada, in the 1970s. In the 1980s she taught acting workshops in the United States and appeared in shows on the London Fringe. Her production of Mike English's Getting In in 1986 was a Time Out Critic's Choice for that year.

Her play The Cutting at the Bush Theatre was nominated for Best Play at the London Fringe Awards and for Best Newcomer at the Evening Standard Drama Awards and is about to become a feature film.

Her novel, Unauthorised Departure, was published in January 2003 by Little, Brown in the United Kingdom and by St. Martin's Press in New York and her seventh novel Every Step You Take was published in December 2004 by Time Warner.

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