Brendan Smith portrait donated to The Lir Academy
The family of Brendan Smith have very kindly donated a portrait of Brendan to The Lir Academy. Brendan was the founding director of the Dublin Theatre Festival, director of the Olympia Theatre and founder of The Brendan Smith Academy which was the pre-eminent acting school in Ireland throughout from the 1940’s.
Loughlin Deegan, director of The Lir Academy and former director of the Dublin Theatre Festival
Willie White current director of the Dublin Theatre Festival
Owen Roe, actor and former student at The Brendan Smith Academy
The Smith family