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Frank Kelly


Born - 28 December 1938, Dublin, Ireland
Died - 28 February 2016

Gentle-looking Irish actor with receding tufty hair, a stalwart of Irish TV and theatre, but perhaps best remembered as the scabrous Father Jack Hackett in the TV comedy series Father Ted, a role that saddled him with two hours of makeup before each episode. Apart from an isolated appearance in The Italian Job (1969), his film career was a non-starter until the late 1980s: Taffin (1988), Hear My Song (1991), War of the Buttons (1994), Soft Sand, Blue Sea (1997), Rat (2000), Evelyn (2002), Cowboys and Angels (2003), Turning Green (2005), Waiting for Dublin (2007), Music Memories (2012), Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie (2014) and the short 69 and Dead (2015), his last. He died from bowel cancer and Parkinson's Disease.