R.I.P. Frank Kelly

Screen Legend Dies Aged 77

Father Ted | by twm1340

Frank Kelly 1938-2016

Screen Legend Frank Kelly, best known for his role as foul-mouthed Father Jack in Channel Four’s Father Ted, passed away on Sunday night.

This s terrible news, I know, and I apologise for this tribute’s delay.

I used to really enjoy Jack Hackett’s drunken rants on Father Ted, I also enjoyed the lesser known Hall’s Pictorial Weekly.

I’m also assured he was an extremely talented scriptwriter – even penning an Irish  children’s show called Wanderly Wagon.

Ardal O’Hanlon, who played Father Dougal McGuire in Father Ted, was quoted in the Mail Online as saying: ‘Frank was an all-round talent, an institution in Irish entertainment, a very determined professional and he’ll be greatly missed by all who knew him’.

He is survived by his wife Bairbre – whom he was married to for 51 years – and their seven children.



Photo appears courtesy of Insomnia Cured Here



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