Frank Kelly

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Frank Kelly

Born

1/1/1938, Ireland

Birth Name

Francis O'Kelly

Gender

Male
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Biography

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Frank Kelly, married to Baibre Neldon (1964-present), has featured prominately in many of the performing arts, including Radio, TV, theatre, music, writing and films. He has had a tremendous impact on Irish theatre but he is most well known for playing Father Jack Hackett on the hit Irish…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Frank Kelly:It took me two hours to be made up as Father Jack. I found it repulsive. If I was in costume, nobody would sit beside me. And I don't blame them. I had vaseline coming out of my ears as discharge, incontinence marks on my trousers, prosthetic teeth which I took out to eat, and one blind eye with an opaque lens.

    • Frank Kelly played the role of a prisoner in the 1969 movie, 'The Italian Job.' He was uncredited for this role.

    • Frank Kelly made it into the UK top 30s in December of 1983. His humerous song 'Christmas Countdown' reached number 26 on the charts. He also got a letter from the queen, explaining how the song gave her great pleasure.

    • Frank Kelly has a degree in law from the University of Dublin. He has never actually practiced law in Ireland though he was once called to the bar.

  • Quotes

    • (After Dermot Morgan had died)
      "Dermot's mind was mercurial. I think he was a kind of comedic meteor. He burned himself out."

    • Frank: It took me two hours to be made up as Father Jack. I found it repulsive. If I was in costume, nobody would sit beside me. And I don't blame them. I had vaseline coming out of my ears as discharge, incontinence marks on my trousers, prosthetic teeth which I took out to eat, and one blind eye with an opaque lens.

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