Frank Kelly Poster


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Overview (4)

Born in Blackrock, County Dublin, Ireland
Died in UK  (Parkinson's Disease)
Birth NameFrancis O'Kelly
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Frank Kelly was born on December 28, 1938 in Blackrock, County Dublin, Ireland as Francis O'Kelly. He was an actor, known for Father Ted (1995), Evelyn (2002) and Rat (2000). He was married to Bairbre Neldon. He died on February 28, 2016 in the UK.

Spouse (1)

Bairbre Neldon (September 1964 - 28 February 2016) (his death) (7 children)

Trivia (5)

Scored a UK Top 30 hit in December 1983 when the humourous 'Christmas Countdown' (a spoof of The Twelve Days of Christmas) reached 26 in the UK singles chart. He later received a letter from the Queen explaining how the record had given her "great pleasure".
He has a Bachelor of Law from University College Dublin and despite being called to the Bar he has never practiced law in Ireland.
Reader of the Audiobook of "Well Remembered Days" by Arthur Matthews.
Died on the 18th anniversary of Father Ted (1995) co-star Dermot Morgan's death. Morgan died on 28 February 1998, Kelly on the same date in 2016. Both actors died on a Sunday.
Enjoyed playing up to his "Father Jack" character's reputation for the amusement of autograph hunters.

Personal Quotes (1)

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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