Ardal O'Hanlon


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Ardal O'Hanlon was born on October 8, 1965 in Carrickmacross, County Monaghan, Ireland. He is an actor and writer, known for Father Ted (1995), My Hero (2000) and Val Falvey TD (2009). He is married to Melanie. They have three children. See full bio »

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Known For

Father Ted Father Dougal McGuire
(1995-1998)
My Hero George Sunday / Thermoman
(2000-2006)
Val Falvey TD Val Falvey
(2009)
Doctor Who Brannigan
(2007)

Filmography

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 2021 Rian (Short)
McCarthy
 2017-2020 Death in Paradise (TV Series)
DI Jack Mooney
- Pirates of the Murder Scene (2020) ... DI Jack Mooney
- Tour De Murder (2020) ... DI Jack Mooney
- A Murder in Portrait (2020) ... DI Jack Mooney
- La Murder Le Diablé (2020) ... DI Jack Mooney
- Murder Begins at Home (2019) ... DI Jack Mooney
 2019 Derry Girls (TV Series)
Eammon
- The Curse (2019) ... Eammon
 2016 Donkeys (Short)
Derek
 2016 Handsome Devil
Donal Roche
 2016 Twice Shy
Brendan O'Meara
 2015 After Hours (TV Series)
Peter Hannigan
- Love Is Boring (2015) ... Peter Hannigan
- Love Love Love (2015) ... Peter Hannigan
- Lonely Press Play (2015) ... Peter Hannigan
- Formed a Band (2015) ... Peter Hannigan
- Float On (2015) ... Peter Hannigan
 2015 Nelly & Nora (TV Series)
Dad
- Cooking Up a Storm (2015) ... Dad
- Hot Dog (2015) ... Dad
- Mobile Phones (2015) ... Dad
- If a Tree Falls (2015) ... Dad
- The Trail Runs Cold (2015) ... Dad
 2015 Cucumber (TV Mini Series)
Brian McCoy
- Episode #1.4 (2015) ... Brian McCoy
 2014 Lily's Driftwood Bay (TV Series)
Bull Dozer
- Stop! Watch (2014) ... Bull Dozer
 2013 London Irish (TV Mini Series)
Da
- Episode #1.6 (2013) ... Da
- Episode #1.4 (2013) ... Da
- Episode #1.3 (2013) ... Da
- Episode #1.1 (2013) ... Da
 2010 Little Bundle of Laughs (TV Series)
 2009 Val Falvey TD (TV Series)
Val Falvey
- Dis Dat Dese Dose (2009) ... Val Falvey
- As Gaeilge (2009) ... Val Falvey
- Broke Backhanders (2009) ... Val Falvey
- Dog's Abuse (2009) ... Val Falvey
- Scent of a Women (2009) ... Val Falvey
 2009 Wide Open Spaces
Myles
 2009 Skins (TV Series)
Kieran
- Naomi (2009) ... Kieran
- Everyone (2009) ... Kieran
 2008 Tales of the Riverbank
Hammy Hamster (voice)
 2007 Robbie the Reindeer in Close Encounters of the Herd Kind (TV Movie)
Robbie the Reindeer (voice)
 2007/I Blind Eye (Short)
Immigration Official
 2007 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Brannigan
- Gridlock (2007) ... Brannigan
 2000-2006 My Hero (TV Series)
George Sunday / Thermoman
- Footloose (2006) ... George Sunday / Thermoman
- Night Fever (2005) ... George Sunday
- Big Bother (2005) ... George Sunday
- How Green Was My Ollie (2005) ... George Sunday
- Fear and Clothing (2005) ... George Sunday
 2005 Blessed (TV Series)
Gary Chandler
- Walk Like a Man (The Four Seasons) (2005) ... Gary Chandler
- Who Wrote the Book of Love? (The Monotones) (2005) ... Gary Chandler
- Hit Me Baby One More Time (Britney Spears) (2005) ... Gary Chandler
- Just Looking (Stereophonics) (2005) ... Gary Chandler
 2002 Robbie the Reindeer in Legend of the Lost Tribe (TV Movie)
Robbie the Reindeer (voice)
 2002 Another Bobby O'Hara Story...
Bobby O'Hara
 1999-2001 Big Bad World (TV Series)
Eamon Donaghy
- Episode #3.6 (2001) ... Eamon Donaghy
- Episode #3.5 (2001) ... Eamon Donaghy
- Episode #3.4 (2001) ... Eamon Donaghy
- Episode #3.3 (2001) ... Eamon Donaghy
- Episode #3.2 (2001) ... Eamon Donaghy
 1999 Hooves of Fire (TV Movie)
Robbie the Reindeer (voice)
 1999 The Comedy Trail: A Shaggy Dog Story (TV Special short)
George Sunday / Thermoman
 1998 Flying Saucer Rock'n'Roll (Short)
Eddie Johnny
 1995-1998 Father Ted (TV Series)
Father Dougal McGuire
- Going to America (1998) ... Father Dougal McGuire
- Night of the Nearly Dead (1998) ... Father Dougal McGuire
- Kicking Bishop Brennan up the Arse (1998) ... Father Dougal McGuire
- Escape from Victory (1998) ... Father Dougal McGuire
- The Mainland (1998) ... Father Dougal McGuire
 1997 The Butcher Boy
Mr. Purcell
 1996 Moll Flanders
Gentleman From East Chiswick
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Wrote the novel "The Talk of the Town". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Ardal O'Hanlan

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)

Spouse:

Melanie  (3 children)
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Personal Quote:

I just like doing different things. I get very impatient and very bored easily and I'm always curious to try other things. If I had an ambition in life it would be to know everything, but I guess that's a bit unrealistic. But as long as I can breathe, I hope I will continue to try and do different things. It's about not being afraid to fail. Of course I care about that but you've still got to try... See more »

Trivia:

Admitted that he nearly quit life as a professional comedian because his audiences, though grateful for them, only came to his stand-up shows to meet him as his dopey priest persona Father Dougal. Ardal was doing stand-up comedy before Father Ted (1995) came along and wanted to be accepted as a stand-up comedian in his own right. He also admitted he gets slightly frustrated when people want him ... See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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