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Ardal O'Hanlon


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 Doctor Who (2005). 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)
Doctor Who Brannigan
(2007)
Val Falvey TD Val Falvey
(2009)

Filmography

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 2017-2019 Death in Paradise (TV Series)
DI Jack Mooney
- Episode #8.1 (2019) ... DI Jack Mooney
- Melodies of Murder (2018) ... DI Jack Mooney
- Dark Memories (2018) ... DI Jack Mooney
- Meditated in Murder (2018) ... DI Jack Mooney
- Murder on the Day of the Dead (2018) ... DI Jack Mooney
 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 Donkeys (Short)
Derek
 2014 Lily's Driftwood Bay (TV Series)
Bull Dozer
- Stop! Watch (2014) ... Bull Dozer
 2013 London Irish (TV 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 Short)
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 Short)
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 Short)
Robbie the Reindeer (voice)
 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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Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Self (59 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (9 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Written: Knick Knack Paddy Whack in 2000 (originally published in Ireland as: The Talk of the Town in 1998, also audio cassette) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

Ardal O'Hanlan

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

That was the show, more than any other show, that inspired me to get into comedy. As a teenager I was glued to The Young Ones (1982). See more »

Trivia:

His parents were somewhat dismayed and bewildered when he told them he wanted to go into showbusiness, particularly comedy, because they had hoped he would follow their other children into medicine and accounting professions. However,nowadays, his parents are fans of his. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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