Frank Kelly (II) (1938–2016)


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

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(age 77) in UK

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Known For

Father Ted Father Jack Hackett
(1995-1998)
Evelyn Henry Doyle
(2002)
Rat Uncle Matt
(2000)
Remington Steele Willard Skeggs
(1984)

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 2015 69 and Dead (Short)
Eamonn
 2014 Tea with the Dead (Short)
Frank Finnegan (voice)
 2014 An Cat (Short)
Man
 2014 Mrs. Brown's Boys D'Movie
Justice Cannon
 2012 Music Memories (Short)
 2010-2011 Emmerdale Farm (TV Series)
Dermot Macey
- Episode #1.6012 (2011) ... Dermot Macey
- Episode #1.6011 (2011) ... Dermot Macey
- Episode #1.6009 (2011) ... Dermot Macey
- Episode #1.6008 (2011) ... Dermot Macey
- Episode #1.6007 (2011) ... Dermot Macey
 2009 Val Falvey TD (TV Series)
Willy Nilly
- Dis Dat Dese Dose (2009) ... Willy Nilly
 2007 Paddywhackery (TV Series)
Eddie Grant / Freddy Grant
- Póg Mo Thóin (2007) ... Eddie Grant
- Lán Tí (2007) ... Eddie Grant
- Driveál d'Amadáin (2007) ... Eddie Grant / Freddy Grant
- Éist le do Chroí (2007) ... Eddie Grant
- Geallghlacadóir Bocht (2007) ... Eddie Grant
 2007 The Running Mate (TV Mini Series)
Paul 'Polly' O'Sullivan
- Episode #1.4 (2007) ... Paul 'Polly' O'Sullivan
- Episode #1.3 (2007) ... Paul 'Polly' O'Sullivan
- Episode #1.2 (2007) ... Paul 'Polly' O'Sullivan
- Episode #1.1 (2007) ... Paul 'Polly' O'Sullivan
 2007 Waiting for Dublin
Thaddius
 2005 A Day Out with Gwyn (Short)
Gwyn Senior
 2005 Turning Green
Father O'Hara
 2005 Malice Aforethought (TV Movie)
Mr. Gunnell
 2005 The Unusual Inventions of Henry Cavendish (Short)
Mr. Thomas Palmerston
 2003 Cowboys & Angels
Jerry
 2003 The Deal (TV Movie)
John Smith
 2003 The Boys & Girl from County Clare
The Chairman
 2003 My Name Is Yu Ming (Short)
Paddy
 2002 Evelyn
Henry Doyle
 2001 Lexx (TV Series)
Father Pickle
- The Rock (2001) ... Father Pickle
 2001 Revolver (TV Series)
Various Characters (Series 1) (2001)
 2000 Rat
Uncle Matt
 1997-1999 Glenroe (TV Series)
Maurice Nolan
- Venetia Thinks It Over (1999) ... Maurice Nolan
- Daddy's Boy (1999) ... Maurice Nolan
- The Generation Game (1999) ... Maurice Nolan
- And So to Bed (1999) ... Maurice Nolan
- Miley's New Bullock (1997) ... Maurice Nolan
 1999 Aristocrats (TV Mini Series)
George Selwyn
- Episode #1.4 (1999) ... George Selwyn
- Episode #1.3 (1999) ... George Selwyn
 1998 Soft Sand, Blue Sea
Inspector Fitzgerald
 1998 The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series)
Stranger
- Miracle at Midnight (1998) ... Stranger
 1995-1998 Father Ted (TV Series)
Father Jack Hackett
- Going to America (1998) ... Father Jack Hackett
- Night of the Nearly Dead (1998) ... Father Jack Hackett
- Kicking Bishop Brennan up the Arse (1998) ... Father Jack Hackett
- Escape from Victory (1998) ... Father Jack Hackett
- The Mainland (1998) ... Father Jack Hackett
 1996 Fishing the Sloe-Black River (Short)
The Priest
 1996 35 Aside (Short)
Nasty Teacher
 1994 War of the Buttons
Gorilla's Dad
 1994 Screen Two (TV Series)
Hotel priest
- O Mary This London (1994) ... Hotel priest
 1991 Hear My Song
Taxi Driver #2
 1991 Rock-A-Doodle
Grand Duke's Owls (voice)
 1988 Troubles (TV Mini Series)
D.I. Murdoch
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... D.I. Murdoch
 1988 Taffin
Liam
 1984 Remington Steele (TV Series)
Willard Skeggs
- Steele Your Heart Away (1984) ... Willard Skeggs
 1984 The Irish R.M. (TV Series)
Bat Callaghan
- The Dispensary Doctor (1984) ... Bat Callaghan
 1982 The Year of the French (TV Mini Series)
Corny O'Dowd
- Episode #1.1 (1982) ... Corny O'Dowd
 1978 Teems of Times (TV Series)
Giggles Devoy
- No Death Without Dignity (1978) ... Giggles Devoy
- The Singing Streets (1978) ... Giggles Devoy
- Burn Everything British but her Coal (1978) ... Giggles Devoy
- Made for Measure (1978) ... Giggles Devoy
 1975 Second City Firsts (TV Series)
Surveyor
- Swallows (1975) ... Surveyor
 1970 Pictorial Weekly (TV Series)
Various Characters (1970-1982)
 1969 The Italian Job
Prison Officer (uncredited)
 1968 Wanderly Wagon (TV Series)
Professor Astro
 1967 It's Too Late - We're On! (TV Mini Series)
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Other Works:

Released novelty Yuletide single "Christmas Countdown": it reached number 8 in the Irish Singles Chart in 1982, and 26 in the UK Singles Chart in 1984.

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)

Spouse:

Bairbre Neldon  (his death)  (7 children)
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Personal Quote:

I like humour - but I'm very suspicious of people who laugh all the time, because they never listen to what you're saying, they always - have another agenda and they generally have no sense of humour. The most untrustworthy body language I know is that of the person who laughs all the time. That terrifies me. People with no sense or a very limited sense of humour I am very wary of too, because ... See more »

Trivia:

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". See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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