Irish actor Frank Kelly, who played foul-mouthed alcoholic priest Father Jack on much-loved comedy series Father Ted, has died.
The 77-year-old actor passed away on Sunday (28Feb16), less than four months after revealing he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. He was also thought to have been treated for skin cancer last year (15).
The details of his death have not yet been revealed, and the news comes exactly 18 years to the day that his Father Ted co-star Dermot Morgan, who played the title role on the 1990s sitcom, died from a heart attack at the age of 45.
Frank enjoyed a career spanning six decades with stints in television, radio, theatre and film. He played a prison officer in the 1969 movie The Italian Job, where he escorted Michael Caine's character out of prison in the film's opening sequence.
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Tough-talking, loud-mouth mother and grandmother Agnes Brown enjoys her job selling fruit and vegetables on a town market stall; not only that, but it's her only real source of income. But when a vicious land developer selects her stall as the next on his hit list to be removed and replaced, she faces serious livelihood problems ahead. In a bid to keep it up and running, she takes the developer to court in a campaign backed by an extraordinary amount of locals (and die hard fans). With her six children behind her in her plans to thwart these rather criminal businessmen, she enlists the help of an alcohol dependent lawyer and a barrister with an unfortunate case of Tourettes syndrome. Will this mouthy matriarch maintain her Moore Street business? Or has the legendary Mrs Brown finally met her match?
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Frank Kelly - Stars from Irish stage and TV at the Funeral of actress Susan Fitzgerald at the Three Patrons Church, Rathgar. Susan was the former wife of Gate Theatre director Michael Colgan. - Dublin, Ireland - Wednesday 11th September 2013
Frank Kelly - Frank Kelly and his wife Barbara Kelly Wednesday 15th February 2012 The removal of late actor David Kelly took place at The Church of Miraculous Medal in Clonskeagh and was attended by family, friends, and industry colleagues
British tabloid reports suggested the 70 year old is currently undergoing chemotherapy to treat liver cancer.
Kelly has suffered from the disease in the past and underwent an operation to remove a giant tumour from his bowel in 2007.
He was reportedly given the all-clear after the procedure - but new reports suggest the disease spread to his liver last December (08).
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The 70 year old, who played Father Jack Hackett in the hit Irish TV series, underwent an operation to remove a giant tumour from his bowel in 2007.
He appeared to have beat the cancer last spring (08), but medics discovered that the disease had spread to his liver in December (08).
Kelly underwent another operation and has since been receiving chemotherapy treatment in a Dublin, Ireland hospital every two weeks for two hours.
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The Deal is a prequel to The Queen only in the sense that it involves historical details that occurred before those in The Queen. It also involves the same writer, director, and star Michael Sheen, who also plays Tony Blair in this film. The movie involves succession to the position of British Prime Minister in the late 1990s, which found young guns Tony Blair and Gordon Brown both riding high in the liberal Labour Party, rapidly becoming the most popular party in the country and one which delivered a crushing defeat to the Conservative Party in the 1997 elections.
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The 69-year-old star, who played Father Jack Hackett in the hit Irish TV series, underwent an operation to remove a giant tumour from his bowel last September (07).
Kelly admits he pushed himself too hard shortly after the operation - but refused to tell his colleagues he was feeling poorly.
He says, "Early on I did a voiceover in a recording studio with a bright demeanour and dressed up to the nines. I excused myself to go to the loo and passed out there. But nobody knew because I came round again, got myself together and went back and finished the recording."
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Pete Postlethwaite stars as Guinness-swilling Everyman Hubert, who, for no apparent reason, suddenly turns into a large white rat (he was a white man, they say, so it would be ridiculous for him to turn into a black rat!). That's not the point of the film, though -- the point is that no one seems to care very much about Hubert's predicament, staging a series of mundane problems around Hubert's dilemma. The local reporter wants to write a book about Hubert. Hubert gets tossed into a washing machine. Hubert bites his wife's finger. By the time Hubert suddenly turns back into a man again, we've utterly forgotten why we should care about him in the first place.
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Enter Vincent (Allen Leech), a charismatic and thoroughly winning gay fashion student who Shane vaguely knew back at school. The two bump into each other in town, join forces for the flat hunt, and eventually find a nice place with plenty of room for Vincent's extensive vintage wardrobe.
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