Frank Kelly (1938-2016) had a long career on stage, screen, TV and radio, as a writer, actor, singer and entertainer.
Frank Kelly had a long career on stage, screen, TV and radio, as a writer, actor, singer and entertainer.
Best known for his role as Father Jack Hackett in the series 'Father Ted', his early career saw him on screen in RTÉ children's programme 'Wanderly Wagon', and it was in the satirical show 'Hall's Pictorial Weekly' that he became a household name in Ireland. He also starred in RTÉ rural drama 'Glenroe' and ITV soap 'Emmerdale'.
Frank Kelly died on 28 February 2016.
Take a look back in photographs at some of the great moments of a long, successful career.
Frank Kelly (1964)
Frank Kelly (1967)
Pat Daly, Eamon Morrissey and Frank Kelly in 'Hall's Pictorial Weekly' (1975)
Frank Kelly in a publicity still for the RTÉ Radio programme 'Solo' (1975)
Frank Kelly on RTÉ Satirical Comedy Show 'Hall's Pictorial Weekly' (1975)
Frank Kelly as Giggles Devoy in a scene from 'Teems of Times' (1977)
Frank Kelly and singer Sandie Jones (1978)
Frank Kelly as "Dr Astro" in the children's television programme "Wanderly Wagon" (1979)
Frank Kelly as a telephonist in 'Hall's Pictorial Weekly' (1979)
A view of Frank Kelly on the RTÉ TV program 'Hall's Pictorial Weekly' (1983)
'The Frank Kelly Show' (1984)
Frank Kelly on stage at 'Self Aid' (1986)
Frank Kelly in publicity shot for the RTÉ Guide (1991)
Theresa Lowe, John Keogh, Frank Kelly on 'The Lyrics Board' (1993)
Eamon Morrissey and Frank Kelly (right), in a publicity shot for RTÉ Radio 1's Christmas pantomime, 'Cinderella' (1998)
Frank Kelly at the unveiling of the Jester's Chair in Merrion Square, Dublin, which was installed in tribute to his late colleague Dermot Morgan (2002)