'Father Jack' actor Frank Kelly dies aged 77

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It took me two hours to be made up as Father Jack. I found it repulsive. If I was in costume, nobody would sit beside me. And I don't blame them. I had vaseline coming out of my ears as discharge, incontinence marks on my trousers, prosthetic teeth which I took out to eat, and one blind eye with an opaque lens.


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Very sad.

Father Jack was indeed iconic.

I doubt if the Kelly family want Frank to be remembered as a comic actor who played a vile drink sodden priest, but Father Jack was funny.

Cultural osmosis I call it. Now, whenever something goes wrong, I have been known to bellow "Arrse" very loudly, followed by the Mrs saying "Yes Father Jack."

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