Irish acting veteran who is best known for his role as Father Jack Hackett on the Channel 4 series Father Ted.
He had his first acting job as an extra in The Italian Job (1969).
He had film roles in Evelyn (2002) and My Name Is Yu Ming (2003).
He raised seven children with his wife, Bairbre Neldon.
He had a supporting role opposite Timothy Hutton in the dramatic comedy Turning Green (2005).