Father Jack

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I was sad to hear of Frank Kelly’s death yesterday. While a veteran actor of many stage and screen roles, to me he will always be Father Jack Hackett, the outrageous, foul-mouthed, drunken priest of the sublime Father Ted. Perfect casting. Indeed, I’d long been considering sketching the characters of the show – a shame it is that Jack comes under these circumstances.

Drink, feck, arse, girls.

Frank Kelly

1938 – 2016

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31 comments
  1. Geke Hop-Wassink said:

    Great drawing 😆

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    • Jacob said:

      Thanks, Geke – as always!

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  2. Wow…I don’t know the movie but I could probably recognize his character from your painting! Really nice (and kind of scary…LOL!)!

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    • Jacob said:

      Oh yeah, Father Jack’s not a particularly friendly chap, to put it mildly!! Thanks Teresa, glad you like this.

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    • Jacob said:

      Thanks, Cynthia – he’s certainly a vivid character!

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    • Jacob said:

      Thanks so much, Catherine!

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  3. I’ve no idea who this was, but sorry to hear of his passing. The sketch is wild and amazing…full of so much character and very well done. A fitting tribute to what sounds like a wonderful actor!

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  4. Bill Fufkin said:

    I must have missed this, regretfully I’ve not been keeping up of late. How very sad. B

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    • Jacob said:

      Sad indeed. Thanks Bill.

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    • Jacob said:

      Thanks Michael – Jack was certainly an evocative character!

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  5. Rebecca said:

    Marvellous tribute portrait, Jacob. We re-watched the first ever episode yesterday; comedy gold.

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    • Jacob said:

      Thanks, Rebecca. Comedy gold indeed – it just never seems to get old 🙂

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    • Jacob said:

      Haha, a character indeed Sharon! I did have fun with that hair.

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  6. brygydmyry said:

    I only ever saw half an episode, but I recognized him immediately from your drawing. Pretty impressive!

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  7. I am sorry to hear that too! Awesome portrait. The hilarious and sublime Father Ted, I will be hunting down the reruns to get a good laugh.

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    • Jacob said:

      Hi, Susan – and thank you! Indeed, do search for Ted; it’s always there and bound to make you laugh!

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      • Hi Jacob- I will search, and have myself a good laugh!

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