A Plaque For Father Jack

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A Plaque For Father Jack

We were much saddened to hear of the death of Frank Kelly, most famous for playing Father Jack in 90s comedy Father Ted.

And we expect he'd have been tickled to learn that his most memorable character is seemingly memorialised on the side of St James Hall, Prebend Street, Islington.

Unlike the foul-mouthed Irish priest from the TV, however, this real-life Father Jack was a much-loved figure with many strings to his bow. According to a relative, Jack Holden was an aeronautical engineer, a missionary to Guyana, a champion of indigenous peoples in that region, an MBE, a movie star and a brother of Charterhouse. A life well-lived, we'd say.

Last Updated 21 September 2016