Oct. 8th, 1965
Carrickmacross, County Monaghan, Ireland
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Ardal O'Hanlon is an actor and writer, known for My Hero, Father Ted, Hooves of Fire and Death In Paradise.
- He was a co-founder of the famous comedy cellar club in Dublin Ireland in 1988.
- Educated in Black Rock College; Dublin University where he studied communications
- He inspired fellow Irish Comic 'Dylan Moran (I)' (qv) to start in stand up comedy when he saw him at the Comedy Cellar in Dublin.
- Met his wife when they were teenagers.
- He is the third child of six. He has 3 brothers and 2 sisters.
- Proposed to wife Melanie, his childhood sweetheart, just before Ireland played in a World Cup match.
- Daughters: Emily and Rebecca. Son: Redmond.
- Spent six months in a seminary studying the young priests in action as research for the _"Father Ted" (1995)_ (qv) role Father Dougal McGuire. Said, "About 90% of the priests in the seminary were a bit like Dougal."
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