Ardal O'Hanlon

Ardal O'Hanlon

Oct. 8th, 1965
Born in
Carrickmacross, County Monaghan, Ireland

Ardal O'Hanlon's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Death In Paradise (UK) TV Show
Death In Paradise (UK)
Father Ted (UK) TV Show
Father Ted (UK)
My Hero (UK) TV Show
My Hero (UK)
Blessed (UK) TV Show
Blessed (UK)

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


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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