Pat Shortt

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Pat Shortt
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Pat Shortt
Born (1966-12-12) 12 December 1966 (age 48)
Thurles, County Tipperary, Ireland
Medium Television, film, stand-up
Nationality Irish
Notable works and roles D'Unbelievables
Father Ted
Garage
Killinascully
Website http://www.patshortt.com/

Pat Shortt (born 12 December 1966) is an Irish actor, comedian, writer and entertainer.[1][2] His role in the 2007 film Garage led to him receiving the IFTA for Best Actor.

Notable Pre-2000 Roles[edit]

Main article: D'Unbelievables

Shortt toured alongside Jon Kenny as D'Unbelievables. They were a very successful duo until 2000, releasing One Hell of a Video, D'Unbelievables, D'Video (a live random sketch show), D'Telly (featuring Shortt and Kenny playing various characters - primarily two brothers who run a shop together), D'Mother (in which Kenny's character oversaw the running of a public house alongside his "mother" - who was later revealed to be his father, in a role played by Shortt) and D'collection. One character played by Shortt was Dan Clancy, known for telling "his stories". He later appeared as one of the main characters in the spin-off Killinascully. The group were highly successful in Ireland, selling out the Vicar Street venue for 14 weeks.[2] The group stopped touring after Kenny was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma.[3][4]

Main article: Father Ted

Shortt played the role of Tom, a crazy man, in Father Ted. His character maintained a unibrow and was attired in a shirt bearing the slogan "I shot JR".

Notable Post 2000 Roles[edit]

Main article: Killinascully

In 2008, RTÉ approached Shortt to create a comedy series.[2] Using existing as well as new characters, Killinascully ran for 5 seasons, with 6 Christmas specials.

In 2009, Shortt created and starred in a comedy, Mattie, for RTÉ, based in a Garda Station. The series was retitled and reworked in 2011.[5] The cast included Sue Collins.[5]

Main article: Garage (film)

He starred in the 2007 Cannes award-winning film Garage, directed by Lenny Abrahamson.[2][6] Shortt won the Best Actor award at the 2008 IFTAs for his performance in this film. In 2008, An Post issued a postage stamp featuring Pat Shortt, as Josie, in the film Garage.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role
1993 In the name of the Father Unnamed
1996 Angela Mooney Dies Again Unnamed
2000 Wild about Harry Ronnie
2000 Saltwater Mr Fanning
2001 Mapmaker Patsy
2004 Man About Dog Fergie
2004 Rory O'Shea Was Here Nightclub Bouncer
2007 Garage Josie
2007 Strength and Honour Wheeler McCoy
2008 Spacemen Three Dr. Glen Hosey
2010 Soul Boy Brendan
2011 The Guard Colum Hennessey
2013 Breakfast Wine Unnamed
2013 Life's a Breeze Colm
2014 Calvary Brendan Lynch

Television[edit]

Year Title Role
1995-6 Father Ted Tom
2000 The Fitz Bobby
2003-8 Killinaskully Various
2009-11 Mattie Mattie Dwyer
2014 Moone Boy Island Joe

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shortt jointly wins Evening Standard gong". RTÉ Arts (RTÉ). 2 February 2009. Retrieved 19 March 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Pat Shortt". An Irishman Abroad (Podcast) (60 ed.). Soundcloud. 10 November 2014. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 
  3. ^ D'unbeaten Jon is back, Daily Mirror, September 20, 2002
  4. ^ My cancer battle by comic Jon, Daily Mirror, November 30, 2000
  5. ^ a b Drohan, Ciara (10 November 2011). "Pat Shortt's 'Sergeant Mattie' posts with EMC and Avatar". IFTN.ie. Retrieved 2 January 2015. 
  6. ^ RTE (May 28, 2007). "New Pat Shortt film wins at Cannes". RTÉ News. Retrieved 2007-09-24. 
  7. ^ Warren, Brian (Spring 2009). "That Was the Year That Was–2008 (part 1)". The Revealer (Seminole, FL: Éire Philatelic Association) 58 (4): 63. ISSN 0484-6125. 

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