12 December 1966 |
Thurles, County Tipperary, Ireland
|Medium||Television, film, stand-up|
|Notable works and roles||D'Unbelievables
Shortt starred alongside Jon Kenny in three series of D'Unbelievables: the first, entitled "D'Video", was a live random sketch show; the second, entitled "D'Telly", featured Shortt and Kenny playing various characters (albeit primarily two brothers who run a shop together); the final series, entitled "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). 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.
He starred in the 2007 film Garage, directed by Lenny Abrahamson. 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.
- Official website
- Pat Shortt at the Internet Movie Database
- Pat Shortt in 'Musicians, Singers, Comedians, etc.' file at Limerick City Library, Ireland