|Birth name||Patrick Shortt|
12 December 1967 |
Thurles, County Tipperary, Ireland
|Medium||Television, film, stand-up|
|Notable works and roles||D'Unbelievables
Notable Pre-2000 Roles
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 5 different characters in the spin-off Killinascully. The group were highly successful in Ireland, selling out the Vicar Street venue for 14 weeks. The group stopped touring after Kenny was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Notable Post 2000 Roles
He starred in the 2007 Cannes award-winning 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.
In 2014 Shortt appeared in Episode 3, Season 2 of the hit Sky 1 show Moone Boy. The episode featured Shortt as a lonely island caretaker, self-styled as Island Joe. In the episode the main character Martin Moone and his friend Padraig sail down the River Boyle on a raft that they imagine is a ghost raft. They inadvertently end up in the middle of Lough Key forest park and disembark upon an island with an abandoned castle right in the middle of it. There, Shortt's character Island Joe before ends the boys and later helps them to return to the mainland.
|1993||In the Name of the Father||Unnamed|
|1996||Angela Mooney Dies Again||Unnamed|
|2000||Wild about Harry||Ronnie|
|2004||Man About Dog||Fergie|
|2004||Rory O'Shea Was Here||Nightclub Bouncer|
|2007||Strength and Honour||Wheeler McCoy|
|2008||Spacemen Three||Dr. Glen Hosey|
|2011||The Guard||Colum Hennessey|
|2013||Life's a Breeze||Colm|
2016 The Flag
|2014||Moone Boy||Island Joe|
- "Shortt jointly wins Evening Standard gong". RTÉ Arts. RTÉ. 2 February 2009. Retrieved 19 March 2009.
- Jarlath Regan (10 November 2014). "Pat Shortt". An Irishman Abroad (Podcast) (60 ed.). SoundCloud. Retrieved 2 December 2014.
- D'unbeaten Jon is back, Daily Mirror, September 20, 2002
- My cancer battle by comic Jon, Daily Mirror, November 30, 2000
- Drohan, Ciara (10 November 2011). "Pat Shortt's 'Sergeant Mattie' posts with EMC and Avatar". IFTN.ie. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
- RTÉ (May 28, 2007). "New Pat Shortt film wins at Cannes". RTÉ News. Retrieved 2007-09-24.
- 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.