Actor in UK hit series ‘Father Ted’ reveals Parkinson’s diagnosis

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Author: Almaz OhenePublished: 20 October 2015

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Irish acting legend Frank Kelly who played Father Jack in hit UK TV show ‘Father Ted’ has revealed that he has Parkinson’s disease.

Speaking to The Irish Sun, Kelly, 76, said that he may have had the condition for years but his daughter was the first one to notice the symptoms.

Kelly said: “I was shaving with my left hand with my right hand down by my side, which my daughter Fiona noticed was shaking. That was a very long time ago. No one ever noticed that little shake in my hand, I just got on with it.”

He has no plans of retiring and said: “A shaky hand certainly won’t stop me. I remain open to offers for work on stage and screen. I’m quite available and my mobile is always on”.

“I’m not going to let Parkinson’s beat me. I’m just not that kind of person”.

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