Saturday 23 March 2019

Tributes paid to 'The Snapper' and 'Father Ted' actor Pat Laffan

Pat Laffan Credit: Liam McBurney/PA Wire
Pat Laffan Credit: Liam McBurney/PA Wire
Laura Lynott

Laura Lynott

Tributes have been paid to 'Father Ted' actor Pat Laffan following his death.

The Co Meath man (79) was best known for his memorable roles as Pat Mustard in the Channel 4 comedy as and Georgie Burgess in Roddy Doyle's film 'The Snapper'.

Mr Laffan also boasted a prolific career in theatre and had 40 film credits under his belt.

His death was announced by his agency, Lisa Richards, yesterday.

A statement read: "While Pat is perhaps still best remembered by Irish screen audiences for his portrayal of Mr Burgess in Roddy Doyle's film 'The Snapper' and as Pat Mustard, the notorious milkman in 'Father Ted', he had almost 40 film credits and 30 television credits to his name.

"All here will remember him first and foremost as our friend and mentor and we will miss him terribly."

Mr Laffan was a member of the Abbey Theatre Company in the 1960s and 1970s and also directed at the Gate Theatre in Dublin.

'Father Ted' creator Graham Linehan tweeted: "Just heard the sad news that Pat Laffan, who played Pat Mustard in 'Father Ted', has died.

"Rest in peace, Pat, a pleasure to work with you."

Irish Independent

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