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Dermot Morgan

  • Birth 31 Mar 1952 Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
  • Death 28 Feb 1998 Hounslow, London Borough of Hounslow, Greater London, England
  • Burial Blackrock, County Dublin, Ireland
  • Memorial ID 6284860

Actor, Comedian. Although he recieved a degree in English and Philosophy from University College Dublin, Dermot Morgan started his career as an actor/comedian while at the Drama Club. After two years working as a teacher, Morgan decided to abandon the post and became a stand-up comedian. In 1979, RTE TV introduced Morgan to the Irish viewers with an appearance on "Live Mike" performing as Father Trendy, a catholic priest who was religiously hip. In 1988, he set up his own production company, Cue Productions, and began work on a radio show called "Scrap Saturday." This show lampooned Irish politicians, and allowed him to use his wonderful talent for mimicry. However, RTE decided to cancel the show at the height of its success. This came to Morgan as a explotion, and remained angry for many years. Dermot Morgan returned to stand-up comedy. In 1995, he was cast to play the leading role in a comedy series, "Father Ted," a priest who is sent to a depressing island for financing irregularities and shares the parrish's cottage with a child-like, not-so-intelligent priest, another with a drinking problem, and a complete lunatic housekeeper. "Father Ted" became the highest rating program for Channel 4. Dermot Morgan recieved several awards, including a BAFTA award for best actor in a comedy series. The series has also won many awards including comedy of the year.

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  • Originally Created by: Maureen McDermott-Marella
  • Added: 23 Mar 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6284860
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dermot Morgan (31 Mar 1952–28 Feb 1998), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6284860, citing Deansgrange Cemetery, Blackrock, County Dublin, Ireland ; Maintained by Find A Grave .