An arrest warrant has been issued for the veteran actor Gerard McSorley after he failed to show up to court to face a series of charges.
The Father Ted actor was due to appear at Letterkenny District Court in Co. Donegal after being arrested on November 26th for a breach of the peace.
The 69-year-old had been taken to Letterkenny Garda station for ‘threatening, insulting or abusive behaviour.’
McSorley continued to breach the peace in the cop shop and added a charge of damaging property while in the cell at Letterkenny Garda station.
Details in the charge sheets reveal how McSorley consistently spat at the cell door.
McSorley neither appeared in court to answer the charges nor had legal representation when the case was called before Judge Paul Kelly.
The actor, who famously played the conniving Father Todd Unctious in Father Ted has also appeared in films including In The Name Of The Father, Braveheart, Veronica Guerin and Angela’s Ashes.
McSorley has previous convictions for a number of public order offences.
In 2001, at Kilmainham District Court, he was charged with impersonating a garda for which he was fined €50 and was also fined €200 for drink-driving on the same occasion.