Seamus Kelly

Life
1912-1979 [pseud. “K”]; b. Belfast; joined Irish Army; became Irish Times theatre critic in succession to Brinsley MacNamara, 1945; served as Irish Times ‘Quidnunc’ columnist from 1946 [var. 1948]; appeared as a ship’s mate in John Huston’s film of Moby Dick; reappointed to both Irish Times columns by Douglas Gageby, 1967. DUB

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Commentary
Brian Inglis, Downstart (Chatto & Windus 1990): ‘[...] Demobbed, Seamus had found the job with Aer Lingus. I took an immediate dislike to him when we met. He had a face like a discontented tomahawk, thin-lipped and, when he took a dislike - as he, also immediately, too to me - uncompromisingly hostile. [...] We thawed when we found we had a common enemy, bureaucracy. [...;’ &c.; p.149f.]

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