Tom Hickey passed on May 1st. It is no exaggeration to say that he was one of Ireland’s best known, best loved, most respected and dedicated actors – both inside and outside the business. In a sixty-year career he inhabited a variety of unforgettable characters on television, on film, on radio and, of course, the theatre. Tom served his art and his audience with integrity and distinction.
A significant part of his theatre work was the result of the artistic symbiosis he enjoyed with playwright Tom McIntyre. In a tribute to Tom, RTÉ Drama On One is broadcasting Bill Whelan’s production of The Gallant John Joe by Tom McIntyre.