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Leonard 'Len' Brennan is a supporting character and the main antagonist in the sitcom Father Ted. He was played by Irish actor Jim Norton.

Biography

Brennan is a foul-mouthed, lecherous, hypocritical and sometimes violent narcissistic bishop, who frequently abuses his power. He despises Ted, Dougal and Jack mainly because of the problems they have caused, such as Ted stealing charity money and losing it all to gambling, Dougal causing an incident that damaged several nuns and Jack with his obvious alcoholism, violence and horrible attitude, which caused a disastrous wedding. He also refers three of them as the three stooges and the cast of police academy, but he explicitly refers Dougal as cabbage.

He is greatly feared by Ted, but not so much by dim-witted Dougal while Jack views him with contempt.

Trivia

  • He has a massive fear of rabbits which stems from him being trapped in a lift with them
  • He also has a young son with an unnamed young woman but they live in America
  • It is revealed that the reason why Jack greatly hates Brennan is because he was chosen to be a Bishop, instead of Jack. This is also one of the factor, beside his exile that causes Jack to descend into extreme alcoholism.