Pat Laffan was an Irish actor best known for his roles as Georgie Burgess in The Snapper and the milkman Pat Mustard in the Father Ted episode Speed 3. Laffan grew up on a farm in Co. Meath and began his career as an actor after graduating from Engineering in UCD. A prolific theatre actor, Laffan was a member of the Abbey Theatre Company in the 1960s and 1970s, and was the Director of the Peacock Theatre for most of the 1970s. He directed in the Gate Theatre from 1979 to 1982. Laffan had around 40 film credits to his name - including turns in Steven Spielberg's War Horse (2011), Intermission (2003), The General (1998) and Leap Year (2010) - and 30 credits on TV, Moone Boy, EastEnders and Ripper Street, to name a few. He died on March 14th, 2019 at the age of 79.