David Kelly

Actor
Born: 07/11/1929 in Dublin, IE

Filmography

Actor (36)

Stardust 2007 (Movie)

Guard (Actor)

The Kovak Box 2007 (Movie)

Frank Kovak (Actor)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 2005 (Movie)

Grandpa Joe (Actor)

Agent Cody Banks: Destination London 2004 (Movie)

Trival (Actor)

Laws of Attraction 2004 (Movie)

Priest/Michael (Actor)

The Calcium Kid 2004 (Movie)

Paddy O'Flanaghan (Actor)

Mean Machine 2002 (Movie)

'Doc' (Actor)

Greenfingers 2001 (Movie)

Fergus Wilks (Actor)

Ordinary Decent Criminal 2000 (Movie)

Father Grogan (Actor)

Waking Ned Devine 1998 (Movie)

Michael O'Sullivan (Actor)

The Matchmaker 1997 (Movie)

O'Connor (Actor)

The Run of the Country 1995 (Movie)

Father Gaynor (Actor)

A Man of No Importance 1994 (Movie)

Baldy (Actor)

Into the West 1993 (Movie)

Grandfather (Actor)

House of Cards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Jeeves & Wooster 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Joyriders 1989 (Movie)

Daniel Tracey (Actor)

Pirates 1986 (Movie)

Surgeon (Actor)

Anne Devlin 1984 (Movie)

Doctor Trevor (Actor)

Red Monarch 1983 (Movie)

Sergo (Actor)

Robin's Nest 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

The Jigsaw Man 1983 (Movie)

Cameron (Actor)

A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man 1976 (Movie)

Dean of Studies (Actor)

The First Christmas Snow 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Voice

Un Taxi mauve 1976 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Next Man 1975 (Movie)

Nicole's Irish Chauffeur (Actor)

Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx 1969 (Movie)

Tom Maguire (Actor)

The Italian Job 1969 (Movie)

(Actor)

Ulysses 1967 (Movie)

Garrett Deasy (Actor)

Girl With Green Eyes 1963 (Movie)

Ticket Collector (Actor)

The Wrong Man 1956 (Movie)

Policeman (Actor)

Kidnapped (TV Show)

Actor

Rough For Theatre I (TV Show)

Actor

Scarlett (TV Show)

Actor

The Heat of the Day (TV Show)

Actor

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (TV Show)

Actor

Relationships

Miriam Kelly

Daughter

David Kelly

Son

Laurie Morton Actor

Wife
Married Feb. 2, 1961 until Kelly's death on Feb. 12, 2012

EDUCATION

Abbey Theatre School

Dublin

Synge Street Catholic Boys School

Dublin

Milestones

2010

Final television-acting appearance, the Lifetime crime mystery "The Front"

2007

Made final film appearance in "Stardust" as a deceptively nimble, high-kicking wall guard

2005

Cast as Grandpa Joe in Tim Burtons' remake of Roald Dahl's classic tale "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"

2004

Acted opposite Pierce Brosnan and Julianne Moore in romantic comedy "Laws of Attraction"

2002

Co-stared with Milo O'Shea in David Blair's "Mystics"

2000

Had featured role in the British comedy "Greenfingers," directed by Joel Hershman

1998

Breakthrough screen role at age 69, as the high-strung cohort of Ian Bannen's schemer in "Waking Ned Devine"; nominated by both the Golden Satellite Awards and the Screen Actors Guild Awards for his outstanding performance

1997

Appeared in the romantic comedy "The Matchmaker," starring Janeane Garofalo

1995

Played a priest in Peter Yates' "The Run of the Country"

1994

Offered a fine support turn opposite Albert Finney in Suri Krishnamma's "A Man of No Importance"

1992

Portrayed the grandfather in Mike Newell's underrated "Into the West"

1991

Played recurring role of Paddy on the BBC comedy series "2point4 Children"

1989

Starred as a weathered hill farmer in Aislung Walsh's directorial debut "Joyriders"

1986

Co-starred with Walter Matthau in Roman Polanski's "Pirates"

1984

Had featured role in Terence Young's "The Jigsaw Man"

1983

Acted role of Balthazar in the BBC production of Shakespeare's "The Comedy of Errors"

1982

Had featured role in the London Weekend Television series sitcom "Whoops Apocalypse" (London Weekend Television)

1980

Acted in the Irish miniseries "Strumpet City" alongside Peter O'Toole and Peter Ustinov

1980

Co-starred on the British comedy series "Cowboys" (ITV)

1977

Played one-armed dishwasher Albert Riddle on "Robin's Nest" (ITV), a spin-off of British sitcom "Man About the House"

1977

Appeared as the Dean of Studies in Joseph Strick's film adaptation of James Joyce's "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man"

1975

Most memorable television work includes the cult British TV comedy "Fawlty Towers" (BBC) with John Cleese

1973

Featured on the British TV series "Oh, Father!" (BBC)

1972

Starred in the BBC series "Tales from the Lazy Acre"

1969

First U.S. film, "Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx"

1962

Appeared in the world premiere of Brendan Behan's play "The Quare Fellow"; also acted in the 1962 feature adaptation

1958

Appeared in the film "Dublin Nightmare"

1956

Made uncredited feature debut as a cop in "The Wrong Man"

Starred in Samuel Beckett's one-man piece "Krapp's Last Tape" in New York's Lincoln Center as well as in Chicago, IL and Melbourne, Australia

Began career on stage at The Gate Theatre in Dublin, Ireland

Toured Europe in George Bernard Shaw's plays "Candida" and "Mrs. Warren's Profession"

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