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Irish actor Kelly dies

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Feb 13, 2012 | 4:00am EST

The Irish actor passed away in hospital on Sunday (12Feb12) after a short illness.

Kelly's career spanned five decades on stage and screen - he racked up credits in films including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Stardust and The Italian Job, and was nominated for a Screen Actor's Guild award for his performance in Waking Ned.

He also made TV appearances with roles in Fawlty Towers and Robin's Nest, and played in Beckett and Shakespeare productions onstage.

Kelly also received a lifetime achievement honour at the Irish Film and Television Awards.

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