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David Kelly (11 July 1929 – 12 or 13 February 2012; sources vary) was an Irish actor, who had regular roles in several film and television works from the 1950s onwards. One of the most recognisable voices and faces of Irish stage and screen, Kelly was known to Irish audiences for his role as Rashers Tierney in Strumpet City, to British audiences for his roles as Cousin Enda in Me Mammy and as the builder Mr. O'Reilly in Fawlty Towers, and to American audiences for his role as Grandpa Joe in the film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Another notable role was as Michael O'Sullivan in Waking Ned.

Age: 82 (age at death)
Nationality: Irish
Claim to Fame: Robin`s Nest, Fwalty Towers, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


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2009 The Good Doctor The Doctor
2007 Stardust Guard
2007 The Martyr's Crown Mr. Toole
2007 Poetic Licence Narrator
2006 Conversations with God Job Interviewer
2006 The Kovak Box Frank Kovak
2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Grandpa Joe
2004 Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London Trival
2004 Laws of Attraction Priest, Michael
2004 The Calcium Kid Paddy O'Flannagan
2004 Dutch Bird Seamus Kerrigan



He`s too pretty for the part.


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Nominated for 6 Awards | Won 1

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