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David Kelly


Born - 11 July 1929, Dublin, Ireland
Died - 12 February 2012

Skeletal Irish actor with thinning hair and whimsical features that could break into beaming smiles, often seen as wily rascals. A child player in his native country, he performed in many of the most famous Irish plays, toured the world, and even popped up in the cult comedy series Fawlty Towers. Although his familiar character wasn't established until he reached early old age, he had begun making films in his late twenties: The Mail Van Murder (1957), The Rising of the Moon (1957), Dublin Nightmare (1958), The Quare Fellow (1962), Girl with Green Eyes (1964), Young Cassidy (1964), Ulysses (1967), The Italian Job (1969), Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width (1973), The Next Man (1976), Purple Taxi (1977), Anne Devlin (1984), Pirates (1986), Joyriders (1989), Into the West (1992), A Man of No Importance (1994), The MatchMaker (1997), Waking Ned (1998), Greenfingers (2000), Mean Machine (2001), The Calcium Kid (2004), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005, as Charlie Bucket's grandad), Stardust (2007) and a 15-minute short, The Good Doctor (2009), his last.