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David Kelly

Biography

Past due Irish actor greatest remembered as Grandpa Joe in Tim Burton’s Charlie as well as the Chocolate Manufacturer. He was also known for his jobs in Stardust, In to the West, as well as the Jigsaw Man. He researched watercolor artwork after graduating from The Abbey College of Performing. He won an eternity Achievement Award through the Irish Film and Tv Honours in 2005. He wedded Laurie Morton in 1961. The few had two kids called David, Jr. and Miriam. He co-starred within the 2001 humor, Mean Machine with Vinnie Jones.

Quick Facts


Full Name David Kelly
Date Of Birth July 11, 1929
Died July 17, 2003, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Place Of Birth Ireland
Height 1.78 m
Profession Movie Actor
Education Stanford University, Carnegie Mellon University
Nationality British
Spouse Michelle Pfeiffer
Children Claudia Rose Pfeiffer, John Henry Kelley
Parents Margaret Kelly, Thomas Kelly
Awards Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Nominations Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Episodic Drama, Producers Guild of America Award - Norman Felton Producer of the Year Award in Episodic Television - Drama, TCA Career Achievement Award, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special, British Academy Television International Award
Movies Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Waking Ned, Stardust, Mean Machine, Greenfingers, Into the West, Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London, The Kovak Box, The Italian Job, Ordinary Decent Criminal, Laws of Attraction, Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx, A Purple Taxi, Red Monarch, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Girl with Green Eyes, Philadelphia, Here I Come!, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Moondance, Mystics, The Quare Fellow, The Calcium Kid, The Run of the Country, A Man of No Importance, Puckoon, Pirates, The Comedy of Errors, Straight Time, Anne Devlin, Joyriders, Ten Years in an Open Necked Shirt: John Cooper Clarke
TV Shows Ally McBeal, Boston Legal, The Practice, Goliath, Big Little Lies, Picket Fences, Chicago Hope, Harry's Law, The Crazy Ones, Boston Public, Doogie Howser, M.D., Monday Mornings, Snoops, The Wedding Bells, The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire, The Law Firm, Girls Club, Legally Mad, Mr. Mercedes, Eva, ganz mein Fall
Star Sign Cancer

  • Facts
  • Filmography
  • Awards
  • Salaries
  • Quotes
  • Trademarks
  • Pictures

#Fact
1Has a dog named Max.
2First class watercolour painter.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pirates1986Surgeon
Thou Shalt Not Kill... Except1985
The Irish R.M.1985TV SeriesSmiling Smiley
Late Starter1985TV SeriesCharlie
Anne Devlin1984Dr. Trevor
The Comedy of Errors1983TV MovieBalthazar
Glenroe1983TV SeriesSylvie Dolan
Red Monarch1983TV MovieSergo
The Jigsaw Man1983Cameron
Whoops Apocalypse1982TV SeriesAbdab Abdah
The Hunchback of Notre Dame1982TV MovieTavernkeeper
The Gentle Touch1982TV SeriesDooley
Cowboys1980-1981TV SeriesWobbly Ron
Robin's Nest1977-1981TV SeriesAlbert Riddle
Strumpet City1980TV SeriesRashers
Time of My Life1980TV SeriesTramp
The Glums1979TV SeriesTattooist
The Light Princess1978TV MovieOracle (voice)
Citizen Smith1978TV SeriesPaddy
Last of Summer1978TV SeriesCorney Kernahan
The Onedin Line1978TV SeriesO' Mally
Play for Today1974-1978TV SeriesJudge / Mark
The Spike1978TV SeriesLogue
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man1977Dean of Studies
Mr. Big1977TV SeriesInky Smith
The Purple Taxi1977Little Person
The Next Man1976Chauffeur in Ireland
Philadelphia, Here I Come1975Conan O'Byrne
People in Glass Houses1975TV MovieAlan Morrissey
Fawlty Towers1975TV SeriesO'Reilly
Doctor on the Go1975TV SeriesMr. O'Leary
Armchair Theatre1965-1974TV SeriesCloggy Moore / Joe / Totterdel / ...
Oh, Father!1973TV SeriesWalter
Emmerdale1973TV SeriesMick Cavan / Mick Kaven
Never Mind the Quality: Feel the Width1973Murphy
The Adventurer1973TV SeriesCarlson
Z Cars1972TV SeriesCedric Jackson
Tales from the Lazy Acre1972TV SeriesDead Man
BBC Play of the Month1972TV SeriesMr. Casey / Director of College
Me Mammy1971TV SeriesCousin Enda
The Glorious Uncertainty1970TV MovieSimie Sword
The McKenzie Break1970Adjutant (uncredited)
Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx1970Maguire
Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width1970TV SeriesSean O'Riordan
As Good Cooks Go1970TV Series
The Italian Job1969Vicar
The Jazz Age1968TV SeriesMcDara
For Amusement Only1968TV SeriesThe thief
The Ronnie Barker Playhouse1968TV SeriesMatthew
Half Hour Story1968TV SeriesMr. Perry
Adam Adamant Lives!1967TV SeriesFurrier
The Wednesday Play1966-1967TV SeriesMiko / Finbar
Ulysses1967Garrett Deasy
The Informer1966TV SeriesWhistler
Public Eye1966TV SeriesCon
Insurrection1966TV Mini-SeriesBritish officer at barricade
Emergency-Ward 101965TV Series
Undermind1965TV SeriesKennefick
Young Cassidy1965O'Brien
Girl with Green Eyes1964Ticket Collector (as Dave Kelly)
O'Dea's Your Man1964TV SeriesIgnatius
The Quare Fellow1962Reception Clerk
All Aboard1959TV SeriesTerry O'Brien
Saturday Playhouse1958TV SeriesJames McKenna
Dublin Nightmare19581st Customer
ITV Television Playhouse1958TV SeriesSergeant Hanna
ITV Play of the Week1958TV SeriesSean Kelly
The Loretta Young Show1958TV SeriesFenton
The Mail Van Murder1957ShortFenton
General Electric Theater1957TV Series
Mrs. Gibbons' Boys1957TV MovieColes
The Wrong Man1956Policeman (uncredited)
Fireside Theatre1951TV Series
The Good Doctor2009ShortThe Doctor
Poetic Licence2007ShortNarrator
Stardust2007Guard
The Martyr's Crown2007ShortMr. Toole
40 Myles On: A Night of Irish Comedy2007Video
Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks2006TV SeriesCaptain Cumara
Conversations with God2006Job Interviewer
The Kovak Box2006Frank Kovak
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory2005Grandpa Joe
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory2005Video GameGrandpa Joe (voice)
Dutch Bird2004ShortSeamus Kerrigan
The Calcium Kid2004Paddy O'Flannagan
Laws of Attraction2004Priest / Michael
Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London2004Trival
Mystics2003Dave
The Last2002ShortWalter
Puckoon2002O'Toole
Mean Machine2001Doc
Rough for Theatre I2000ShortA
Greenfingers2000Fergus Wilks
Ordinary Decent Criminal2000Fr. Grogan
Upwardly Mobile1996-1998TV SeriesOld McGettigan
Ballykissangel1998TV SeriesPlunkett O'Reilly
Waking Ned Devine1998Michael O'Sullivan
Heartbeat1997TV SeriesPa Deighton
The MatchMaker1997O'Connor
Kidnapped1995TV MovieAngus the gunsmith
The Run of the Country1995Father Gaynor
Scarlett1994TV Mini-SeriesHall Porter
Moondance1994Mr. Dunwoody
A Man of No Importance1994Christy Ward
The Barber Shop1993ShortSeamus
Into the West1992Grandfather
Merlin of the Crystal Cave1991TV SeriesPoet
2point4 Children1991TV SeriesPaddy
In Sickness and in Health1990TV SeriesIrishman
Yellowthread Street1990TV SeriesRummy
Joyriders1988Daniel
Slinger's Day1986-1987TV SeriesFred
Relative Strangers1987TV SeriesBert

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Edición Especial Coleccionista2012TV Series in memory of - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fawlty Exclusive: Basil's Best Bits2009TV Movie documentaryHimself / O'Reilly
Fawlty Towers: Re-Opened2009TV Movie documentaryHimself / Mr. O'Reilly
The 6th Annual Irish Film and Television Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
3rd Irish Film and Television Awards2005TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
Big Brother's Efourum2005TV SeriesHimself
HBO First Look2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Different Faces, Different Flavors2005Video documentary shortHimself
Puckoon: North & South2004Video documentary shortHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
An Island's Legacy: Preparing for TT2007DocumentaryHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005Lifetime Achievement AwardIrish Film and Television Awards
1999Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or MusicalWaking Ned (1998)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005IFTA AwardIrish Film and Television AwardsBest Supporting Actor in a Feature FilmCharlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
1999Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest Supporting ActorWaking Ned (1998)
1999ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting RoleWaking Ned (1998)
1999ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a CastWaking Ned (1998)· Ian Bannen
· Fionnula Flanagan
· Susan Lynch
· James Nesbitt


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#Quote
1I've been 52-53 years on stage, and yet Fawlty Towers (1975), those full 9 minutes, make me recognized anywhere in the world.


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