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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
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  • Salaries
  • Quotes
  • Trademarks
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#Fact
1 Has a dog named Max.
2 First class watercolour painter.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pirates 1986 Surgeon
Thou Shalt Not Kill... Except 1985
The Irish R.M. 1985 TV Series Smiling Smiley
Late Starter 1985 TV Series Charlie
Anne Devlin 1984 Dr. Trevor
The Comedy of Errors 1983 TV Movie Balthazar
Glenroe 1983 TV Series Sylvie Dolan
Red Monarch 1983 TV Movie Sergo
The Jigsaw Man 1983 Cameron
Whoops Apocalypse 1982 TV Series Abdab Abdah
The Hunchback of Notre Dame 1982 TV Movie Tavernkeeper
The Gentle Touch 1982 TV Series Dooley
Cowboys 1980-1981 TV Series Wobbly Ron
Robin's Nest 1977-1981 TV Series Albert Riddle
Strumpet City 1980 TV Series Rashers
Time of My Life 1980 TV Series Tramp
The Glums 1979 TV Series Tattooist
The Light Princess 1978 TV Movie Oracle (voice)
Citizen Smith 1978 TV Series Paddy
Last of Summer 1978 TV Series Corney Kernahan
The Onedin Line 1978 TV Series O' Mally
Play for Today 1974-1978 TV Series Judge / Mark
The Spike 1978 TV Series Logue
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man 1977 Dean of Studies
Mr. Big 1977 TV Series Inky Smith
The Purple Taxi 1977 Little Person
The Next Man 1976 Chauffeur in Ireland
Philadelphia, Here I Come 1975 Conan O'Byrne
People in Glass Houses 1975 TV Movie Alan Morrissey
Fawlty Towers 1975 TV Series O'Reilly
Doctor on the Go 1975 TV Series Mr. O'Leary
Armchair Theatre 1965-1974 TV Series Cloggy Moore / Joe / Totterdel / ...
Oh, Father! 1973 TV Series Walter
Emmerdale 1973 TV Series Mick Cavan / Mick Kaven
Never Mind the Quality: Feel the Width 1973 Murphy
The Adventurer 1973 TV Series Carlson
Z Cars 1972 TV Series Cedric Jackson
Tales from the Lazy Acre 1972 TV Series Dead Man
BBC Play of the Month 1972 TV Series Mr. Casey / Director of College
Me Mammy 1971 TV Series Cousin Enda
The Glorious Uncertainty 1970 TV Movie Simie Sword
The McKenzie Break 1970 Adjutant (uncredited)
Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx 1970 Maguire
Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width 1970 TV Series Sean O'Riordan
As Good Cooks Go 1970 TV Series
The Italian Job 1969 Vicar
The Jazz Age 1968 TV Series McDara
For Amusement Only 1968 TV Series The thief
The Ronnie Barker Playhouse 1968 TV Series Matthew
Half Hour Story 1968 TV Series Mr. Perry
Adam Adamant Lives! 1967 TV Series Furrier
The Wednesday Play 1966-1967 TV Series Miko / Finbar
Ulysses 1967 Garrett Deasy
The Informer 1966 TV Series Whistler
Public Eye 1966 TV Series Con
Insurrection 1966 TV Mini-Series British officer at barricade
Emergency-Ward 10 1965 TV Series
Undermind 1965 TV Series Kennefick
Young Cassidy 1965 O'Brien
Girl with Green Eyes 1964 Ticket Collector (as Dave Kelly)
O'Dea's Your Man 1964 TV Series Ignatius
The Quare Fellow 1962 Reception Clerk
All Aboard 1959 TV Series Terry O'Brien
Saturday Playhouse 1958 TV Series James McKenna
Dublin Nightmare 1958 1st Customer
ITV Television Playhouse 1958 TV Series Sergeant Hanna
ITV Play of the Week 1958 TV Series Sean Kelly
The Loretta Young Show 1958 TV Series Fenton
The Mail Van Murder 1957 Short Fenton
General Electric Theater 1957 TV Series
Mrs. Gibbons' Boys 1957 TV Movie Coles
The Wrong Man 1956 Policeman (uncredited)
Fireside Theatre 1951 TV Series
The Good Doctor 2009 Short The Doctor
Poetic Licence 2007 Short Narrator
Stardust 2007 Guard
The Martyr's Crown 2007 Short Mr. Toole
40 Myles On: A Night of Irish Comedy 2007 Video
Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks 2006 TV Series Captain Cumara
Conversations with God 2006 Job Interviewer
The Kovak Box 2006 Frank Kovak
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 2005 Grandpa Joe
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 2005 Video Game Grandpa Joe (voice)
Dutch Bird 2004 Short Seamus Kerrigan
The Calcium Kid 2004 Paddy O'Flannagan
Laws of Attraction 2004 Priest / Michael
Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London 2004 Trival
Mystics 2003 Dave
The Last 2002 Short Walter
Puckoon 2002 O'Toole
Mean Machine 2001 Doc
Rough for Theatre I 2000 Short A
Greenfingers 2000 Fergus Wilks
Ordinary Decent Criminal 2000 Fr. Grogan
Upwardly Mobile 1996-1998 TV Series Old McGettigan
Ballykissangel 1998 TV Series Plunkett O'Reilly
Waking Ned Devine 1998 Michael O'Sullivan
Heartbeat 1997 TV Series Pa Deighton
The MatchMaker 1997 O'Connor
Kidnapped 1995 TV Movie Angus the gunsmith
The Run of the Country 1995 Father Gaynor
Scarlett 1994 TV Mini-Series Hall Porter
Moondance 1994 Mr. Dunwoody
A Man of No Importance 1994 Christy Ward
The Barber Shop 1993 Short Seamus
Into the West 1992 Grandfather
Merlin of the Crystal Cave 1991 TV Series Poet
2point4 Children 1991 TV Series Paddy
In Sickness and in Health 1990 TV Series Irishman
Yellowthread Street 1990 TV Series Rummy
Joyriders 1988 Daniel
Slinger's Day 1986-1987 TV Series Fred
Relative Strangers 1987 TV Series Bert

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2012 TV Series in memory of - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fawlty Exclusive: Basil's Best Bits 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself / O'Reilly
Fawlty Towers: Re-Opened 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself / Mr. O'Reilly
The 6th Annual Irish Film and Television Awards 2009 TV Special Himself
3rd Irish Film and Television Awards 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself - Presenter
Big Brother's Efourum 2005 TV Series Himself
HBO First Look 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Different Faces, Different Flavors 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Puckoon: North & South 2004 Video documentary short Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
An Island's Legacy: Preparing for TT 2007 Documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005 Lifetime Achievement Award Irish Film and Television Awards
1999 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical Waking Ned (1998)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005 IFTA Award Irish Film and Television Awards Best Supporting Actor in a Feature Film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
1999 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Supporting Actor Waking Ned (1998)
1999 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role Waking Ned (1998)
1999 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast Waking Ned (1998) · Ian Bannen
· Fionnula Flanagan
· Susan Lynch
· James Nesbitt


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#Quote
1 I'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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