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.