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David Kelly  (born 11 July 1929) is an Irish actor, who has been in regular film and television work since the 1950s. Kelly became a familiar face on British television during the 1970s with a long running role as the one-armed dishwasher Albert Riddle in Robin's Nest, also appearing as the inept builder Mr. O'Reilly in the second Fawlty Towers episode "The Builders". He went on to have starring roles in television shows such as Emmerdale Farm in the 1980s and Glenroe in the 1990s, as well as playing the grandfather in Mike Newell's 1992 film Into The West. And further on in the years he was a Guard in the magical film 'Stardust'. Following his notable appearance as Michael O'Sullivan in the hit 1998 film Waking Ned (which gained him a Screen Actor's Guild nomination), Kelly found further work in small but noticeable roles in such films as Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Jigsaw Man and Stardust. He has also acted extensively for radio, including a guest appearance on the BBC Radio 4 series Baldi.

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​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

David Kelly  (born 11 July 1929) is an Irish actor, who has been in regular film and television work since the 1950s. Kelly became a familiar face on British television during the 1970s with a long running role as the one-armed dishwasher Albert Riddle in Robin's Nest, also appearing as the inept builder Mr. O'Reilly in the second Fawlty Towers episode "The Builders". He went on to have starring roles in television shows such as Emmerdale Farm in the 1980s and Glenroe in the 1990s, as well as playing the grandfather in Mike Newell's 1992 film Into The West. And further on in the years he was a Guard in the magical film 'Stardust'. Following his notable appearance as Michael O'Sullivan in the hit 1998 film Waking Ned (which gained him a Screen Actor's Guild nomination), Kelly found further work in small but noticeable roles in such films as Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Jigsaw Man and Stardust. He has also acted extensively for radio, including a guest appearance on the BBC Radio 4 series Baldi.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 49

Birthday 1929-07-11

Day of Death 2012-02-12

Place of Birth Dublin, Ireland

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Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2007 Stardust as Wall Guardian
2006 The Kovak Box as Frank Kovak
2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as Grandpa Joe
2004 Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London as Trival
2004 The Calcium Kid as Paddy O'Flannagan
2003 Mystics as Dave
2002 The Last as Walter
2002 Puckoon as O'Toole
2001 Mean Machine as Doc
2001 Greenfingers as Fergus Wilks
2000 Ordinary Decent Criminal as Fr. Grogan
2000 Rough for Theatre I as A
1998 Waking Ned as Michael O'Sullivan
1995 The Run of the Country as Father Gaynor
1994 A Man of No Importance as Christy Ward
1994 Scarlett (4 episodes)
1992 Into the West as Grandfather
1992 Heartbeat (1 episode)
1991 2point4 children (2 episodes) as Paddy
1990 Yellowthread Street (1 episode)
1986 Slinger's Day (12 episodes)
1986 Pirates as Surgeon
1984 Anne Devlin as Dr Trevor
1984 The Jigsaw Man as Cameron
1983 The Comedy of Errors as Balthazar
1983 Red Monarch as Sergo
1983 The Irish R.M. (1 episode)
1982 Whoops Apocalypse (3 episodes)
1982 The Hunchback of Notre Dame as Tavernkeeper
1980 Strumpet City (7 episodes)
1978 The Light Princess as Oracle (voice)
1978 BBC Television Shakespeare (1 episode)
1978 The Legion Hall Bombing as Judge
1977 The Purple Taxi
1977 Citizen Smith (1 episode)
1977 Robin's Nest (48 episodes)
1975 Fawlty Towers (1 episode) as O'Reilly
1973 Oh, Father! (7 episodes)
1970 The McKenzie Break as Adjutant
1970 Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx as Maguire
1969 The Italian Job as Vicar
1968 The Jazz Age (1 episode)
1968 The Ronnie Barker Playhouse (1 episode)
1967 Ulysses as Garrett Deasy
1965 Play of the Month (1 episode)
1965 Public Eye (1 episode)
1964 Girl with Green Eyes as Ticket collector
1962 The Quare Fellow as Reception Clerk
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (1 episode)

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