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David Kelly is a Actor Irlandais born on 11 july 1929 at Dublin (Irlande)

David Kelly

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Birth name David Kelly
Nationality Irlande
Birth 11 july 1929 at Dublin (Irlande)
Death 12 february 2012 (at 82 years) at Dublin (Irlande)

David Kelly (11 July 1929 – 12 February 2012) was an Irish actor, who had regular roles in several film and television works from the 1950s onwards. One of the most recognisable voices and faces of Irish stage and screen, Kelly was known to Irish audiences for his role as Rashers Tierney in Strumpet City, to British audiences for his roles as Cousin Enda in Me Mammy and as the builder Mr. O'Reilly in Fawlty Towers, and to American audiences for his role as Grandpa Joe in the film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Another notable role was as Michael O'Sullivan in Waking Ned.

Biography

Jeunesse
David Kelly naît dans le quartier dublinois de Goatstown , il est le fils d'un éditeur. Durant son enfance, il est scolarisé à Synge Street , une école catholique de Dublin. Il y découvre la scène grâce à l'un de ses professeurs, membre de la troupe Rathmines and Rathgar Musical Society. Il commence à se produire au Gaiety Theatre à l'âge de 8 ans.


Au théâtre
Kelly étudie ensuite l'art dramatique à l'Abbey Theatre. Son père lui suggère d'apprendre également le dessin et la calligraphie et, à ses débuts, il partage son temps entre les planches et son emploi dans une agence de publicité. Au théâtre, il joue notamment La Dernière Bande (Krapp's Last Tape) de Samuel Beckett en 1959. Durant sa carrière théâtrale, il partage la scène avec de grands acteurs irlandais tels Milo O'Shea, Ray McAnally ou encore Mícheál MacLiammóir .

Kelly s'est produit le plus souvent au Gate Theatre. Dans les années 1990, il interprète notamment Orgon dans le Tartuffe de Molière et le personnage d'Al Lewis dans The Sunshine Boys du scénariste Neil Simon. Il joue également dans La Mouette d'Anton Tchekhov adaptée par Thomas Kilroy .


À la télévision
Durant les années 1960 et 1970, David Kelly apparaît dans des sitcoms britanniques, telles que Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width et On the Buses , dans lesquelles il tient des rôles d'irlandais eccentrique. Il figure dans 50 épisodes de Robin's Nest , une série mettant en vedette Richard O'Sullivan. En 1975, il apparaît brièvement sous les traits d'un ouvrier du bâtiment dans la série britannique L'Hôtel en folie (Fawlty Towers). Selon lui, ce personnage a fait beaucoup pour sa notoriété. En 1980, il interprète « Rashers » Tierney dans la mini-série de la RTÉ Strumpet City , diffusée par la suite dans une cinquantaine de pays. Le rôle restera l'un de ses préférés. Par la suite, Kelly joue dans les séries télévisées Glenroe, diffusée sur RTÉ One, et Ballykissangel , produite par la BBC.


Au cinéma
Kelly débute au cinéma en 1958. En 1969 il joue le rôle d'un vicaire dans L'or se barre (The Italian Job). À partir de cette date, l'acteur apparaît régulièrement à l'écran. En 1992 il incarne le grand-père Ward, un conteur nomade irlandais, dans Le Cheval venu de la mer (Into the West) de Mike Newell. Son rôle dans le film irlando-britannique Vieilles Canailles (Waking Ned Devine), sorti en 1998, lui apporte une renommée internationale. Durant les années 2000, il figure notamment dans les comédies Ordinary Decent Criminal et Jardinage à l'anglaise (Greenfingers). En 2005, il interprète Grand-Papa Joe dans le film Charlie et la Chocolaterie du réalisateur Tim Burton. Il apparaît également dans le film fantastique Stardust de Matthew Vaughn, sorti en 2007.


Vie personnelle
David Kelly est marié à l'actrice Laurie Morton, qu'il rencontre en 1956 en effectuant un remplacement au Pike Theatre de Dublin. Le couple, qui a toujours résidé dans la région de Dublin, a deux enfants. Leur fils David fait carrière dans la publicité, leur fille Miriam est actrice.

Best films

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
(Actor)
Pirates (1986)
(Actor)

Usually with

Joseph Strick
Joseph Strick
(2 films)
Robert Powell
Robert Powell
(4 films)
Anna Manahan
Anna Manahan
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of David Kelly (31 films)

Display filmography as list

Actor

Stardust
Stardust (2007)
, 2h7
Directed by Matthew Vaughn
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Witches in film, Superhero films, Steampunk films
Actors Claire Danes, Charlie Cox, Sienna Miller, Ricky Gervais, Jason Flemyng, Mark Strong
Roles Wall Guardian
Rating76% 3.8477853.8477853.8477853.8477853.847785
A village lies near a gap in a stone wall bordering the magical kingdom of Stormhold. The gap is guarded constantly but Dunstan Thorn manages to go through and meets an enslaved princess, Una. She offers him a glass snowdrop in exchange for a kiss. Nine months later, the Wall Guard delivers a baby to Dunstan, saying his name is Tristan.
The Kovak Box, 1h42
Genres Science fiction, Thriller
Themes Films about suicide
Actors Timothy Tarquin Hutton, Lucía Jiménez, Annette Badland, David Kelly, Georgia Mackenzie, Colin Stinton
Roles Frank Kovak
Rating59% 2.951182.951182.951182.951182.95118
David Norton (Hutton) is used to being in control. As a best-selling science fiction author, he decides the fate of his characters; his heroes, his villains, their lives and deaths.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, 1h55
Directed by Tim Burton
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical
Themes Cooking films, Films about children, Children's films
Actors Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly, Geoffrey Holder, Julia Winter, Helena Bonham Carter
Roles Grandpa Joe
Rating67% 3.3519853.3519853.3519853.3519853.351985
Charlie Bucket (Freddie Highmore) is a kind and loving boy living in poverty with his parents (Noah Taylor and Helena Bonham Carter) and four bedridden grandparents. They all rely on his father for income, employed at a toothpaste factory, responsible for putting the caps on the tubes. Down the street is Willy Wonka's (Johnny Depp) chocolate factory, which reopened after industrial espionage forced him into seclusion and to sack his employees. Charlie's Grandpa Joe (David Kelly) worked for Wonka before the termination.
Forbidden Secrets
Directed by Richard Roy
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Kristy Swanson, David Kelly, Charles Edwin Powell, Richard Jutras, Michel Perron
Roles Mike Stanheight
Rating52% 2.6180752.6180752.6180752.6180752.618075
En train de traverser un divorce difficile de son mari, un homme d'affaires dominateur, Alexandra s'installe dans sa maison d'enfance et est forcée de réexaminer les circonstances du meurtre de sa tante, tuée par sa mère, en état de démence, des années plus tôt. Alors qu'une séries de bizarres et inquiétants incidents poussent Alexandra à enquêter sur son passé, elle se trouve de plus en plus en danger quand le passé vient la hanter.
Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London, 1h40
Directed by Kevin Allen
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Spy films, Children's films
Actors Frankie Muniz, Anthony Anderson, Cynthia Stevenson, Daniel Roebuck, Keith David, Hannah Spearitt
Roles Trival
Rating45% 2.2572352.2572352.2572352.2572352.257235
Agent Cody Banks (Frankie Muniz) attends summer camp, actually a secret facility for training CIA teenage agents. When a group of CIA soldiers attempt to abduct head counselor Victor Diaz (Keith Allen), Cody helps him escape, mistaking the CIA operation for a training exercise. The director informs Cody that Diaz stole disks containing plans for a secret mind-control device, and sends Cody to recapture him.
The Calcium Kid, 1h29
Directed by Alex De Rakoff
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Boxing films, Le boxe anglaise
Actors Orlando Bloom, Michael Peña, Michael Lerner, Billie Piper, Mark Heap, Rafe Spall
Roles Paddy O'Flannagan
Rating56% 2.8012.8012.8012.8012.801
Jimmy Connelly (Orlando Bloom) is a milkman who is thrust into the spotlight after a brutal fighter, Pete Wright (Tamer Hassan), gets injured. Under manager Herbie Bush (Omid Djalili), Jimmy must fight the middleweight champion of the world, Jose Mendez (Michael Peña).
Laws of Attraction, 1h27
Directed by Peter Howitt
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Action, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Julianne Moore, Parker Posey, Michael Sheen, Frances Fisher, Nora Dunn, Pierce Brosnan
Roles Prêtre / Michael
Rating58% 2.949272.949272.949272.949272.94927
High-powered divorce attorneys Audrey Woods (Julianne Moore) and Daniel Rafferty (Pierce Brosnan) have seen love go wrong in many scenarios—so, how good could their own chances be? As two of the top divorce lawyers in New York, Audrey and Daniel are a study in opposites. She practises law strictly by the book; he seems to win by the seat of his pants, or by "cheap theatrics," as Audrey says in one scene.
Greenfingers, 1h31
Directed by Joel Hershman
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Environmental films, Prison films
Actors Clive Owen, Helen Mirren, Lucy Punch, David Kelly, Natasha Little, Warren Clarke
Roles Fergus Wilks
Rating68% 3.448183.448183.448183.448183.44818
When Colin Briggs is placed in an experimental program to finish off his prison sentence, all he wants is peace and quiet. After his wise, elderly roommate Fergus introduces him to gardening, Colin uncovers a talent and passion for plants. Teaming up with his fellow inmates, Colin gets the attention of celebrated gardener Georgina Woodhouse. Soon, the unexpected gardeners are preparing to compete for the Hampton Court Flower Show. When Colin meets Georgina's beautiful daughter Primrose, he discovers another reason to fight for his freedom: true love.
Mean Machine, 1h39
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Prison films, Sports films, Association football films
Actors David Kelly, Vinnie Jones, David Hemmings, Jamie Sives, Ralph Brown, Jason Flemyng
Roles Doc
Rating64% 3.248843.248843.248843.248843.24884
Danny "The Mean Machine" Meehan (Vinnie Jones), a former captain of the England national football team who was banned from football for life for fixing a match between England and Germany (the England Football Team's greatest European rivals), is sentenced to three years in Longmarsh prison for assaulting two police officers after a long drinking session and driving recklessly to a local bar.
Ordinary Decent Criminal, 1h33
Directed by Thaddeus O'Sullivan
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Kevin Spacey, Linda Fiorentino, Peter Mullan, Stephen Dillane, Helen Baxendale, David Hayman
Roles Fr. Grogan
Rating63% 3.1990153.1990153.1990153.1990153.199015
Michael Lynch is one of Dublin's most notorious criminals. He has two wives, Christine and Lisa (they are also sisters), as well as many children. When he is not spending time with his family, he is plotting heists with his gang. His actions make him an iconic figure, and he has a rapport with the general public despite being a criminal.
Waking Ned
Waking Ned (1998)
, 1h31
Directed by Kirk Jones (réalisateur britannique)
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Ian Bannen, David Kelly, Fionnula Flanagan, Susan Lynch, James Nesbitt, Fintan McKeown
Roles Michael O'Sullivan
Rating72% 3.649343.649343.649343.649343.64934
When word reaches Jackie O'Shea (Ian Bannen) and Michael O'Sullivan (David Kelly), two elderly best friends, that someone in their tiny Irish village of 52 people in Tulaigh Mhór (Tullymore) has won the Irish National Lottery's Lotto game, they, along with Jackie's wife Annie (Fionnula Flanagan), plot to discover the identity of the winner. They obtain a list of lottery customers from Mrs. Kennedy (Maura O'Malley) at the post office, and invite the potential winners to a chicken dinner, where they attempt to get the winner to reveal his or herself. After everyone has left and they are no closer to an answer, Annie realizes that one person did not come to the dinner, so Jackie pays a late-night visit to the only absentee: the reclusive Ned Devine (Jimmy Keogh). He finds Ned in his home in front of the TV, still holding the ticket in his hand, a smile on his face and dead from shock. That same night, Jackie has a dream that the deceased Ned wants to share the winnings with his friends, as he has no family to claim the ticket. Jackie wakes up after the dream, and before dawn, he and Michael return to Ned's house to gather Ned's personal information so they can claim the winnings for themselves.
The Run of the Country, 1h49
Directed by Peter Yates
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Albert Finney, Matt Keeslar, Victoria Smurfit, David Kelly
Roles Father Gaynor
Rating62% 3.1026453.1026453.1026453.1026453.102645
A Man of No Importance, 1h39
Directed by Suri Krishnamma
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Albert Finney, Brenda Fricker, Michael Gambon, David Kelly, Tara Fitzgerald, Rufus Sewell
Roles Christy Ward
Rating68% 3.444223.444223.444223.444223.44422
Alfred Byrne is a closeted homosexual bus conductor in 1963 Dublin. His sister tries to find him a suitable woman, but his real passion is putting on amateur theater productions of Oscar Wilde plays. The film deals with his struggle, temptation, and friendships, and how they are affected by his homosexuality.
Into the West, 1h37
Directed by Mike Newell
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about alcoholism, Films about animals, Films about drugs, Films about horses, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Gabriel Byrne, Ellen Barkin, Rúaidhrí Conroy, Ciarán Fitzgerald, David Kelly, Colm Meaney
Roles Grandfather
Rating69% 3.4964453.4964453.4964453.4964453.496445
Into the West is a film about two young boys, Tayto (Conroy) and Oisín (Fitzgerald), whose father "Papa" Reilly (Byrne) was "King of Irish Travellers" until his wife, Mary, died during the birth of their second son, Oisín. The boys' grandfather (David Kelly) is an old story-telling Traveller, who regales the children with Irish folk-tales and legends. When he is followed by a beautiful white horse called Tír na nÓg (meaning "Land of Eternal Youth" in Irish), from the sea to Dublin, where the boys and their father have now settled down in a grim tower block in Ballymun, the boys are overwhelmed with joy and dreams of becoming cowboys. The horse is stolen from them and they begin their adventure to get their mystical horse back. They escape the poverty of a north Dublin council estate, and ride "Into the West" where they find that Tír na nÓg is not just a horse.