(July 11, 1929-February 12, 2012)
Born in Dublin, Ireland
Appeared in the films 'Dublin Nightmare' (1958), 'Ulysses' (1967), 'The Italian Job' (1969), 'A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man' (1977), 'The Jigsaw Man' (1984), 'Joyriders' (1989), 'A Man of No Importance' (1994), 'Waking Ned Devine' (1998), 'Ordinary Decent Criminal' (2000), 'Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London' (2004), 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' (2005) and 'The Kovak Box' (2006)
Portrayed Albert Riddle in the British TV series 'Robin's Nest' (1977-81) and Rashers Tierney in the Irish TV miniseries 'Strumpet City' (1980)
Received a lifetime achievement award from the Irish Film and Television Academy (2005)
Why he might be annoying
He wore colorful bow ties to look like 'a Bohemian artist.'
When he was 69, he rode a motorcycle nude for 'Waking Ned Devine.'
He usually played characters older than his actual age, noting 'On my 70th birthday, some journalist wrote 'David Kelly is 70 today. But what I want to know is how come he's been 70 for the past 40 years.' '
Why he might not be annoying
He was married to Laurie Morton for 50 years until his death.
He was a distinguished stage actor, appearing in everything from Shakespeare to Samuel Beckett.
He noted about his breakthrough role, 'I was nine minutes on the screen of Fawlty Towers [as incompetent builder Mr. O'Reilly] and I was signing autographs all over the world.'
Credit: C. Fishel
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