David Kelly

David Kelly

Highest Rated: 100% Ulysses (1967)

Lowest Rated: 0% The Calcium Kid (2004)

Birthday: Jul 11, 1929

Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

Irish actor David Kelly was probably best known to worldwide audiences for his role as Michael O'Sullivan in the 1998 comedy hit Waking Ned (known in the U.S. as Waking Ned Devine) and for several roles in the cult John Cleese TV series Fawlty Towers. However, he also performed in other major productions, including Ordinary Decent Criminal (2000), starring Kevin Spacey; the TV miniseries Kidnapped (1995), starring Armand Assante; A Man of No Importance (1994), starring Albert Finney; and the TV miniseries Scarlett (1994), starring Timothy Dalton. Kelly was born in Dublin on July 11, 1929. After undergoing training at Dublin's Abbey Theatre, he became a stage actor. Over the years, he has performed in productions of William Shakespeare, Samuel Beckett, Brendan Behan, Arthur Miller, and William Butler Yeats. He also acted in film adaptations of the works of James Joyce and Victor Hugo. Kelly's screen career began in 1958, when he appeared in Dublin Nightmare. Five years later, he landed a role in the TV series Doctor Who. After appearing in scores of other film, TV, and stage productions in the '60s, '70s, '80s, and '90s, Kelly continued to remain active in the new century in such films as Happy As Larry (2002), Mean Machine (2001), Rough for Theatre 1 (2000), Greenfingers (2000), and the previously mentioned Kevin Spacey film. He died at age 82 in 2012,


Highest Rated Movies



76% Stardust Guard $38.3M 2007
No Score Yet The Kovak Box Frank Kovak 2007
83% Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Grandpa Joe $206.2M 2005
18% Laws of Attraction Michael $17.9M 2004
14% Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London Trival $23.3M 2004
0% The Calcium Kid Paddy O'Flanaghan 2004
No Score Yet Puckoon O'Toole 2003
No Score Yet 30 Odd Foot of Grunts - Texas Actor 2002
34% Mean Machine Doc 2002
No Score Yet Mystics Actor 2002
46% Greenfingers Fergus Wilks 2001
No Score Yet Beckett on Film Actor 2001
57% Mad About Mambo Producer 2000
14% Ordinary Decent Criminal Father Grogan 2000
No Score Yet Anne Devlin Actor 1999
84% Waking Ned Devine Michael 1998
50% The Matchmaker O'Connor 1997
50% The Run of the Country Father Gaynor 1995
52% Stephen King's 'The Langoliers' Little Boy 1995
No Score Yet Moondance Actor 1995
86% A Man of No Importance Christy Ward 1994
No Score Yet Scarlett Actor 1994
77% Into the West Grandpa 1993
No Score Yet Joyriders Daniel 1989
No Score Yet El ataque de los pájaros (Beaks: The Movie) Frank 1987
No Score Yet Thou Shalt Not Kill... Except Actor 1987
30% Pirates Surgeon 1986
No Score Yet Birds of Prey Frank 1985
No Score Yet The Jigsaw Man Cameron 1984
No Score Yet The Hunchback of Notre Dame Tavernkeeper 1982
No Score Yet Strumpet City Actor 1979
75% Straight Time Counter Man 1978
No Score Yet A Purple Taxi (Un taxi mauve) Actor 1977
No Score Yet The McKenzie Break (Escape) (Wolfpack) Adjutant 1970
No Score Yet Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx Tom Maguire 1970
83% The Italian Job Vicar 1969
100% Ulysses Garrett Deasy 1967
80% Girl with Green Eyes Ticket Collector 1964
No Score Yet The Quare Fellow Reception Clerk 1963
No Score Yet The Hand Marshall 1961
92% The Wrong Man Policeman 1956


100% Fawlty Towers


Fergus Wilks says: We've been prisoners long enough. Let's be gardeners.

Fergus Wilks says: We've been prisoners long enough. Let's be gardeners.

Fergus Wilks says: Adversity is your ally, colin. Make friends with your misfortunes. Otherwise you'll always be angry.

Grandpa Joe says: Mr. Wonka, I don't know if you remember me, but I used to work here in the factory!

Willy Wonka says: [taken aback] Were you one of those despicable spies who everyday tried to steal my life's work and sell it to those parasitic copycat candy-making cads?

Grandpa Joe says: No, sir.

Willy Wonka says: Good, then welcome back!