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David Kelly

Highest Rated:   100% Straight Time (1978)
Lowest Rated:   0% The Calcium Kid (2004)
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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,

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Beggar's Opera
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet The Kovak Box
  • Frank Kovak
2007
83% Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Grandpa Joe
2005
17% Laws of Attraction
  • Michael
2004
13% Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London
  • Trival
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
83% Waking Ned Devine
  • Michael
1998
52% The Matchmaker
  • O'Connor
1997
43% The Run of the Country
  • Father Gaynor
1995
50% Stephen King's 'The Langoliers'
  • Little Boy
1995
No Score Yet Moondance
  • Actor
1995
85% A Man of No Importance
  • Christy Ward
1994
No Score Yet Scarlett
  • Actor
1994
80% Into the West
  • Grandpa
1993
No Score Yet El ataque de los pájaros (Beaks: The Movie)
  • Frank
1987
No Score Yet Thou Shalt Not Kill... Except
  • Actor
1987
33% 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
100% 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
84% The Italian Job
  • Vicar
1969
100% Ulysses
  • Garrett Deasy
1967
No Score Yet Girl with Green Eyes
  • Ticket Collector
1964
No Score Yet The Quare Fellow
  • Reception Clerk
1963
No Score Yet The Hand
  • Marshall
1961
91% The Wrong Man
  • Policeman
1956

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