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Vale – David Kelly

David Kelly - 1929-2012

Irish actor David Kelly, best known to international audiences for his roles in Waking Ned and Tim Burton’s Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, has passed away. Mr Kelly appeared in a number of films during his career, including Ballykissangel, the original Italian Job, Pirates, Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London, and Matthew Vaughn’s Stardust. For his performance in Waking Ned, Kelly recieved a Screen Actors Guild Award. He appeared in an episode of Fawlty Towers, and played a one-armed man in Robin’s Nest, as well as appearences in series such as Glenroe and Emmerdale Farm. Anybody who hasn’t seen Waking Ned needs to watch it for two reasons: 1, it’s a fantastic film, and 2, Kelly is great in it.

Mr Kelly was 82.

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  1. Scott Lawlor February 15, 2012

    Oh no. I love this guy.

    I am a bit sad now to hear this news….

    • Rodney February 15, 2012

      My favourite role of his was Waking Ned – such a great feel-good film if there ever was one. If you haven't seen it, you should my friend!!

  2. ruth February 16, 2012

    He's lived quite a long life… RIP Mr. Kelly.

  3. Dan February 18, 2012

    I wondered where I recognised him from but then I realised it was Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

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