David Kelly

David Kelly 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.

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Cast Credits

Ballykissangel (1996)
Guest starring as Plunkett O'Reilly
Heartbeat (1992)
Guest starring as Pa Deighton
2Point4 Children (1991)
Guest starring as Paddy (2 episodes)
In Sickness and in Health (1985)
Guest starring as Irishman
  • Episode 5x08: Bus (Sep 20, 1990)
Whoops Apocalypse (1982)
Starring as Abdab
Robin's Nest (1977)
Starring as Albert Riddle (45 episodes)
Fawlty Towers (1975)
Guest starring as O'Reilly