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David Kelly
Born 11 July 1929 (1929-07-11) (age 80)
Dublin, Ireland
Occupation Actor
Years active 1951 – present
Spouse(s) Laurie Morton (1961-present)

David Kelly (born 11 July 1929) is an Irish actor, who has been in regular film and television work since the 1950s.

Kelly became a familiar face on British television during the 1970s with a long running role as the one-armed dishwasher Albert Riddle in Robin's Nest and as the inept builder Mr O'Reilly in the Fawlty Towers episode "The Builders". He also has starred in films such as Into The West as Grandpa, Greenfingers as Fergus alongside Clive Owen. He has also starred in many tv shows including Emmerdale Farm in the 1980s, Glenroe in the 1990s as Sylvie Dolan. Strumpet City in the 1980s as Rashers. Following his notable appearance as Michael O'Sullivan in the hit film Waking Ned which gained him a Screen Actor's Guild nomination, Kelly found work in small but noticeable roles in such films as Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Jigsaw Man, and Stardust.

He has also acted extensively for radio, including a guest appearance on the BBC Radio 4 series Baldi.

Personal life

Kelly is married to actress Laurie Morton with whom he lives in Goatstown, Dublin 14.

Selected filmography

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