Born on July 11, 1929, David Kelly was an Irish actor. He was known for his significant roles in both the television world and the cinematic universe. He is mainly recognized for his work as a stage actor. One of his renowned works was in the movie Strumpet City where he played the role of Rashers Tierney. He became a huge star for the Irish public after this role. He was liked by the British public after portraying the role of Mr. O’Reilly in
and the role of Cousin Enda in the movie Me Mammy. For the American audience, his most significant work was in Walking Ned. where he played the role of Michael O'Sullivan. Kelly was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. He completed his schooling from Synge Street CBS Christian Brothers School. He went to Gaiety Theatre in the city of Dublin to learn and improve his acting skills. After that, he attended The Abbey School of Acting. Kelly was worried about his career, so he had a backup plan of becoming a calligrapher and a draughtsman. He first appeared on the stage in the play The Quare Fellow, which was the original production of Brendan Behan. His performance in Krapp’s Last Tape in the city of Dublin, directed by Samuel Beckett attracted the attention of every producer and director in the town. Kelly made his debut in the film industry in the year 1958 with the movie Dublin Nightmare. He entered into the British television world in the year 1960 with the show name Me Mammy, aired on BBC. He worked opposite Anna Manahan and Milo O’Shea. He played the guest star in many television series like Oh! Father, On the Buses, Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width and much more. His most memorable performances were in the 1970s in which he played the role of Albert Riddle, a one-armed dishwasher in the Man About the House. He was also seen in a comedy series named Slingers Day. He won the Helen Heyes Award in 1991 for Best Supporting Actor. He also won the Screen Actors Guild Award for the movie Walking Ned in the year 1998. He was one of the members of the voice cast of the movie The Light Princess. He appeared in the movie Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London in which he played the role of Grandpa Joe. Kelly married a British actress named Lauren Morton, who survives him along with her two children. He died at the age of 82 because of natural causes and his illness on 12th February 2012.