Kelly was a star of Irish film and screen for many years. “He started acting aged 8 in the Gaiety theatre Dublin. Playing everything from Beckett to Shakespeare, he has appeared in Theatre, TV and film constantly since 1959” (imdb.com)
In 2005, the rest of the world fell in love with him in when he played the adorable Grandpa Joe in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and then again in 2007 when he played the Guard in Stardust.
I was in awe when I got to meet him on the 2008 IFTA Red Carpet, where he was being honoured with a lifetime achievement award. Not only was he a very talented actor, but he was a true gent.
Mr David Kelly thanks for the entertainment. You will be missed. RIP
Sarina 😦 x