David Kelly

Movie Actor

Birthday July 11, 1929

Birth Sign Cancer

Birthplace Ireland

DEATH DATE Feb 12, 2012 (82)

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Late Irish actor best remembered as Grandpa Joe in Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He was also known for his roles in Stardust, Into the West, and The Jigsaw Man.  

Before Fame

He studied watercolor art after graduating from The Abbey School of Acting. 


He won a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Irish Film and Television Awards in 2005.

Family Life

He married Laurie Morton in 1961. The couple had two children named David Jr. and Miriam. 

Associated With

He co-starred in the 2001 comedy Mean Machine with Vinnie Jones