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'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' Actor Dies at 82

14 February 2012 8:39 AM, PST | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

Irish stage and film actor David Kelly has died. He was 82.

Best known to American audiences for his role as Grandpa Joe in the 2005 remake of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," Kelly's credits also included "Laws of Attraction," "The Jigsaw Man" and the original "Italian Job." In 1998, he earned a Screen Actor's Guild nomination for his portrayal of Michael O'Sullivan in "Waking Ned Devine," which included a rather memorable scene where Kelly rode a motorbike naked.

He received a lifetime achievement award at the 2005 Irish Film and Television Awards.

Kelly's final film was the 2007 fantasy flick "Stardust." According to the Telegraph, he passed away in the hospital after a short illness.

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- Alex Suskind

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David Kelly Dead: 'Charlie And The Chocolate Factory' Grandpa Dies At 82

14 February 2012 8:36 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Irish stage and film actor David Kelly has died. He was 82. Best known to American audiences for his role as Grandpa Joe in the 2005 remake of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," Kelly's credits also included "Laws of Attraction," "The Jigsaw Man" and the original "Italian Job." In 1998, he earned a Screen Actor's Guild nomination for his portrayal of Michael O'Sullivan in "Waking Ned Devine," which included a rather memorable scene where Kelly rode a motorbike naked. He received a lifetime achievement award at the 2005 Irish Film and Television Awards. Kelly's final film was the 2007 fantasy flick "Stardust." According to the Telegraph, he passed away in the hospital after a short illness. [via Telegraph] »

- Alex Suskind

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David Kelly obituary

13 February 2012 4:05 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The distinctive and beguiling Irish actor David Kelly, who has died aged 82, was as familiar a face in British television sitcoms as he was on the stage in Dublin, where he was particularly associated with the Gate theatre. But he was perhaps best known in recent years for playing Grandpa Joe in Tim Burton's movie adaptation of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), an engaging performance that was honoured with a lifetime achievement award from the Irish Film and Television Academy; Johnny Depp, who played Willy Wonka, paid a touching tribute on a video link from Hollywood to Dublin.

Kelly was a tall and flamboyant figure who was often cast as a comic, eccentric Irishman, notably as Albert Riddle, an incompetent, one-armed dish-washer in the late 1970s British sitcom Robin's Nest; he »

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David Kelly obituary

13 February 2012 4:05 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Irish stage and screen actor who was a familiar face in many British TV sitcoms

The distinctive and beguiling Irish actor David Kelly, who has died aged 82, was as familiar a face in British television sitcoms as he was on the stage in Dublin, where he was particularly associated with the Gate theatre. But he was perhaps best known in recent years for playing Grandpa Joe in Tim Burton's movie adaptation of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), an engaging performance that was honoured with a lifetime achievement award from the Irish Film and Television Academy; Johnny Depp, who played Willy Wonka, paid a touching tribute on a video link from Hollywood to Dublin.

Kelly was a tall and flamboyant figure who was often cast as a comic, eccentric Irishman, notably as Albert Riddle, an incompetent, one-armed dish-washer in the late 1970s British sitcom Robin's Nest; he »

- Michael Coveney

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