Date of Birth : Jul 11th 1929

Irish actor, who has been in regular film and television work since the 1950s.

The unusual looking David Kelly became a familiar face on British television during the 1970s with a long running role as the one armed dish washer Albert Riddle in Robin’s Nest and as the inept builder Mr O’Reilly in the Fawlty Towers episode The Builders. Following his notable appearance as Michael O’Sullivan in the hit film Waking Ned, Kelly found work in small but noticeable roles in major films such 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. He also played Jacob Kewper in the Doctor Who episode The Smugglers in 1966.

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




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