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David Kelly

1929 - 2012

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David Kelly (11 July 1929 – 12 February 2012) was an Irish actor who had regular roles in several film and television works from the 1950s onwards. One of the most recognisable voices and faces of Irish stage and screen, Kelly was known for his roles as Rashers Tierney in Strumpet City, Cousin Enda in Me Mammy, the builder Mr O'Reilly in Fawlty Towers, Albert Riddle in Robin's Nest, and Grandpa Joe in the film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Kelly has received more than 71,490 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). David Kelly is the 972nd most popular actor (up from 1,346th in 2019), the 56th most popular biography from Ireland (up from 77th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Irish Actor.

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  • 71k

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  • 58.30

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 25

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.91

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.80

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, David Kelly ranks 972 out of 9,996Before him are Aaron Eckhart, Isabel Sarli, Sacha Baron Cohen, Karin Dor, Samantha Fox, and Erika Mann. After him are Katrina Kaif, Michael Massee, Owen Wilson, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, George Chakiris, and Elke Sommer.

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Among people born in 1929, David Kelly ranks 108Before him are Kjell Askildsen, Věra Chytilová, Carolyn S. Shoemaker, Eva Schloss, Chespirito, and Isabel Sarli. After him are Lorenzo Buffon, Robert Faurisson, Ira Levin, Fred Phelps, Heiner Müller, and José Santamaría. Among people deceased in 2012, David Kelly ranks 72Before him are Rauf Denktaş, Helmut Haller, Renato Dulbecco, Paul L. Smith, Sergio Oliva, and Chaleo Yoovidhya. After him are Bingu wa Mutharika, Teófilo Stevenson, Scott McKenzie, Hans Werner Henze, Carl Johan Bernadotte, and Gore Vidal.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, David Kelly ranks 56 out of 501Before him are Harald Gille (1103), Ernest Walton (1903), John Toland (1670), Thomas Moore (1779), Edward England (1685), and Mary Jane Kelly (1863). After him are Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener (1850), Colin Farrell (1976), Christy Brown (1932), Malcolm II of Scotland (954), James Ussher (1581), and George Francis FitzGerald (1851).

Among ACTORS In Ireland

Among actors born in Ireland, David Kelly ranks 9Before him are Richard Harris (1930), Lola Montez (1821), Cillian Murphy (1976), Gabriel Byrne (1950), Brendan Gleeson (1955), and Maureen O'Hara (1920). After him are Colin Farrell (1976), Maureen O'Sullivan (1911), Fionnula Flanagan (1941), Brenda Fricker (1945), Aidan Gillen (1968), and Edward Mulhare (1923).

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