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|Also Known As:||Died:||February 12, 2012|
|Born:||July 11, 1929||Cause of Death:||Undetermined|
|Birth Place:||Dublin, IE||Profession:||actor|
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Kovak Box, The (2007)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) Grandpa Joe
Laws of Attraction (2004)
Agent Cody Banks: Destination London (2004) Trival
Mean Machine (2002) 'Doc'
Ordinary Decent Criminal (2000) Father Grogan
Greenfingers (2000) Fergus Wilks
Waking Ned Devine (1998) Michael O'Sullivan
Matchmaker, The (1997) O'Connor
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Began career on stage at The Gate Theatre in Dublin, Ireland
Made uncredited feature debut as a cop in "The Wrong Man"
Appeared in the film "Dublin Nightmare"
Appeared in the world premiere of Brendan Behan's play "The Quare Fellow"; also acted in the 1962 feature adaptation
Toured Europe in George Bernard Shaw's plays "Candida" and "Mrs. Warren's Profession"
Starred in Samuel Beckett's one-man piece "Krapp's Last Tape" in New York's Lincoln Center as well as in Chicago, IL and Melbourne, Australia
First U.S. film, "Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx"
Starred in the BBC series "Tales from the Lazy Acre"
Featured on the British TV series "Oh, Father!" (BBC)
Most memorable television work includes the cult British TV comedy "Fawlty Towers" (BBC) with John Cleese
Appeared as the Dean of Studies in Joseph Strick's film adaptation of James Joyce's "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man"
Played one-armed dishwasher Albert Riddle on "Robin's Nest" (ITV), a spin-off of British sitcom "Man About the House"
Acted in the Irish miniseries "Strumpet City" alongside Peter O'Toole and Peter Ustinov
Co-starred on the British comedy series "Cowboys" (ITV)
Had featured role in the London Weekend Television series sitcom "Whoops Apocalypse" (London Weekend Television)
Acted role of Balthazar in the BBC production of Shakespeare's "The Comedy of Errors"
Had featured role in Terence Young's "The Jigsaw Man"
Co-starred with Walter Matthau in Roman Polanski's "Pirates"
Starred as a weathered hill farmer in Aislung Walsh's directorial debut "Joyriders"
Played recurring role of Paddy on the BBC comedy series "2point4 Children"
Portrayed the grandfather in Mike Newell's underrated "Into the West"
Offered a fine support turn opposite Albert Finney in Suri Krishnamma's "A Man of No Importance"
Played a priest in Peter Yates' "The Run of the Country"
Appeared in the romantic comedy "The Matchmaker," starring Janeane Garofalo
Breakthrough screen role at age 69, as the high-strung cohort of Ian Bannen's schemer in "Waking Ned Devine"; nominated by both the Golden Satellite Awards and the Screen Actors Guild Awards for his outstanding performance
Had featured role in the British comedy "Greenfingers," directed by Joel Hershman
Co-stared with Milo O'Shea in David Blair's "Mystics"
Acted opposite Pierce Brosnan and Julianne Moore in romantic comedy "Laws of Attraction"
Cast as Grandpa Joe in Tim Burtons' remake of Roald Dahl's classic tale "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"
Made final film appearance in "Stardust" as a deceptively nimble, high-kicking wall guard
Final television-acting appearance, the Lifetime crime mystery "The Front"
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