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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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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Kovak Box, The (2007)
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 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) Grandpa Joe
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 Mean Machine (2002) 'Doc'
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 Greenfingers (2000) Fergus Wilks
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 Ordinary Decent Criminal (2000) Father Grogan
8.
 Waking Ned Devine (1998) Michael O'Sullivan
9.
 Matchmaker, The (1997) O'Connor
10.
 Run Of The Country, The (1995) Father Gaynor
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Began career on stage at The Gate Theatre in Dublin, Ireland
1956:
Made uncredited feature debut as a cop in "The Wrong Man"
1958:
Appeared in the film "Dublin Nightmare"
1962:
Appeared in the world premiere of Brendan Behan's play "The Quare Fellow"; also acted in the 1962 feature adaptation
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Toured Europe in George Bernard Shaw's plays "Candida" and "Mrs. Warren's Profession"
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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
1970:
First U.S. film, "Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx"
1972:
Starred in the BBC series "Tales from the Lazy Acre"
1973:
Featured on the British TV series "Oh, Father!" (BBC)
1975:
Most memorable television work includes the cult British TV comedy "Fawlty Towers" (BBC) with John Cleese
1977:
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"
1977:
Played one-armed dishwasher Albert Riddle on "Robin's Nest" (ITV), a spin-off of British sitcom "Man About the House"
1980:
Acted in the Irish miniseries "Strumpet City" alongside Peter O'Toole and Peter Ustinov
1980:
Co-starred on the British comedy series "Cowboys" (ITV)
1982:
Had featured role in the London Weekend Television series sitcom "Whoops Apocalypse" (London Weekend Television)
1983:
Acted role of Balthazar in the BBC production of Shakespeare's "The Comedy of Errors"
1984:
Had featured role in Terence Young's "The Jigsaw Man"
1986:
Co-starred with Walter Matthau in Roman Polanski's "Pirates"
1989:
Starred as a weathered hill farmer in Aislung Walsh's directorial debut "Joyriders"
1991:
Played recurring role of Paddy on the BBC comedy series "2point4 Children"
1992:
Portrayed the grandfather in Mike Newell's underrated "Into the West"
1994:
Offered a fine support turn opposite Albert Finney in Suri Krishnamma's "A Man of No Importance"
1995:
Played a priest in Peter Yates' "The Run of the Country"
1997:
Appeared in the romantic comedy "The Matchmaker," starring Janeane Garofalo
1998:
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
2000:
Had featured role in the British comedy "Greenfingers," directed by Joel Hershman
2002:
Co-stared with Milo O'Shea in David Blair's "Mystics"
2004:
Acted opposite Pierce Brosnan and Julianne Moore in romantic comedy "Laws of Attraction"
2005:
Cast as Grandpa Joe in Tim Burtons' remake of Roald Dahl's classic tale "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"
2007:
Made final film appearance in "Stardust" as a deceptively nimble, high-kicking wall guard
2010:
Final television-acting appearance, the Lifetime crime mystery "The Front"
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Education

Synge Street Catholic Boys School: -
Abbey Theatre School: -

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