|Name Eamon Kelly||Role Actor|
|Died October 24, 2001, Dublin, Republic of Ireland|
Parents Johanna Cashman, Ned Kelly
Nominations Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play
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Books Ireland's master storyteller, In My Father's Time, According to Custom, The holy well, The apprentice
Movies Excalibur, Philadelphia - Here I Come!, The White Pony, The Woman Who Marr
Eamon Kelly (1914 – 24 October 2001) was an Irish actor, dramatist and playwright
Kelly was born in Gneeveguilla, Sliabh Luachra, County Kerry, Ireland. The son of Ned Kelly and Johanna Cashman, Kelly left school at age 14 to become an apprentice carpenter to his father, a wheelwright. He first became interested in acting after viewing a production of Juno and the Paycock.
Kelly was an actor and storyteller who became a member of the RTE actors group, the Radio Eireann Players, in 1952. He is best known for his performances of storytelling on stage, radio, and television. He was discovered as a story-teller by Micheal O hAodha, then Director of Drama and Variety, following an informal performance at a Radio Eireann Players' party.
As an actor, he worked extensively with both the Gate Theatre and Abbey Theatre in Dublin. He was nominated for a 1966 Tony Award in the category Actor, Supporting, or Featured (Dramatic) for his role in Brian Friel's Philadelphia, Here I Come. He appeared on film in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1977).
He recorded Legends of Ireland with Rosaleen Linehan in 1985.