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Eamon Kelly (actor)

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Name  Eamon Kelly
Role  Actor
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Died  October 24, 2001, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Parents  Johanna Cashman, Ned Kelly
Nominations  Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play
People also search for  Thaddeus O'Sullivan, John Boorman, Brian Kelly, John Quested
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

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Childhood

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.

Career

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.

References

Eamon Kelly (actor) Wikipedia


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