Irish Film and Television Academy hold interview with Irish actor David Kelly.

The Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) is to hold an intimate evening ‘In Conversation’ with veteran Irish actor David Kelly at Dublin’s Irish Film Institute on Sunday, 17 August, 2008.

Academy members and  special guests will have a rare opportunity to be part of an informative conversation with one of Ireland’s most popular and respected actors of the stage and screen.

In 2005, David Kelly was the recipient of the Irish Film & Television Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to him by co-star and friend Colm Meaney, with director Tim Burton, Irish actors Colin Farrell and Milo O’Shea and co-star Johnny Depp among those paying tribute to the 79 year old actor.

With a career that spans over six decades, David Kelly’s feature film credits include Stardust, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Waking Ned, Into the West, Mystics, Greenfingers and Puckoon; while his television appearances include unforgettable roles in Strumpet City, Fawlty Towers, Robin’s Nest and Glenroe. David’s latest work has been on Spanish thriller The Kovak Box alongside Oscar winning actor Timothy Hutton.



During his career Kelly has worked alongside a host of leading Irish and international stars including Laurence Olivier, Michael Caine, John Cleese, Anthony Hopkins, Helena Bonham Carter, Johnny Depp, Cyril Cusack, Brenda Fricker, Gabriel Byrne, Orlando Bloom, Helen Mirren and Walter Matthau.

Speaking about the tribute, IFTA CEO Aine Moriarty said: “We are delighted to host this intimate conversation with David Kelly amongst his fellow Academy members and peers. David has enjoyed a long and versatile career on stage and on screen and will no doubt entertain IFTA members with fascinating insights and tales over the many years.”

Ahead of his In Conversation With evening, David Kelly commented: “I am pleased and flattered and looking forward to meeting fellow IFTA academy members, and will try not to monotonise the conversation :)”