Irish actor David Kelly recently singled out Johnny Depp as “the actor he most enjoyed working with throughout his entire career”–and since Mr. Kelly has been performing for more than 50 years, that covers some territory. David Kelly played Charlie Bucket’s Grandpa Joe in Tim Burton’s 2005 film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. “Johnny Depp is a marvellous creative artist,” Kelly told a reporter from University College Dublin’s The Siren. “You can sit in a room watching him and even at my great age, you learn something new. I think he is superb.”
Added Kelly, “I would put Johnny in the same league as my favourite actor of all time and that was Spencer Tracy, who was the greatest actor who ever lived . . . although I’ve never seen all the actors who have ever lived, of course, but he was definitely up there.” High praise indeed!
The Zone thanks Emma for sharing the David Kelly tidbit; you can read more on the Porch forum. –Part-Time Poet