Featured on the British TV series "Oh, Father!" (BBC)
Acted role of Balthazar in the BBC production of Shakespeare's "The Comedy of Errors"
Co-starred with Walter Matthau in Roman Polanski's "Pirates"
Offered a fine support turn opposite Albert Finney in Suri Krishnamma's "A Man of No Importance"
Played one-armed dishwasher Albert Riddle on "Robin's Nest" (ITV), a spin-off of British sitcom "Man About the House"
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
Appeared in the film "Dublin Nightmare"
Appeared in the world premiere of Brendan Behan's play "The Quare Fellow"; also acted in the 1962 feature adaptation
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
Cast as Grandpa Joe in Tim Burtons' remake of Roald Dahl's classic tale "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"
Co-starred on the British comedy series "Cowboys" (ITV)
First U.S. film, "Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx"
Most memorable television work includes the cult British TV comedy "Fawlty Towers" (BBC) with John Cleese
Played a priest in Peter Yates' "The Run of the Country"
Portrayed the grandfather in Mike Newell's underrated "Into the West"
Toured Europe in George Bernard Shaw's plays "Candida" and "Mrs. Warren's Profession"
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"
Began career on stage at The Gate Theatre in Dublin, Ireland
Co-stared with Milo O'Shea in David Blair's "Mystics"
Had featured role in Terence Young's "The Jigsaw Man"
Had featured role in the London Weekend Television series sitcom "Whoops Apocalypse" (London Weekend Television)
Played recurring role of Paddy on the BBC comedy series "2point4 Children"
Starred as a weathered hill farmer in Aislung Walsh's directorial debut "Joyriders"
Starred in the BBC series "Tales from the Lazy Acre"
Acted in the Irish miniseries "Strumpet City" alongside Peter O'Toole and Peter Ustinov
Acted opposite Pierce Brosnan and Julianne Moore in romantic comedy "Laws of Attraction"
Made final film appearance in "Stardust" as a deceptively nimble, high-kicking wall guard
Final television-acting appearance, the Lifetime crime mystery "The Front"