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Desmond Kelly

Actor

Since scrapping a career as a teacher in 1978, actor Desmond Kelly has appeared on screen in more than 40 roles. Often playing the straight-talking working class Kiwi bloke, Kelly has contributed memorable performances to Smash Palace (as Bruno's co-mechanic), The Scarecrow (as the hero's Dad), Springbok Tour telefeature Rage (as rugby union boss Ces Blazey) and as the swagman co-star in TV series Jocko.

Actually the thing I hate the most is being cold. My whole body seizes up in the cold and trying to act while half frozen is tough because nobody watching a screen feels the temperature - but they will see if your performance is inadequate. Desmond Kelly

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Rage

2011, As: Cez Blazey - Television

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The Killian Curse - First Episode

2006, As: School janitor - Television

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The Day Morris Left

1999, As: Lawrence - Short Film

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Duggan: Death in Paradise

1997, As: Doctor Patrick Greer - Television

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Song of the Siren

1997, As: Dad - Short Film

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The Frighteners

1996, As: Harry Sinclair - Film

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Cover Story - First Episode

1995, As: Dr Treloar - Television

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Mirror Mirror - First Episode

1995, As: Dr. Wileby - Television

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Fallout

1994, As: H Monroe Brown - Television

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Fallout - Part Two

1994, As: H Monroe Brown - Television

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Fallout - Part One

1994, As: H Monroe Brown - Television

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The Last Tattoo

1994, As: Monty McGurr - Film

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Typhon's People

1993, As: Dr. Kennedy - Television

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Absent Without Leave

1992, As: Daisy's Father - Film

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The New Adventures of Black Beauty

1990 - 1991, Actor - Television

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Frontline

1989, As: Walter Nash - Television

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Illustrious Energy

1988, As: Harry, As: Surveyor - Film

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The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey

1988, As: Smithy - Film

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The Marching Girls - Mahara's Story

1987, As: Les Stone - Television

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Dangerous Orphans

1986, As: O'Malley Senior - Film

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Country GP

1984 - 1985, As: Malcolm Barr - Television

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Inside Straight

1984, As: Digger Haynes - Television

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Pioneer Women - Hera Ngoungou

1983, As: Sheehan - Television

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Bad Blood

1982, As: Mr Elder - Film

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Jocko - Man with a Gun

1981, As: China - Television

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Loose Enz - Free Enterprise

1981, As: Mattie - Television

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Goodbye Pork Pie

1981, Actor - Film

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Jocko

1981 - 1983, Actor - Television

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Smash Palace

1981, As: Tiny - Film

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The Scarecrow

1981, As: Pa - Film

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The Deep End

1980, Narrator - Television

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Sons for the Return Home

1979, Actor - Film

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Kaleidoscope

1983, Presenter, Writer - Television