Ian Kelly is an award winning actor, historical biographer and dramatist whose works include biographies of Beau Brummell, Casanova (Sunday Times Biography of the Year) and most recently Samuel Foote Mr Foote's Other Leg, (Winner, Theatre Book of the Year 2013) and Vivienne Westwood (***** The Telegraph).
As an actor, Ian is perhaps best known from the NT/Broadway hit The Pitmen Painters. He also plays Hermione's father in the Harry Potter films.
His stage play Mr Foote's Other Leg, directed by Richard Eyre, opened in London in late 2015 to enormous acclaim and continues to play in the Royal Haymarket. His visit to Borris in June 2015 saw him talking about this production.