Willy Wonka is the character who owns the factory in Roald Dahls 1964 novel "Charlie & the Chocolate Factory".

Willy Wonka is the character who owns the factory in Roald Dahls novel "Charlie & the Chocolate Factory". The 1964 novel has been adapted into two feature films. In 1971, Gene Wilder played the part in the musical "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory". Johnny Depp took on the role in 2005's "Charlie & the Chocolate Factory".