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Keith Allen

Mostly Credited As: Keith Allen
Birth Name: Keith Philip George Allen
Date Of Birth: June 02, 1953 (Age 61)
Country Of Birth: United Kingdom
Birth Place: Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Height: 5' 6" (1.67 m)

Keith Allen


Besides his long resume listing many critically acclaimed appearances on stage and the small screen - Welsh comedian/actor/singer/writer Keith Allen is probably best known to younger audiences for his current role playing the charming, yet vicious Sheriff Vaysey of Nottingham on the new BBC hit series Robin Hood.
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Keith was born in Llanelly, North Wales on 2nd June 1953. His brother Kevin is also an actor and director.

Keith first came to notice as actor, writer and director in the comedy series The Comic Strips Presents in the 1980's where he worked alongside Rik Mayall, Ade Edmondson, Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. He also appeared in their movie The Supergrass.

Keith followed The Comic Strip with a wide range of roles in television, most noticably as Jonas Chuzzlewit in the BBC Production of Martin Chuzzlewit, Slick Sloan in The Young Person's Guide to Becoming a Rock Star and more recently has appeared in New Tricks, Bodies and Viva Blackpool again for the BBC and Marple and Mobile for ITV.

Keith has continued to appear in film. Some of his roles include Pepi in Carry on Columbus with an array of British comedy actors, Loch Ness with Ted Danson, Trainspotting with Ewan McGregor and Robert Carlyle, Twin Town which was written and directed by brother Kevin, 24 Hour Party People, and more recently as Irving Berlin in De-Lovely.

Often appearing in the press for his 'hellraising' antics, Keith is also know to the British public as one third of Fat Les (along with artist Damien Hirst and Alex James of Blur) whose song "Vindaloo" became an unofficial anthem for supporters of the England Football Team. he also co-wrote "World in Motion" with New Order, the official England Football Team anthem for the 1990 World Cup and appeared in the video.

Recently Keith has been mentioned in the press as his daughter Lily Allen reached number one in the UK charts with her debut single "Smile".

Bio by LadyEleanor1 (Robin Hood 2006)

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TV Appearances

Main cast 
Undercover (2015)As: TBA
Football is a World in Motion (2013)As: Himself (Host)
The Body Farm (2011)As: Craig Hale
Martina Cole's The Runaway (2011)As: Danny Dixon
7 Days on the Breadline (2009)As: Himself
Robin Hood (2006)As: Vaysey, Sheriff of Nottingham
Art School (2005)As: Himself
Little Lady Fauntleroy (2004)As: Himself
Bodies (2004)As: Tony Whitman
Bob Martin (2000)As: Vinnie
Jack of Hearts (1999)As: Jack Denby
Roger Roger (1996)As: Dexter
Sharman (1995)As: Brady
Martin Chuzzlewit (1994) (1994)As: Jonas Chuzzlewit
Jackson Pace: The Great Years (1990)As: Jackson Pace
Making Out (1989)As: Rex
Episode Cast Credits 

My Mad Fat Diary (2013) 
  Not I 02x06: (Mar/24/2014) As Victor 
  Inappropriate Adult 02x05: (Mar/17/2014) As Victor 

By Any Means (2013) 
  Episode 1 01x01: (Sep/22/2013) As Nicholas Mason 

This Morning (1988) 
  April 5, 2013 25x146: (Apr/05/2013) As Himself 
  July 16, 2012 24x215: (Jul/16/2012) As Himself 
  September 12, 2011 24x06: (Sep/12/2011) As Himself 
  March 26, 2009 21x139: (Mar/26/2009) As Himself 

Loose Women (1999) 
  Series 17, Show 119 17x119: (Mar/11/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Great Night Out (2013) 
  Episode 5 01x05: (Feb/08/2013) As Farmer 

The Wright Stuff (2000) 
  July 25, 2012 13x143: (Jul/25/2012) As Himself 

BBC Breakfast (2000) 
  June 21, 2012 13x173: (Jun/21/2012) As Himself 
  September 12, 2011 12x255: (Sep/12/2011) As Himself 
  November 12, 2008 09x317: (Nov/12/2008) As Himself 

Morgan Spurlock's New Britannia (2012) 
  Episode 6 01x06: (May/07/2012) As Himself 

Let's Dance for Comic Relief (2009) 
  Series 4, Episode 4 04x04: (Mar/10/2012) As Himself 

In Confidence (2010) 
  Keith Allen 03x02: (2012) As Himself 

New Tricks (2003) 
  End Of The Line 08x02: (Jul/11/2011) As Roger McHugh 
  Family Business 02x02: (May/16/2005) As Roger McHugh, [Co-Guest Stars]

Case Histories (2011) 
  One Good Turn (2) 01x04: (Jun/13/2011) As Richard Moat 
  One Good Turn (1) 01x03: (Jun/12/2011) As Richard Moat 

Live From Studio Five (2009) 
  Series 1, Show 171 01x171: (May/26/2010) As Himself 

The One Show (2006) 
  September 22, 2009 04x56: (Sep/22/2009) As Himself 

Chris Moyles Quiz Night (2009) 
  John Barrowman, Keith Allen, Patsy Palmer 01x05: (Apr/19/2009) As Himself 

The New Paul O'Grady Show (2006) 
  Series 6, Show 30 06x30: (Oct/31/2008) As Himself 
  Series 5, Show 14 05x14: (Apr/03/2008) As Himself 

Top Gear (2002) 
  Series 10, Episode 9 10x09: (Dec/09/2007) As Himself (Star in a Reasonably Priced Car) 

Parkinson (2004) (2004) 
  Keith Allen, James Nesbitt, Orlando Blom, Alfie Boe 06x05: (Jun/09/2007) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Charlotte Church Show (2006) 
  Keith Allen, Rhod Gilbert, Kerry Katona, Amy Winehouse, The Dream Boys 01x07: (Oct/13/2006) As Himself 

Mystery! (1980) 
  Miss Marple, II: (5) The Moving Finger (Part 1) 26x09: (Jul/09/2006) As Inspector Graves 

Blackpool (2004) 
  Viva Blackpool (Jun/10/2006) As Steve Pollard 

Hotel Babylon (2006) 
  Series 1, Episode 6 01x06: (Feb/23/2006) As Mr. Irwin 

Agatha Christie's Marple (2004) 
  The Moving Finger 02x02: (Feb/12/2006) As Inspector Graves, [Starring Roles]

L.A. Dragnet (2003) 
  The Little Guy 01x12: (May/11/2003) As Willard 

They Think It's all Over (1995) 
  Series 8, Show 7 08x07: (Dec/23/1999) As Himself 

TFI Friday (1996) 
  Keith Allen, Jason Donovan, East 17, Gabrielle 02x06: (Oct/18/1996) As Himself 

Inspector Morse (1987) 
  The Day of the Devil 07x02: (Jan/13/1993) As John Peter Barrie 

Between The Lines (1992) 
  Nothing To Declare 01x10: (Nov/06/1992) As Jim Ryman 

A Fine Romance (1989) (1989) 
  School Daze 01x10: (Unaired) As Nick 
Trivia

Keith is a father of eight children, including singer Lily Allen and actor Alfie Owen-Allen.

Brother of actor/director Kevin Allen.

Performing along with his fellow band members of "Fat Les", Keith composed the unofficial England Soccer World Cup 1998 Song "Vindaloo".

Supports Fulham Football Club.

Best friends with artist Damien Hirst.

Keith has been married and divorced twice - first to producer Alison Owen, then to producer Nira Park. He has also been romantically involved with actress Julia Sawalha (of Ab Fab fame) and currently with former Bodies co-star Tamzin Malleson.

Keith co-starred along with best mate Damien Hirst in Blur's music video Country House..

In 1999, Keith appeared in a TV commercial for Listerine UK).

Keith made an appearance in the Bjork video Play Dead.

Keith, a devoted conservationist, is a supporter/patron of the Dorset Wildlife Trust.

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