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      Keith Allen

      Keith Allen

      Highest Rated: 100% Second Best (1994)

      Lowest Rated: 13% Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London (2004)

      Birthday: Jun 2, 1953

      Birthplace: Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Wales, UK

      Bad boy Keith Allen was many things - including a multi-talented performer with professional credits as an actor, director, musician, author and comedian. Born June 2, 1953 in Wales to a Royal Navy submariner, Allen was the second of three children, including brother Kevin Allen, who directed the film "Twin Town" (1997). Growing up in Swansea and Malta, he spent his later childhood years in Gosport before being sent to boarding school in Essex, following his father's posting to Singapore. The association would not last long, with Allen expelled only two years later for reportedly changing the school's organ pipes. It proved to be just the first in a series of run-ins with authority for Allen, including being sent to a juvenile facility two years later after being found guilty of petty thievery. Following his release, he bounced around various odd jobs in the 70s (including time as a performer in various punk bands) before finding success as a stand-up comedian opening for bands such as The Clash. His big break came in 1979 at London's The Comedy Store, which led to his appearing on episodes of "The Comic Strip Presents..." (Channel 4 1982-88) alongside the likes of Dawn French and Rik Mayall. The stand-up/sketch series, "I Love Keith Allen" (BSB 1990) followed after a 21-day stint in prison for criminal damage in 1985. In 1993, he earned a major dramatic role in an episode of the TV series "Inspector Morse" (ITV 1987-2000) written by Danny Boyle. Allen earned acclaim for his role in Boyle's breakthrough feature "Shallow Grave" (1994) and its acclaimed follow-up "Trainspotting" (1996). More mainstream features included "The Others" (2001) starring Nicole Kidman and the childrens' film "Agent Cody Banks: Destination London" (2004). He also worked regularly on television, including supporting roles in the medical drama "Bodies" (BBC 2004-06) and "Robin Hood" (BBC 2006-09), in which he played the Sheriff of Nottingham. In 2011, his documentary film "Unlawful Killing" about the death of Princess Diana went virtually unreleased after Allen refused to cut make 87 cuts deemed necessary by lawyers to screen it in Britain. As a result, it likewise failed to earn release in the United States after airing at the Cannes Film Festival. To a younger generation, Allen was better known as the father of pop singer Lily Allen and "Game of Thrones" (HBO 2011- ) star Alfie Allen.

      Highest rated movies

      Second Best
      Hector
      Trainspotting
      24 Hour Party People
      The Others
      Shallow Grave
      My Wife Is an Actress
      A Film With Me in It

      Photos

      LOOSE CONNECTIONS, Keith Allen (left), 1983, © Orion SHALLOW GRAVE, Keith Allen, 1994, (c) Gramercy Pictures SHALLOW GRAVE, Ewan McGregor, Keith Allen, Christopher Eccleston, 1994, (c) Gramercy Pictures DE-LOVELY, Keith Allen, Kevin Kline, 2004, (c) MGM A FILM WITH ME IN IT, from left: Keith Allen, Dylan Moran, 2008. ©Maximum Film Distribution

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 48% Rise of the Footsoldier: Origins Dave Simms (Character) - 2021
      No Score Yet 92% La Cha Cha Paulie (Character) - 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 2:Hrs Groad (Character) - 2018
      38% 34% I Am Vengeance Dougie (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet 33% North v South Tony Lefevre (Character) - 2015
      94% 75% Hector Jimbo (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet 32% The Last Showing Collins (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bloodshot Unknown (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet 24% The Magnificent Eleven Dave (Character) - 2013
      50% 41% Vinyl Minto (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet 50% Unlawful Killing Director - 2011
      62% 60% A Film With Me in It Jack (Character) - 2008
      30% 33% The Good Night Norman (Character) $22.2K 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mobile Unknown (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Viva Blackpool Unknown (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet 74% The Moving Finger Inspector Graves (Character) - 2006
      48% 66% De-Lovely Irving Berlin (Character) $13.3M 2004
      13% 31% Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London Victor Diaz (Character) $23.2M 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Loving You Adam (Character) - 2003
      87% 87% 24 Hour Party People Roger Ames (Character) $1.1M 2002
      No Score Yet 46% Bear's Kiss Lou (Character) - 2002
      66% 64% My Wife Is an Actress David (Character) $1.1M 2001
      84% 77% The Others Mr. Marlish (Character) $13.5K 2001
      No Score Yet 8% Rancid Aluminium Dr Jones (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 91% Is Harry on the Boat? Nick (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 58% The Escort Jessica's Husband (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Life & Crimes of William Palmer Dr. William Palmer (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 83% Preaching to the Perverted Milkman (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet 29% Loch Ness Gordon Shoals (Character) - 1996
      90% 93% Trainspotting Dealer (Character) $16.6M 1996
      No Score Yet 25% Nightscare Marc Gilmour (Character) - 1995
      71% 83% Shallow Grave Hugo (Character) $1.7M 1995
      No Score Yet 56% Blue Juice Mike (Character) $2.8K 1995
      100% 79% Second Best John (Character) $68.5K 1994
      25% 61% Captives Lenny (Character) $53.2K 1994
      33% 42% The Young Americans Jack Doyle (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Pools of Anger Unknown (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rebecca's Daughters Davy (Character) - 1992
      52% 72% Kafka Assistant Ludwig (Character) $57.6K 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Small Time Peppy (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet 35% Chicago Joe and the Showgirl Lenny Bexley (Character) $87.1K 1990
      No Score Yet 50% The Supergrass Wong (Character) $1.8K 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Walter Mike (Character) - 1982

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 58% Agatha Raisin Rev Arthur Chance (Character) 2022
      No Score Yet 80% The Pembrokeshire Murders Roger Evans (Character) 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Treasure Island Pew (Character) 2012 2020
      70% 53% Marcella Alan Summers (Character) 2018
      No Score Yet 83% Death in Paradise Neil Jenkins (Character) 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet SunTrap Senor Big (Character) 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet By Any Means Nicholas Mason (Character) 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Body Farm Unknown (Character) 2011
      No Score Yet 91% Wizards of Waverly Place Wally (Character) 2009
      No Score Yet 83% Robin Hood The Sheriff (Character) 2006-2007 2009
      No Score Yet 63% Top Gear Guest 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bodies Mr Tony Whitman (Character) 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet New Tricks Roger McHugh (Guest Star) 2005
      56% 80% Star Trek: Enterprise Cmdr. Raan (Guest Star) 2002
      No Score Yet 82% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Fashion Photographer (Guest Star) 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mystery! Unknown (Character) 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Comic Strip Presents Unknown (Character),
      Director,
      Writer
      1983-1984 1988 1990 1992-1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Very British Coup Press Secretary Frederick Thompson (Character) 1988