Keith Allen

Keith Allen

Highest Rated: 100% Second Best (1994)

Lowest Rated: 14% 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

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 80% Rise of the Footsoldier: Origins Dave Simms (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet 90% La Cha Cha Paulie (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet 2:Hrs Groad (Character) - 2018
38% 30% 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 31% The Last Showing Collins (Character) - 2014
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
31% 33% The Good Night Norman (Character) $22.2K 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mobile Unknown (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 73% The Moving Finger Inspector Graves (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Viva Blackpool Unknown (Character) - 2006
48% 66% De-Lovely Irving Berlin (Character) $13.3M 2004
14% 31% Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London Victor Diaz (Character) $23.2M 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Loving You Adam (Character) - 2003
86% 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
83% 77% The Others Mr. Marlish (Character) $96.5M 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 28% Loch Ness Gordon Shoals (Character) - 1996
91% 93% Trainspotting Dealer (Character) $16.6M 1996
No Score Yet 25% Nightscare Marc Gilmour (Character) - 1995
70% 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% 60% Captives Lenny (Character) $53.2K 1994
33% 41% 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 No Score Yet The Pembrokeshire Murders Roger Evans (Character) 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Treasure Island Pew (Character) 2012 2020
70% 55% Marcella Alan Summers (Character) 2018
No Score Yet 78% 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 No Score Yet Bookaboo Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 92% Wizards of Waverly Place Wally (Character) 2009
No Score Yet 82% Robin Hood The Sheriff (Character) 2006-2007 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Robin Hood Unknown (Character) 2007
No Score Yet 67% Top Gear Guest 2007
No Score Yet 100% New Tricks Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
55% 79% Star Trek: Enterprise Cmdr. Raan (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet 81% 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