Keith Allen

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 ... Read more »
Born: 06/02/1953 in Wales


Actor (53)

Eddie the Eagle 2016 (Movie)

Terry (Actor)

Hector 2015 (Movie)

Jimbo (Actor)

North V South: Long Time Coming 2015 (Movie)

Tony Lefevre (Actor)

The Magnificent Eleven 2012 (Movie)

Dave (Actor)

Treasure Island 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)


Vinyl 2011 (Movie)


A Film with Me in It 2010 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

Robin Hood 2006 - 2009 (Tv Show)


Bodies 2003 - 2004, 2006 - 2008 (Tv Show)


Murder in Mind 2000 - 2001, 2003 - 2004, 2006 - 2008 (Tv Show)


Top Gear 2008 (Tv Show)


2007 BRIT Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)


The Good Night 2007 (Movie)

Norman (Actor)

Viva Blackpool: Ripley's Return 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)


Hotel Babylon 2006 (Tv Show)


Miss Marple, Series II: The Moving Finger 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)


Agent Cody Banks: Destination London 2004 (Movie)

Diaz (Actor)

De-Lovely 2004 (Movie)

Irving Berlin (Actor)

Breath 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)


24 Hour Party People 2002 (Movie)

Roger Ames (Actor)

My Wife is an Actress 2002 (Movie)

David, the Film Director (Actor)

The Magnificent Ambersons 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)


Mike Bassett: England Manager 2001 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Others 2001 (Movie)

Mr Marlish (Actor)

Rancid Aluminum 2000 (Movie)

Doctor Jones (Actor)

The Escort 1999 (Movie)

Jessica's Husband (Actor)

The Life and Crimes of William Palmer 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)


Preaching to the Perverted 1998 (Movie)

Milkman (Actor)

Twin Town 1997 (Movie)

Emrya (Actor)

Blue Juice 1996 (Movie)

Mike (Actor)

Captives 1996 (Movie)

Lenny (Actor)

Loch Ness 1996 (Movie)

Gordon Shoals (Actor)

The Day of the Devil 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)


Trainspotting 1996 (Movie)

Dealer (Actor)

Charles Dickens' Martin Chuzzlewit 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)


Shallow Grave 1995 (Movie)

Hugo (Actor)

Beyond Bedlam 1994 (Movie)

Marc Gilmour (Actor)

Second Best 1994 (Movie)

John (Actor)

Carry on Columbus 1993 (Movie)


Forms & Motifs 1993 (Movie)


The Young Americans 1993 (Movie)

Jack Doyle (Actor)

Rebecca's Daughters 1992 (Movie)

Davy (Actor)

Kafka 1991 (Movie)

Assistant Ludwig (Actor)

Small Time 1991 (Movie)

Peppy (Actor)

Chicago Joe and the Showgirl 1990 (Movie)

Lenny Bexley (Actor)

Comrades 1989 (Movie)

James Hammett (Actor)

Scandal 1989 (Movie)

Kevin (Actor)

Loose Connections 1988 (Movie)

Keith (Actor)

The Supergrass 1988 (Movie)

Wong (Actor)

The Strike 1986 (Movie)

David/2nd Camp Actor/Architect/Celebrity (Actor)

Crystal Gazing 1981 (Movie)

Monologist (Actor)

A Very British Coup (TV Show)


My Mad Fat Diary (Tv Show)



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.


Lily Allen Song Performer


Kevin Allen Actor


Alfie Allen Actor

Born Sept. 12, 1986; mother, Alison Owen



Stars in BBC's "Robin Hood" as the Sheriff of Nottingham


Appears in Boyle's "Trainspotting"


Co-stars in Danny Boyle's "Shallow Grave"


Featured in several episodes of alternative-comedy anthology series "The Comic Strip Presents"