Keith Allen Movies and Career Information

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Jun 02, 1953

Keith Philip George Allen (born 2 June 1953) is a Welsh actor, comedian, musician, singer-songwriter, artist, author, and television presenter. He is the father of British singer Lily Allen. He appeared in a number of films made by The Comic Strip Presents... (notably The Bullshitters, a parody of The Professionals) on Channel 4 in the early 1980s after becoming one of the breakthrough acts of the Comedy Store in 1979. The brother of comedian and film director Kevin Allen, Keith Allen has done both straight and comedy acting, once playing Brian Dennehy. During the brief period of British Satellite Broadcasting as an alternative satellite broadcaster to Sky, he had a regular comedy show of his own I Love Keith Allen on the Galaxy channel, a mix of stand-up and sketches. He appeared briefly in the black comedy, Twin Town (directed by his brother Kevin), the Channel 4 adaptation of A Very British Coup and played the lodger who dies at the beginning of Danny Boyle's thriller Shallow Grave (1994). In the same year, he turned in a critically acclaimed performance in a BBC adaptation of Martin Chuzzlewit. He was used again by Boyle to play a drug dealer in Trainspotting (1996). He also

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