Keith Allen is a Welsh actor, comedian, musician, singer-songwriter, artist, author and television presenter. Keith Allen is the father of singer Lily Allen and actor Alfie Allen and actor and director Kevin Allen.
Keith Howell Charles Allen was born on September 2, 1953, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Wales. From now on he is 68 years old and he holds Welsh nationality. Also, his zodiac sign is Virgo. He is the second child of Edward Charles Owen (father) and Tamzin Malleson (mother).
His father is a Royal Navy submarine and his mother is an English actress. He has a brother named Kevin Allen and a sister named Lily Allen. While his father served at Portsmouth, he spent his early years near Swansea and in Malta, and most of his childhood in Gosport, Hampshire.
When his father was posted to Singapore at the age of 11, he went to a private Brentwood boarding school in Essex. At the age of thirteen he was expelled from school but the reason is not available. After being caught stealing several times as a child, he was sent to a Borstal where he says he “had a great time”.
He worked as a stand-up comedian and singer in the 1970s, including a job as a stagehand from which he was fired after listening to Max Bygrave’s chorus line naked on stage. He has also performed as the opening act for rock bands such as The Clash.
After becoming one of the Comedy Store’s breakout performers in 1979, he acted in several films on the Channel 4 series The Comic Strip Presents… during the 1980s. “The Bullshitters” (a parody of “The Professionals”) and “The Yob” (a parody of “The Fly”), both of which he co-wrote, are notable episodes starring Keith. He has played both dramatic and comedic roles. Starring Allen, Adrian Edmondson, Peter Richardson, Jennifer Saunders and Robbie Coltrane, The Supergrass was released in 1985 and directed by comic actor Peter Richardson and starring him, Adrian Edmondson, Peter Richardson, Jennifer Saunders and Robbie Coltrane.
He played Pepi The Poisoner in the 1992 Carry On Columbus revival film. He played occultist John, Peter Barrie in the 1993 Inspector Morse episode The Day of the Devil. Danny Boyle wrote this episode of Granada Television’s long-running drama series. This would be the first of three productions Keith was involved in during the 1990s, all written or directed by Boyle.
He made a cameo appearance in the black comedy Twin Town. In 1996, he played a drug dealer in Trainspotting. On July 19, 1996, he presented Top of the Pops while disguised as a fake hip-hop singer named “Keithski”. He played Lambert in Celebration and Mr. Sands in The Room in two plays by Harold Pinter at the Almeida Theater in 2000.
More acting career
In July 2001 these were played again at the Lincoln Center Festival. He played the villain in Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London, a sequel to the 2004 film Agent Cody Banks, starring Frankie Muniz. Illegal Killing, his documentary about the assassination of Diana, Princess of Wales, screened at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. It has been claimed the British and French governments withheld information about the crash, accused Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret of being “tiara-wearing gangsters” and said Prince Philip had a “Nazi history”.
He played Darren the Farmer in Episode 1.5 of the comedic drama series Great Night Out in 2013. In April 2013 he appeared in a revival of Richard Bean’s black comedy ‘Smack Family Robinson’ at The Rose Theater in Kingston upon Thames.
In the early days of Channel Four, he hosted the TV show Whatever You Want and also hosted a number of documentaries for Victor Lewis-Associated-Rediffusion Smith’s Television Productions including Little Lady Fauntleroy (2004), You’re Fayed (2005) and Michael Carroll – King of the Chavs (2006).
On Good Friday, April 14, 2006, he performed the Manchester Passion, a contemporary depiction of Jesus’ last hours. He chased TV chef Keith Floyd on “Keith Meets Keith” which aired on Channel 4 on September 14, 2009. However, Keith Floyd died of a heart attack on the night of the documentary premiere.
In the late 1970s he was a member of the Atoms, a London punk band. He later joined Fat Les, a band that included artist Damien Hirst and Blur bassist Alex James. In the late 1970s he was a member of the Atoms, a London punk band, and later Fat Les, a band that included artist Damien Hirst and Blur bassist Alex James. He co-wrote “World in Motion”, their only UK number one hit, and has sometimes performed live with them, including at the 1998 Reading Festival.
He also played the host of a fictional New Order game show on the band’s DVD New Order Story. He played a businessman in the music video for Blur’s 1995 hit Country House (song). He wrote the lyrics to Fat Les’ “Vindaloo” and has been involved in several other football-related tracks, including Black Grape’s “England’s Irie”. He also wrote the song “On Me Head, Son” for the film Mike Bassett England Manager. Additionally, the song Sporting Les was credited on the soundtrack album.
He is a fan of Fulham, a London-based championship football team, and has recorded several official songs for the club. He also performed with the club’s chairman, Mohamed Al-Fayed, with his band Colin and the Cottagers. ‘We’re Not Real Madrid’ and ‘Back Home’ refer to the club’s return to its historic home of Craven Cottage on the banks of the River Thames in 2004.
Awards and net worth
As an actor he has been working in the entertainment industry for more than 3 decades. Speaking of awards and recognition, there is no information about them. The multi-talented actor has made a huge sum of money in his professional career. He rated himself as an actor net worth of around $10 million.
He said he had eight children during a December 9, 2007 appearance on Top Gear. He also has six children by four different women. With his wife Alison Owen, he had pop singer Lily Allen and actor Alfie Owen-Allen. He previously married Nira Park and his girlfriends included Julia Sawalha and Tamzin Malleson. Teddie, their daughter, was born in 2006. The couple also live in the Gloucestershire town of Stroud.
The court sentenced him to 21 days in Pentonville prison in the mid-1980s. Police found him guilty of criminal damage to property at the Zanzibar club in Covent Garden.
body measurement and social media
The actor is 6 feet 5 inches tall and weighs about 65 kg. Also, he has black eyes and light brown hair, which impresses his fans. Other than that, there’s no further information on Keith’s other body measurements.
Keith is not active on social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. He also likes to live a private life and stays away from social media.