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Sam Kelly (I) (1943–2014)


Genial Manchester-born comic actor Sam Kelly had a considerable gift for timing and observation. His special forte was playing decrepit, rheumy characters of more advanced years than his own actual age. Among the many endearing impressions he made on the small screen, he is probably best remembered as the illiterate crook 'Bunny' Warren in Porridge... See full bio »

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 2014 Mr. Turner
Theatre Actor
 2013/I Common People
Derrick
 2012 A Running Jump (Short)
Grandad
 2012 The Charles Dickens Show (TV Series)
Mr. Duggdale
- Child Labour (2012) ... Mr. Duggdale
 2011 Outnumbered (TV Series)
Ron
- Christmas Special (2011) ... Ron
 2010 My Family (TV Series)
Martin Ross
- Desperately Stalking Susan (2010) ... Martin Ross
 2009 Harvest (TV Movie)
William
 2009 Jimmy Wilde
Billy Hamilton
 2004-2009 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Stan Bickle / Harry Hawkswell
- Deadlier Than the Male (2009) ... Stan Bickle
- A Call to Arms (2004) ... Harry Hawkswell
 2008 New Tricks (TV Series)
Guy Carse
- Magic Majestic (2008) ... Guy Carse
 2007 Christmas at the Riviera (TV Movie)
Dennis
 1992-2007 The Bill (TV Series)
Bob Hawkins / Tom Bryant / Mr. Castle
- Operation Brass Balls (2007) ... Bob Hawkins
- Heat (1995) ... Tom Bryant
- Minefield (1992) ... Mr. Castle
 2007 The Last Detective (TV Series)
Cyril Rickett
- The Man from Montevideo (2007) ... Cyril Rickett
 2006 Doctors (TV Series)
Graham Richmond
- Last Laugh (2006) ... Graham Richmond
 2006 Where the Heart Is (TV Series)
Stan
- Flesh and Blood (2006) ... Stan
 2006 New Street Law (TV Series)
Dr. Hennigan
- Episode #1.6 (2006) ... Dr. Hennigan
 2006 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Jack Fothergill
- Down Among the Dead Men (2006) ... Jack Fothergill
 2004 Beauty (TV Movie)
Bernard Wardle
 2004 EastEnders: Pat and Mo (TV Movie)
Stan Porter
 2004 Black Books (TV Series)
Moo-Pa
- Moo-Ma and Moo-Pa (2004) ... Moo-Pa
 1995-2004 Casualty (TV Series)
Percy Miles / John Clayton
- Love and Loathing (2004) ... Percy Miles
- Learning Curve (1995) ... John Clayton
 2004 Life Begins (TV Series)
Mediator
- Maggie, Kathleen & Sam (2004) ... Mediator
 2003 Ready When You Are Mr. McGill (TV Movie)
Edgar
 2002 All or Nothing
Sid
 2000 Where There's Smoke (TV Movie)
Det. Inspector Collins
 2000 Honest
Uncle Sid Gallin
 1999 Peak Practice (TV Series)
Frank Watkins
- The First Stone (1999) ... Frank Watkins
 1999 Topsy-Turvy
Richard Barker
 1998 Cold Feet (TV Series)
Algernon Edward Gifford
- Episode #1.4 (1998) ... Algernon Edward Gifford
 1997 Holding On (TV Mini-Series)
Bernard
- Episode #1.8 (1997) ... Bernard
- Episode #1.6 (1997) ... Bernard
- Episode #1.4 (1997) ... Bernard
- Episode #1.3 (1997) ... Bernard
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... Bernard
 1997 Born to Run (TV Series)
Raymond
- Episode #1.3 (1997) ... Raymond
 1997 Dressing for Breakfast (TV Series)
Creepy Man
- Old Boyfriend (1997) ... Creepy Man
 1996-1997 Paul Merton in Galton and Simpson's... (TV Series)
Evelyn Duckworth / Maintenance Man / Father / ...
- Being of Sound Mind (1997) ... Evelyn Duckworth
- The Lift (1996) ... Maintenance Man
- Don't Dilly Dally on the Way (1996) ... Father
- Impasse (1996) ... AA Man
- Twelve Angry Men (1996) ... Sam
 1996 A Touch of Frost (TV Series)
Scully
- Unknown Soldiers (1996) ... Scully
 1995 Eleven Men Against Eleven (TV Movie)
Ron Griffiths
 1994 Martin Chuzzlewit (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Mould
- Episode Four (1994) ... Mr. Mould
- Episode Three (1994) ... Mr. Mould
 1994 Requiem Apache (TV Movie)
John
 1993 Stalag Luft (TV Movie)
Adolf Hitler
 1993 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (TV Series)
Dr. Franz Heinzer / Capt. Adolf Schmidt
- Transylvania, January 1918 (1993) ... Dr. Franz Heinzer / Capt. Adolf Schmidt
 1990-1992 On the Up (TV Series)
Sam Jones
- Divorce (1992) ... Sam Jones
- Stephanie (1992) ... Sam Jones
- Parental Choice (1992) ... Sam Jones
 1992 Blue Ice
George
 1992 Virtual Murder (TV Series)
Paul Pinkerton
- A Dream of Dracula (1992) ... Paul Pinkerton
 1991 Stay Lucky (TV Series)
Sidney Cox
- Shingle Beach (1991) ... Sidney Cox
 1991 Making Out (TV Series)
- Episode #3.6 (1991)
 1991 Inspector Morse (TV Series)
Walter Majors
- Second Time Around (1991) ... Walter Majors
 1990 Blood Rights (TV Series)
Evans
- Episode #1.2 (1990) ... Evans
- Episode #1.1 (1990) ... Evans
 1990 Screenplay (TV Series)
Jonjo O'Neill
- Night Voice (1990) ... Jonjo O'Neill
 1990 Home to Roost (TV Series)
Ted Higgs
- Return to Clagthorpe (1990) ... Ted Higgs
 1988 Christabel (TV Series)
Karl Langbehn
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... Karl Langbehn
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Karl Langbehn
 1988 PC Pinkerton (TV Series) (voice)
 1988 Thin Air (TV Mini-Series)
Henry Campbell
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Henry Campbell
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... Henry Campbell
 1987 Acorn Antiques (Video)
Director
 1987 Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV (TV Series)
Simon
- Episode #2.7 (1987) ... Simon
 1987 Bad Boyes (TV Series)
Mr. Worple
- Money (1987) ... Mr. Worple
 1987 Heart of the Country (TV Mini-Series)
Bank manager
- What You Need Is a Helping Hand (1987) ... Bank manager
- Why Wasn't I Told? (1987) ... Bank manager
 1986-1987 Screen Two (TV Series)
Beachcomber / One-legged man / Lomax
- Will You Love Me Tomorrow (1987) ... Beachcomber
- The Insurance Man (1986) ... One-legged man
- Frankie and Johnnie (1986) ... Lomax
 1986 We'll Think of Something (TV Series)
Les Brooks
 1985 Hold the Back Page (TV Mini-Series)
Taxi driver
- Away from Home (1985) ... Taxi driver
 1985 Jenny's War (TV Movie)
Bromley
 1985 Masterpiece Theatre: Bleak House (TV Mini-Series)
Snagsby / Mr. Snagsby
- Episode #1.7 (1985) ... Snagsby
- Episode #1.6 (1985) ... Snagsby
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... Snagsby
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Snagsby
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Mr. Snagsby
 1984 Arthur's Hallowed Ground (TV Movie)
Sales Representative
 1984 Swallows and Amazons Forever!: The Big Six (TV Movie)
Captain of the Catchalot
 1984 Foxy Lady (TV Series)
Hinchcliffe
- Episode #2.1 (1984) ... Hinchcliffe
 1982 Boys from the Blackstuff (TV Mini-Series)
Pub Manager
- George's Last Ride (1982) ... Pub Manager
 1973-1982 Crown Court (TV Series)
Eddie White / Terry Summers
- Wrecker: Part 1 (1982) ... Terry Summers
- To Catch a Thief: Part 3 (1973) ... Eddie White
- To Catch a Thief: Part 3 (1973) ... Eddie White
- To Catch a Thief: Part 2 (1973) ... Eddie White
- To Catch a Thief: Part 1 (1973) ... Eddie White
 1982 The Bounder (TV Series)
Alf
- Raising the Wind (1982) ... Alf
 1980-1981 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Sergeant Major Globe / Ralph Butcher
- Days at the Beach (1981) ... Sergeant Major Globe
- Grown-Ups (1980) ... Ralph Butcher
 1976-1980 The Dick Emery Show (TV Series)
- Episode #18.1 (1980)
- Episode #15.5 (1976)
 1979 Maggie and Her (TV Series)
Sid
- Enter a Psychologist (1979) ... Sid
 1979 Play for Today (TV Series)
Mr. Desmond Shakespeare
- Who's Who (1979) ... Mr. Desmond Shakespeare
 1978 Rings on Their Fingers (TV Series)
Henry
- The Knot (1978) ... Henry
 1978 Pickersgill People (TV Series)
Ronnie Todd
- Bonkers (1978) ... Ronnie Todd
 1978 The Two Ronnies (TV Series)
- Episode #6.7 (1978)
 1977 BBC2 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Grayson
- Professional Foul (1977) ... Grayson
 1976 Second City Firsts (TV Series)
Mr. Bowes
- Knock for Knock (1976) ... Mr. Bowes
 1976 Rentaghost (TV Series)
Mr. Amery
- Episode #2.1 (1976) ... Mr. Amery
 1976 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
 1975 Carry on Behind
Projectionist (uncredited)
 1974 Carry on Dick
Sir Roger's Coachman
 1973 Black and Blue (TV Series)
Nancy
- Soap Opera in Stockwell (1973) ... Nancy
 1973 Soap Opera in Stockwell (TV Movie)
Nancy
 1973 7 of 1 (TV Series)
Policeman
- One Man's Meat (1973) ... Policeman
 1973 Tiffany Jones
Film Director
 1973 The World of Cilla (TV Movie)
The Fiancé
 1972 The Strauss Family (TV Mini-Series)
Otto
- Schanni (1972) ... Otto
- Emilie (1972) ... Otto
 1972 The Liver Birds (TV Series)
Ernie
- The Christening (1972) ... Ernie
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Theatre: played "Senex" in the musical A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum at the National Theatre (Olivier), London, UK. August 2004 - November 2004. Written by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart. Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Directed by Edward Hall See more »

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Trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (1964-1967) after three years in the Civil Service. See more »

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