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Overview (3)

Born in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Wales, UK
Birth NameKeith Howell Charles Allen
Height 5' 6½" (1.69 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Keith Allen was born on September 2, 1953 in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Wales as Keith Howell Charles Allen. He is an actor, known for The Others (2001), 24 Hour Party People (2002) and Shallow Grave (1994).

Spouse (2)

Alison Owen (1982 - 1989) ( divorced) ( 3 children)
Nira Park (? - ?) ( divorced)

Trivia (10)

As "Fat Les", composed the unofficial England Soccer World Cup 1998 Song "Vindaloo".
Brother of Kevin Allen.
Although he was "Fat Les" in the England World Cup song "Vindaloo" and also in other English patriotic music videos, he is in fact Welsh, as is his brother Kevin. They were both born in Swansea.
Supports Fulham Football Club.
Is the father of singer Lily Allen and actor Alfie Allen.
Was expelled from boarding school as a boy for changing the organ pipes around in the school chapel during the Christmas period. He was lonely and unhappy because his parents were in Singapore and he couldn't make the journey to his grandmother's house in Llanelli; because it was too expensive. When they attempted to play the organ he described the sound like "Stevie Wonder going mental.".
Partner of actress Tamzin Malleson, with whom he has a daughter, Teddie-Rose Malleson-Allen.
In 2017, he and partner Tamzin Malleson opened a diner in Stroud.
Brother-in-law of Laura Madden.
Played roles of drug dealers in The Supergrass (1985), Shallow Grave (1994) and Trainspotting (1996).

Personal Quotes (5)

There's so much mythologizing around me, I don't like going to parties, I like having parties at home. And I've never been a great drinker. I only go to our local because the owners are friends of mine, normally after I've been playing cricket or golf.
The work was just so hard in the past and people were treated like s---, I was never bottom of the pile, but Fern had to peel a pig's head, and Greg and Charlie had to skin a deer. Some people found it very, very difficult to suspend disbelief, though as an actor I was fine. It's just a game.
We were being shunted around the country, and to get into the program's spirit we were cut off - not allowed to read newspapers, watch TV. No phones either. That wasn't a problem for me, but for a lot of people it was genuinely tricky. I ended up baking bread, but various people f---ed about. I think they should have been thrown off the show without pay, because in the past, if you messed around you'd be out on your ear and your family would have starved.
Oh, I've taken lots of drugs, but as long as you get sleep and eat properly, you can get away with it.
I've always been interested in history, and it sounded fun, being exposed to things you're never normally exposed to.

Salary (1)

Jack of Hearts (1999) £98,000

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