Dean Lennox Kelly
|Dean Lennox Kelly|
30 November 1975 |
Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, England
Kelly trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. He is best known for his role playing Kev Ball in Channel 4's Shameless. Other television credits include Maisie Raine, Border Cafe, Tipping the Velvet, A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Worst Week of My Life. He also had parts in the films The Lowdown and Mike Bassett: England Manager. In 2006 he took a lead role in BBC One's drama series Sorted, which is about a group of postmen. On 1 January 2007 he starred in ITV Drama Dead Clever alongside Suranne Jones. He left Shameless after the first episode of the fourth series along with his co-star and on screen wife, Maxine Peake. In 2007, he appeared as William Shakespeare in an episode of the BBC One science-fiction series Doctor Who. In March 2008, he appeared as one of Jesus' disciples, James, in the BBC drama The Passion, a retelling of the last days of Jesus' life. In May, he appeared as Hedley, the landlord of the local pub in BBC drama The Invisibles, a story of two retired crooks returning to Britain from abroad. Hedley then joins the twosome later in the series. In January and February 2009, he appeared in two episodes of Being Human as a werewolf named Tully.
He starred in Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel a comedy sci-fi film with Chris O'Dowd, Marc Wootton and Anna Faris, ITV drama Married Single Other with Ralf Little and Miranda Raison, the BBC mini-series Cranford as a poor man struggling to feed his six children and wife, and in Robin Hood as Robin's father, Malcolm.
In 2009 he starred alongside his brother in the ITV1 drama Collision which ran over five consecutive nights in November. In 2010 he played industrialist Christoper Rawson in BBC drama The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister. In 2013 he played Ian, the boyfriend of the title character, in the BBC One drama series Frankie. In 2013 he took on the role of Danny, a soldier facing his fears in the short film On The Bridge, based on a true story and shot entirely on Waterloo Bridge.
Empire had announced that Dean would be voicing the role of John Lennon for the then-upcoming 3D remake of Yellow Submarine before the project was cancelled. However in late 2011, Kelly appeared as the narrator on the interactive Apple iBooks version of Yellow Submarine.
- "Shakespeare Sorted". bbc.co.uk. 2006-09-03. Retrieved 2006-09-03.
- "Eve Myles to star in new BBC One drama series, Frankie". bbc.co.uk. BBC. 6 September 2012. Retrieved 22 November 2012.