June 4, 1930 |
Petersfield, Hampshire, England
Edward Kelsey (born June 1930 in Petersfield, Hampshire) is an English actor of stage and screen, as well as a voiceover artist. He is best recognized as the voice of Joe Grundy on the long-running BBC radio soap opera The Archers and for voicing various other characters on television.
Kelsey is known for voicing the characters of Colonel K and Baron Silas Greenback on the cult animated series DangerMouse, by Cosgrove Hall. He has also appeared on British TV programmes as The Avengers, Softly, Softly, The Saint, Public Eye, Dempsey and Makepeace, Z-Cars, Juliet Bravo, Doctor Who, Minder, Angels, Casualty, The Vicar of Dibley, Reilly: Ace of Spies, Shoestring, Wives and Daughters, Anna of the Five Towns, Campion, The Tripods and EastEnders.
He acted in three Doctor Who stories, as a Slave buyer in The Romans, Resno in The Power of the Daleks and Edu in The Creature from the Pit. He appeared as Mr. Growbag in 2005’s Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, several characters in Victor and Hugo, Cosgrove Hall's The Reluctant Dragon and The Wind in the Willows (TV and film), H.H. Junketbury in The Talking Parcel, Farmer Listener and Forester in The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship and also for the voice of "The Thing" in another Cosgrove Hall production, Truckers, based on a book by Terry Pratchett.