Ian Kelsey

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Ian Kelsey
Born (1966-12-17) 17 December 1966 (age 48)
York, Yorkshire,
Occupation Actor
Years active 1993–present

Ian Kelsey (born 17 December 1966) is a British actor.

Early life[edit]

Kelsey trained at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre York and graduated at the Guildford School of Acting.


His first credited role was Narmco Clerk in the 1993 television mini-series Wild Justice. Since then he has gone on to play Dave Glover in Emmerdale, had a cameo role in BBC TV comedy series Men Behaving Badly, had a three-year stint as Dr. Patrick Spiller in Casualty and appeared in BBC1 drama Down to Earth as Matt Brewer (series 3-4) during 2003 and 2004. Kelsey has appeared in series Touching Evil, Liam Taylor in Murder in Mind, and he appeared DI Richard Mayne in Blue Murder. In 2006 Kelsey had acting roles in the BBC1 late-night drama Hotel Babylon and could be seen in the ITV1 Sunday evening drama Where the Heart Is, playing Jack Clayton opposite actress Shobna Gulati). This is his second role in the show as in 2005 he played a different character, Adam Miller. In late 2006 he started appearing on stage in the London West End production of Chicago. In 2008, he appeared on the BBC film Dustbin Baby. On 3 September 2010 he guest starred in the BBC soap opera Doctors. Kelsey was also in Black Beauty as Joe Green (older). On 9 December 2009 Kelsey appeared on magazine show This Morning, talking to presenters Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby about his upcoming stint in long-running ITV1 police drama The Bill. On 7 May 2012 it was announced that Kelsey would be joining Doctors as new practice manager Howard Bellamy, replacing departing long-running character Julia Parsons. He made his first appearance on 28 May 2012.[1]

Ian Kelsey and Patrick Robinson cast in UK stage production tour of THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION. [2] Ian leaves his starring role of Howard Bellamy in BBC One’s Doctors, in a closely guarded story line this November to play Andy Dufresne, a banker who having been handed a double life sentence for the brutal murder of his wife and her lover, finds himself incarcerated in the notorious Shawshank penitentiary.

Appeared in an episode of childrens tv programme the twirlywoos as an artist.


Year Film Role Notes
1993 Covert Assassin Narmco Clerk TV movie
Emmerdale Dave Glover TV series (1993–96)
1994 Black Beauty Joe Green (Older)
1998 Men Behaving Badly Karaoke Man TV series (1 episode: "Performance")
Casualty Patrick Spiller TV series (1998-2002)
1999 Touching Evil Carl Laing TV series (1 episode: "Innocent: Part 2")
2001 Murder in Mind Liam Taylor TV series (1 episode: "Vigilante")
Holby City Patrick Spiller TV series (1 episode: "It's a Family Affair")
2003 Down to Earth Matt TV series (2003–04)
Blue Murder DI Richard Mayne TV series (2003–09)
2005 Angel of Death: The Beverly Allitt Story TV movie
Where the Heart Is Jack Clayton TV series (2005–06)
2008 Dustbin Baby Daniel Johnson TV movie
2009 The Bill Brendan Newlyn TV series (1 episode: "Twist of Fate")
The Weakest Link Billy Flynn TV series (1 episode: "West End Theatre Special")
2010 Doctors Alex Wakefield TV series (1 episode: "Hanging On")
2012–2015 Doctors Howard Bellamy Regular role


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