Keith Wickham

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Keith Wickham
Born (1965-02-09) 9 February 1965 (age 53)
NationalityBritish
OccupationVoice actor, Comedian, Screenwriter
Years active1996–present
Known forThomas & Friends
Websitekeithwickham.co.uk/

Keith Wickham (born February 9, 1965) is a British voice actor, comedian and screenwriter known for providing the voice of Polluto in Tommy Zoom and various characters in the children's television series Thomas & Friends.

Career[edit]

He is well known for voicing Changed Daily in The Secret Show, Mr. Small, and Mr. Tall in The Mr. Men Show (UK version), Corneil in Watch My Chops, Mr. Mouseling and most of the male voices in Angelina Ballerina, Nelson the Elephant, Victor the Crocodile and others in 64 Zoo Lane, Frank the Koala, Archie the Crocodile and Sammy the Shopkeeper in The Koala Brothers and Ol' Graham the Galleon, H.P. the Speedboat, Ken Toyn the Shipwright and Bryan the Ferry in Toot the Tiny Tugboat.

He voiced Polluto in Tommy Zoom, the first in-house BBC animation production, The Professor, Pipsquawk, Trevor and Mr. Crumble in Frankenstein's Cat and in 2009, participated on voice in Disney Channel's Jungle Junction, for then Playhouse Disney and Spider Eye Productions.

Other cartoons include: Vampires, Pirates & Aliens, Tails and The Thousand Tasks, The Way Things Work, and The Octonauts in which he plays both Professor Inkling and biologist Shellington. He has appeared in about 20 CD-ROM games including Fable and Fable II, and his voice is on numerous TV commercials. He appeared on stage as Kenneth Williams in Round the Horne Revisited.

He is also recognised for voicing Steff and Sariac from Pitt and Kantrop.

Other work[edit]

Wickham also worked as an actor and writer on the radio series Bits from Last Week's Radio recorded by Ear Drum productions for BBC Radio 1. As well as voicing Jack of Blades in the 2004 video game Fable.

He has also done various acting for the company iHasco[2][3] and demonstrates through some of their interactive training such as asbestos awareness[4] Display Screen Equipment Training,[5] COSHH,[6] fire awareness in the workplace,[7] fire prevention, food safety and hygiene,[8] and a few others that can be found on their website.

Thomas & Friends – CGI version[edit]

Since 2009, Wickham has co-worked on the CGI version of the ever-popular children's television series Thomas & Friends, again co-featuring the voice of his co-star Ben Small the voice of Thomas in the UK, (with whom Wickham previously collaborated in Corneil & Bernie). Small has since left and now replaced by John Hasler in the UK, (whom Wickham also collaborates with, in Toot the Tiny Tugboat).

Wickham co-provides the voices of various characters of the series, as listed below.

Edward, Henry, Gordon, Whiff, Dash and Harold in the UK, and Harvey, Glynn, Skarloey, Sir Handel, Bert, Stafford, Salty, Den, Norman, Bertie, Captain, Sir Topham Hatt, Dowager Hatt in both the UK/US, and various other characters. Wickham previously voiced Percy and James in the UK but the roles were taken over by Nigel Pilkington as of 2015 and Rob Rackstraw as of 2017.

Voice roles[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Christmas Carol: The Movie Mr. Leach and Undertaker
2002 Return to Never Land Schroder
The King's Beard Additional voices
2005 Angelina Ballerina: Angelina's Princess Dance William Longtail and Mr. Maurice Mouseling Direct-to-video
2006 Azur & Asmar: The Princes' Quest Le Père English version
Angelina Ballerina: Angelina Sets Sail William Longtail and Mr. Maurice Mouseling
The Jungle Book: Rikki-Tikki-Tavi to the Rescue Bagheera As part of the BKN Classic Series trilogy
A Christmas Carol Scrooge's Father, Jacob Marley, Collector of the Orphange # 1, Ghost of Christmas Past and Ghost of Christmas Present
2007 Alice in Wonderland: What's the Matter with Hatter? Additional voices
The Three Musketeers: Saving the Crown
2009 Hero of the Rails Edward, Henry, Gordon, James, Percy and the Fat Controller UK voice; direct-to-DVD
2010 Misty Island Rescue Edward, Henry, Gordon, James, Percy, Whiff, Dash, Harold and the Fat Controller (UK)
Salty and Captain
Direct-to-video
Rainbow Magic: Return to Rainspell Island Leonardo
2011 Day of the Diesels Edward, Henry, Gordon, James, Percy and the Fat Controller (UK)
Salty, Den, Norman, Paxton and Dowager Hatt
Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil Hansel (voice)
2012 Blue Mountain Mystery Edward, Henry, James, Percy the Fat Controller and the Thin Controller (UK)
Skarloey and Sir Handel
2013 King of the Railway Edward, Henry, Gordon, James, Percy and the Fat Controller (UK)
Skarloey
Moshi Monsters: The Movie Buster Bumblechops and Diavlo
2014 Tale of the Brave Edward, Henry, Gordon, James, Percy and the Fat Controller (UK)
Salty and a shunter
Direct-to-DVD
2015 Thomas (the Tank Engine) & Friends: The Adventure Begins Edward, Henry, Gordon and James (UK)
Glynn, Sir Topham Hatt/The Fat Controller, Gordon's driver, James's guard, the Knapford Station speaker, some workmen and some signalmen
Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure Edward, Henry, Gordon, James and Percy (UK)
Salty, Arlesdale Bert, Bertie, Sir Topham Hatt, a diver, some workmen and a policeman
2016 Thomas & Friends: The Great Race Edward, Henry, Gordon and James (UK)
Salty, Den, Norman, Stafford, Skarloey, Sir Handel, Arlesdale Bert and Sir Topham Hatt
2017 Journey Beyond Sodor Edward, Henry and Gordon (UK)
Sir Topham Hatt
2018 Big World! Big Adventures! Edward, Henry, Gordon, Harold and the Thin Controller (UK)
Bertie, Sir Topham Hatt, additional voices

Television[edit]

Year(s) Title Role Notes
1998–2000 Archibald the Koala Archduke Alongside Richard Griffiths
1999–2014 64 Zoo Lane various Alongside Matt Wilkinson
2000–06 Cubeez Bozz Alongside Marc Silk & Tara Newley
2001–07 Angelina Ballerina Mr. Mouseling, Grandpa Mouseling, William Longtail, Doctor Tuttle, various characters Alongside Rob Rackstraw
2002 Wilf the Witch's Dog Door, Sly Alongside Kerry Shale
2003–06 Watch My Chops Corneil Alongside Ben Small
2004–07 The Koala Brothers Frank, Archie and Sammy Alongside Rob Rackstraw
2005 Pitt & Kantrop Stef, Sariac, Vegas & Atlas Alongside Emma Tate
2005–08 Planet Sketch Alongside Morwenna Banks, John Sparkes and Bert Kwouk
2007 Tommy Zoom Polluto and Bad Polluto Drawings
2007–08 The Secret Show Changed Daily Alongside Rob Rackstraw
2008 Frankenstein's Cat Trevor, Dr. Frankenstein, Mr. Crumble and Pipsquawk Alongside Joe Pasquale
2008–10 The Mr. Men Show Mr. Small and Mr. Tall Alongside Teresa Gallagher, Steven Kynman, Rob Rackstraw and Tim Whitnall; UK voice role
2009–13 Jungle Junction Bungo, Crocker and Dozer Alongside Jimmy Hibbert
2010–present Thomas & Friends Edward, Henry, Gordon, Whiff, Dash, Harold and The Thin Controller (UK)
The Fat Controller/Sir Topham Hatt (US; 2015 onwards / UK), Harvey, Glynn, Skarloey, Sir Handel, Arlesdale Bert, Stafford, Salty, Den, Norman, Bertie, Captain, Dowager Hatt and Lord Callan
Succeeded by Nigel Pilkington as the role of Percy (UK) and Rob Rackstraw as the role of James
The Octonauts Shellington, Professor Inkling Alongside Simon Greenall, Jo Wyatt, and Rob Rackstraw
2011–12 Fleabag Monkeyface Dr. Dirk Spamflex Alongside Bob Golding
2014–present Toot the Tiny Tugboat Ol' Graham the Galleon, H.P. the Speedboat, Ken Toyn the Shipwright, Bryan the Ferry alongside John Hasler
2015–2016 Wissper Bert and Monty Alongside India Chesher-Good

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
1996 Privateer 2: The Darkening Male Space Communications
1997 City of Lost Children Additional voices
2004 Fable Jack of Blades
2005 Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King Dhoulmagus
2006 Ape Escape 3 Dr. Tomoki
Shinobido: Way of the Ninja Goh the Bear and Kenobi Ninja
Medieval II: Total War Additional voices
2007 Genji: Days of the Blade Genji Warrior (Guard B), Heishi Warrior A and Yoritomo
2008 Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors Colonel Cutlass, Briquet and a soldier
Fable II Additional voices
Memento Mori
2009 Cursed Mountain Edward Alexander Bennett
2013 The Night of the Rabbit Garden Rabbit

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