Rich Keeble

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Rich Keeble
OccupationActor
Years active2009-present

Rich Keeble is a British actor, voiceover artist[1] and musician. He has appeared in a number of television series, commercials and web series. He co-writes and co-stars in the award winning comedy web series All in the Method. He also stars in the comedy web series Rich Keeble Vanity Project and Rules of Life.[2]

Career[edit]

Television and online[edit]

His television credits include The Delivery Man, Lee Nelson's Well Good Show, Alan Carr's Summertime Specstacular, Alan Carr's New Year Specstacular, Fool Britannia (starring Dom Joly), and Birds of a Feather.

In 2013 he appeared in a recurring ident on the BBC directed by Victoria Pile, playing the character of Gary whose living room is invaded by a panda played by Steve Marsh.[3] He starred in the first of a series of McDonald's television adverts for their weekly My Burger campaign.[4]

Since October 2015 he has starred in comedy television adverts for Topcashback.[5] He also appeared as a cookery teacher in the 2015 Lidl Christmas television advert.[6] In February 2016 he starred in a series of online social media comedy videos for Doubleshot TV.[7][8][9]

Keeble co-writes and stars in the comedy web series Rich Keeble Vanity Project which won the "Best UK Series" award at UK Web Fest,[10] and later won "Best British Web Series" at the 2017 Pilot Light TV Festival,[11] and "Best Supporting Actor (comedy)" (for co-star Sam Legassick) at the Indie Series Awards.[12] It was also nominated for "Best UK Series" and "Best Writing"[13] in the web series competition of the 24th Raindance Film Festival.

In November 2016 he regularly appeared on the entertainment television series Animal Antics on Viasat Nature, directed by Nick Mavroidakis (Rude Tube).[14][15] In March 2017 he appeared in Comedy Central's Bad Snappers[16] and Channel 4's The Last Leg.

He appeared in an episode of The Rebel with Simon Callow in November 2017.[17]

He was 'Richard the lawyer' in the 2018 Christmas special of Through the Keyhole, with Keith Lemon and Christopher Biggins.[18]

Voice work[edit]

From September 2015 he has been heard as the voiceover for the Property Partner television advert.[19] In May 2016 he voiced comedy online commercials for ITV2's Love Island.[20][21] On 12 September 2016, a series of online videos featuring his voice and starring Ewen MacIntosh were released for Recycle Week.[22] In January 2017, he narrated the audiobook for James Smythe's, The Explorer, published by Harper Audio.[23] He also narrated the audiobook of Mesut Özil's autobiography Gunning for Greatness, and provided voices for the feature film Finding Fatimah, as well as for the video games Total War: Warhammer, Elite Dangerous: Horizons, and Eve: Valkyrie.

He played the character Frank Fairburne in Strange Brigade, released 28 August 2018.

He provided the voice of the radio DJ on the Halloween special live episode of Inside No.9 broadcast on BBC Two on 28 October 2018.[24]

Other work[edit]

In January 2011 he starred as British double agent Donald MacLean in A Morning with Guy Burgess at the Courtyard Theatre, London,[1][25][26][27] written by John Morrison and based on the life of Guy Burgess.[28] The play was featured on The Review Show on BBC Two.[29] In 2014 he appeared in the comedy sketch show Kaile, Keeble & Kuntz with Luke Kaile at the Edinburgh Fringe.[30]

In 2015 he portrayed Dr. Williams in the drama thriller film Survivors.[31]

Music[edit]

Keeble has also performed as a musician with a number of bands. He sang and played guitar in indie-rock band Goodbye Sergeants, who released the single "Boy Band Kind of Way" / "I Want to Get Fired" (2007) and the EPs Live at the Bullet Bar (2007) and An Opuscule Worthy Of A Monstrance (2009).[32][33] He also played live keyboards for indie-rock band The Splendour on their 2008 UK summer tour in support of their album Best Way To Make Money (2008),[34][35][36] culminating in a performance at the now defunct Beachdown Festival in Brighton.[37][38] He played live drums for anti-folk band Sergeant Buzfuz to support their album High Slang (2009),[39] including live session performances on both Marc Riley and Tom Robinson's BBC 6 Music radio shows.[40][41] He did not perform on the album itself. He played drums for Dr Strangely Strange during a London reunion show where Sergeant Buzfuz were supporting on 21 February 2009.[42] He currently plays drums in The Pistol Gang and The Preacher.[43][44]

On 16 August 2017 the album Rich Keeble & The More Accomplished Musicians was released.[45]

Acoustics[edit]

Rich Keeble is also an acoustician. He is a Member of the Institute of Acoustics specializing in building acoustics.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Rich Keeble on IMDb
  3. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ba0xpFiLmxc
  4. ^ "The Big Uno My Burger TV Ad McDonald's UK".
  5. ^ "TopCashback NEW TV Advert". Topcashback. 2015. Retrieved 2016-03-06.
  6. ^ "Lidl Christmas Advert 2015". Youtube. 2015. Retrieved 2016-03-06.
  7. ^ "What does a bald comedian, a bearded company director and a dog have in common?". Facebook. 2016. Retrieved 2016-03-06.
  8. ^ "Making a video with us is a smooth operation..." Twitter. 2016. Retrieved 2016-03-06.
  9. ^ "Have you heard of us yet?". Twitter. 2016. Retrieved 2016-03-06.
  10. ^ "ukwebfest". 1 November 2016. Archived from the original on 1 November 2016. Retrieved 1 November 2016.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  11. ^ "Pilot Light TV Festival - 4 Days of TV & Web Series". Pilot Light TV Festival - 4 Days of TV & Web Series. Retrieved 2017-09-18.
  12. ^ "8th Annual Indie Series Awards Winners". www.indieseriesawards.com. Retrieved 2017-09-18.
  13. ^ "Programme 2016 - Raindance Film Festival". Raindance Film Festival. Retrieved 2016-11-01.
  14. ^ "WOODCUT MEDIA ANNOUNCE PRODUCTION ON NEW FACTUAL ENTERTAINMENT SERIES ANIMAL ANTICS COMMISSIONED BY MTG WORLD FOR VIASAT NATURE - Woodcut Media". Woodcut Media. 2016-03-08. Retrieved 2016-11-15.
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  16. ^ Comedy Central UK (2017-03-23), Bad Snappers: The Funeral, retrieved 2017-06-19
  17. ^ Guide, British Comedy. "The Rebel Series 2, Episode 2 - Death - British Comedy Guide". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 2018-10-01.
  18. ^ Guide, British Comedy. "Through The Keyhole Series 6 - Through The Christmas Keyhole". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 2018-12-23.
  19. ^ "Now anyone can invest in property: Property Partner". Youtube. 2015. Retrieved 2016-03-06.
  20. ^ "ITV2 on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2016-06-06.
  21. ^ "ITV2 on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2016-06-06.
  22. ^ "RecycleNowCampaign". YouTube. Retrieved 2016-10-30.
  23. ^ "The Explorer, By James Smythe, Read by Rich Keeble". audioBoom. Retrieved 2017-02-16.
  24. ^ Guide, British Comedy. "Inside No. 9 Inside No. 9 Live - Dead Line - British Comedy Guide". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 2018-10-29.
  25. ^ "Review of Morning with Guy Burgess". Remote Goat. 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-28.
  26. ^ "A Morning with Guy Burgess, by John Morrison << Fringe Report". Fringe Report. 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-28.
  27. ^ "BWW Reviews: A MORNING WITH GUY BURGESS, The Courtyard Theatre, January 13, 2011". Broadway World. 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-28.
  28. ^ "John Morrison On ... Bringing Guy Burgess to the Stage". whatsonstage.com. 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-28.
  29. ^ "The Review Show". BBC Review Show. 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-28.
  30. ^ http://www.chortle.co.uk/shows/edinburgh_fringe_2014/k/23390/kaile,_keeble_and_kuntz
  31. ^ "Survivors". Dread Central. 2014. Retrieved 2015-03-04.
  32. ^ "Goodbye Sergeants". www.goodbyesergeants.com. Retrieved 2016-03-09.
  33. ^ BBC. "The Albert Sessions". Retrieved 2016-03-09.
  34. ^ "The Splendour (thesplendourband) | Mixes on Myspace". Myspace. Retrieved 2016-03-09.
  35. ^ "The Splendour - Money". www.femalefirst.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-03-09.
  36. ^ "Reckless Sons + The Splendour review LIVE at Madam JoJo's – Soho, London – Band Weblogs". bandweblogs.com. Retrieved 2016-03-09.
  37. ^ "Beachdown Festival 2008 line-up and rumours - eFestivals.co.uk". www.efestivals.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-03-09.
  38. ^ "The Splendour - Beachdown Festival". Flickr - Photo Sharing!. Retrieved 2016-03-09.
  39. ^ "August Newsroom". www.sergeantbuzfuz.com. Retrieved 2016-03-09.
  40. ^ "26/01/2009, Marc Riley - BBC Radio 6 Music". BBC. Retrieved 2016-03-09.
  41. ^ "04/10/2008, BBC Introducing with Tom Robinson - BBC Radio 6 Music". BBC. Retrieved 2016-03-09.
  42. ^ "Dr. Strangely Strange | Tim Goulding Music". timgoulding.com. Retrieved 2016-03-09.
  43. ^ "The Pistol Gang and The Preacher". www.artisttrove.com. Retrieved 2016-03-09.
  44. ^ DSI STUDIO LONDON (2015-12-23), The Pistol Gang and the Preacher at the DSI 2015 Xmas Party (full set), retrieved 2016-03-09
  45. ^ "Rich Keeble & the More Accomplished Musicians - Rich Keeble & the More Accomplished Musicians | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-01-02.

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