Dean Lennox Kelly

Dean Lennox Kelly

Nov. 30th, 1975
Born in
Lytham St Anne's, Lancashire, England, UK

Dean Lennox Kelly's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Shameless (UK) TV Show
Shameless (UK)
Cranford (UK) TV Show
Cranford (UK)
Jamestown TV Show
The Worst Week of My Life (UK) TV Show
The Worst Week of My Life (UK)
The Invisibles (UK) TV Show
The Invisibles (UK)
Frankie (UK) TV Show
Frankie (UK)
Married Single Other (UK) TV Show
Married Single Other (UK)
ShakespeaRe-Told (UK) TV Show
ShakespeaRe-Told (UK)
Soccer Aid (UK) TV Show
Soccer Aid (UK)
Sorted (UK) TV Show
Sorted (UK)

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

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Dean Lennox Kelly (born 30 November 1975) is an English actor, best known for his role as Kev Ball in Channel 4’s Shameless.
[edit] Career

Kelly 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.

Empire announced that Dean will be voicing the role of John Lennon for the upcoming 3D remake of Yellow Submarine

  • Brother of 'Craig Kelly (II)' (qv).

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