Sam Kelly

Sam Kelly

70 (passed away Jun. 14th, 2014)
Dec. 19th, 1943
Born in
Manchester, England, UK

Sam Kelly's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Allo! Allo! (UK) TV Show
Allo! Allo! (UK)
Martin Chuzzlewit (UK) TV Show
Martin Chuzzlewit (UK)
On The Up (UK) TV Show
On The Up (UK)
The Bounder (UK) TV Show
The Bounder (UK)
Barbara (UK) TV Show
Barbara (UK)
Black And Blue (UK) TV Show
Black And Blue (UK)
Haggard (UK) TV Show
Haggard (UK)
Holding On (UK) TV Show
Holding On (UK)
Maggie And Her (UK) TV Show
Maggie And Her (UK)
Now And Then (UK) TV Show
Now And Then (UK)
Paul Merton in Galton & Simpson's... (UK) TV Show
Paul Merton in Galton & Simpson's... (UK)
The Strauss Family (UK) TV Show
The Strauss Family (UK)
We'll Think of Something (UK) TV Show
We'll Think of Something (UK)

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

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Roger Michael Kelly, known by the stage name Sam Kelly, was an English actor best known for his roles as Captain Hans Geering in 'Allo 'Allo!, Warren in Porridge, Sam in On the Up, and Ted Liversidge in Barbara.

Throughout his career Kelly also received plaudits for his theatrical performances which included roles at the National Theatre and Old Vic. In February 2014 he withdrew from his part as the Wizard of Oz in the hit West End play Wicked due to ill health.

Recent film performances include playing Maggie Smith's husband in Nanny McPhee Returns (2010), which starred Emma Thompson, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Ralph Fiennes, and a mild old softie pensioner in Common People (2013).

Sam Kelly died in Esher, United Kingdom after a long battle with cancer.

  • Best known for his comedy roles in British TV.
  • Raised in Liverpool
  • Trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (1964-1967) after three years in the Civil Service.

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