Keith Allen

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Keith Allen

Born

6/2/1953, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Wales

Birth Name

Keith Philip George Allen

Gender

Male
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Besides his long resume listing many critically acclaimed appearances on stage and the small screen - Welsh comedian/actor/singer/writer and all-around hellraiser Keith Allen is probably best known to younger audiences for his current role playing the charming, yet vicious Sheriff Vaysey of Nottingham on the new BBC hit series Robin Hood.more

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    • Keith Allen: (on his daughter, singer Lily Allen) The one thing my daughter has got from me is the inability to shut up in interviews, and things just come out. Does Lily take after me in other ways? You judge [laughs]. Do print that we've never been estranged. In fact, we spent three of our most joyful years together going to see Fulham every Saturday. She used to get so excited, bless her.

    • Keith Allen: I think Aleister Crowley said, 'Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.' That seems perfectly reasonable because it asks you to consider personal responsibility. People say, 'Well, what if you feel like murdering?' The answer is, don't feel like murdering.

    • Keith Allen: People using a public platform to further their own personal agenda, I think that's immoral. You have no right to do that. Tony Blair is a great example of that.

    • Keith Allen: Snobbery I hate. And ignorance.

    • Keith Allen: (on his favourite band, UB40) I'll take anyone to task about UB40. They were as important as Bob Marley in getting reggae into the consciousness of British youth at that time. I'm proud to be their number one fan.

    • Keith Allen: (concerning his notorious reputation) Obviously I have propagated the occasional myth about myself, because the real me, I'm not worth knowing. I'm actually a rather dull man.

    • Keith Allen: I'm similar to Marmite in many respects. People either love me or hate me. Why would they hate me? Oh, you know: arrogant cock. All that kind of stuff.

    • Keith Allen: (on his role as the Sheriff of Nottingham) The sheriff is a sociopath, utterly asexual, devilishly charming and very politically ambitious.

    • Keith Allen: Vanity takes a lot of work. I'm too lazy to be vain.

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