Phelim Kelly

IRELAND BORN, Spain educated and Chelsea, London, based since 1989.

Thanks to European girlfriends, over the years, Phelim speaks several languages and several nationalities can understand his spoken English.

He graduated in 1997 with a First in Information Management (Publishing) from a London University.


In an Oxford Street school Phelim once taught/learnt from a well-known entertainer! But that was only because both, being English language teachers, had been dragged before the Principal for retraining.

On occasions he can still be found in a Belfast, Chelmsford, London or Worcester classroom, as he is a supply teacher.


In 2011, Phelim really broke out of his comfort zone. He accompanied some of his ex-pupils to an open audition, seeking Russians/East Europeans, for a period drama feature film. But it was he who ended up being cast, though - in the end - not being featured! Months later he thought, "If I can get cast in that, what else could I get cast in?" Since then he has not looked back. 2012 saw him being featured in two dozen commercials, documentaries, features, films, music videos, virals, shorts, trailers and tv series. For 2013 this figure tripled, thanks to short films!

Characters he has portrayed, on film, inc: assassin; astronomer; barman; bookie; *businessman; butler; commentator; *dancer; delegate; demonstrator, diner; doctor; doorman; *father; fun runner; *gangster; guard; *journalist; lunatic; mourner; nightclubber; patient; passenger; paparazzi; pedestrian; police; priest; professor; protester; *psychoanalyst; salesman; security; shopper; teacher; tramp; waiter and zombie. So, can he be in your next production? If so, e-mail him at today.

More recently, Phelim has had several named speaking roles in feature films. He has also helped produce six UK/USA movies.

* Played the role three, or more, times.


Phelim also writes for 15+ quality London, UK, EU, USA and India Geo-Thematic accounts on Twitter. He juggles his limited writing time between being a European Travel Editor, a UK Arts Correspondent and London Social Media Manager for several websites. These sites cover art, events, music and even select venues which serve good tea.

Photo: Scotland, somewhere between Edinburgh and Loch Ness