Phelim Kelly

Actor, Teacher, and Blogger in London, United Kingdom

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

Phelim graduated in 1997 with a First in Information Management / Publishing from a London University. His Erasmus studies were spent at the University of Granada, Spain.


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.

Up until recently he could be found in a Worcester, London, Chelmsford or Belfast class as he was a supply teacher.

In 2017 Phelim became a registered English tutor, with an enhanced DBS.

Over nine weeks, 2014-2018, he taught English -- and became 'St Patrick,' eight times with the last Irish snake -- at Vaughan Town, Madrid in Aranjuez, Avila and Belmonte.


In 2011 Phelim 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 got 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?"

2012 and 2013 saw him being featured in commercials, docs, features, short films, music videos, virals, trailers and a tv series. In 2014 he became a Spotlight registered actor.

Characters Phelim has portrayed, on film, are wide ranging. For 100+ productions they include speaking roles in feature films such as Essex Spacebin, Howl, The Working Woman (France) and the BBC's New Blood.

He has also played the role of businessman, dancer, father and journalist, each several times, in not only films but in an array of music videos. Phelim has also invested in ten productions.

Most recently, with his built up experience, he is branching into voice overs, for nominated and award winning productions. Making his own films will be next on the list!

So, can he be in your next production? If so, e-mail him at [email protected] today.


Phelim blogs for London, UK, Ireland, EU, USA and India publications, with a combined 100k following.

Using Twitter he juggles his limited writing time between being a European Travel Editor, a UK Arts Correspondent and London Social Scheduler for several sites. These cover art, film, music and even select venues which serve tea.

Today Phelim contributes to and another, both of which - a decade ago - used to be printed publications but are now solely online.

  • Work
    • Film & Television
  • Education
    • University of West London