Phelim Kelly

Actor, Teacher, and Blogger in London, United Kingdom

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IRELAND BORN, Spain educated and Chelsea, in London, based since 1989. When not supporting Arsenal he is probably supporting Ulster or Leinster.

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.

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

Over ten weeks, 2014-2018, Phelim taught English -- and became 'St Patrick,' eight times with the last Irish snake -- in and around Madrid.

Up until recently he could be found in a Worcester, Chelmsford or Belfast classroom as he was a supply teacher. The last class he taught was in Wimbledon.


In 2011 Phelim broke out of his comfort zone. He accompanied some of his ex-pupils to an open audition, seeking 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 150+ productions they include speaking roles in feature films such as Essex Spacebin, Howl, London Unplugged. Game of Thrones and the BBC's New Blood series saw him seated whilst the London Heist movie saw him unseated!

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 a growing number of productions.

With his built up experience, he is branching into doing VoiceOvers for nominated and award winning productions.

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


Phelim blogs for three dozen digital publications, across the world, with a combined 100K following. Today he mainly contributes to the website.

  • Work
    • Film & Television
  • Education
    • University of West London
    • Universidad de Granada
    • Gormanston College