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Biography #2Actor / writer / producer / director Kevin Allen made his feature film directing/screenwriting debut with 1997's Twin Town (produced by Andrew MacDonald and Danny Boyle of Trainspotting), which screened in official competition at the Berlin Film Festival and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. The film garnered Allen BAFTA CYMRU Award nominations for Best Director, Best Film and Best Screenplay.
Allen traveled the world with his family until the age of eight, when his father left the Royal Navy and settled in Wales. At the age of 18, Allen attended theatre school in London and established himself as an actor. He went on to appear in productions of Prayer for Wings (directed by Joan Plowright), Howard Branton's Berlin Bertie" (directed by Danny Boyle and also starring Diana Rigg) and Silly Cow (starring with Dawn French).
On British television, Allen has appeared in several award-winning comedies, including Absolutely Fabulous, French and Saunders, Bottom, several episodes of Comic Strip Presents and Ben Elton's police comedy, Thin Blue Line. He also presented his own weekly BBC football magazine program, as well as creating several award-winning documentaries such as World Cup Hellas, On the March with Bobby's Army (BAFTA nominated) and Rotten to the Core (which inspired his first feature film). Allen is currently working on several feature scripts, including RV (a murder/mystery on Viagra), Shamberg's God (an exposé on American television evangelist fraud) and Cold Caller (a black comedy about New York telemarketers).
Bio courtesy Warner Bros. (01-Jan-2000)