KEITH Allen isn't just known as Lily Allen's dad – he's a successful actor, comedian and broadcaster, too.

His latest role is portraying a real life serial killer in ITV's The Pembrokeshire Murders.

Keith Allen was born in Llanelli, Wales, on 2 September 1953.

He is an actor, comedian, musician, singer-songwriter, artist, author, and television presenter.

Keith has had a colourful past, and once served a 21-day jail sentence in Pentonville Prison after being found guilty of criminal damage at the Zanzibar club in Covent Garden.

In the '70s, he was fired from his job as a stagehand after joining Max Bygraves' chorus line on stage naked.

One of Keith's career highlights is the time he presented Keith Meets Keith, where he tracked down TV chef Keith Floyd.

The show contained what turned out to be Floyd's final interview for television, as he died of a heart attack on the evening the documentary was screened.

Keith has six children by four different women. He had kids Lily and Alfie Allen with his first wife, Alison Owen.

His net worth isn't known – sources estimate it to be anywhere from $2million to $15million.

What has Keith Allen been in?

Keith is well known for playing Hugo in the 1994 movie Shallow Grave, as well as Alan Summers in ITV's Marcella.

He's also appeared in the following TV shows:

  • Robin Hood, as Sheriff of Nottingham
  • New Tricks
  • The Body Farm
  • My Mad Fat Diary
  • Gadget Man
  • Celebrity MasterChef
  • The Pembrokeshire Murders

And has been in the following the films:

  • The Supergrass (1985)
  • The Young Americans (1993)
  • Trainspotting (1996)
  • Rancid Aluminium (2000)
  • My Wife Is an Actress (2001)
  • Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London (2004)
  • My Mad Fat Diary (2014)
  • Gadget Man (2015)
  • Eddie the Eagle (2016)
  • Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

Who does Keith Allen play in The Pembrokeshire Murders and when is it on ITV?

Keith will play John Cooper, a serial killer that is currently serving a life sentence.

John committed two double murders, amongst other awful crimes.

The Pembrokeshire Murders is a new TV drama portraying what happened.

It airs on ITV on January 11, 12 and 13.

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