Sam Kelly (born 19 December 1943 in Manchester) is an English actor. He appeared in On the Up as Tony Carpenter's (Dennis Waterman) butler and has had innumerable roles in British sitcoms such as 'Allo 'Allo! (Captain Hans Geering), Porridge (Bunny Warren) and We'll Think of Something (Les Brooks). From 1995 to 2003, he played Barbara's husband Ted in sitcom Barbara.
He also appeared in the Doctor Who audio dramas The Holy Terror and Return to the Web Planet by Big Finish Productions. He appeared in Midsomer Murders: down among the dead men as Jack Fothergill.
In the 1990s he co-starred in the comedy television series Haggard, and the miniseries Martin Chuzzlewit. He also performed in H.M.S. Pinafore with the new D'Oyly Carte Opera Company in 2002.
In radio he played the part of Carter Brandon in the BBC's Radio4 series of the continuing adventures of Uncle Mort and Carter Brandon in Uncle Mort's North Country, Uncle Mort's South Country and Uncle Mort's Celtic Fringe. These were written by Peter Tinniswood.
In 2004, he appeared in EastEnders playing Stan Porter; and he also appeared in the comedy series Black Books as the father of Manny.
Sam has starred in Jean-Paul Sartre's play Kean alongside Antony Sher at the Theatre Royal, Bath and in the West End in May 2007.
In December 2007, Kelly was hit by a car in the West End area, injuring him. The status of his role in Kean is unknown but a character he was to play in the episode Midnight, of the television series, Doctor Who, filmed that month, was played by a late replacement, David Troughton.
In 2008, he guest starred in the Sapphire and Steel audio drama Remember Me.
Sam Kelly at the Internet Movie Database
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