Rich Keeble is a British actor, voiceover artist[1] and musician. He has appeared as a regular on two series of The Emily Atack Show and in television series such as Warren, Doctors, Porters, The Rebel and Birds of a Feather, as well as voice acting for video games including Strange Brigade, Total War: Warhammer and Ancestors Legacy.

EducationEdit

Keeble attended Tiffin School in Kingston upon Thames in the 1990s.

CareerEdit

Television, film and onlineEdit

Between 2010 and 2015, Keeble appeared as various characters in sketches for Lee Nelson's Well Good Show, Alan Carr's Summertime Specstacular, Alan Carr's New Year Specstacular, hidden camera show Fool Britannia (starring Dom Joly), and had small roles in sitcoms Birds of a Feather and The Delivery Man. In 2013, he appeared in a recurring ident on the BBC directed by Victoria Pile, playing the character of Gary whose living room is invaded by a panda played by Steve Marsh.[2] He starred in the first of a series of McDonald's television adverts for their weekly My Burger campaign.[3]

Since October 2015, he has starred in comedy television adverts for TopCashback.[4] He also appeared as a cookery teacher in the 2015 Lidl Christmas television advert.[5] In February 2016 he starred in a series of online social media comedy videos for Doubleshot TV.[6][7][8] In 2015 he portrayed Dr. Williams in the drama thriller film Survivors.[9]

Keeble co-writes and stars in the comedy web series Rich Keeble Vanity Project which won the "Best UK Series" award at UK Web Fest,[10] and later won "Best British Web Series" at the 2017 Pilot Light TV Festival,[11] and "Best Supporting Actor (comedy)" (for co-star Sam Legassick) at the Indie Series Awards.[12] It was also nominated for "Best UK Series" and "Best Writing"[13] in the web series competition of the 24th Raindance Film Festival.

In November 2016 he regularly appeared on the entertainment television series Animal Antics on Viasat Nature, directed by Nick Mavroidakis (Rude Tube).[14][15] In March 2017 he appeared in Comedy Central's Bad Snappers[16] and Channel 4's The Last Leg, appearing as a journalist in a sketch with Mr Blobby, and in another episode as an archaeologist discovering the remains of hosts Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker. He appeared in an episode of The Rebel with Simon Callow in November 2017.[17]

In September 2018, he began appearing in Dutch TV advertisements for Centraal Beheer.[18] He provided the voice of the radio DJ on the Halloween special live episode of Inside No.9 broadcast on BBC Two on 28 October 2018.[19] He was 'Richard the lawyer' in the 2018 Christmas special of Through the Keyhole, with Keith Lemon and Christopher Biggins.[20]

In March 2019, he portrayed PC Mortimer in Series 2 of Porters (Dave). He also played three characters in the BBC1 sitcom Warren - Shop Assistant and two other voice roles (Radio Presenter and Taxi Operator).[21] Keeble stars as William in the film Criminal Audition, which premiered at London FrightFest 2019. He has received a positive critical reception for his performance.[22][23][24] In December 2019, he appeared as Mark Waddington in the BBC soap opera Doctors.[25]

In May 2021 he starred alongside Yuriko Kotani as scientists extracting DNA from present and former players in a comedy film unveiling Southampton Football Club's new 2021/22 season kit. Players featured in the film included James Ward-Prowse, Matt Le Tissier and Francis Benali.[26]

In 2022 he appeared as Toby in the fourth series of Ghosts.[27]

Voice workEdit

From September 2015 he has been heard as the voiceover for the Property Partner television advert.[28] In May 2016 he voiced comedy online commercials for ITV2's Love Island.[29][30] On 12 September 2016, a series of online videos featuring his voice and starring Ewen MacIntosh were released for Recycle Week.[31] In January 2017, he narrated the audiobook for James Smythe's, The Explorer, published by Harper Audio.[32] He also narrated the audiobook of Mesut Özil's autobiography Gunning for Greatness, and provided voices for the feature film Finding Fatimah, as well as for the video games Total War: Warhammer, Elite Dangerous: Horizons, and Eve: Valkyrie.

He played the character Frank Fairburne in Strange Brigade, released 28 August 2018.

StageEdit

In January 2011 he starred as British double agent Donald MacLean in A Morning with Guy Burgess at the Courtyard Theatre, London,[1][33][34][35] written by John Morrison and based on the life of Guy Burgess.[36] The play was featured on The Review Show on BBC Two.[37] In 2014 he appeared in the comedy sketch show Kaile, Keeble & Kuntz with Luke Kaile at the Edinburgh Fringe.[38]

MusicEdit

Keeble has also performed as a musician with a number of bands. He sang and played guitar in indie-rock band Goodbye Sergeants, who released the single "Boy Band Kind of Way" / "I Want to Get Fired" (2007) and the EPs Live at the Bullet Bar (2007) and An Opuscule Worthy Of A Monstrance (2009).[39][40] He also played live keyboards for indie-rock band The Splendour on their 2008 UK summer tour in support of their album Best Way To Make Money (2008),[41][42][43] culminating in a performance at the now defunct Beachdown Festival in Brighton.[44][45] He played live drums for anti-folk band Sergeant Buzfuz to support their album High Slang (2009),[46] including live session performances on both Marc Riley and Tom Robinson's BBC 6 Music radio shows.[47][48] He did not perform on the album itself. He played drums for Dr Strangely Strange during a London reunion show where Sergeant Buzfuz were supporting on 21 February 2009.[49] He currently plays drums in The Pistol Gang and The Preacher.[50][51]

On 16 August 2017 the album Rich Keeble & The More Accomplished Musicians was released.[52]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Made in Dagenham West Ham Supporter
2011 scAIRcrows Ben Short
A Life, Unfulfilled Michael Raznik Short
2012 Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Short
A Slightly Exaggerated Reenactment of a Voicemail I Never Actually Left for Tom Lenk Short
Amina Job Seeker
2013 Eva's Diamond Oregano
You're a Vision Simon Short
Rehab TV Executive
2014 Tunstall Dr. Samuel Johnson Voice
M.O.N.E.Y Frankie
2015 Cato Street to Newgate Judge Voice
Survivors Dr. Williams
2016 The Dependents The Harvester Short
R.U.I. Newsreader / RUI Baby Boy
2017 Finding Fatimah Additional Voices
2018 King of Thieves Security Operative scenes deleted
Rob & Beth Rob Short
2019 Dovetail Harry
Criminal Audition William
2021 The Southampton DNA: The New 21/22 Kit Scientist Short
TBC The People We Hate at the Wedding

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2010-2011 Lee Nelson's Well Good Show Telegraph Reporter / Reporter / General Medical Council Member 3 episodes
2011 Losing the Plot Redders TV Movie
2012-2013 All in the Method Rich / Voiceover / Speaking clock / Pablo 5 episodes
2012 Alan Carr's Summertime Specstacular 2 Runner
Muzzle the Pig Presents... Rupert Marigolds / Billy 2 episodes
Alan Carr's New Year Specstacular Rich - Paramedic
2013-2014 The Kaile & Keeble/Keeble & Kaile Show 4 episodes
2013 Fool Britannia Hannibal Lecter / Chugger / Riot Policeman 2 episodes
Hunka Wunda Narrator / Joshua / Doctor 3 episodes
2014 Birds of a Feather Bookshop Manager Episode: "Gimme Shelter"
Against the Clock Rob 2 episodes
The Feeling Nuts Comedy Night Man accosted by Angelos Epithemiou
Alan Carr's New Year Specstacular Officer Steve
2015-2016 Rich Keeble Vanity Project Rich Keeble 13 episodes
2015 The Delivery Man Photographer Episode: "Celebrity"
Rules of Life Stan 5 episodes
Alan Carr's New Year Specstacular Nicole's Date
2016 Animal Antics Himself 13 episodes
The Unusual Suspects Police Chief / Voiceover 4 episodes
Drek Steele: Space Pirate Drek Steele / Ship computer Voice
Sam Delaney's News Thing Simon 1 episode
2017 Bad Snappers Vicar 2 episodes
The Last Leg Archaeologist / Terrence Penfence - Journalist 2 episodes
Last Leg: The Correspondents Hand Sanitiser Man Episode: "Sanitising Period Poverty"
The Rebel Ticket Inspector Episode: "Death"
2018 Tits Up Business Man Episode: "A Problem"
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway Driving Examiner 1 episode
Joe Lycett's Got Your Back Phil - Satanist Episode: "Non-TX pilot"
100mph Tales Narrator / Various Voice. 6 episodes
Inside No. 9 Radio DJ Voice. Episode: "Dead Line"
Through the Keyhole Richard the Lawyer Episode: "Through the Christmas Keyhole"
2019 Porters PC Mortimer Episode: "Halloween"
Warren Shop Assistant / Taxi Operator / Radio Presenter 2 episodes
Doctors Mark 'Masculus' Waddington 1 episode
2020 The Trouble with Maggie Cole Radio DJ / Telephone caller Voice. 2 episodes
In the Long Run[53] Parent 1 episode
The Duchess Ted 1 episode (scene deleted)[54]
Rich Keeble Zoom Chats Rich Keeble 3 episodes
2020-21 The Emily Atack Show Various 5 episodes
2021 Goldie's Oldies Celebrity Shark Bait Announcer / Tim 2 episodes
Ted Lasso Clive Winkleman Episode "Rainbow"
2022 Bloods Paramedic 1 episode
Not Going Out Tom Taylor Episode: "Tent"
Here We Go Dog owner 1 episode
Red Flag Ritchie Porter Channel 4 Blap
Trying Jared 1 episode
Ghosts Toby 1 episode

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2015 Elite Dangerous: Horizons Anarchic Flight Control / USA Crew / Audio Logs
2016 Eve: Valkyrie US Captain / Pilots / Crew
2017 Total War: Warhammer Ungrol Stoneheart Call of the Beastmen DLC
Crimson Saga: Dragonore
2018 Battle Boom Various
Warhammer: Vermintide 2 The Blightreaper Shadows Over Bögenhafen DLC
League of Angels III King of Darkness / Lightning Ghost / Blood Prince
Strange Brigade Frank Fairburne
2019 Ancestors Legacy Crusader Knight / Crusader Sergeant / Spy / Hassassin / Balian Saladin's Conquest DLC
Astrologaster Robert Devereux
War Song Horton / Gatlin / Bangar / Robin English version
Don't Even Think DET-i CEO
Rise of Kingdoms Julius Caesar English version
Game of Survival
2020 Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Nurgloth The Eternal
Old Gods Rising Professor Martin Lewis
Spellforce 3: Fallen God The Fial Darg
2021 Dead Man's Phone Home Secretary
Coffin Valley Judge / Priest / Brute
Georgiana Bones and the Hapless Heist Narrator / The Guardian
Devil May Cry: Peak of Combat Griffon / Phantom / Lucifer English version
2022 Total War: Warhammer III Bloodthirster

DiscographyEdit

  • Rich Keeble & The More Accomplished Musicians (2017)
  • In The Bath (2018)
  • Lazy (2018)
  • I Hope Every Special Day You Have Is Ruined in Some Way (2020)

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