Ken Campbell Biography (1941-)

Born December 10, 1941, in Ilford, Essex, England; son of Anthony Colin (a telegrapher) and Elsie (maiden name, Handley) Campbell. Addresses: Agent: Peter Fraser & Dunlop, Drury House, 34-43 Russell St., London WC2B 5HA,England.

Actor, writer, director
Birth Details
December 10, 1941
Ilford, Essex, United Kingdom

Famous Works

  • Stage Appearances
  • Title role, Old King Cole, Leeds Playhouse, 1970
  • Stu Lyons, The Great Caper, Royal Court Theatre, London, 1974
  • Jordan Knockem, Bartholomew Fair, Nottingham, 1976
  • Violin Time (also known as The Lady from Montsegur), RoyalNational Theatre, London, 1996
  • Narrator, Macbeth in Pidgin, 1999
  • History of Comedy--Part One: Ventriloquism, Royal National Theatre, London, 2000
  • Also appeared in Jamais vu, Royal National Theatre, London.
  • Major Tours
  • Ken Campbell's Roadshow, 1971-1974
  • Stage Director
  • Jack Sheppard (also known as Anything You Say Will Be Twisted), Octagon, Bolton, 1969 then Mermaid, 1969
  • Inside Out, Royal Court, 1969
  • Remember the Truth Dentist, Theatre Upstairs, 1974
  • The Warp, London, 1979
  • The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, London, 1979
  • Stage Work
  • Other
  • Wrote books for the musicals Bendigo and Walking Like Geoffrey.
  • Film Appearances
  • Gonzalo, The Tempest, World Northal, 1979
  • Lemchek, The Big Red One (also known as Samuel Fuller and the Big Red One), Warner Bros., 1980
  • Publican, Breaking Glass, Paramount, 1980
  • Ulisses, Werner Nekes Film, 1982
  • Sidney Murdoch, Joshua Then and Now, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1985
  • Pedlar, The Bride, Columbia, 1985
  • Stephen Pipe, A Zed and Two Noughts (also known as A Zoo: A Zedand Two Noughts), Skouras Pictures, 1985
  • Reporter, Letter to Brezhnev, Circle Films, 1985
  • Radio sound effects man, Dreamchild, Thorne EMI, 1985
  • Bartlett, A Fish Called Wanda, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1988
  • Wings of Fame, 1989
  • Editor of pictorial, Scandal, Miramax, 1989
  • Parkinson, Secret Nation, Black Spot, 1992
  • Mr. Ross, Hard Men, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997
  • Rodney, Extraordinary Visitor (also known as Un visiteur extraordinaire), Cinema Esperanca International, 1998
  • Sergeant Alfred, Saving Grace, Fine Line, 2000
  • Starting judge, The Skulls, Warner Bros., 2000
  • Voice of Po, Titan A.E. (animated; also known as Titan: After Earth), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2000
  • Television Appearances
  • Movies
  • Samuel Smiles, Ligmalion, 1985
  • Perry, You Me + It, 1993
  • Under Wraps, The Disney Channel, 1997
  • Mr. Duck, Alice in Wonderland, NBC, 1999
  • Also appeared in Reality on the Rocks, Windfall Films; The Egg-Man, Tetra; Middlemarch, BBC; Oscar Dean, Brookside, Channel 4; Tales from the Poop Deck, BBC; Minder-The Nineteenth Hole,Central; Erasmus, Granada; Arena, BBC; Rockcliffe's Babies, BBC; Moon over Soho, BBC; Tower of Babel, Longbow; Supergran, Tyne Tees; Smart Money, BBC; Heart of the Country, BBC; Prospects, Thames; Bullman, Granada; In the Secret State, BBC; All Proceeds to the Beast, Central; Unfair Exchanges, BBC; The Sporting Club Dinner, BBC; and as proprietor of the asylum,The Madness Museum.
  • Series
  • James Ryder, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, PBS, 1984
  • Oscar Dean, Brookside, 1993
  • Professor Pickney, Dooley Gardens, 1999
  • Also presented Channel 4 series Six Experiments That Changed the World.
  • Miniseries
  • Krauss, Private Schultz, BBC, 1981
  • Zookeeper, Look at It This Way, BBC, 1992
  • Specials
  • The Secret Policeman's Ball, 1981
  • Episodic
  • "Sheer Melodrama," The Mind of Mr. J. G. Reeder, 1969
  • Parker, "The Rack," The Professionals, 1978
  • Roger, "The Anniversary," Fawlty Towers, BBC, 1979
  • Additional voices, Challenge of the GoBots (animated), syndicated,1984
  • Mr. Predergast, "The Test," Home to Roost, 1986
  • Ted, "Flaunt It," Colin's Sandwich, 1988
  • (As Kenneth Campbell) "Beautiful Dreamer," Jake and the Fatman, CBS, 1992
  • Ted Goat, "Lovejoy Loses It," Lovejoy, 1993
  • "Handymen," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1998
  • Edgar Lans, "No One's That Honest," The Bill, 2000
  • Also appeared in an episode of Law & Order, NBC.
  • Television Work
  • Specials
  • Director, The Mound Builders, PBS, 1976
  • Stage Plays
  • Just Go Will You Harry, produced at Victoria Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent, England, 1969
  • Christopher Pea, produced at Victoria Theatre, 1970
  • You See the Thing Is This, produced in London, 1970 published by Evans Plays, 1971
  • (As Henry Pilk) Pilk's Madhouse, produced at Passe Muraille Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1973 published by Playwrights Co-op, 1973
  • (With others) Bendigo, produced at Playhouse Theatre, Nottingham,England, published by Playhouse, 1974
  • The Great Caper, produced in London, published by Royal Court Theatre, 1974
  • Little Boy Blue (also known as Skungpoomery), produced at Playhouse Theatre, 1975
  • (With others) Walking Like Geoffrey, produced at Playhouse Theatre, 1975
  • Old King Cole, produced at Victoria Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent, England, 1968 published by Methuen, 1976
  • Jack Sheppard (also known as Anything You Say Will Be Twisted), produced at Octagon Theatre, Bolton, England, 1969 published by Macmillan, 1976
  • School for Clowns, produced at Methuen Theatre, 1977
  • The Bald Trilogy (contains "The Recollections of a Furtive Nudist," "Pigspurt," and "Jamais Vu,"), published by Methuen, 1996
  • Also author of Bar Room Tales; An Evening with Sylvester McCoy,Human Bomb; Stonehenge Kit the Ancient Brit; Clowns on a School Outing; Peef; and Frank `n' Stein.
  • Television Movies
  • One Night I Danced with Mr. Dalton, ABC, 1969
  • Also wrote Unfair Exchanges; You See the Thing Is This; andThe Madness Museum.

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