Craig Kelly (actor)

Craig Kelly (born on 31 October 1970) is a British actor, best known for his role as the grounded 'voice of reason' character Vince Tyler in the ground-breaking Channel 4 television series Queer as Folk.


Kelly was born on 31 October, 1970 in Lytham St Annes near Blackpool, Lancashire. He is the brother of Dean Lennox Kelly of the TV series Shameless.



Kelly played a minor speaking role in Titanic as Assistant Wireless Operator, Harold Bride.

TV work

Kelly is best known for his role as Vince Tyler in Queer as Folk, written by Russell T Davies, of Doctor Who fame, for which he won serious critical acclaim and gained a plethora of new fans. He also appeared in Casualty as Daniel Perryman between 1995 and 1996. Fans of experimental hip hop outfit, UNKLE, may recognise Craig as the Mercedes-Benz driver in the infamous Rabbit In Your Headlights video, who utters the line "Nice coat, mate" before speeding off. Craig also starred opposite Amanda Holden in the ITV series 'The Grimleys' as Mr Treblecock, the school lothario. He played the young father of Alison Mundy in a second series episode of afterlife in 2006.

In 2003, Kelly featured in the webcast Doctor Who adventure The Scream of the Shalka.

Voice-over work

Kelly is a prolific voiceover artist, his vocal talents heard on many adverts, BBC idents and more recently on Channel 4 idents. As of April 2008 he is a voiceover for Channel 4's 4OD on-demand service and the ITV catchup service. He has also narrated for various television programmes, including Channel 4's Shipwrecked: Battle of the Islands in 2006, 2007, 2008 and the upcoming 2009 series. He can also be credited for his narration on Sally Morgan's Star Psychic Show.

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