MATTHEW KELLY

Matthew KellyMatthew Kelly is an English actor who first made his name as a television presenter gaining fame famous as part of the original team on Game for a Laugh. For 14 years he worked on light entertainment shows including You Bet! and Stars in Their Eyes.

After leaving Stars in their Eyes Kelly returned to acting and appeared in a number of television and theatre productions including Bleak House , Cold Blood and Egypt.
He won an Olivier Award in 2003 for his portrayal of Lenny in John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men at the Savoy Theatre. Other work includes Ripafratta in Mirandolina at the Royal Exchange Theatre and Antonio Salieri in Peter Shaffer's Amadeus.

In 2009 he appeared in Howard Barker's Victory: Choices in Reaction, at the Arcola Theatre, and as George in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf at the Lichfield Garrick Theatre, followed by a season at London's Trafalgar Studios. He spent the summer playing Pandarus in Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida at The Globe and opened in Comedians at the Hammersmith Lyric in October 2009.

In January 2010 he replaced Simon Callow as Pozzo in the revival of Waiting for Godot at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, alongside Ian McKellen Roger Rees and Ronald Pickup .

Matthew Kelly has recently played the role of King Arthur in the tour of Monty Python’s Spamalot, just appeared in the West End in in Tim Firth’s comedy Sign of the Times and and has most recently been leading the cast of Lend Me A Tenor at the Gielgud Theatre in London's West End.

He has been appearing in the tour of Legally Blonde the Musical playing Professor Callaghan.