"Shale gives one of the great performances of the year. His dead-pan, introverted character is a triumph of stagecraft"
- International Herald Tribune

Actor

Kerry has worked at The National Theatre, The Almeida, Hampstead, The Donmar Warehouse, Riverside Studios, The Gate and The Royal Court. In Edinburgh, he wrote and performed six solo shows at The Traverse, The Assembly Rooms and The Pleasance. West End work includes The Normal Heart and Frost/Nixon.

His film credits began with Barbra Streisand’s Yentl. Other early films include Little Shop of Horrors. Kerry has a long association with acclaimed director Michael Winterbottom: Jude, Welcome to Sarajevo, Code 46 and Genova. Recent films include Show Dogs.

Early TV credits ranged from Ronnie Corbett’s godson in Sorry! to Mr Beaver in BBC’s The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Recent work includes New Tricks and Mr Selfridge, as well as The Trip, Life’s Too Short, Not Going Out, Dr Who and Steven Poliakoff’s Gideon’s Daughter.

For BBC Radio, Kerry has acted in hundreds of plays including his own adaptations of Dr Strangelove and A Confederacy of Dunces. He has been the voice of Bill Bryson and Woody Allen, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Mark Twain. Book of the Week readings include Nilsson’s biography and Philip Glass’s memoirs.

His many animation voices include Gnasher in Dennis and Gnasher, Sir Topham Hatt (The Fat Controller) in Thomas and Friends (USA) and Diesel in Thomas and Friends (UK). He plays dozens of characters in the BAFTA and Emmy-winning series The Amazing World of Gumball (Cartoon Network).

He has read many audio books, including all the Jack Reacher thrillers by Lee Child.

Awards

  • London Fringe Awards: Best One Person Show
  • TMA/British Regional Theatre Awards Nomination: Best Actor
  • Perrier Awards: Pick of the Fringe (Edinburgh)
  • Sony Radio Awards: Acting and Writing
  • Writers’ Guild Awards: Best Radio Dramatisation
  • UK and USA Audio Book Awards: Performer of the Year
  • Audible Sounds of Crime Awards: Reader of the Year

Film

SHOW DOGS
Klaus Hochhauser
Open Road Films Raja Gosnell
ANOTHER DAY OF LIFE
Voice of Ryszard Kapuściński
Kanaki Films Raul De La Fuente and Damian Nenow
FINAL PORTRAIT
Claude Martinaux
Olive Productions Stanley Tucci
MOONWALKERS
Mr White
Partizan Antoine Bardou-Jacquet
BLOOD MOON
Father Dominic
Plumcourt Limited Jeremy Wooding
INCOGNITO 1. Clip2. Clip
Adolph Eichmann
BrightTalk Films Jeremiah Quinn
HELLO CARTER Clip
Tara Evans
JLB Productions & Revolution Films Anthony Wilcox
THE 100 YEAR OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW Clip
Harry S Truman
Nice FLX/Nordic Walt Disney Felix Herngren
NARCOPOLIS
Martin Fox
T Squared Justin Trefgarne
A FANTASTIC FEAR OF EVERYTHING Clip
Harvey Humphries
Sensitive Artist Productions Ltd Crispian Mills
TAD, THE LOST EXPLORER
Voice of Tad Jones (title role)
El Toro Pictures (3D animated feature) Enrique Gato
ARTHUR CHRISTMAS
Voice of NATO Official
Aardman Arthur Christmas Ltd Sarah Smith
LONDON BOULEVARD
Lawyer
GK Films William Monahan
UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: REGENERATION Clip
Dr. Colin
Midsummer Films Productions John Hyams
GENOVA Clip
Stephen
Genova Films Ltd Michael Winterbottom
THE JACKET
The Prosecutor
Jacket Pictures Ltd John Maybury
THE WEDDING DATE
Clipboard Manager
Something Borrowed Ltd Clare Kilner
A FEVER IN THE BLOOD
Psychiatrist
Fast Films Andrew Pulver
CODE 46
Clinic Doctor
Code 46 Ltd/ Revolution Films Ltd Michael Winterbottom
MAX
Dr Levi
Natural Nylon Company Menno Meyjes
102 DALMATIONS
LePelt’s Assistant
Walt Disney Kevin Lima
WELCOME TO SARAJEVO
U.N. Convoy Official
Dragon Pictures Michael Winterbottom
JUDE
Showman
Revolution Films Michael Winterbottom
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
Marvin
Warner Brothers Frank Oz
YENTL
Avrum
MGM/UA Barbra Streisand

Television

THE DALI & THE COOPER
Hotel Manager
Sky Atlantic Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard
THE TRIP TO SPAIN
Matt (Steve Coogan’s ex-agent)
Sky Atlantic Michael Winterbottom
UNDERCOVER
The Warden
BBC TV James Hawes
NEW BLOOD
The Expert
BBC TV Anthony Philipson
NEW TRICKS
Harry Reid
Headstrong Pictures for BBC TV Brian Grant
CANNIBAL IN THE JUNGLE
Peter Kalas
Discovery Channel Simon George
MR SELFRIDGE Clip
Walter Hines Page
ITV Rob Evans
RED DWARF Clip
Medi-Bot/Taiwan Tony
Grant Naylor Productions Ltd Doug Naylor
LIFE’S TOO SHORT 1.Clip 2.Clip
Movie Director
BBC TV Ricky Gervais &
Stephen Merchant
THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL (animated series) Clip
Various characters
Cartoon Network (UK/USA)  Various
DR WHO Clip
Dr Renfrew
BBC TV Toby Haynes
THE SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP Clip
Advisor to the Clintons
HBO/BBC Films Richard Loncraine
THE TRIP Clip
Matt (Steve Coogan’s US Agent)
BBC TV Michael Winterbottom
10 DAYS TO WAR Clip
Eric Howlitt
BBC TV Bruce Goodison
ROARY THE RACING CAR (animated series) Clip
Voice of Big Chris (US version)
Chapman Productions  Keith Chapman
THOMAS and FRIENDS (animated series)
Voice of Sir Topham Hatt/Gordon (US) Clip
Voice of Diesel (UK) Clip
Hit Entertainment  Various
HOLBY CITY
Dr. Costello
BBC TV Jamie Annett
NOT GOING OUT
Toby
Avalon/BBC Alex Hardcastle
ROMAN’S EMPIRE Clip
Dr. Rosenbaum
Tiger Aspect for BBC Elliot Hegarty
M.I. HIGH
Voice of The Grand Master
Kudos Simon Hook
GIDEON’S DAUGHTER Clip
Badalamenti
FreMantle Media Stephen Poliakoff
LOVE SOUP
Clark Kramer
BBC TV Sandy Johnson
NY-LON
Eduardo Santana
Nylon Productions Keith Boak
SUPER VOLCANO
American Television Evangelist
BBC TV Tony Mitchell
FOLLOW ME (Pilot)
Jim Fargo
BBC TV Jeremy Short
BELIEVE NOTHING
Nebbish
Pearson Television John Stroud
KISS ME KATE
Interviewer
BBC TV Nick Wood
RKO 281
Bernard Herrmann
HBO/Warner Brothers Ben Ross
THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES
Detective Leverton
Granada Television Sarah Hellings
SHARPE’S RIFLES
James Rothschild
Central Television Tom Clegg

Stage

Production / Character Company Director
THE 2000 YEAR OLD MAN Clip
The 2000 Year Old Man
JW3 Matthew Lloyd
LISTEN, WE’RE FAMILY
5 characters
Wilton’s Music Hall/JW3 Matthew Lloyd
ARE WE NEARLY THERE YET?
6 characters
Wilton’s Music Hall Matthew Lloyd
GOOD
Maurice
Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester Polly Findlay
FROST/NIXON
Swifty Lazar/ Mike Wallace
Donmar Warehouse/Gielgud, West End Michael Grandage
THE EXONERATED
Walter Rhodes / Male Ensemble
Riverside Studios Bob Balaban
THE PRINCE OF WEST END AVENUE
Solo Show
Off Broadway (59E59 Theater) Benjamin Twist
STUFF HAPPENS
Workshop
National Theatre Studio Nicholas Hytner
HIS GIRL FRIDAY
Earl Holub
Royal National Theatre Jack O’Brien
CAVEMAN, INC.
Solo Show
Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh Benjamin Twist
AUNT DAN & LEMON
Father
Almeida Theatre Tom Cairns
DONA ROSITA, THE SPINSTER
The Economics Professor
Almeida Theatre Phyllida Lloyd
THE PRINCE OF WEST END AVENUE
Solo Show
London/Sydney/Cape Town Sonia Fraser
DISAPPEARED
Elston Rupp
Royal Court Theatre Phyllis Nagy
THE SET-UP
Solo Show
Gate Theatre John Abbott
LION IN THE STREETS
Multiple Roles
Hampstead Theatre Matthew Lloyd
TRUE WEST
Austin
Shared Experience Nancy Meckler
A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES
Solo Show
Gate Theatre/Adelaide Festival John Abbott
HERRINGBONE
One Man Musical
Traverse, Edinburgh/King’s Head, London Benjamin Twist
THE NORMAL HEART
Craig/Grady
Royal Court/Albery, West End David Hayman

Radio

Hundreds of radio plays and readings
Various Characters
BBC Radio Various

Agent (Acting, inc. BBC radio)
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