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Kerry Shale

Kerry Shale 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 Angel Has Fallen and Wrath of Man.

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 The Sandman and Suspicion, as well as Patrick Melrose, The Trip To Spain, New Tricks, Mr Selfridge, The Trip, Life's Too Short, Not Going Out and Dr Who.

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 The Call of The Wild and White Fang by Jack London.

Kerry is hugely versatile, with an extraordinary range of accents and styles.

The Evening Standard calls Kerry Shale 'The best-known American voice on Radio 4'. He has played more characters in a single video game than any other actor (it's in the Guinness Book of Records).

He has recorded hundreds of episodes of television animation (from Dennis The Menace's faithful Gnasher to Thomas The Tank Engine's Fat Controller), performed tricky voice-overs ("external leakage" pills), accurate imitations (Speedy Gonzales, as approved by Warner Bros) and serious narration (EIA's campaign against animal torture).

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Cast Credits

Best Interests (2023)
Guest starring as Dr David Pankerman
The Sandman (2022)
Guest starring as Mr. Nimrod (3 episodes)
The Creature Cases (2022)
Guest starring as Various Characters (38 episodes)
Suspicion (2022)
Guest starring as Expert (Arnold Meyerson)
Kingdom of the Mummies (2020)
Starring as Narrator (4 episodes)
Drain the Oceans (2018)
Starring as Narrator (10 episodes)
Patrick Melrose (2018)
Guest starring as Funeral Director
First Civilizations (2018)
Starring as Narrator (4 episodes)
  • Episode 1x04: Trade (May 15, 2018)
  • Episode 1x03: Cities (May 8, 2018)
  • Episode 1x02: Religion (May 1, 2018)
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Shakespeare & Hathaway - Private Investigators (2018)
Guest starring as Joe Venice
Living the Dream (2017)
Guest starring as Mr. Carver (2 episodes)
New Blood (2016)
Guest starring as Museum Expert
First Peoples (2015)
Starring as Narrator (5 episodes)
  • Episode 1x05: Europe (Jul 8, 2015)
  • Episode 1x04: Australia (Jul 1, 2015)
  • Episode 1x03: Asia (Jul 1, 2015)
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Mr. Selfridge (2013)
Guest starring as Walter Hines-Page
10 Days to War (2008)
Guest starring as Eric Howlitt
Not Going Out (2006)
Guest starring as Toby (2 episodes)
  • Episode 2x06: Dating (Oct 12, 2007)
  • Episode 2x05: Art (Oct 5, 2007)
Doctor Who (2005)
Guest starring as Doctor Renfrew
New Tricks (2004)
Guest starring as Harry Reid
Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps (2001)
Guest starring as Mano Ventura's Voice
Budgie the Little Helicopter (1994)
Starring as Chuck
Sharpe (1993)
Guest starring as James Rothschild
The Comic Strip Presents... (1981)
Guest starring as Willy
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