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Name: Patrick Allen  
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Date of Birth: 17th March 1927
Place of Birth: Nyasaland. [now Malawi]
Profession: Actor
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Patrick Allen (born March 17, 1927) is a British actor and voice actor.

Allen was born in Nyasaland (now Malawi). His made his film debut in Hitchcock's Dial M for Murder (1954). He subsequently appeared in character roles in many films, including The Wild Geese, The Sea Wolves and Who Dares Wins.

He was the narrator for the British Government's Protect and Survive series of instructional videos in the 1970s; some of his lines in that production were sampled into the single Two Tribes by the band Frankie Goes To Hollywood. Allen has also worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company in a number of stage roles, along with many BBC productions. He was also the voiceover artist for Vic and Bob's comedy series The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer.

In 2005, he became the voice of the British television channel E4, providing voiceovers for many of its idents and promotions. Some of the slogans are rather irreverent and very funny, and match the tone of the channel well, especially during the channel's recent campaigns. These include:

  • Only we has got Six Chuffing Feet (to advertise the final series of Six Feet Under)
  • Paris squashed against Britney in your gaff (to advertise The Simple Life and Britney and Kevin: Chaotic back-to-back; the word 'gaff' is British slang for 'house')
  • Big Shiny Films in your Dinky Little Home (to advertise films)
  • Chucking Spunky Tunes In Your Tellybox (to advertise E4 Music, the channel's music television strand)
  • Shamelessly importing Cool Stuff (referring to shows including Lost and the aformentioned Six Feet Under)
  • E4 is now available on satellite, cable and now Freeview

He has also recently narrated parody versions of the Protect and Survive films for Kerrang! TV.

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