Edward Kelsey, English actor, Died at 88

Actor Edward Kelsey was born on June 4, 1930, in Petersfield, Hampshire and died on April 23, 2019.

He was an English actor of stage and screen, as well as a voice-over artist.

Kelsey was mostly known as the voice of Joe Grundy on BBC radio soap opera The Archers and for voicing various other characters on television.

Kelsey worked with the Radio Drama Company by winning the Carlton Hobbs Bursary, in 1954.

He was known for voicing the characters of Colonel K and Baron Silas Greenback in the energized arrangement Danger Mouse created by Cosgrove Hall.

The actor also hired on British TV programs like The Avengers, Softly, Softly, The Saint, Public Eye, Dempsey and Makepeace, Z-Cars, Juliet Bravo, and Doctor Who.

And also, Minder, Angels, Casualty, The Vicar of Dibley, Reilly: Ace of Spies, Shoestring, Wives, and Daughters, Anna of the Five Towns, Campion, The Tripods and EastEnders.

Kelsey acted in three Doctor Who stories, as a slave purchaser in The Romans, “Resno” in The Power of the Daleks and Edu in The Creature from the Pit.

Kelsey played as Mr. Growbag in Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005), several characters in Victor and Hugo, Cosgrove Hall’s The Reluctant Dragon and The Wind in the Willows (TV and film), H.H. Junketbury in The Talking Parcel,.

And also, Farmer Listener and Forester in The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship and also for the voice of “The Thing” in another Cosgrove Hall production, Truckers, based on a book by Terry Pratchett.

Edward Kelsey passed away at 88 years old.