Kevin Allen (born 15 September 1962) is a Welsh-born screenwriter, film director, film producer and actor. In 1997 he directed and wrote the cult Welsh black comedy feature Twin Town
. He also directed the films The Big Tease
and Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London and hit UK TV series Benidorm. He is the younger brother of comedian Keith Allen and uncle of pop singer Lily Allen .
Allen first came to national prominence in 1990 when he documented an England fan's eye view of the 1990 FIFA World Cup Finals in Italy with his camcorder for the BBC series Video Diaries in an episode entitled On The March With Bobby's Army. Kevin's first acting roles came by way of The Comic Strip and progressed to the BBC sitcom The Thin Blue Line and many other theatre and TV roles. He also wrote and directed several documentaries for the BBC in the 1990s.
Allen and author Pat McCabe are organizers of the Flatlake Festival held annually in Ireland.