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Kevin Allen (born 15 September 1962) is a British screenwriter, film director, film producer and actor. He is best known for writing and directing the cult black comedy feature Twin Town set in Swansea (1997). The film was entered into the 47th Berlin International Film Festival. 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 and actor Alfie 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. Allen'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 organisers of the Flatlake Festival held annually in Ireland.