Mel Smith

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Mel Smith (born December 3, 1952) British actor, film director, writer, producer born in London.

He is made his breakthrough in the topically satirical BBC television series Not the Nine O'clock News. This was followed briefly by Smith and Goody (with Bob Goody) and then the comedy sketch series Alas Smith and Jones, co-starring Griff Rhys Jones, its title being a pun on the name of the American TV series Alias Smith and Jones.

In 1981, Smith and Griff Rhys-Jones founded TalkBack Productions, a company which has produced many of the most significant British comedy shows of the past two decades, including Smack the Pony, Da Ali G Show, I'm Alan Partridge and Big Train.

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TV shows

Performer

  • Not The Nine O'clock News (1979)
  • Smith And Goody (1980)
  • Fundamental Frolics (1981)
  • Alas Smith And Jones (1982)
  • Weekend In Wallop (1984)
  • Comedians Do It On Stage (1986)
  • The Home-made Xmas Video (1987)
  • The World According To Smith And Jones (1987)
  • Colin's Sandwich (1988)
  • Smith And Jones (1989)
  • Amnesty International's Big 30 (1991)
  • Comic Relief (1991)
  • The Night Of Comic Relief (1995)
  • A Gala Comedy Hour (Best Of The Prince's Trust (1996)

Writer

  • Not The Nine O'clock News (1979)
  • Smith And Goody (1980)
  • Fundamental Frolics (1981)
  • Alas Smith And Jones (1982)
  • Weekend In Wallop (1984)
  • Comedians Do It On Stage (1986)
  • Smith And Jones (1989)
  • Amnesty International's Big 30 (1991)
  • A Gala Comedy Hour (Best Of The Prince's Trust (1996)

Producer

  • Too Much Sun (2000)

Filmography

Director

Actor

  • Bullshot (1983) - Crouch
  • Slayground (1983) - Terry Abbatt
  • Morons from Outer Space (1985) - Bernard; also co-wrote the script with Griff Rhys Jones
  • The Princess Bride (1987) - The Albino
  • The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (1988) - Mr. Grimshaw
  • Wilt (from a novel by Tom Sharpe) (1989) - Inspector Flint
  • Brain Donors (aka Lame Ducks) (1992) - Rocco Melonchek
  • Twelfth Night (1996) - Sir Toby Belch

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