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Mel Smith is a Actor, Director and Writer British born on 3 december 1952 at Chiswick (United-kingdom)

Mel Smith

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Birth name Melvin Kenneth Smith
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 3 december 1952 at Chiswick (United-kingdom)
Death 19 july 2013 (at 60 years) at London (United-kingdom)

Melvin Kenneth "Mel" Smith (3 December 1952 – 19 July 2013) was an English comedian, writer, film director, producer and actor.

Smith worked on the sketch comedy shows Not the Nine O'Clock News and Alas Smith and Jones along with his comedy partner Griff Rhys Jones. Smith and Jones founded Talkback, which grew to be one of the UK's largest producers of television comedy and light entertainment programming.

Biography

Smith was married to Pam, a former model who grew up in Easington and Durham. They have one daughter, Alexandra. The couple had houses in St John's Wood (backing onto Lord's Cricket Ground), and the hamlet of Little Haseley, Oxfordshire (a Grade II listed barn conversion, sold in 2011) as well as a property in Barbados.

Best films

Bean (1997)
(Director)

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Filmography of Mel Smith (26 films)

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Actor

My Angel
My Angel (2011)

Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Timothy Spall, Brenda Blethyn, Celia Imrie, Mel Smith, Angus Harrison
Roles Uncle Richard
Rating42% 2.1277452.1277452.1277452.1277452.127745
Two of Britain s finest actors, Timothy Spall (Harry Potter) and Brenda Blethyn (Pride and Prejudice), star in this heart-warming Christmas story perfect for the whole family. Fifteen-year-old Eddie (Joseph Phillips) is on a shopping trip with his mother when she is tragically struck by a car and left in critical condition. With their father absent from their lives, Eddie and his brother Stewart (Angus Harrison) face the daunting prospect of potentially losing their mother just as Christmas approaches. One night, Eddie's mother visits him in a dream urging him to find a halo so that she may be saved. Stewart scoffs at Eddie’s “childish” dream and the only person Eddie can turn to is the grumpy Mr. Lambert (Spall), from his school.
Marple: The Sittaford Mystery
Genres Crime
Actors Geraldine McEwan, Timothy Dalton, Robert Hardy, Laurence Fox, James Murray (acteur anglais), Zoe Telford
Roles John Enderby
Rating66% 3.345343.345343.345343.345343.34534
Le capitaine Clive Trevelyan est pressenti pour prendre la succession de Winston Churchill à la tête du Parti Conservateur, mais cela ne semble guère l'intéresser. Cet homme solitaire, qui semble porter un lourd secret, décide de passer la nuit dans un hôtel de la ville voisine. Le soir même, l'une des clientes convoque les esprits, et ces derniers les préviennent que quelqu'un va mourir ce soir, tout d'un coup, il y a une panne de courant. Ils recommencent à convoquer les esprits, ils leur annoncent la mort de Trevelyan. Le lendemain, on le retrouve assassiné dans sa chambre, avec un scorpion égyptien en or, à côté de lui.
The Riddle
The Riddle (2007)

Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Vinnie Jones, Derek Jacobi, Julie Cox, Vanessa Redgrave, Jason Flemyng, P. H. Moriarty
Roles Professor Cranshaw
Rating50% 2.50482.50482.50482.50482.5048
When a woman is murdered following her discovery of an unpublished Charles Dickens manuscript, an unusual trio team up to investigate. The three are Mike (Jones), an ambitious sports reporter determined to make a name for himself, Kate (Cox), a police officer, and an eccentric old man (Jacobi). Together they must track down the mystery and we are taken back to the world of Charles Dickens. Only when they solve the riddle of the manuscript are they able to solve the present day crime, but they must also face opposers: a greedy detective (Moriarty), a publisher (Redgrave), and a ruthless construction company owner (Flemyng).
Blackball
Blackball (2003)
, 1h36
Directed by Mel Smith
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Themes Sports films
Actors Paul Kaye, Alice Evans, Vince Vaughn, Johnny Vegas, James Cromwell, Bernard Cribbins
Roles Bowls Commentator (voice)
Rating55% 2.7994252.7994252.7994252.7994252.799425
Cliff Starkey (played by Paul Kaye), is a rebellious young bowls player. He dreams of playing for his country but always preferring to play by his own rules, was always disapproved by the local bowls club. After winning the local competition, he is subsequently banned from competing in the sport for fifteen years by Ray Speight (James Cromwell), the head of the local lawn bowls association, for writing an expletive on an opponent's scorecard. Picked up by sports agent Rick Schwartz (Vince Vaughn), Starkey is re-branded as the "bad boy of bowls", turning the normally sedate sport into a glitzy, in-your-face competition. He and Speight take on Australia's unbeaten Doohan brothers in "The Ashes", a one-off tournament in a custom-made bowls arena in Torquay. They make a comeback thanks to Speight's experience and Starkey's extravagance, while Cliff also bends the rules to the maximum to force the game into extra time, much to the disbelief of Carl and Mark Doohan.
High Heels and Low Lifes, 1h23
Directed by Mel Smith
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Crime
Actors Minnie Driver, Mary McCormack, Kevin McNally, Danny Dyer, Michael Gambon, Darren boyd
Roles Man at Train Station (uncredited)
Rating61% 3.0503353.0503353.0503353.0503353.050335
The film follows the story of two women living in London, Shannon (Minnie Driver) and Frances (Mary McCormack), attempting to con a group of gangsters, led by Kerrigan (Michael Gambon) and Mason (Kevin McNally), into giving them £1,000,000 after they overhear a conversation between gang members during a local bank heist. The idea is that the money will later be used to purchase a large amount of expensive medical equipment for the hospital where Shannon works as an overworked and underpaid nurse. Frances, a failing American actress who has resorted to doing voice acting for children's cartoons, wants the money so that she can get out of the rut she believes she is stuck in, and also because she wants a Mercedes to replace her aging Pontiac Firebird.
Twelfth Night, 2h14
Directed by Trevor Nunn
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Théâtre, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare, LGBT-related films, Jumeaux ou jumelles, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Imogen Stubbs, Steven Mackintosh, Nicholas Farrell, Ben Kingsley, Helena Bonham Carter, Nigel Hawthorne
Roles Sir Toby Belch
Rating70% 3.547193.547193.547193.547193.54719
Viola (Imogen Stubbs) and Sebastian (Steven Mackintosh) are young twins who, on Twelfth Night (holiday) are performing on a ship and use their likeness to tease their audiences. During their journey, they are caught in a storm, shipwrecked and separated. Viola and other survivors end up on the shore of Illyria. A devastated Viola believes her brother dead. She later takes his appearance to join the court of the local Duke Orsino (Toby Stephens). The young woman has her long, beautiful hair cut by the sailor, conceals her breasts, and dresses like a young man. After that, Viola becomes a page, using the name "Cesario".
Brain Donors, 1h19
Directed by Dennis Dugan
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Buddy films
Actors John Turturro, Mel Smith, Bob Nelson, Teri Copley, John Savident, Julianna Donald
Roles Rocco Melonchek
Rating68% 3.44623.44623.44623.44623.4462
After the death of tycoon and philanthropist Oscar Winterhaven Oglethorpe, a ballet company is founded in his name by his widow, Lillian (Nancy Marchand). The formation of the ballet company leads to ambulance-chasing attorney Roland T. Flakfizer (John Turturro) vying against Oglethorpe's former attorney Edmund Lazlo (John Savident) to be director of the company. Lazlo is chosen to be director of the company after signing the greatest ballet dancer in the world, "The Great Volare" (George de la Pena) to dance for the company. Flakfizer, however — with assistance from his two associates Rocco (Mel Smith) and Jacques (Bob Nelson) — earns a spot as co-director by wooing the wealthy widow and by signing the company's leading ballerina (Juliana Donald, billed as Juli Donald) and her dancer boyfriend Alan Grant (Spike Alexander). The ensuing struggle between Flakfizer and Lazlo leads to comic hijinks, including a badger game involving a chorus girl (Teri Copley), and an opening-night performance ludicrously sabotaged by Flakfizer and his cohorts.
Father Christmas, 26minutes
Genres Animation
Themes Christmas films, Children's films
Actors Mel Smith, William Dennis Hunt
Roles Father Christmas (voice)
Rating74% 3.741323.741323.741323.741323.74132
Father Christmas centres around the prospect of what Father Christmas does with himself "the other 364 days of the year", along with his annual delivery of presents to children around the world. The film starts with Father Christmas coming back from his annual Christmas Eve run, and relaxing in his home with his cat and dog. Then he breaks the fourth wall, explaining that his unwinding is well deserved, contrary to popular belief. He cites the care of his reindeer, his garden, and shopping among others as activities that take up his time. Because of his strenuous lifestyle, he explains that in the past year he decided to take a holiday.
The Tall Guy, 1h32
Directed by Mel Smith
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about television
Actors Jeff Goldblum, Emma Thompson, Rowan Atkinson, Tim Barlow, Geraldine James, Anna Massey
Roles Drunk at Party
Rating61% 3.0974753.0974753.0974753.0974753.097475
The protagonist and narrator is Dexter King (Goldblum), an American actor working in London and living platonically in Camden Town with his "educated, charming...nymphomaniac" landlady (played by Geraldine James). He's just finished his sixth year playing "The Tall Guy", a straight man in a two-man, long-running comedy revue starring (and dominated by) Ron Anderson (Rowan Atkinson, playing a role based on himself).
Wilt
Wilt (1989)
, 1h32
Directed by Mel Smith
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Crime
Actors Griff Rhys Jones, Mel Smith, Alison Steadman, Roger Lloyd-Pack, Diana Quick, Jeremy Clyde
Roles Inspector Flint
Rating61% 3.050123.050123.050123.050123.05012
Henry Wilt is a community studies teacher at a poorly funded college where most of the pupils seem to be fairly apathetic to learning. Eva Wilt, his wife, is interested in the spiritual aspects of martial arts, Transcendental Meditation and similar pursuits. Eva's disdain for Henry's interest in reading adds to his general frustration at work, including being turned down for a promotion again, and leads him to occasionally fantasize about killing her. Her 'Yuppie' friends, Hugh Westroper and his beautiful, glamorous wife Sally, only exacerbate his alienation from her world by talking disparagingly about teaching as a profession and about his car.
The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, 1h32
Directed by Stuart Orme
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy
Themes Alternate history films, Children's films
Actors Stephanie Beacham, Mel Smith, Geraldine James, Richard O'Brien, Jane Horrocks, Jonathan Coy
Roles Mr. Grimshaw
Rating59% 2.9520252.9520252.9520252.9520252.952025
The film is set in a alternative-history version of nineteenth century England where packs of wolves roam the countryside.
The Princess Bride, 1h38
Directed by Rob Reiner
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Romance
Themes Inspiré de l'univers des contes et légendes, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Transport films, Pirate films, Children's films
Actors Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Peter Falk, Christopher Guest
Roles The Albino
Rating79% 3.9985953.9985953.9985953.9985953.998595
In a frame story, a man (Peter Falk) reads a book to his sick grandson (Fred Savage). Scenes of the reading occasionally interrupt the main story.
Morons from Outer Space, 1h31
Directed by Mike Hodges
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Comic science fiction
Themes Comedy science fiction films
Actors Griff Rhys Jones, Mel Smith, Jimmy Nail, James Sikking, Mark Lewis Jones, André Maranne
Roles Bernard
Rating45% 2.2582252.2582252.2582252.2582252.258225
The story begins on a small spaceship docking with a refueling station. On board are a group of four aliens, Bernard, Sandra, Desmond, and Julian. During a particularly tedious period of their stay at the station, the other three begin playing with the ship’s controls while Bernard is outside playing spaceball. They accidentally disconnect his part of the ship, leaving him stranded while they crash into a large blue planet close by (Earth).