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Mel Smith

Actor, Writer, Director
3 December 1952 to 18 July 2013

A British comedy performer who shone in a variety of roles, Smith came to prominence among the cast of Not The Nine O’Clock News (1979-82). He continued to act in various sketch shows with Griff Rhys Jones, with whom he founded Talkback, and later directed cinema hits including Bean (1997).

- Read Mel Smith's Guardian obituary here