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Mel Smith


Born - 3 December 1952, Chiswick, London, UK
Died - 14 July 2013

Tubby comedy star with gruff tones and receding fair haIr, initially in harness with Griff Rhys-Jones in their groundbreaking TV series Alas Smith and Jones. His distinctive porcine looks were only part of his comedy fortune, for he also had talents as writer and director. Films as actor included Bloody Kids (1979), Babylon (1981), Bullshot (1983), Morons from Outer Space (1985), The Princess Bride (1987), The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (1989), Wilt (1990), Brain Donors (1992), Art Deco Detective (1994), Twelfth Night (1996, inevitably as Toby Belch), High Heels and Low Lifes (2001), Allegiance (2005), The Riddle (2007) and My Angel (2011), his last. As director, he made The Tall Guy (1989), Radioland Murders (1994), Bean (1997), High Heels and Low Lifes and Blackball (2003). He died from a heart attack.