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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 27 August 1969Hull, England, UK
Birth NameReeson Wayne Shearsmith

Mini Bio (1)

Reece Shearsmith originates from Hull and is a talented young writer and performer. Having graduated from Bretton Hall Drama College with a BA(hons) in Theatre Arts, he is a quarter of the award-winning comedy team The League of Gentlemen and has appeared in a variety of television shows and films. He has also written and performed in London's long-running weekly satirical show Newsrevue. He has two children, Holly and Danny, with wife Jane.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Andrea Johnson

Spouse (1)

Jane Shearsmith (14 February 2001 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (10)

16 September, 2002 - daughter Holly born
He has a son, Danny
Pauline in the League of Gentlemen is based on an actual restart officer that Reece had while he was on the dole.
In 1997 along with his fellow League of Gentlemen (Steve Pemberton, Mark Gatiss & Jeremy Dyson)he won the Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. They became the first sketch group to win since the Awards began in 1981. The first Sketch group to win was The Cambridge Footlights which featured Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Tony Slattery, Emma Thompson, Paul Dwyer and Paul Shearer.
In 2002 he was nominated along with Steve Pemberton, Mark Gatiss & Jeremy Dyson for Best Entertainment at the Olivier Awards for their show The League of Gentlemen: Live at Dury's Lane. They lost out to " Shockheaded Peter " created and devised by Julian Bleach, Anthony Cairns, Julian Crouch, Graeme Gilmour, Tamzin Griffin, Jo Pocock, Phelim McDermott, Michael Morris and The Tiger Lillies (Martyn Jacques, Adrian Huge and Adrian Stout)
When writing for The League of Gentlemen he writes with Steve Pemberton, whilst Dyson and Gatiss work together. This is to avoid arguments. Sometimes they write outside their groupings.
Appeared as The Narrator in 'The Rocky Horror Show' at the New Theatre, Hull, UK [April 2010]
Appearing as Jacques in "As You Like It" at Wyndham's Theatre, London. [July 2005]
(October-December 2005) Performing with the rest of the League in an across-the-UK live tour, The League of Gentlemen Are Behind You. [October 2005]
Performing as Leopold Bloom in the London production of musical The Producers at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane [April 2006]

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