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Mel Smith (I) (1952–2013)


Mel Smith was born on December 3, 1952 in Chiswick, London, England as Melvyn Kenneth Smith. He was an actor and producer, known for The Princess Bride (1987), Brain Donors (1992) and National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985). He was married to Pamela Gay-Rees. He died on July 19, 2013 in St John's Wood, London. See full bio »

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Known For

The Princess Bride
The Princess Bride The Albino
(1987)
Brain Donors
Brain Donors Rocco Melonchek
(1992)
Bean
Bean Director
(1997)

Filmography

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 2013 Dancing on the Edge (TV Mini-Series)
Schlesinger
- Episode #1.5 (2013) ... Schlesinger
- Episode #1.4 (2013) ... Schlesinger
- Episode #1.3 (2013) ... Schlesinger
- Episode #1.2 (2013) ... Schlesinger
- Episode #1.1 (2013) ... Schlesinger
 2011 My Angel
Uncle Richard
 2010-2011 Rock & Chips (TV Series)
DI Thomas
- The Frog and the Pussycat (2011) ... DI Thomas
- Five Gold Rings (2010) ... DI Thomas
 2007 The Riddle
Professor Cranshaw
 2007 Consenting Adults (TV Movie)
David Maxwell Fyfe
 2006 Hustle (TV Series)
Benny Frazier
- Price for Fame (2006) ... Benny Frazier
 2006 Agatha Christie's Marple (TV Series)
John Enderby
- The Sittaford Mystery (2006) ... John Enderby
 2005 Allegiance
Winston Churchill
 2001 High Heels and Low Lifes
Man at train station (uncredited)
 1984-1998 Alas Smith & Jones (TV Series)
Various Roles
- Episode #10.6 (1998) ... Various Roles
- Episode #10.5 (1998) ... Various Roles
- Episode #10.4 (1998) ... Various Roles
- Episode #10.3 (1998) ... Various Roles
- Episode #10.2 (1998) ... Various Roles
 1996 Twelfth Night or What You Will
Sir Toby Belch
 1994 Milner (TV Movie)
Stephen Milner
 1994 Art Deco Detective
Porno Movie Director
 1992 Brain Donors
Rocco Melonchek
 1991 Father Christmas (Short)
Father Christmas (voice)
 1988-1990 Colin's Sandwich (TV Series)
Colin Watkins
- Out to Lunch (1990) ... Colin Watkins
- Frank (1990) ... Colin Watkins
- Night Thoughts (1990) ... Colin Watkins
- Zanzibar (1990) ... Colin Watkins
- A Piece of Cake (1990) ... Colin Watkins
 1990 The Misadventures of Mr. Wilt
Inspector Flint
 1989 The Whole Hog (TV Movie)
Giles
 1989 The Wolves of Willoughby Chase
Mr. Grimshaw
 1989 Smith and Jones in Small Doses (TV Series)
Rev. Benjamin 'Ben' Bottomley / Sam / Derek / ...
- The Waiting Room (1989) ... Rev. Benjamin 'Ben' Bottomley
- Second Thoughts (1989) ... Sam
- The Boat People (1989) ... Derek
- The Whole Hog (1989) ... Giles
 1989 The Tall Guy
Drunken Man (uncredited)
 1987-1988 The World According to Smith & Jones (TV Series)
Mel
- Science (1988) ... Mel
- The Arts (1988) ... Mel
- Education (1988) ... Mel
- Law (1988) ... Mel
- War (1988) ... Mel
 1987 The Home-Made Xmas Video (TV Movie)
Len
 1987 The Princess Bride
The Albino
 1987 Filthy Rich & Catflap (TV Series)
Jumbo Whiffy
- Episode #1.4 (1987) ... Jumbo Whiffy
 1987 Aikuisten Suomi (Video short)
Santa Claus
 1985 Restless Natives
Pyle
 1985 Number One (TV Movie)
Billy Evans
 1985 Morons from Outer Space
Bernard
 1983-1984 The Kenny Everett Television Show (TV Series)
Various
- Episode #2.9 (1984) ... Various
- Episode #2.3 (1983) ... Various
- Episode #2.1 (1983) ... Various
 1984 The Young Ones (TV Series)
Security Guard
- Bambi (1984) ... Security Guard
 1984 Minder (TV Series)
Cyril Ash
- A Star Is Gorn (1984) ... Cyril Ash
 1983 Slayground
Terry Abbatt
 1983 Bullshot Crummond
Crouch
 1983 Two Foolish Men (Short)
 1979-1982 Not the Nine O'Clock News (TV Series)
Various Roles
- Episode #4.6 (1982) ... Various Roles
- Episode #4.5 (1982) ... Various Roles
- Episode #4.4 (1982) ... Various Roles
- Hi Se Seo An Naught Ag A Naoi Chlog (1982) ... Various Roles
- Episode #4.2 (1982) ... Various Roles
 1982 Muck and Brass (TV Mini-Series)
Tom Craig
- Growth (1982) ... Tom Craig
- Watered Stock (1982) ... Tom Craig
- Our Green and Pleasant Land (1982) ... Tom Craig
- Public Relations (1982) ... Tom Craig
- World of Sport (1982) ... Tom Craig
 1981 The Kenny Everett Video Show (TV Series)
Various / Various Characters
- Episode #4.5 (1981) ... Various
- Episode #4.1 (1981) ... Various Characters
 1980 Smith and Goody (TV Series)
Various Characters
 1980 Bloody Kids (TV Movie)
Disco Doorman
 1980 The Goodies (TV Series)
TV Talk Show Host
- Animals (1980) ... TV Talk Show Host
 1980 Play for Today (TV Series)
Xan
- Dreams of Leaving (1980) ... Xan
 1980 Babylon
Alan
 1978 The Lord of the Rings
Character Actor (voice, uncredited)
Show Show Producer (3 credits)
Show Show Director (6 credits)
Show Show Writer (5 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (5 credits)
Show Show Composer (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (3 credits)
Show Show Self (48 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (17 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Appeared in a music video for "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree", his duet with singer Kim Wilde, as the duo 'Mel & Kim', a spoof of another British duo of the same name. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 5 Interviews | See more »

Alternate Names:

Smith and Jones | Mel | Kim Wilde & Mel Smith

Height:

5' 11½" (1.82 m)
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Trivia:

Confessed to never having watched his performance in The Princess Bride (1987) due to the painful experience involved in filming the role. His character required him to wear colored contact lenses and, unknown to Smith and the costume department at the time, he was actually allergic to the lens solution used. This meant that Smith was in constant pain and discomfort throughout filming, hence why ... See more »

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