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Sir Norbert Smith, a Life (1989)
"Norbert Smith, a Life" (original title)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy  -  3 November 1989 (UK)
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Sir Norbert Smith
Melvyn Bragg ...
Interviewer
Charles Simon ...
Old duffer
Stewart Harwood ...
Mr. Wilkinson
Peter Goodwright ...
Will Silly
George Raistrick ...
Melvyn Merry
Renée Asherson ...
Lady Norbert
Simon Godley ...
Barney
Charles Pemberton ...
Policeman
Moray Watson ...
Sir Donald Stuff
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Ruby Lawrence
John Elmes ...
Horatio
Felicity Montagu ...
Cecilia Johanson
David Henry ...
Harry Crabbe
Gareth Vaughan ...
Western mayor
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When Harry Enfield was funny
22 May 2005 | by (Sunny Southend, UK) – See all my reviews

Thinking back to this now, it is hard to believe that Harry Enfield would go onto produce such low grade trash. This spoof documentary is an absolute piece of comic genius. Packed with loads of truly clever subtle jokes about the nature of the film, television and theatre world. Sir Norbert is a composite of a number of well known giants of the thespian world. They have lovingly spoofed some of the greatest films from a range of different film genres. If you are British you will have great fun working out just who and what the writers are referencing. Everything is done to perfection. The look and feel of each "film" is spot on. The best has to be the early 60's working-class-life film, "It's Grim Up North". Quote, "I'm going out to fly me whippets". I used to have this on tape too, but it's long gone and as far as I know has never been repeated. A great shame.


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