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      Mel Smith

      Mel Smith

      Highest Rated: 100% Babylon (1980)

      Lowest Rated: 20% High Heels and Low Lifes (2001)

      Birthday: Dec 3, 1952

      Birthplace: Chiswick, London, England, UK

      Mel Smith was a popular British comic actor, writer and director of TV and character actor of film who began his career as a busy and versatile stage director. Smith gained some notoriety on the trend-setting comedy "Not the Nine O'Clock News" (BBC, 1979-1982) with Griff Rhys Jones and Rowan Atkinson. Not unlike the early "Saturday Night Live," the series was an irreverent satirical revue that ran the gamut from purely tasteless to memorably brilliant. Smith teamed with Jones to write and star in the top-rated sketch-comedy program "Alas Smith and Jones" (BBC, 1984-1998). He acted in the stage versions of both series and directed "Not in Front of the Audience," based on "Not the Nine O'Clock News," and remained a key influence on later generations of British comedians. He died in 2013.

      Highest rated movies

      Babylon poster Babylon The Princess Bride poster The Princess Bride Twelfth Night poster
      Twelfth Night
      Brain Donors poster
      Brain Donors
      National Lampoon's European Vacation poster
      National Lampoon's European Vacation




      No Score Yet No Score Yet Christmas Angel Uncle Richard (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet 20% The Riddle Unknown (Character) - 2007
      41% 42% Blackball Director,
      Executive Producer
      - 2003
      20% 50% High Heels and Low Lifes Director $226.8K 2001
      43% 53% Bean Director $45.3M 1997
      76% 80% Twelfth Night Sir Toby Belch (Character) $551.5K 1996
      24% 59% Radioland Murders Director $1.2M 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Milner Unknown (Character) - 1994
      45% 85% Brain Donors Rocco Melonchek (Character) $504.1K 1992
      No Score Yet 74% Father Christmas Father Christmas (Voice) - 1991
      No Score Yet 62% The Wolves of Willoughby Chase Mr. Grimshaw (Character) - 1989
      85% 66% The Tall Guy Director $91.1K 1989
      No Score Yet 60% Wilt Inspector Flint (Character) $74.5K 1989
      97% 94% The Princess Bride The Albino (Character) $26.9M 1987
      No Score Yet 42% Morons From Outer Space Bernard (Character),
      $72.3K 1985
      34% 49% National Lampoon's European Vacation Hotel Manager (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet 9% Slayground Terry Abbatt (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Number One Billy Evans (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet 69% Bullshot Crouch (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bullshot Crummond Crouch (Character) - 1983
      100% 45% Babylon Alan (Character) $109.7K 1980


      No Score Yet 96% The Young Ones Security Guard (Guest Star) 1984