Reece Shearsmith


Reece Shearsmith

Reece Shearsmith, name registered at birth as Reeson William Shearsmith, (born 27 August 1969 in Hull) is an English actor and writer. He is most famous for his work as part of "The League of Gentlemen" along with fellow performers Steve Pemberton, Mark Gatiss and co-writer Jeremy Dyson.

Early life

Shearsmith studied Drama at Bretton Hall College (became part of the University of Leeds and helped close it down in 2007).

Career

He made appearances in other comedy projects including "Max and Paddy's Road To Nowhere" as well as playing the insane villain Tony in the Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer comedy "Catterick". He also appeared in two episodes of the award-winning pop-culture comedy "Spaced" as robot-wars obsessed TA soldier Dexter, and played neurotic doctor Flynn in the BBC 2 sitcom "TLC" which was written by "The Weakest Link" creator Fintan Coyle. His ability for talking 'gibberish' lends itself to playing his more macabre characters like Papa Lazarou.

From March 2006 to January 2007, he appeared in the West End as Leo Bloom in "The Producers".

Personal life

He lives in North London with his wife Jane, whom he married on 14 February 2001 in Islington, and their two children Holly and Danny.

Work

*2008 "The Common Pursuit" at the "Menier Chocolate Factory" - performer
*2008 "The Cottage" - performer
*2007 "Christmas at the Riveria - performer
*2007 "Modern Men" - performer
*2007 "The Abbey" - performer
*2007 "" - performer
*2006 "The Producers" (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane) - performer
*2005 "The League of Gentlemen Are Behind You" (various venues) - writer/performer
*2005 Wyndham's Theatre Presents Shakespeare's "As You Like It" - performer
*2005 "The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse" - writer/performer
*2005 "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" - voice actor
*2004 "Max & Paddy's Road to Nowhere" - performer
*2004 "The All Star Comedy Show" - performer
*2004 "Shaun of the Dead" - performer
*2004 "Catterick" - performer
*2002 "Legend of the Lost Tribe" - voice actor
*2002 "'Art'" (Whitehall Theatre) performer
*2002 "The League of Gentlemen - The Making Of Series 3" - presenter
*2002 "TLC" - actor
*2002 "The League of Gentlemen", Series 3, writer/performer
*2001 "A Local Show for Local People" (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane) - writer/performer
*2001 "Birthday Girl" - actor
*2001 "Spaced" - performer
*2000 "The League of Gentlemen - A Local Book For Local People" - writer
*2000 "Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)" - performer
*2000 "The League of Gentlemen Christmas Special" - writer/performer
*2000 "The League of Gentlemen", Series 2 - writer/performer
*2000 "A Local Show For Local People" - writer/performer
*1999 "This Year's Love" - actor
*1999 "The League of Gentlemen", Series 1 - writer/performer
*1998 "" - performer
*1998 "Lenny Goes to Town" - performer
*1997 "On The Town With The League Of Gentlemen" - writer/performer
*1997 "Auton" - performer
*1997 "Mashman & Peas do U.S." - performer
*1997 "In the Red" - performer
*1996 "P.R.O.B.E. - The Ghosts of Winterborne" - performer
*1996 "Friday Night Armistice" - performer
*1995 "P.R.O.B.E. - The Devil of Winterborne" - performer
*1995 "The League of Gentlemen" stage show - writer/performer
* "Smith & Jones" performer"'

References

External links

*
* [http://www.myspace.com/reece_shear_smith MySpace]
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/previews/chat_league1.shtml Interview with Reece Shearsmith on bbc.co.uk]
* [http://www.chortle.co.uk/comics/r/33212/reece_shearsmith Chortle]
* [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2007/12/18/bvreece118.xml "Telegraph" article December 2007]


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