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Mel Smith dies

Postby Archie » Sat Jul 20, 2013 4:56 pm

I heard on the news that comedian/actor Mel Smith has died from a heart attack aged just 60.
Mel will be most familiar from the 'Not The Nine O'clock News' series from the 80's.

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Re: Mel Smith dies

Postby Dirty Old Yank » Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:18 pm

An extraordinary career and really nice fella by all accounts. The only bit of Not the Nine O'Clock News I've had the opportunity to see was an all too brief but very funny clip of their parody of the famous televised "debate" over Life of Brian, Bishop Stockwood and Malcolm Muggeridge both condemning the masterpiece, with John Cleese and Michael Palin defending. I knew Smith best as the cheery torturers assistant in The Princess Bride, a favorite and memorable role.
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Re: Mel Smith dies

Postby Ilovesteptoe » Sun Sep 01, 2013 2:28 pm

Pretty shocked at his death really. I know he wasn't seen on TV much as he used to, and he didn't need to be after selling his production company for millions but I loved him in the classic 80s Not the nine o'clock news, the brilliant Alas Smith & Jones and his movie appearances such as the hilarious Bull shot film , Morons from outer space & wilt. Very sad and way too young. :|
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