Reece Shearsmith


Reece Shearsmith, full name Reeson William Shearsmith, (born 27 August 1969) 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.

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.

Shearsmith was born in Hull, Yorkshire, England and educated at Bretton Hall College (now part of the University of Leeds). He lives in North London with his wife Jane and their two children Holly and Danny.

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Mixed Reviews For ITV's 'The Widower', But Reece Shearsmith Impresses Critics

by Jack de Aguilar | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 18th March 2014

The new three-part ITV drama, ‘The Widower’ aired last night (March 18, 2014). The show aims to tell the story of Mark Webster, who was convicted for the murder of his first wife, and the...

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'Inside No 9': New Dark Comedy Promises Six Episodes Of Classic Shearsmith And Pemberton Magic

by Lauren James | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 5th February 2014

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by Rich Cline | Movie Review | 18th July 2013

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by Michael West | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 5th July 2013

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As Fans Await Doctor Who Movie, Dalek Designer Raymond Cusick Dies

by Hayley Avron | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 25th February 2013

The designer of Doctor Who’s most famous cyborgs, the Daleks, has died, at the age of 84. Raymond Cusick, from Horsham, West Sussex, created the pepper-pot villains and also developed their sinister gliding motion. Despite...

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