British actor and comedian Mel Smith, best known for the TV series Alias Smith And Jones and Not The Nine O’Clock News has died. His agent Michael Foster tells BBC News that Smith died Friday of a heart attack at his London home. He was 60. Smith and his comedy partner Griff Rhys Jones founded Tailback Productions which became one of the UK’s largest producers of TV comedy and light entertainment. Their shows included Da Ali G Show, I’m Alan Partridge and Never Mind the Buzzcocks. Smith’s feature film credits include The Princess Bride and National Lampoon’s European Vacation.
R.I.P. Mel Smith
What's Hot on Deadline
Latest Film News
- The First ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Trailer Hits Like A Punch To The Head
- Kevin Costner To Narrate MMA Doc ‘Hurt Business’; Kickboxer Remake Sequel A Go
- Deadline’s The Contenders: ‘99 Homes’ Director Ramin Bahrani On Shannon, Garfield & “Web Of Corruption”…
- Bridge Independent & Ketchup Ink Digital Deal
- ‘The Danish Girl’s Tom Hooper On “Moving” Transgender Response To The Film…
- The Sony Hack One Year Later: Just Who Are The Guardians Of Peace?