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Reece Shearsmith

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Birthplace:   Hull, Yorkshire, England
While at Bretton Hall College, became friends with fellow students Steve Pemberton, Mark Gatiss and Jeremy Dyson. Together, they would create the award-winning comedy The for his performance as The League of Gentlemen. Based his infamous character of Papa Lazaru in The League of Gentlemen on his and Pemberton's landlord, down to the tone of his voice. Played Leo Bloom in The Producers on the West End in 2006. Received an honorary doctorate from Hull University in 2014. Created an original art piece for the Stars On Canvas charity to display and then auction to raise money. Appeared in the title role in The Dresser in 2017 at the Chichester Festival Theatre, and reunited with The League of Gentlemen in three TV specials, transmitted on BBC2 in December 2017. Appeared as himself in the 2018 short film To Trend on Twitter to raise funds for the charity CLIC Sargent which supports young people with cancer. Received a nomination in 2020 for the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance as The President and Jon in A Very Expensive Poison at the Old Vic.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
79% In The Earth
  • Actor
2021
No Score Yet Borley Rectory
  • V.C Wall
2017
60% High-Rise
  • Steele
$0.4M 2016
86% A Field in England
  • Whitehead
$31.2k 2014
96% An Adventure in Space and Time
  • Patrick Troughton
2013
89% The World's End
  • Collaborator
$33.5M 2013
32% Burke and Hare
  • Sergeant Mackenzie
$947 2011
72% The Cottage
  • Peter
2008
10% Free Jimmy (Slipp Jimmy fri)
  • Ante (English language version)
2006
83% The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse
  • Edward / Papa Lazarou / Geoff / Bernice / Reece / Father Hal
  • Screenwriter
2005
92% Shaun of the Dead
  • Actor
$13.5M 2004
No Score Yet Robbie the Reindeer in Hooves of Fire and the Legend of the Lost Tribe
  • Viking
2002
59% Birthday Girl
  • Porter
$5M 2002
No Score Yet Auton
  • Actor
1997

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
93% The League of Gentlemen
2017
  • Performer
  • Screenwriter
  • Various Characters
  • 2017
  • 2002
  • 2000
  • 1999
89% Galavant
2015-2016
  • Neo
  • 2016
  • 2015
92% Doctor Who
2006
  • Rassmusseen
  • 2015
86% The Widower
2014
  • Malcolm Webster
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • Davy
  • 2013
No Score Yet Miss Marple
2004-2013
  • Inspector Huish
  • 2007
No Score Yet Mystery!
1980-2007
  • Inspector Huish
  • 2007
100% Inside No. 9
2014
  • Executive Producer
  • Creator
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Archie Max Maurice Nick David Tyler Greg Klaus Tommy Clive Henry
No Score Yet New Tricks
2003-2013
  • Jeremy Kirk
78% Peter Kay's Car Share
2015-2017
  • Actor
No Score Yet Stag
2016
  • Wendy

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