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Name: Reece Shearsmith  
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Date of Birth: 27th August 1969
Place of Birth: Hull, England, UK
Profession: Actor
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Reece Shearsmith

Reece Shearsmith (born 27 August 1969 in Hull) is a British comedy performer and writer. 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 has the greatest female fanbase of the four Gentlemen.

Has 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 apeared 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 talent for talking gibberish instantly gives him the ability to play his more macabre characters like Papa Lazarou.

He currently lives in North London with his wife Jane Shearsmith and his two children - Holly and Danny.

The character Papa Lazarou that Reece plays in The League of Gentlemen series is said to be (very) loosely based on an old landlord, who would always ask to speak to Steve (who Reece was sharing a flat with at the time) this lead to Papa Lazarou's infamous use of the name "Dave" (because of its sounding similar to "Steve").

Past Performances

  • 2005 Wyndhams 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 Tv Performer
  • 2004 Shaun of the Dead Performer
  • 2004 "Catterick" Performer
  • 2002 Legend of the Lost Tribe Voice Actor
  • 2002 ART (Whitehall Theatre) Stage Performer
  • 2002 The League of Gentlemen - The Making Of Series 3 TV Presenter
  • 2002 tlc TV Actor
  • 2002 The League of Gentlemen, Series 3 TV Writer/Performer
  • 2001 The League of Gentlemen, Series 2 Video Writer/Performer
  • 2001 A Local Show for Local People (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane) Video Writer/Performer
  • 2001 Birthday Girl. Film Performer
  • 2001 Spaced TV Writer/Performer
  • 2000 The League of Gentlemen - A Local Book For Local People Book Writer
  • 2000 The League of Gentlemen, Series 1 Video Writer/Performer
  • 2000 Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased), Series 1 TV Performer
  • 2000 The League of Gentlemen, Series 2 TV Writer/Performer
  • 2000 The League of Gentlemen Christmas Special TV Writer/Performer
  • 2000 A Local Show For Local People Stage Writer/Performer
  • 1999 This Year's Love Film Performer
  • 1999 The League of Gentlemen, Series 1 TV Writer/Performer
  • 1998 Auton2: Sentinel Film Performer
  • 1998 Lenny Goes to Town TV Performer
  • 1997 On The Town With The League Of Gentlemen Radio Writer/Performer
  • 1997 Auton Film Performer
  • 1997 Mash & Peas do U.S. TV Performer
  • 1997 In The Red TV Performer
  • 1996 P.R.O.B.E. - The Ghosts of Winterbourne Film Performer
  • 1996 Friday Night Armistice TV Performer
  • 1995 P.R.O.B.E. - The Devil of Winterbourne Film Performer
  • 1995 The League of Gentlemen Stage Writer/Performer
  • Barking TV Performer
  • Smith & Jones TV Performer

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