Reece Shearsmith

Reece Shearsmith

Aug. 27th, 1969
Born in
Hull, England, UK

Reece Shearsmith's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Spaced (UK) TV Show
Spaced (UK)
Psychoville (UK) TV Show
Psychoville (UK)
The League of Gentlemen (UK) TV Show
The League of Gentlemen (UK)
Chasing Shadows (UK) TV Show
Chasing Shadows (UK)
The Widower (UK) TV Show
The Widower (UK)
Max & Paddy's Road to Nowhere (UK) TV Show
Max & Paddy's Road to Nowhere (UK)
Alexei Sayle's Merry-Go-Round (UK) TV Show
Alexei Sayle's Merry-Go-Round (UK)
Catterick (UK) TV Show
Catterick (UK)
tlc (UK) TV Show
tlc (UK)

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

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Reece Shearsmith originates from Hull and is a talented young writer and performer. Having graduated from Bretton Hall Drama College with a BA(hons) in Theatre Arts, he is a quarter of the award-winning comedy team The League of Gentlemen and has appeared in a variety of television shows and films. He has also written and performed in London's long-running weekly satirical show Newsrevue. He has two children, Holly and Danny, with wife Jane.

  • When writing for The League of Gentlemen he writes with Steve Pemberton, whilst Dyson and Gatiss work together. This is to avoid arguments. Sometimes they write outside their groupings.
  • He has a son, Danny
  • 16 September, 2002 - daughter Holly born
  • Pauline in the League of Gentlemen is based on an actual restart officer that Reece had while he was on the dole.
  • In 2002 he was nominated along with Steve Pemberton, Mark Gatiss & Jeremy Dyson for Best Entertainment at the Olivier Awards for their show The League of Gentlemen: Live at Dury's Lane. They lost out to " Shockheaded Peter " created and devised by Julian Bleach, Anthony Cairns, Julian Crouch, Graeme Gilmour, Tamzin Griffin, Jo Pocock, Phelim McDermott, Michael Morris and The Tiger Lillies (Martyn Jacques, Adrian Huge and Adrian Stout)
  • In 1997 along with his fellow League of Gentlemen (Steve Pemberton, Mark Gatiss & Jeremy Dyson)he won the Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. They became the first sketch group to win since the Awards began in 1981. The first Sketch group to win was The Cambridge Footlights which featured Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Tony Slattery, Emma Thompson, Paul Dwyer and Paul Shearer.

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