Mel Smith

1952 - 2013

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Melvyn Kenneth Smith (3 December 1952 – 19 July 2013) was an English comedian, actor and filmmaker. He worked on the sketch comedy shows Not the Nine O'Clock News and Alas Smith and Jones with his comedy partner, Griff Rhys Jones. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mel Smith has received more than 1,986,174 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Mel Smith is the 7,579th most popular actor (down from 6,981st in 2019), the 5,363rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 4,940th in 2019) and the 847th most popular British Actor.

Memorability Metrics

  • 2.0M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 42.13

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 21

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.84

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.84

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Mel Smiths by language

Over the past year Mel Smith has had the most page views in the with 261,725 views, followed by German (9,128), and Danish (4,133). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Arabic (198.16%), Afrikaans (73.28%), and Egyptian Arabic (66.85%)


Among actors, Mel Smith ranks 7,579 out of 13,578Before him are Édgar Ramírez, Charles Dierkop, Natalia Wörner, Kim So-hyun, Lee Soo-hyuk, and Anne Reid. After him are Kang Ji-hwan, Jack Angel, Ann Robinson, Carmel Myers, Gabriel Mann, and Meaghan Martin.

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Among people born in 1952, Mel Smith ranks 603Before him are Tamás Faragó, Dick Schoenaker, Thomas Ahlström, Bappi Lahiri, Guillermo La Rosa, and Andrzej Fischer. After him are Siegfried Brietzke, Yukitaka Omi, Saufatu Sopoanga, Joseph Urusemal, John Toll, and Rubén Toribio Díaz. Among people deceased in 2013, Mel Smith ranks 457Before him are Allan Arbus, Marina Solodkin, Hakon Barfod, Viktor Zinger, Simon Pimenta, and Luis Cruzado. After him are Stefano Borgonovo, Audrey Totter, Bryan Forbes, Nadezhda Ilyina, José María Maguregui, and Don Meineke.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Mel Smith ranks 5,363 out of 8,785Before him are Justin Wilson (1978), Alesha Dixon (1978), Sajid Javid (1969), Alan Mullery (1941), George Windsor, Earl of St Andrews (1962), and Anne Reid (1935). After him are Steve Hewitt (1971), Naomi Mitchison (1897), Barriemore Barlow (1949), Churchill Babington (1821), Walter Crickmer (1899), and Craig David (1981).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Mel Smith ranks 847Before him are Ralph Brown (1957), Amanda Holden (1971), Marianne Jean-Baptiste (1967), Clare Higgins (1955), Shaun Evans (1980), and Anne Reid (1935). After him are Cecil Parker (1897), Emilia Fox (1974), Kevin Whately (1951), Mary Forbes (1883), Andrea Riseborough (1981), and Steve-O (1974).

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