Mel Smith

1952 - 2013

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Melvyn Kenneth Smith (3 December 1952 – 19 July 2013) was an English comedian and film director. Smith 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 1,282,535 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Mel Smith is the 6,535th most popular actor (down from 5,629th in 2019), the 4,694th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 3,900th in 2019) and the 783rd most popular British Actor.

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  • 1.3M

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  • 53.61

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 21

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.91

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.81

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Mel Smith ranks 6,535 out of 10,030Before him are Ashley Scott, Poppy, Brendan Coyle, Ryu Jun-yeol, Brooke Elliott, and Breckin Meyer. After him are Sean Biggerstaff, Brittany Snow, Tory Belleci, Fred Savage, Dana Ashbrook, and Devon Sawa.

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Among people born in 1952, Mel Smith ranks 483Before him are Andy Fraser, Nora Dunn, Pia Tafdrup, Angelė Rupšienė, Kevin Kelly, and Soslan Andiyev. After him are Mirandinha, John Waite, John Walker, Angela Cartwright, Modibo Sidibé, and Reinhard Genzel. Among people deceased in 2013, Mel Smith ranks 383Before him are Gene Mako, Robin Sachs, Milo O'Shea, Noel Harrison, Lisa Robin Kelly, and Peter Broadbent. After him are Marian McPartland, Stuart Williams, Vladimir Vikulov, Stefano Borgonovo, Tom Foley, and Sayan Sanya.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Mel Smith ranks 4,694 out of 6,924Before him are Alex James (1901), Peter Broadbent (1933), Bruce Halford (1931), Craig David (1981), Passenger (1984), and Claire Williams (1976). After him are Ray Noble (1903), Sean Biggerstaff (1983), Marian McPartland (1918), Louise Rayner (1832), Nigel Short (1965), and George Eastham (1936).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Mel Smith ranks 783Before him are Lionel Jeffries (1926), Stephanie Beacham (1947), Sophie Monk (1979), Elyes Gabel (1983), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (1983), and Emilia Fox (1974). After him are Sean Biggerstaff (1983), Rory Kinnear (1978), Joan Greenwood (1921), Olivia d'Abo (1969), Hans Matheson (1975), and Angela Cartwright (1952).

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