Reece Shearsmith On Stage - Theatre Credits, Bio and Tickets

Reece Shearsmith was born in 1969 in Hull. After graduating from Bretton Hall College, he started his career on stage in 1995 with a role in The League of Gentlemen. He also wrote the sketch show. This transferred to radio and then on television, earning Shearsmith and his colleagues a British Academy Television Award, the Golden Rose of Montreux and a Royal Television Society Award.

In the following years he appeared in a number of comedy TV series such as Max and Paddy’s Road to Nowhere, Catterick and Spaced. In 2007 he played the role of Leo Bloom in The Producers at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.

In 2009, Shearsmith wrote Psychoville, alongside Steve Pemberton, who also wrote The League of Gentleman with Shearsmith. Both writers star in the series playing a number of different characters.  

In 2010, he played the lead role of Professor Philip Goodman in Ghost Stories at the Duke of York’s Theatre. In 2011, he played a role in the West End musical, Betty Blue Eyes, alongside Sarah Lancashire. In May 2016, it was announced that Shearsmith would team up with Ken Stott, starring in a revival of The Dresser at the Duke of York’s Theatre.

Selected London & West End Stage Appearances

Show Role Theatre Year Link
The Dresser Norman Duke of York's 2016 Review
Absent Friends Colin Harold Pinter 2012 Review
Betty Blue Eyes Gilbert Novello 2011 Review
Ghost Stories Professor Philip Goodman Duke of York's 2010 Review
The Producers Leo Bloom Drury Lane 2006 Review
As You Like It Jacques Wyndham's 2005 Review
The League of Gentlemen Marc/Serge/Yvan Whitehall Theatre 
(now Trafalgar Studios)
The League of Gentlemen Marc/Serge/Yvan The Cockpit Theatre 1995  


Shows Currently Featuring Reece Shearsmith

A Very Expensive Poison
A Very Expensive Poison as Alexander Litvinenko
Old Vic Theatre
To Saturday, 5 October, 2019

A shocking assassination in the heart of London. In a bizarre mix of high-stakes global politics and radioactive villainy, a man pays with his life.

At this time of global crises and a looming new Cold War, A Very Expensive Poison sends us careering through the shadowy world of international espionage from Moscow to Mayfair.

John Crowley (Brooklyn, The Goldfinch) directs Lucy Prebble’s (The Effect, ENRON) reimagining of Luke Harding’s jaw-dropping exposé of the events behind the notorious death of Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko.

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