Keith Smith (actor)

Keith Wilfred Smith (26 February 1926 – 30 March 2008) was an English actor who is best known to for his roles in The Army Game and The Beiderbecke Trilogy.[1][2] Smith also appeared in The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin as a manager of a Grot shop.[3]

Keith Smith
Born(1926-02-26)26 February 1926
Died30 March 2008(2008-03-30) (aged 82)
London, England
Years active1957–2008

Smith also appeared in George and Mildred in the episode My Husband Next Door, on 1 November 1976 as the tv repair man taking away the Roper's TV set, in series 1.[4]

Smith was a regular in the Q... with Spike Milligan.[5]

He died in London on 30 March 2008 at the age of 82 from motor neurone disease.[6]


Year Title Role Notes
1955 I Am a Camera El Dorado Patron Uncredited
1957 The Army Game Private Hatchett TV Series
1959 Idol on Parade Post Corporal
1959 The Ugly Duckling Figures
1959 I'm All Right Jack Card Player
1960 The Criminal (1960 film) Hanson
1960 Not a Hope in Hell Capt. Wotherspoon
1961 Nearly a Nasty Accident W.O.'s Orderly Uncredited
1961 Dangerous Afternoon Constable Kemp
1962 Hair of the Dog Interviewer
1963 Ricochet Porter
1963 The Small World of Sammy Lee Joans's Client Uncredited
1963 Heavens Above! Leslie Hughes Uncredited
1964 Ferry Cross the Mersey Dawson's Chauffeur
1964 Face of a Stranger Ticket Collector
1965 Strangler's Web Uncredited
1968 The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom Shop steward
1968 Headline Hunters Fustwick
1971 One Brief Summer Gavin
1971 The Magnificent Six and ½: That's All We Need
1971 The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins R.A.C. Man (segment "Pride")
1974 Professor Popper's Problem P.C. Whitby
1978 What's Up Nurse! Mr. Newberry
1984 Don't Open Till Christmas Experience Santa Uncredited
1985 Anna of the Five Towns Bank clerk 1 episode
1985 The Beiderbecke Affair Mr Wheeler 2 episodes
1985 Robbery Under Arms Trooper Spring
1987 The Beiderbecke Tapes Mr. Wheeler 2 episodes
1988 The Beiderbecke Connection 4 episodes
1993 Splitting Heirs Photographer
1993 Body Snatchers Soldier Gas Station
1993 Heaven & Earth G.I. #2
1999 Captain Jack 2nd Quaker Man (final film role)


  1. ^ "Keith Smith".
  2. ^ "Keith Smith".
  3. ^ "The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin[02/11/77] (1977)".
  4. ^ "My Husband next Door (1976)".
  5. ^ "BFI Screenonline: Q5, Q6 etc. / There's a Lot of It About (1969-82) Credits".
  6. ^ "Keith Smith".

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