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Sir Norbert Smith, a Life (1989)

Norbert Smith, a Life (original title)
Norbert Smith, A Life is a 1989 Mockumentary charting the life and career of the fictitious British actor Sir Norbert Smith. It stars Harry Enfield in the title role.

Director:

Geoff Posner
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Harry Enfield ... Sir Norbert Smith
Melvyn Bragg ... Interviewer
Charles Simon Charles Simon ... Old duffer
Stewart Harwood Stewart Harwood ... Mr. Wilkinson
Peter Goodwright Peter Goodwright ... Will Silly
George Raistrick George Raistrick ... Melvyn Merry
Renée Asherson ... Lady Norbert
Simon Godley Simon Godley ... Barney
Charles Pemberton Charles Pemberton ... Policeman
Moray Watson Moray Watson ... Sir Donald Stuffy
Josie Lawrence ... Ruby Lawrence
John Elmes John Elmes ... Horatio
Felicity Montagu ... Cecilia Johanson
David Henry David Henry ... Harry Crabbe
Gareth Vaughan Gareth Vaughan ... Western mayor
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Norbert Smith, A Life is a 1989 Mockumentary charting the life and career of the fictitious British actor Sir Norbert Smith. It stars Harry Enfield in the title role.

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Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 1989 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Sir Norbert Smith, a Life See more »

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Production Co:

Hat Trick Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono
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Connections

Spoofs The Wild Geese (1978) See more »

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When Harry Enfield was funny
22 May 2005 | by Tony-166See all my reviews

Thinking back to this now, it is hard to believe that Harry Enfield would go onto produce such low grade trash. This spoof documentary is an absolute piece of comic genius. Packed with loads of truly clever subtle jokes about the nature of the film, television and theatre world. Sir Norbert is a composite of a number of well known giants of the thespian world. They have lovingly spoofed some of the greatest films from a range of different film genres. If you are British you will have great fun working out just who and what the writers are referencing. Everything is done to perfection. The look and feel of each "film" is spot on. The best has to be the early 60's working-class-life film, "It's Grim Up North". Quote, "I'm going out to fly me whippets". I used to have this on tape too, but it's long gone and as far as I know has never been repeated. A great shame.


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