Rhys-Jones, Griff

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Griff Rhys-Jones
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Rhys-Jones, Griff Gender: M
born on 16 November 1953 at 15:00 (= 3:00 PM )
Place Cardiff, Wales, 51n29, 3w13
Timezone GMT h0w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Clifford
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 23°58' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 24°11 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 16°55'


British sketch comedian of memorable TV series. He was a contributor to the Cambridge Footlight revues where he met Mel Smith in 1979. They became comedic partners for a number of years, working together in "Not the Nine O'clock News" from March 1980 thru March 1982. From 1984 to 1992 they ran their memorable comedy series, "Alas Smith and Jones" in which their head-to-head sketches of idiocy were hilarious.

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  • Relationship : Begin significant relationship 1979 (Business dealings start with Mel Smith)
  • Work : New Job 1980 (Appearances in "Not the Nine OClock News" two years)
  • Work : New Job 1984 ("Alas Smith and Jones," eight years)

Source Notes

Frank Clifford quotes Marjorie Orr from him, given in British Entertainers, Flare Publications 1997


  • Vocation : Entertainment : Comedy (Situational, physical comedy)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star (Two comedy series)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Work in team/ Tandem (Comedy team with Smith)