Rhys Thomas

Rhys Thomas

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1978-12-12 (42 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Basildon, England, UK

15 Movies · 15 TV shows

Biography

Rhys Thomas (born 12 December 1978) is a British director, producer, actor, comedian and writer.He is most famous for his roles in Star Stories, The Fast Show, Sirens and Nathan Barley. He also appears as Gary Bellamy on Radio 4's Down the Line and its television spin-off, Bellamy's People. Thomas was nominated for the Breakthrough Talent Award at the 2013 BAFTA Awards for producing and directing the acclaimed feature-length documentary Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender and subsequently won Best Arts Documentary in both the 2013 Rose D'Or and International Emmy Awards. He co-wrote, produced, directed and co-starred in the critically acclaimed spoof music documentary series The Life of Rock with Brian Pern on BBC Four and BBC Two.

Personal Life

Thomas is married to actress Lucy Montgomery. They have two daughters and live in east London. He is a member of the British show business charitable organisation the Grand Order of Water Rats.

Early Life

Thomas, who has Welsh parents, grew up on Basildon, Essex. While in the sixth form at Beauchamps High School in Wickford, Essex, Thomas made comedy videos with friends, forming a comedy group called Stay Alive Pepi with Stephen Burge, Tony Way and Glynne Wiley. Thomas began his TV career when he phoned the production company for Shooting Stars to ask for studio audience tickets. When they told him that they did not have any he asked if he could be given work experience. They happened to need a runner and employed him, sometimes filling in for George Dawes on the drums during rehearsals for the show. His breakthrough came when he showed Charlie Higson and Bob Mortimer some of his comedy tapes and Higson recruited Thomas as a supporting cast member on The Fast Show, in which he made recurring appearances, notably as Paul, the young assistant to the Charlie Higson character, oily used-car-dealer "Swiss Toni". He became script editor on Shooting Stars in a later series.

Movies & TV shows

2020.

3 Movies
A Year in the Life of a Year 2019

A Year in the Life of a Year 2019

2020
Rhys Thomas reviews 2019 in his usual inimitable way
The Kemps: All True

The Kemps: All True

2020
Spandau Ballet global superstars Gary and Martin Kemp, their lives, and their careers.
The Fast Show: Just a Load of Blooming Catchphrases

The Fast Show: Just a Load of Blooming Catchphrases

2020
Bono estente! It's been over 25 years since quickfire sketch show classic The Fast Show first hit our screens, and what better way to celebrate its enduring success than with a two-hour extravaganza o...

2017.

1 Movie
Manic Street Preachers: Escape from History

Manic Street Preachers: Escape from History

2017
The film is about the album Everything Must Go. At the height of Britpop, the album was a critical and commercial success, however, it was also produced under intense emotional pressure in the wake of...

2015.

1 Movie
Queen: From Rags to Rhapsody

Queen: From Rags to Rhapsody

2015
To mark the 40th anniversary of Bohemian Rhapsody, this documentary digs deep into archive to tell the story of Queen as it follows their journey from a struggling band gigging at pubs and colleges to...

2014.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Brian Pern: A Life in Rock

Brian Pern: A Life in Rock

2014
The front-man of a progressive rock group was Brian Pern. He spends more time trying to save the planet than he does making new music. He will be giving a guide to The Life of Rock from prehistoric ma...
Harry & Paul's Story of the 2s

Harry & Paul's Story of the 2s

2014
As part of the BBC2 50th anniversary celebrations comedians Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse were commissioned to produce this spoof history of the channel. It parodies the channel, its content and t...

2013.

1 Movie
The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot

The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot

2013
The Doctors of Doctor Who would like to be involved in the 50th anniversary of the show. Is it possible for them to manage it?

2012.

1 Movie
Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender

Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender

6
2012
The solo performance work of Mercury, the lead singer of Queen, can be seen in the archive footage of interviews, concerts and personal material.

2011.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Queen: Days of Our Lives

Queen: Days of Our Lives

2011
Four college students formed a rock band. The band called Queen have sold over 300 million records. The popularity of Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon is stronger than ever. It...
TV
Sirens

Sirens

6
2011
A comedy about an ambulance service team.

2010.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
Above Their Station

Above Their Station

2010
There is a one-off comedy special. On the mean streets of Vange in Essex, a naive police community support officer is the victim of a cruel hoax. There have been a number of strange thefts at the stat...
TV
Bellamy's People

Bellamy's People

2010
Gary is given a TV series in which he travels the length and breadth of the land to meet the British people.
TV
Let's Dance for Sport Relief

Let's Dance for Sport Relief

2010
Celebrities perform famous dance routines in front of a panel of judges to raise money for Sport Relief, with viewers voting for their favourite.

2009.

1 Movie
Beyond The Pole

Beyond The Pole

2009
A documentary film crew is following the first carbon neutral, organic, vegetarian expedition to attempt the North Pole. Brian and Mark are trying to get into the Guinness Book of Records and save the...

2005.

3 TV shows
TV
Nathan Barley

Nathan Barley

2005
Nathan Barley is a Channel 4 sitcom written by Charlie and Chris Morris. On February 11, 2005, the series of six weekly episodes began airing on Channel 4. The character originated on TVGoHome, a webs...
TV
8 out of 10 Cats

8 out of 10 Cats

2005
8 Out of 10 Cats is a British television comedy panel game. The first broadcast was on June 3, 2005. The show is based on statistics and opinion polls, and draws on polls produced by a variety of orga...
TV
Popetown

Popetown

2005
Popetown is a controversial animated sitcom, billed by its producers as "Father Ted meets South Park", following the doodles and scribblings of a student at school during a lesson. Father Nicholas, wh...

2004.

1 Movie
Queen on Fire: Live at the Bowl

Queen on Fire: Live at the Bowl

2004
Filmed on the Hot Space Tour, complete Queen concert from Milton Keynes Bowl, 5th June 1982 in England where the band played a number of hits including "We Will Rock You", "Somebody to Love", "Under P...

2003.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
The Fast Show: The Farewell Tour

The Fast Show: The Farewell Tour

2003
The Fast Show: The Farewell Tour (2003)
TV
Celebrity Mastermind

Celebrity Mastermind

2003
British television has a quiz show called Celebrity Mastermind. The show is a spin-off of the long-running quiz show Mastermind, with the exception that all of the contestants are celebrities. The mai...

2001.

1 TV show
TV
Fun at the Funeral Parlour

Fun at the Funeral Parlour

2001
The comedy series Fun at the Funeral Parlour was broadcast on the British Broadcasting Corporation's Choice channel. The series was based in a Welsh funeral directors called "Thomas, Thomas, Thomas an...

2000.

1 TV show
TV
Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased)

Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased)

2000
Private Investigator Jeff Randall is aided in cases by the ghost of his partner Marty Hopkirk in a modern day version of the 1969 detective series.

1999.

2 TV shows
TV
Bang, Bang, It's Reeves and Mortimer

Bang, Bang, It's Reeves and Mortimer

1999
The blend of offbeat comedy made the duo so popular. A number of new characters were added to the series. A spoof documentary about Baron's Night Club is similar to Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights. The hig...
TV
Sir Bernard's Stately Homes

Sir Bernard's Stately Homes

1999
Sir Bernard's Stately Homes was a series of British TV comedy series first shown in 1998 on BBC Two and later re-run on Play UK. Only six 10 minute programmes were produced, all written by and starrin...

1998.

1 Movie
The Fast Show Live

The Fast Show Live

1998
Fast Show Live 1998

1994.

1 TV show
TV
The Fast Show

The Fast Show

1994
The Fast Show is a sketch comedy show written and produced by Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson.

1993.

1 TV show
TV
Shooting Stars

Shooting Stars

1993
Shooting Stars is a British television comedy panel game broadcast on BBC Two as a pilot in 1993, then as 3 full series from 1995 to 1997, then on BBC Choice from January to December 2002 with 2 serie...

1986.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Casualty

Casualty

1986
The staff and patients at Holby City Hospital's emergency department are chronicled in a drama series.
Queen - Live at Wembley Stadium

Queen - Live at Wembley Stadium

1986
One of the world's biggest bands returns to the scene of their Live Aid triumph to play all their greatest hits in front of a packed Wembley Stadium.
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