Michael Smiley (born 1963) is a Northern Irish comedian and actor. He is perhaps best known for his roles in the films Kill List (2011) and The Lobster (2015).
Smiley is married to journalist/broadcaster Miranda Sawyer, with whom he has a son and a daughter. The family lives near Brockwell Park in Herne Hill, London. He shared a flat with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in the 1990s.
Smiley was born in 1963 in Belfast and grew up in Holywood. He moved to London in his 20s with his wife. He began doing stand-up in 1993, after accepting a bet at an open-mic night. He had worked as a cycle courier (like his character in Spaced) and as an acid house DJ.
Movies & TV shows
4 Movies · 1 TV show
A suicide note and a cold case are connected by a police officer.
The public is protected from the harmful effects of watching gore-filled decapitations and eye holes by the film censor, who takes pride in her work. Her sense of duty to protect is heightened by the ...
Sam was only 12 years old when her mother was forced to abandon her. Sam's mother worked for a ruthless crime syndicate. Sam has followed in her mother's footsteps and is now a fierce hit-woman. She c...
Evie lost herself in the myths and legends of the sea when she was a child. Evie must find her way in the world on her own after a childhood tragedy and an estrangement from her loved ones. The demons...
Brendan hides from his criminal past to work solo shifts in the quietest toll booth in Wales. His enemies head west for revenge when he finally gets rumbled. Catrin was heading for the booth at the wr...
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Brock Blennerhasset is a photographer who takes pictures of the dead in Ireland. When a series of murders threatens to sully Blennerhasset's reputation, a tenacious detective drags him into an investi...
Come to Daddy
After receiving a letter from his estranged father, Norval travels to his dad's oceanfront home for what he hopes will be a positive experience. He would have known the truth about his old man.
Colm is married with two teenage children. Colm is still grieving the death of his father, a destructive figure in his life, while at work a recent takeover threatens his job. Colm's world is falling ...
Le Petite Mort
When two people meet in a park, they have more in common than they think.
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A priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate when a young nun takes her own life. They uncover the order's secret. As the abbe...
The Belly of the Whale
Two down-and-outs bonded together in misfortune devise a plan to rob a small town amusement arcade.
Death and Nightingales
Fermanagh, Irish countryside, 1885. On her 23rd birthday, Beth, who lives on a remote farm with Billy Winters, her tyrannical stepfather, whom she can barely stand, prepares to flee from such a suffoc...
Otzi and the Mystery of Time
Kip is an intelligent and sensitive boy with a great passion for anthropology, thanks to his mother who is studying the glacier mummy Ötzi, displayed in the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology in Bolzan...
Two scientists raise three children.
Jimmy is looking in the wrong place. When he hits rock bottom, he turns to his childhood boxing club and the only family he has left: gym owner Bill corner man Eddie and promoter Joe. He risks his lif...
Adding a little spice to a waning marriage, Anne and Bob, a wealthy and well- connected American couple, move into a manor house in romantic Paris. Our hostess is preparing a dinner for 13 internation...
In 1970s Boston, a gun sale goes wrong and there is a crime drama about it.
An artist is commissioned to paint a portrait of a married woman. The two are trying to build a future together by investing in the tulip market.
A Pornographer Woos
Despite his mother-in-law and children's constant attention, a man on a holiday tries to seduce his wife by writing a pornographic poem.
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My Name Is Emily
A young Irish girl is about to leave her father in the hospital and go to a foster home.
There have been three deaths. Three stories are different. Who is telling the truth and who is lying?
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
A group of resistance fighters unite for a mission to steal the Death Star plans.
aliens crash-landed in the UK They are forced to live in a ghetto because they look like us. Border control officer Lewis is in love.
In a desperate attempt to get his family together, a young taxi driver becomes entangled in the criminal Underworld.
In a future where single people are forced to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or be transformed into animals and sent off into The Woods, they are taken to The Hotel.
Group B rally driving peaked in 1986. The golden era of rally is known for its incredibly dangerous off-road races, lack of crowd control, and some of the most powerful and sophisticated cars the worl...
There is an evil in rural Ireland. Fearing that cursed creatures would prey upon the lost, their secrets have been kept from civilization. The horde of demonic forces were disturbed when a man from Lo...
A group of mercenaries and their prisoners are hiding in an abandoned tank. The real enemy is locked inside the 'Belly of the Bulldog', while they try to keep the forces outside at bay. Nick Gillespie...
What would you do if you went to the doctors and discovered that you only had 1500 words left to live? What would you say? Are some words more important than others? '1500 Words' is a funny and moving...
Three wounded British Paratroopers are taken shelter in a remote cottage by a Dutch mother and daughter. The three men have to face the German enemy, but also their worst inner demons, because what se...
Orthodox tells the story of Benjamin, an Orthodox Jewish man who became a boxer. He lost his wife and children when his life took a wrong turn. He is desperate to reintegrate and finds acceptance hard...
A rogue submarine captain pulls together a misfit crew to search for a sunken treasure rumored to be lost in the depths of the Black Sea. As greed and desperation take control on-board their claustrop...
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Father Figure was first broadcast on the British Broadcasting Corporation's One channel. The first episode of the series was aired in Ireland. The six-part series was directed by Nick Wood.
The novel The Utopia Experiments is shrouded in mystery. When a group of strangers find themselves in possession of an original manuscript, their lives are destroyed.
For Those in Peril
The lone survivor of a strange fishing accident that claimed the lives of five men, including his older brother, is a young Scottish misfit. The village blames him for the tragedy because of folklore....
A comedy-drama series is set in the fictional Central Asian Republic of Tazbekistan where the British Ambassador is trying to get a helicopter contract for the United Kingdom.
Talking to the Dead
A secret history of mental illness called Cotard's Syndrome has left the inspector with a deep and peculiar empathy for the dead.
The World's End
Five friends who are trying to top their epic pub crawl from 20 years ago become humankind's only hope for survival.
A Field in England
A small group of deserters flee from a raging battle through an overgrown field during the Civil War in England. A group of people are captured by a person who wants them to help him find a hidden tre...
The lives of two families are shattered by an unspoken incident.
The story of a postman from South Wales and a music fanatic is told by Svengali. He has always wanted to discover a great band and then one day he finds them on the internet. He manages them and hunts...
We Are the Freaks
Three misfits embark on a weekend.
Shell was abandoned by her mother when she was a child and has been taking care of her dying father ever since. With only her routine of running the decaying petrol station, taking care of her father,...
A hitman is going to get a big payoff for killing three people. The killer is sent into darkness after an easy task.
A fast-paced thriller about a vital and terrifying subject - the trafficking of children - with the heart-topping compassion and energy that only the fate of children inspire. This is a story that tou...
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After serving time for a crime, Bill and Karl get out of jail and start to wonder who turned them in to the police. The family business is on the rocks, and the motley crew of criminals who operate ou...
The Other Boleyn Girl
A tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in European history: two beautiful sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn, driven by their family's blind ambition, compet...
Hunt hires a mercenary in a seedy bar in a town ravaged by war. To assemble a crack team of ex-soldiers to protect him on a dangerous journey into no-man's land. They are looking for an old military B...
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The fake trailer insert was directed by Wright.
Two full-length feature horror movies were written and directed by Robert Rodriguez. There are fake movie trailers in between the movies.
Would I Lie to You?
A panel show featuring team captains Lee Mack and David Mitchell as well as two guests per side. People have to reveal embarrassing facts. The opposing team is storytellers.
In The Spider's Web
A group of people are going to explore the Indian jungles when one of them is bitten by a spider and killed.
1 Movie · 2 TV shows
The Doctor is a 900 year old alien who is part of a gifted civilization who mastered time travel. The Doctor is very good at saving planets for a living.
Much Ado About Nothing
Tensions mount in the TV studio when a take-charge anchor is reunited with a man she has a "history" with.
Shakespeare's plays were moved to the modern day.
2 Movies · 2 TV shows
Murder Prevention was based on the real-life Homicide Prevention Unit. World Production produced The Cops. The series had three two-part stories. The two-parters were changed to run three more episode...
There is a group of con artists in London.
Shaun of the Dead
His local pub is the center of his life, as well as his girlfriend, his mother, and his girlfriend. When the dead return to life, they make strenuous attempts to snack on ordinary Londoners.
Skip to the End
There is a film about the making of Spaced. There is a conclusion to the series.
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Wire in the Blood
Tony Hill's ability to see into the minds of murderers makes it difficult for him to distance himself from disturbing cases.
The inspiration for Baby Driver came from the music video filmed by Wright.
Rose and Maloney
Rose and Maloney is a British television crime drama starring Sarah Lancashire and Phil Davis as Rose Linden and Maloney, two investigators working for the fictional Criminal Justice Review Agency. Th...
1 TV show
Burnside is a British television police procedural drama, broadcast on ITV in 2000. The series, a spin-off from ITV's long-running police drama The Bill, focused on DCI Frank Burnside, formerly a dete...
1 TV show
In a way that is realistic and down to earth, the lives of common 20 somethings are examined. Two young adults are trying to make ends meet. They are thrown together in a common pursuit of tenancy, wh...