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James Smith (actor)


James Smith (actor)


James Smith (born 1948) is an English actor. Smith is best known for his part in all four series of the BBC's The Thick of It as senior special adviser Glenn Cullen, from 2005 to 2012. He also featured as Michael Rodgers, Director of Diplomacy at the Foreign Office, in the film spin off In the Loop.

In 2010 Smith played Clive in all 12 episodes of the BBC comedy Grandma's House, alongside his The Thick of It co-star Rebecca Front. Smith further collaborated with Simon Amstell when he played Graham Watkins in the 2017 mockumentary, Carnage.

From 2014 to 2016 he appeared in all 13 episodes of Boomers as Trevor.

In 2018, he played the principal role of Sidney Godolphin, 1st Earl of Godolphin in Yorgos Lanthimos's film The Favourite. He also took a supporting role as Lord Carrington in the 2011 film The Iron Lady.

In October 2012, Smith compered a rally organised by the Trades Union Congress against government cuts.

Smith has three children and nine grandchildren. He was in a relationship with a woman for 30 years until she died in 1998, and later began a new relationship in the early 2010s. Smith is an amateur bridge player and drummer.

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