Griff Rhys Jones
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|Griff Rhys Jones|
|Birth name||Griffith Rhys Jones|
|Born||16 November 1953|
|Genres||Improvisational comedy, sketch comedy|
Rhys Jones came to national attention in the 1980s for his work in the BBC comedy sketch series Not the Nine O'Clock News and Alas Smith and Jones. With Smith, he co-founded the television production company Talkback Productions. It is now part of RTL Group. In 2005, he created the production company Modern Television.
Rhys Jones also worked as a television presenter and writer while he was acting. From 2008 to 2016, he presented the television bloopers show It'll be Alright on the Night for ITV. He replaced Denis Norden.Norden had hosted the series for almost 30 years. Rhys Jones was replaced in 2018 by David Walliams.