Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Evan Mackintosh, 'The Office' Keith, Dies at 50 – The Hollywood Reporter

Welsh actor and comedian Ewen Mackintosh is best known for playing Keith Bishop from The Accounts Office in the British version. OfficeHe died at the age of 50.

The cause of death was not immediately known.

“The funniest and most charming Evan Mackintosh, known to many as 'Big Keith' from The Office, has passed away,” show creator Ricky Gervais wrote on X. “A complete original. Ripped off.”

Actor Keith Bishop played an accountant Office He later reunited with Gervais on the Netflix series After life. Also had roles in UK comedies such as MacIntosh Miranda And Little Britain.

His deadpan performance Office Mackintosh's Keith quickly became an audience favorite. In a famous scene with Martin Freeman, the accountant takes a big bite out of a scotch egg while talking about performing a sexual act in front of him.

MacIntosh also appeared in films. In Yorgos Lanthimos' 2015 film LobsterStarring Colin Farrell and Olivia Colman, for example, he played a waitress.

“He may have had a famous face known to millions as Keith from The Office, but I'll remember the person inside the most,” Mackintosh's friend DAB Music CEO Ed Scott wrote in X .

He added: “Thanks to the incredible care and love provided by the wonderful medical staff and especially the nurses, everyone loved him as he brought a smile to their days.”

Scott added: “Ewen was a man of great empathy, compassion and integrity and above all a good man. Sending love to his parents Sarah and Ewen Sr., his brother Colin and his family and his many friends and fans.

MacIntosh was born in Merionethshire, Wales and studied linguistics at Edinburgh University. There, he was involved with the Edinburgh University Theater Company and The Improvisations group.

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