Ewen MacIntosh, Comedian on British Sitcom ‘The Office,’ Dies at 50

Ewen MacIntosh, Comedian on British Sitcom ‘The Office,’ Dies at 50

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Ewen MacIntosh, Comedian on British Sitcom ‘The Office,’ Dies at 50

Ewen MacIntosh, a British actor and comedian known for his dry portrayal of Keith Bishop, a lackluster accountant in the acclaimed British sitcom, “The Office,” has died. He was 50.

He died on Monday, his management company, Just Right Management, said, but it did not give a cause of death. The company said in a social media post that Mr. MacIntosh received support from a care home before he died.

Mr. MacIntosh had parts in several comedic series, including the British sitcom “Miranda” and the sketch series “Little Britain.” But it was “The Office” that would be his most famous role, as a socially inept accountant working at a boring branch of a paper company.

Created by the comedians Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, the mockumentary series began airing in 2001 and focused on the horrors and trivial lives of office workers. It included two series and a Christmas special, and its comedic approach was praised by critics and audiences alike.

The show later inspired an Emmy-winning American counterpart that ran for nine seasons and also attracted an avid audience.

Referring to Mr. MacIntosh as “Big Keith,” one of his nicknames on “The Office,” Mr. Gervais called him “an absolute original” in a social media post Wednesday.

This is a developing story.



by NYTimes