News: Comedy Actor Dave Mounfield Dies

Actor and comedian Dave Mounfield has died.

He was best known for his work with Count Arthur Strong. In the original Radio 4 series he played sidekick Geoffrey the Caretaker, Gerry the Cafe Owner and Jack the Barman. He also toured regularly with Strong.

Mounfield also played Mr Cooshay in the off kilter comedy This is Jinsy. As well as performing he was also a prolific writer and an enthusiastic fan of comedy.

Count Arthur, real name Steve Delaney, tweeted: "It’s absolutely devastating news that my friend and comedy collaborator Dave Mounfield has gone. A lovely and talented man. I will miss him very much."

Comedy at the Con Club in Lewes tweeted: "It is with many tears and great sadness I must announce my very funny madcap friend and Comedy at Con partner Dave Mounfield died last night from Cancer. RIP: You lovely man. @LewesConClub @VivaLewes @Viva_Brighton"

Mounfield was a versatile performer who also played Charles and Corin in The Festival Shakespeare Company’s ‘As You Like It’ at the Brighton Festival in 2010. He was a familiar face on the Brighton comedy scene and appeared in a number of sketch shows which went to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He was a member of The Ornate Johnsons with Brian Mitchell and Joe Nixon. 

With Ross Gurney-Randall he co-wrote ‘Mussolini: A One-Man Political Farce’ (R.G.R. Productions, Edinburgh 2010) and ‘Follow Me’ (Guy Masterson Productions), which won the Fringe Review Best Play Award for Edinburgh 2007 and a Herald Angel. He also helped to produce the hit comedy play The Shark Is Broken which was a sell-out in Edinburgh in 2019 and is due to come to the Ambassadors Theatre in London in May.

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