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Adrian Edmondson


Adrian Edmondson was born in Bradford, Yorkshire. He went to Manchester University to study drama. Whilst he was there he met Rik Mayall, and the pair began performing as 20th Century Coyote. The act continued after university when Adrian & Rik moved to London, and they became two of the leading lights in the new 'alternative comedy' scene, ... See full bio »
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Known For

The Young Ones
The Young Ones Vyvyan / Alien Spotter
(1982-1984)
Bottom
Bottom Eddie
(1991-1995)
War & Peace
War & Peace Count Ilya Rostov
(2016)
The Comic Strip Presents...
The Comic Strip Presents... Billy / Dick / Vim Fuego / 'K' / 2nd MI5 Man / Ace / Adrian / Air Traffic Controller / Bean / Bestman / Bill / Bolsen / Brian / Desmond / Dreamy Time Escort / Eddie Monsoon / Fan / Giles Cricket Bat Portland / Gordon / Gregory Dawson / Hatchett / Ian / Ian Crisp / Jenkins / John / John Major - Coco the Clown / Julio / Man in Cage / Martin / Michael / Mike / Peter / Policeman / Prince / Sid Vicious / Slim / Zarkoff
(1982-2012)

Filmography

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 2018 Bancroft (TV Series) (filming)
 2017 Interlude in Prague (post-production)
Herr Lubtak
 2017 The Rizen (post-production)
Interviewer
 2017 The Rizen 2 (post-production)
The Interviewer
 2017 Save Me (TV Series)
Gideon Charles
- Episode #1.6 ... Gideon Charles
- Episode #1.5 ... Gideon Charles
- Episode #1.4 ... Gideon Charles
- Episode #1.3 ... Gideon Charles
- Episode #1.2 ... Gideon Charles
 2016 One of Us (TV Mini-Series)
Peter Elliot / Petter Elliot
- Adam and Grace (2016) ... Petter Elliot
- Glenarvon Loch (2016) ... Peter Elliot
- Beneath the Surface (2016) ... Peter Elliot
- The Storm (2016) ... Peter Elliot
 2015 Rocky Horror Show Live
Narrator
 2014 Prey (TV Mini-Series)
DCI Warner
- Episode #1.3 (2014) ... DCI Warner
- Episode #1.2 (2014) ... DCI Warner
- Episode #1.1 (2014) ... DCI Warner
 1982-2012 The Comic Strip Presents... (TV Series)
Billy / Dick / Vim Fuego / ...
- Five Go to Rehab (2012) ... Dick
- Four Men in a Plane (2000) ... Ian Crisp
- Four Men in a Car (1998) ... Ian
- Demonella (1993) ... Sid Vicious
- Gregory: Diary of a Nutcase (1993) ... Gregory Dawson
 2012/I Blood
Tom Tiernan
 2010 Pete & Dud: The Lost Sketches (TV Movie)
Performer
 2008 Teenage Kicks (TV Series)
Vernon
- Goodbye Cruel Worm (2008) ... Vernon
- Exodus (2008) ... Vernon
- Fame (2008) ... Vernon
- Student (2008) ... Vernon
- Health (2008) ... Vernon
 2008 Miss Austen Regrets (TV Movie)
Henry Austen
 2007 A Bucket o' French & Saunders (TV Series)
- Episode #1.4 (2007)
 2006 Surviving Disaster (TV Series)
Valery Legasov
- Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster (2006) ... Valery Legasov
 2005 Twisted Tales (TV Series)
Ed Barnes
- Cursed House (2005) ... Ed Barnes
 2004 Terkel i knibe
Terkel (English version, voice)
 2004 Doctors and Nurses (TV Series)
Dr. Roy Glover
- Hip Hop (2004) ... Dr. Roy Glover
 1999 The Man (TV Movie)
Alex
 1998 Jack and the Beanstalk (TV Movie)
Dame Dolly
 1988-1998 French and Saunders (TV Series)
James Macaroon / John
- Titanic (1998) ... James Macaroon
- Episode #2.5 (1988) ... John
 1997 Captain Star (TV Series)
Limbs Jones
- The Edge of the Universe (1997) ... Limbs Jones (voice)
- The Worm Turns (1997) ... Limbs Jones (voice)
- Day of the Zooties (1997) ... Limbs Jones (voice)
- The Atomic Alarm Clock (1997) ... Limbs Jones (voice)
 1996 Bottom Fluff (Video)
Eddie
 1995 Look at the State We're In! (TV Mini-Series)
Dewhurst
- The Status Quo (1995) ... Dewhurst
- Nanny Knows Best (1995) ... Dewhurst
- Legal System (1995) ... Dewhurst
- Local Government (1995) ... Dewhurst
- Secrecy (1995) ... Dewhurst
 1991-1995 Bottom (TV Series)
Eddie
- 'S Out (1995) ... Eddie
- Carnival (1995) ... Eddie
- Finger (1995) ... Eddie
- Dough (1995) ... Eddie
- Break (1995) ... Eddie
 1994 Anna Lee (TV Series)
Dominic Jones
- The Cook's Tale (1994) ... Dominic Jones
 1992-1994 Absolutely Fabulous (TV Series)
Hamish
- New Best Friend (1994) ... Hamish
- Magazine (1992) ... Hamish
 1993 If You See God, Tell Him (TV Mini-Series)
Gordon Spry
- Episode #1.4 (1993) ... Gordon Spry
- Episode #1.3 (1993) ... Gordon Spry
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Gordon Spry
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Gordon Spry
 1993 Bottom Live (Video)
Edward Hitler
 1993 Jackanory (TV Series)
Reader
- Harvey Angell (1993) ... Reader
 1992 Hamlet: The Video (Video short)
Copywriter
 1991 The Pope Must Diet
Father Rookie
 1990 Screen One (TV Series)
Phil Burke
- News Hounds (1990) ... Phil Burke
 1990 Rita Rudner (TV Series)
- Episode #1.6 (1990)
 1989 Snakes and Ladders (TV Series)
Giles Tewkesbury
- Episode #1.7 (1989) ... Giles Tewkesbury
- Episode #1.6 (1989) ... Giles Tewkesbury
- Episode #1.5 (1989) ... Giles Tewkesbury
- Episode #1.4 (1989) ... Giles Tewkesbury
- Episode #1.3 (1989) ... Giles Tewkesbury
 1989 Press Gang (TV Series)
Simon Knowles
- One Easy Lesson (1989) ... Simon Knowles
 1986 Saturday Live (TV Series)
Sir Adrian Dangerous
 1986 Screen Two (TV Series)
Alun Pickersgill
- Honest, Decent and True (1986) ... Alun Pickersgill
 1985 Happy Families (TV Series)
Guy Fuddle
- Reunion (1985) ... Guy Fuddle
- Roxanne (1985) ... Guy Fuddle
- Joyce (1985) ... Guy Fuddle
- Madeleine (1985) ... Guy Fuddle
- Cassie (1985) ... Guy Fuddle
 1985 The Supergrass
Dennis Carter
 1984 The Lenny Henry Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.4 (1984)
 1982-1984 The Young Ones (TV Series)
Vyvyan / Alien Spotter
- Summer Holiday (1984) ... Vyvyan
- Sick (1984) ... Vyvyan
- Time (1984) ... Vyvyan
- Nasty (1984) ... Vyvyan
- Cash (1984) ... Vyvyan
 1984 Spitting Image (TV Series)
Harold Angryperson
- Episode #1.7 (1984) ... Harold Angryperson (voice, as Ade Edmonson)
 1983 Dead on Time (Short)
Fool (as Ade Edmonton)
 1982 The Magnificent One (TV Movie)
Larry
 1982 Kevin Turvey: The Man Behind the Green Door (TV Short)
Keith Marshall
 1981 The Comic Strip (TV Short)
Adrian Dangerous (as Ade Edmondson)
Show Show Writer (14 credits)
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
Show Show Director (6 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (4 credits)
Show Show Producer (2 credits)
Show Show Composer (1 credit)
Show Show Production designer (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (56 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (16 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in Richard O'Brien's musical, "The Rocky Horror Show," at the Piccadilly Theatre in London, England with Tim McInnerny, Gina Bellman, Mary Maddox, Linda Davidson, Jonathan Adams, Edward Tudor-Poole, Gordon Kennedy, and Adam Caine in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 3 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:


Alternate Names:

20th Century Coyote | Ade Edmondson | Ade Edmonson | Ade Edmonton | Bad News

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on "Never Mind the Bollocks" by The Sex Pistols] I was 19 when the album came out, at university and far too middle class to be a punk, but I watched it all with a slight academic eye. It was just so exciting. It's still a fantastic voice and it still excites me. See more »

Trivia:

His wife, Jennifer Saunders, named Edina Monsoon her character in "Absolutely Fabulous" after him. See more »

Trademark:

Often plays characters with a squawky, shouty voice. See more »

Nickname:

Ade

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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