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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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War & Peace
War & Peace Count Ilya Rostov
(2016)
Bottom
Bottom Eddie
(1991-1995)
The Young Ones
The Young Ones Vyvyan / Alien Spotter / Randy the Cowpoke
(1982-1984)
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 Save Me (TV Series) (filming)
Gideon Charles
- Episode #1.6 (2018) ... Gideon Charles
- Episode #1.5 (2018) ... Gideon Charles
- Episode #1.4 (2018) ... Gideon Charles
- Episode #1.3 (2018) ... Gideon Charles
- Episode #1.2 (2018) ... Gideon Charles
 2018 The Rizen 2 (post-production)
The Interviewer
 2017 Bancroft (TV Mini-Series)
Cliff Walker
- Episode #1.3 (2017) ... Cliff Walker
- Episode #1.2 (2017) ... Cliff Walker
- Bancroft (2017) ... Cliff Walker
 2017 The Rizen
Interviewer
 2017 Genius (TV Series)
David Hilbert
- Einstein: Chapter Seven (2017) ... David Hilbert
 2017 Interlude in Prague
Herr Lubtak
 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
 2016 War & Peace (TV Mini-Series)
Count Ilya Rostov
- Episode #1.6 (2016) ... Count Ilya Rostov
- Episode #1.5 (2016) ... Count Ilya Rostov
- Episode #1.4 (2016) ... Count Ilya Rostov
- Episode #1.3 (2016) ... Count Ilya Rostov
- Episode #1.2 (2016) ... Count Ilya Rostov
 2015 Rocky Horror Show Live
Narrator
 2014-2015 Ronja, the Robber's Daughter (TV Series)
Noodle Pete
- The Call of Spring (2015) ... Noodle Pete
- One Strong Band of Robbers (2015) ... Noodle Pete
- The Morning of the Duel (2015) ... Noodle Pete
- Life Isn't to Be Thrown Away (2015) ... Noodle Pete
- Only This Summer (2015) ... Noodle Pete
 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
 2012 The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff (TV Series)
Headmaster Wackville
- Episode #1.2 (2012) ... Headmaster Wackville
- Episode #1.1 (2012) ... Headmaster Wackville
 2010 Pete & Dud: The Lost Sketches (TV Movie)
Performer
 2005-2008 Holby City (TV Series)
Percy 'Abra' Durant
- Sweet Bitter Love (2008) ... Percy 'Abra' Durant
- Mad World (2008) ... Percy 'Abra' Durant
- No Breaks on the Midnight Express: Part 2 (2008) ... Percy 'Abra' Durant (voice, uncredited)
- Eighteen and a Half (2008) ... Percy 'Abra' Durant
- You Do it to Yourself (2008) ... Percy 'Abra' Durant
 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 The Rocky Horror Tribute Show (Video)
Brad Majors
 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)
 2003-2004 Jonathan Creek (TV Series)
Brendan Baxter
- The Chequered Box (2004) ... Brendan Baxter
- The Seer of the Sands (2004) ... Brendan Baxter
- The Tailor's Dummy (2003) ... Brendan Baxter
- Angel Hair (2003) ... Brendan Baxter
- The Coonskin Cap (2003) ... Brendan Baxter
 2004 Doctors and Nurses (TV Series)
Dr. Roy Glover
- Hip Hop (2004) ... Dr. Roy Glover
 2003 Bottom Live 2003: Weapons Grade Y-Fronts Tour (Video)
Edward Hitler
 2001 Bottom 2001: An Arse Oddity (Video)
Eddie
 1999 Guest House Paradiso
Eddie Elizabeth Ndingombaba
 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 Absolutely Fabulous: Absolutely Not! (Video)
Hamish
 1997 Bottom Live 3: Hooligan's Island (Video)
Edward Hitler
 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)
 1995 Bottom Live: The Big Number 2 Tour (Video)
Edward Hitler
 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 Blackadder Goes Forth (TV Series)
Baron von Richthoven
- Private Plane (1989) ... Baron von Richthoven
 1989 Press Gang (TV Series)
Simon Knowles
- One Easy Lesson (1989) ... Simon Knowles
 1987 Eat the Rich
Charles
 1987 Filthy Rich & Catflap (TV Series)
Edward Catflap
- Episode #1.6 (1987) ... Edward Catflap
- Episode #1.5 (1987) ... Edward Catflap
- Episode #1.4 (1987) ... Edward Catflap
- Episode #1.3 (1987) ... Edward Catflap
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... Edward Catflap
 1986 Dangerous Brothers Present: World of Danger (Video)
Sir Adrian Dangerous
 1986 Saturday Live (TV Series)
Sir Adrian Dangerous
 1986 Cliff Richard & The Young Ones: Living Doll (Video short)
Vyvyan
 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 / Randy the Cowpoke / Alien Spotter
- Summer Holiday (1984) ... Vyvyan
- Sick (1984) ... Vyvyan
- Time (1984) ... Vyvyan / Randy the Cowpoke
- 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 (as Ade Edmondson)
 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 (7 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 (57 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (18 credits)

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Other Works:

TV advert for NatWest "Back Account Man" - Actor 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:

I find stand up comedy the most boring comedy in the world. It drives me to tedium. I can stand 10 minutes of it. There are some really funny people, but they should be in a variety act. There should be something more dynamic than one bloke talking at you for two hours no matter how funny he is. See more »

Trivia:

Has three daughters: Ella Edmondson, Beattie Edmondson and Freya Edmondson. See more »

Trademark:

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

Nickname:

Ade

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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