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Rik Mayall (1958–2014)


Rik Mayall, one of the first and foremost alternative comedians in the UK, was born in a village called Matching Tye, just outside Harlow in Essex. His parents, John and Gillian were both drama teachers. His acting debut was at the age of seven when he appeared in one of his father's stage plays. He met his comedy partner and best friend Adrian "... See full bio »

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Known For

The Young Ones
The Young Ones Rick / Alien Spotter / Bobby Malvenes / Dicky / Fly #1 / TV Announcer
(1982-1984)
Drop Dead Fred
Drop Dead Fred Drop Dead Fred
(1991)
Bottom Live 3: Hooligan's Island
(1997)
Bottom Live: The Big Number 2 Tour
(1995)

Filmography

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 2015 De Ontsnapping
Eddie
 2014 Crackanory (TV Series)
Storyteller
 2014 One by One
Ernest
 2013 Man Down (TV Series)
Dad
- Christmas Special (2013) ... Dad
- Small Business Awards (2013) ... Dad
- Episode #1.5 (2013) ... Dad
- Episode #1.4 (2013) ... Dad
- Episode #1.3 (2013) ... Dad
 2013 Don't Fear Death (Short)
Death
 1998-2013 Jonathan Creek (TV Series)
DI Gideon Pryke / D.I. Gideon Pryke
- The Clue of the Savant's Thumb (2013) ... DI Gideon Pryke
- Black Canary (1998) ... D.I. Gideon Pryke
 2013 Damo and Ivor (TV Series)
Alistair Itchdaddy
- Episode #1.2 (2013) ... Alistair Itchdaddy
- Episode #1.1 (2013) ... Alistair Itchdaddy
 1983-2012 The Comic Strip Presents... (TV Series)
Colin Grigson / Mr. McVitty / Prof. Predictor / ...
- Five Go to Rehab (2012) ... Mr. McVitty
- The Hunt for Tony Blair (2011) ... Prof. Predictor
- Sex Actually (2005) ... Bilbo
- Four Men in a Plane (2000) ... Alan Sellars
- Four Men in a Car (1998) ... Alan
 2012 Errors of the Human Body
Samuel Mead
 2012 Eldorado (Video)
Chef Mario
 2011 The Itch of the Golden Nit (Short)
President Pinky (voice)
 2010 This Side of the Afterlife (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2010 Just for the Record
Andy Wiseman
 2009 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
David Roper
- The Creeper (2009) ... David Roper
 2009 Agatha Christie's Marple (TV Series)
Alec Nicholson
- Why Didn't They Ask Evans? (2009) ... Alec Nicholson
 2009 Minder (TV Series)
Maurice Robinson
- In Vino Veritas (2009) ... Maurice Robinson
 2008 The Legend of Harrow Woods (Video)
Winston Junior
 2007 Gina's Laughing Gear (TV Series)
 2007 Blanche Neige, la suite
The Seven Dwarves (English version, voice)
 2005-2006 King Arthur's Disasters (TV Series)
King Arthur
- Donkey Kong King (2006) ... King Arthur (voice)
- A Dope on a Rope (2006) ... King Arthur (voice)
- Double Double Wizard Trouble (2006) ... King Arthur (voice)
- Baa Baa Green Goat (2006) ... King Arthur (voice)
- The Rocket Man (2006) ... King Arthur (voice)
 2006 SpongeBob SquarePants (TV Series)
Lord Reginald
- Ghost Host/Chimps Ahoy (2006) ... Lord Reginald (voice)
 2005 All About George (TV Series)
George Kinsey
- Episode #1.6 (2005) ... George Kinsey
- Episode #1.5 (2005) ... George Kinsey
- Episode #1.4 (2005) ... George Kinsey
- Episode #1.3 (2005) ... George Kinsey
- Episode #1.2 (2005) ... George Kinsey
 2005 Valiant
Cufflingk (voice)
 2004 Shoebox Zoo (TV Series)
Edwin the Eagle
- The Day of Reckoning (2004) ... Edwin the Eagle (voice)
- Los Contrarios (2004) ... Edwin the Eagle (voice)
- Where Four Elevens Meet (2004) ... Edwin the Eagle (voice)
- Sign of the Unicorn (2004) ... Edwin the Eagle (voice)
- Where the River Flows (2004) ... Edwin the Eagle (voice)
 2004 ABBA: Our Last Video Ever (TV Short)
Record boss
 2003 Cold Dark
Vet
 2003 Oh Marbella!
Greg Dubois
 2003 Bottom Live 2003: Weapons Grade Y-Fronts Tour (Video)
Richard Richard
 2003 Sindy: The Fairy Princess (Video)
 2003 Chaos and Cadavers
Lennox Crowly
 2002 Day of the Sirens
Domo Childs
 2002 Believe Nothing (TV Series)
Professor Adonis Cnut
- Just a Minute (2002) ... Professor Adonis Cnut
- The Unhappy Eater (2002) ... Professor Adonis Cnut
- Double First (2002) ... Professor Adonis Cnut
- May as Well Face It, You're Addicted to Fudge (2002) ... Professor Adonis Cnut
- Prepare to Meteor Maker (2002) ... Professor Adonis Cnut
 2001 Kevin of the North
Carter
 2001 Bottom 2001: An Arse Oddity (Video)
Richie
 2001 Murder Rooms: Mysteries of the Real Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Lt. Daniel Blaney
- The White Knight Stratagem (2001) ... Lt. Daniel Blaney
 2001 Tales of Uplift and Moral Improvement (TV Series)
Mrs. Ffine Carmody
- Holier Than Thou (2001) ... Mrs. Ffine Carmody
- The Bully (2001) ... Mrs. Ffine Carmody
- Generosity (2001) ... Mrs. Ffine Carmody
- Prejudice and Prejudice (2001) ... Mrs. Ffine Carmody
- One Sweet Too Many (2001) ... Mrs. Ffine Carmody
 2000 Merlin: The Return
Merlin
 1999-2000 Watership Down (TV Series)
Kehaar
- The Homecoming (2000) ... Kehaar (voice)
- Bigwig's Way (2000) ... Kehaar (voice)
- The Invasion (2000) ... Kehaar (voice)
- The Mysterious Visitors (2000) ... Kehaar (voice)
- Christmas on Watership Down: Part 2 (2000) ... Kehaar (voice)
 2000 The Knock (TV Series)
Simon Reid
- Episode #5.1 (2000) ... Simon Reid
 2000 Great Performances (TV Series)
King Herod
- Jesus Christ Superstar (2000) ... King Herod
 2000 Hogs of War (Video Game)
General I.P Grimly / Narrator / Pigs (voice)
 1999 Blackadder Back & Forth (Short)
Robin Hood
 1999 Guest House Paradiso
Richard Twat
 1999 It's Itsy Bitsy Time (TV Series)
Bert / Squidge
- Tom and Vicky ... Bert / Squidge (voice)
 1999 Jellikins (TV Series)
Narrator (voice)
 1999 Le château des singes
Gerard the Gormless (English version, voice)
 1999 Santa's Special Delivery (TV Movie)
Santa Claus (voice)
 1998 In the Red (TV Series)
Dominic De'Ath
- Episode #1.3 (1998) ... Dominic De'Ath
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... Dominic De'Ath
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... Dominic De'Ath
 1998 Tom and Vicky (TV Series) (voice)
 1997 The Canterville Ghost (TV Movie)
Reverend Dampier
 1997 The Bill (TV Series)
Patrick Massie
- Humpty Dumpty: Part 3 (1997) ... Patrick Massie
- Humpty Dumpty: Part 2 (1997) ... Patrick Massie
 1997 Bottom Live 3: Hooligan's Island (Video)
Richard Richard
 1997 Remember Me?
Ian
 1996 The Willows in Winter (TV Movie)
Toad (voice)
 1995-1996 How to Be a Little Sod (TV Series)
Little S*d
- Present Time (1996) ... Little S*d (voice)
- Bedtime Story (1996) ... Little S*d (voice)
- Don't Forget the Kitchen Sink (1996) ... Little S*d (voice)
- Getting Around (1995) ... Little S*d (voice)
- A Life of Her Own (1995) ... Little S*d (voice)
 1996 Bud Tucker in Double Trouble (Video Game)
Dick Tate (voice)
 1995 Out of My Head (Video)
Ricky / The Doctor / Tobi
 1995 The Wind in the Willows (TV Movie)
Toad (voice)
 1995 The Snow Queen
Robber King (voice)
 1995 Bottom Live: The Big Number 2 Tour (Video)
Richard Richard
 1995 Look at the State We're In! (TV Mini-Series)
Rattner
- The Status Quo (1995) ... Rattner
- Nanny Knows Best (1995) ... Rattner
- Legal System (1995) ... Rattner
- Local Government (1995) ... Rattner
- Secrecy (1995) ... Rattner
 1991-1995 Bottom (TV Series)
Richie
- 'S Out (1995) ... Richie
- Carnival (1995) ... Richie
- Finger (1995) ... Richie
- Dough (1995) ... Richie
- Break (1995) ... Richie
 1995 Clair de Lune (TV Movie)
Toby
 1995 Dirty Old Town (TV Movie)
Raymond
 1995 The Big One (TV Movie)
Lewis Fox
 1994 A. B'Stard Exposed (TV Movie)
Alan B'Stard
 1987-1994 The New Statesman (TV Series)
Alan B'Stard / Alan B'stard
- A B'Stard Exposed (1994) ... Alan B'stard
- The Irresistible Rise of Alan B'Stard (1992) ... Alan B'Stard
- A Bigger Splash (1992) ... Alan B'Stard
- Heil and Farewell (1992) ... Alan B'Stard
- Speaking in Tongues (1992) ... Alan B'Stard
 1994 Asterix in America
Cacofonix (English version, voice, uncredited)
 1994 The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends (TV Series)
Tom Thumb
- The Tale of Two Bad Mice and Johnny Town-Mouse (1994) ... Tom Thumb (voice)
 1993 Horse Opera (TV Movie)
Wyatt Earp
 1993 Bottom Live (Video)
Richard Richard
 1993 Dancing Queen (TV Movie)
Neil
 1993 Briefest Encounter (TV Movie)
Greg
 1993 Micky Love (TV Movie)
Micky Love
 1992 Carry on Columbus
The Sultan
 1991 The Princess and the Goblin
Prince Froglip (voice)
 1991 Drop Dead Fred
Drop Dead Fred
 1991 Little Noises
Mathias
 1989 Snakes and Ladders (TV Series)
Alternative comedian
- Episode #1.7 (1989) ... Alternative comedian
 1989 Blackadder Goes Forth (TV Series)
Squadron Commander Lord Flasheart
- Private Plane (1989) ... Squadron Commander Lord Flasheart
 1989 Grim Tales (TV Series)
Narrator
 1988 Jake's Journey (TV Movie)
Troll
 1987 Eat the Rich
Micky
 1987 French and Saunders (TV Series)
Dawn's co-star
- Episode #1.5 (1987) ... Dawn's co-star
 1987 Filthy Rich & Catflap (TV Series)
Richard Rich
- Episode #1.6 (1987) ... Richard Rich
- Episode #1.5 (1987) ... Richard Rich
- Episode #1.4 (1987) ... Richard Rich
- Episode #1.3 (1987) ... Richard Rich
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... Richard Rich
 1986 Dangerous Brothers Present: World of Danger (Video)
Richard Dangerous
 1986 Saturday Live (TV Series)
Richard Dangerous
 1986 Black-Adder II (TV Series)
Flashheart
- Bells (1986) ... Flashheart
 1966-1986 Jackanory (TV Series)
Storyteller / Reader
- Jack and the Beanstalk (1966) ... Reader
 1986 Whoops Apocalypse
Specialist Catering Commander
 1985 Happy Families (TV Series)
Priest
- Madeleine (1985) ... Priest
 1984 The Lenny Henry Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.5 (1984)
 1982-1984 The Young Ones (TV Series)
Rick / Bobby Malvenes / Alien Spotter / ...
- Summer Holiday (1984) ... Rick
- Sick (1984) ... Rick
- Time (1984) ... Rick / Bobby Malvenes
- Nasty (1984) ... Rick
- Cash (1984) ... Rick
 1983 The Black Adder (TV Series)
Mad Gerald - Himself
- The Black Seal (1983) ... Mad Gerald - Himself (as Mad Gerald)
 1982 Whoops Apocalypse (TV Series)
Biff
- Autumn Cannibalism (1982) ... Biff
 1982 Kevin Turvey: The Man Behind the Green Door (TV Short)
Kevin Turvey (as Kevin Turvey)
 1982 Wood and Walters (TV Series)
Contestant / Mitch
- Episode #1.3 (1982) ... Contestant / Mitch
 1981 81 Take 2 (TV Movie)
 1981 Kevin Turvey Investigates (Video)
Kevin Turvey
 1981 The Orchard End Murder
Policeman (uncredited)
 1981 Shock Treatment
'Rest Home' Ricky
 1981 Couples and Robbers (Short)
Morris David Boyd
 1981 A Kick Up the Eighties (TV Series)
Kevin Turvey
- Episode #1.2 (1981) ... Kevin Turvey (as Kevin Turvey)
- Episode #1.1 (1981) ... Kevin Turvey (as Kevin Turvey)
 1981 An American Werewolf in London
2nd Chess Player
 1981 Eye of the Needle
Sailor
 1981 Wolcott (TV Mini-Series)
PC Fell
 1981 The Comic Strip (TV Short)
Richard Dangerous
 1980 The Squad (TV Series)
1st Supporter
- New Boys (1980) ... 1st Supporter
Show Show Writer (19 credits)
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (3 credits)
Show Show Producer (2 credits)
Show Show Production designer (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (5 credits)
Show Show Self (34 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (27 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Voice talent on the PlayStation game "Hogs of War". See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 5 Interviews | See more »

Alternate Names:

20th Century Coyote | Mad Gerald | Kevin Turvey

Height:

5' 11" (1.81 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Other people get moody in their forties and fifties - men get the male menopause. I missed the whole thing. I was just really happy. See more »

Trivia:

Wrote the first draft of Guest House Paradiso (1999), with Adrian Edmondson, whilst in hospital recovering from his quad-bike accident. See more »

Trademark:

His sneer. See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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