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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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 2015 Escape (filming)
Eddie
 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
 2013 Damo and Ivor (TV Series)
Alistair Itchdaddy
- Episode #1.6 (2013) ... Alistair Itchdaddy
- Episode #1.5 (2013) ... Alistair Itchdaddy
- Episode #1.4 (2013) ... Alistair Itchdaddy
- Episode #1.3 (2013) ... Alistair Itchdaddy
- Episode #1.2 (2013) ... Alistair Itchdaddy
 2012 One by One
Ernest
 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 Car (1998) ... Alan
 2012 Highway to Hell (Video)
Chef Mario
 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 Minder (TV Series)
Maurice Robinson
 2007 Gina's Laughing Gear (TV Series)
 2007 Snow White: The Sequel
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)
- Baa Baa Green Goat (2006) ... King Arthur (voice)
- The Rocket Man (2006) ... King Arthur (voice)
 2005 Valiant
Cufflingk (voice)
 2004 ABBA: Our Last Video Ever (TV Short)
Record boss
 2003 Cold Dark
Vet
 2003 Oh Marbella!
Greg Dubois
 2003 Sindy: The Fairy Princess (Video)
 2003 Chaos and Cadavers
Lennox Crowly
 2002 Day of the Sirens
Domo Childs
 2000 The Knock (TV Series)
Reid
- Episode #5.1 (2000) ... Reid
 2000 Hogs of War (Video Game) (voice)
 1999 Jellikins (TV Series)
Narrator (voice)
 1999 A Monkey's Tale
Gerard the Gormless (English version, voice)
 1999 Watership Down (TV Series)
Kehaar
- The Promised Land (1999) ... Kehaar (voice)
- Home on the Down (1999) ... Kehaar (voice)
- Kidnapped (1999) ... Kehaar (voice)
- Friend and Enemy (1999) ... Kehaar (voice)
- Lost (1999) ... Kehaar (voice)
 1998 In the Red (TV Series)
Dominic De'Ath
- Episode #1.3 (1998) ... Dominic De'Ath
 1998 Tom and Vicky (TV Series) (voice)
 1997 The Canterville Ghost (TV Movie)
Reverend Dampier
 1997 Remember Me?
Ian
 1996 The Willows in Winter (TV Movie)
Toad (voice)
 1996 Bottom Fluff (Video)
Richie
 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 How to Be a Little Sod (TV Series)
Little Sod
 1995 Look at the State We're In! (TV Mini-Series)
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
 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
 1989 Grim Tales (TV Series)
Narrator
 1988 Jake's Journey (TV Movie)
 1987 French and Saunders (TV Series)
Dawn's co-star
- Episode #1.5 (1987) ... Dawn's co-star
 1986 Saturday Live (TV Series)
Richard Dangerous
 1986 Black-Adder II (TV Series)
Flashheart
- Bells (1986) ... Flashheart
 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 / Alien Spotter / Dicky
- Summer Holiday (1984) ... Rick
- Sick (1984) ... Rick
- Time (1984) ... Rick
- 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
 1981 Couples and Robbers (Short)
Morris David Boyd
 1981 Wolcott (TV Mini-Series)
PC Fell
 1980 The Squad (TV Series)
1st Supporter
- New Boys (1980) ... 1st Supporter
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in Simon Gray's play, "Cell Mates," at the Albery Theatre in London, England with Stephen Fry, Carole Nimmons, and Sam Dastor in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 5 Interviews | See more »

Alternate Names:

20th Century Coyote | Mad Gerald

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

One of my hobbies is people-watching. I love to sit outside a cafe watching people go by. I use things that I see in different characters that I play. See more »

Trivia:

Ex-girlfriend: Lise Mayer. See more »

Trademark:

In most of his television work, he would look at the camera and pull a face See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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