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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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 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 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
 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
 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)
 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)
 2004 ABBA: Our Last Video Ever (TV Short)
Record boss
 2000 The Knock (TV Series)
Reid
- Episode #5.1 (2000) ... Reid
 1999 It's Itsy Bitsy Time (TV Series)
Bert / Squidge
- Tom and Vicky ... Bert / Squidge (voice)
 1999 Jellikins (TV Series)
Narrator (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
 1996 The Willows in Winter (TV Movie)
Toad (voice)
 1995 The Wind in the Willows (TV Movie)
Toad (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 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 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 Nikolai Gogol's play, "The Government Inspector," in a British National Theatre production at the Olivier Theatre in London, England with Jim Broadbent, Ian Bartholomew, Ron Pember, Tim McInnery, and Nigel Le Vaillant in the cast. Richard Eyre was director. 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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Personal Quote:

With 1,000-seater venues, rather than 5,000-seaters, there are richer opportunities for sucking the audience in. See more »

Trivia:

Met Adrian Edmondson (they starred together in The Young Ones (1982) and Bottom (1991)) in college. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently played narcissistic characters See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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