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Richard Ayoade

Richard Ellef Ayoade was born in Hammersmith, and grew up in Suffolk, in England, the son of a Norwegian mother, Dagny Amalie (Baassuik), and a Nigerian father, Layide Ade Laditi Ayoade. He studied Law at Cambridge university, and followed in the footsteps of British Comedy legends like Monty Python's Eric Idle, Hugh Laurie and Graeme Garden when ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 7 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Danger Mouse (TV Series)
The Snowman
- Danger Fan (2015) ... The Snowman (voice)
- The Return of Danger K (2015) ... The Snowman (voice)
 2015 Travel Man: 48 Hours in... (TV Series)
- Barcelona ... Richard
- Marrakech ... Richard
 2015 The Vicar of Dibley (TV Series)
- The Bishop of Dibley (2015) ... Bernard
 2014 The Boxtrolls
Mr. Pickles (voice)
 2012-2014 Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy (TV Series)
City Gent / Reality Man / Todd Laguna / ...
- Reality Man (2014) ... Reality Man / Todd Laguna
- Tiger with Chlamidya (2012) ... Tod Lagoona (voice)
- Phone Cake (2012) ... City Gent
 2013 Strange Hill High (TV Series)
 2012 Full English (TV Series)
Edgar Johnson
- Mangina (2012) ... Edgar Johnson
- Britain's Got Bloodmonkey (2012) ... Edgar Johnson
 2012/I The Watch
 2009 Bunny and the Bull
Museum Curator
 2003-2007 The Mighty Boosh (TV Series)
Saboo / Dixon Bainbridge
- Party (2007) ... Saboo
- Eels (2007) ... Saboo
- Nanageddon (2005) ... Saboo
- Pilot (2003) ... Dixon Bainbridge
 2006 Darkplace Illuminatum (Video short)
Dean Learner (uncredited)
 2006 Horrificata Illuminata (Video short)
Dean Learner (uncredited)
 2006 Time Trumpet (TV Series)
Richard Ayoade
- Episode #1.1 (2006) ... Richard Ayoade
 2006 Snuff Box (TV Series)
Music Show Host
- Oh Brothers (2006) ... Music Show Host
- Matt's Diary (2006) ... Music Show Host
 2005/I Festival
Dwight Swan
 2004 AD/BC: A Rock Opera (TV Movie)
 2004 The Life and Death of Peter Sellers
Photographer at Wedding
 2003 Hello, Friend (Short)
Computer Man
 1999 The Armstrong and Miller Show (TV Series)
- Episode #3.1 (1999)
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: Directed music video for Arctic Monkeys, "Cornerstone". See more »

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6' 2" (1.88 m)

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The act of seeing any film generally is you knowing more than the characters, even if it's the classic Hitchcock shot of two people talking and a bomb being under the table. Part of the pleasure of it is seeing where people go wrong, and the irony of situations. See more »


Was a member of Cambridge Footlights, a contemporary of David Mitchell, Robert Webb and Matthew Holness. See more »


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