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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 & 15 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Submarine
Submarine Writer
(2010)
The Double
The Double Writer
(2013)
The IT Crowd
The IT Crowd Maurice Moss
(2006-2013)
The Watch
The Watch Jamarcus
(2012)

Filmography

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 2019 Moominvalley (TV Series) (pre-production)
The Ghost (2019)
 2018 Early Man (post-production)
Treebor (voice)
 2017 Paddington 2
Forensic Investigator
 2017 Neo Yokio (TV Series)
Various Voices
- O, the Helenists... (2017) ... Various Voices (voice)
- A Pop Star of Infinite Elegance (2017) ... Various Voices (voice)
- The Sea Beneath 14th St. (2017) ... Various Voices (voice)
 2016 Apple & Onion (Short)
Onion (voice)
 2015-2016 Danger Mouse (TV Series)
The Snowman / Birch Badboy
- MouseFall (2016) ... The Snowman (voice)
- The Snowman Cometh (2015) ... The Snowman (voice)
- Danger Fan (2015) ... The Snowman (voice)
- The Return of Danger K (2015) ... Birch Badboy / The Snowman (voice)
 2015 The Vicar of Dibley (TV Series)
Bernard
- 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
- BBQ Breakdown (2012) ... City Gent / Tom Lagoona
- Tiger with Chlamidya (2012) ... Tod Lagoona (voice)
- Mash Potato Utopia (2012) ... City Gent
- Phone Cake (2012) ... City Gent
 2013-2014 Strange Hill High (TV Series)
Templeton
- A Strange Hill Christmas (2014) ... Templeton (voice)
- The Snide Piper (2014) ... Templeton (voice)
- The MCDXX Men (2014) ... Templeton (voice)
- Mitchell Junior (2014) ... Templeton (voice)
- Ken Kong (2014) ... Templeton (voice)
 2014 Strange Hill High With Dodge (TV Series short)
Templeton
- Part 3 (2014) ... Templeton (voice)
- Part 2 (2014) ... Templeton (voice)
- Part 1 (2014) ... Templeton (voice)
 2014 Strange Hill High: Merchant of Menace (Video Game)
Templeton (voice)
 2006-2013 The IT Crowd (TV Series)
Maurice Moss
- The Internet Is Coming (2013) ... Maurice Moss
- Reynholm vs Reynholm (2010) ... Maurice Moss
- Bad Boys (2010) ... Maurice Moss
- Italian for Beginners (2010) ... Maurice Moss
- Something Happened (2010) ... Maurice Moss
 2012 Full English (TV Series)
Edgar Johnson
- Mangina (2012) ... Edgar Johnson
- Britain's Got Bloodmonkey (2012) ... Edgar Johnson
 2012/I The Watch
Jamarcus
 2009 Bunny and the Bull
Museum Curator
 2007 The IT Crowd (TV Series)
Maurice Moss
- Episode #1.1 ... Maurice Moss
 2003-2007 The Mighty Boosh (TV Series)
Saboo / Dixon Bainbridge
- Party (2007) ... Saboo
- Eels (2007) ... Saboo
- Nanageddon (2005) ... Saboo
- Pilot (2003) ... Dixon Bainbridge
 2006 Man to Man with Dean Learner (TV Series)
Dean Learner
- Randolph Caer (2006) ... Dean Learner
- Amir Chanan (2006) ... Dean Learner
- Merriman Weir (2006) ... Dean Learner
- Glynn Nimron (2006) ... Dean Learner
- Steve Pising (2006) ... Dean Learner
 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
 2005 Nathan Barley (TV Series)
Ned Smanks
- Episode #1.6 (2005) ... Ned Smanks
- Episode #1.5 (2005) ... Ned Smanks
- Episode #1.4 (2005) ... Ned Smanks
- Episode #1.3 (2005) ... Ned Smanks
- Episode #1.2 (2005) ... Ned Smanks
 2004 AD/BC: A Rock Opera (TV Movie)
Joseph
 2004 The Life and Death of Peter Sellers
Photographer at Wedding
 2004 Garth Marenghi's Darkplace (TV Series)
Dean Learner / Thornton Reed
- The Creeping Moss from the Shores of Shuggoth (2004) ... Dean Learner / Thornton Reed
- Scotch Mist (2004) ... Dean Learner / Thornton Reed
- The Apes of Wrath (2004) ... Dean Learner / Thornton Reed
- Skipper the Eyechild (2004) ... Dean Learner / Thornton Reed
- Hell Hath Fury (2004) ... Dean Learner / Thornton Reed
 2003 Hello, Friend (Short)
Computer Man
 1999 Armstrong and Miller (TV Series)
- Episode #3.1 (1999)
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Appeared in an episode of the radio version of The Mighty Boosh. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Ayoade

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

I'm not sure I'd hire myself in anything. I certainly couldn't be an actor. That would be terrible. For everyone. See more »

Trivia:

Of Norwegian-Nigerian parentage. See more »

Trademark:

Thick rimmed glasses See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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