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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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Submarine Writer
The Watch
The Watch Jamarcus
The Boxtrolls
The Boxtrolls Mr. Pickles
The Double
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 2016 Travel Man: 48 Hours in... (TV Series)
- Naples (2016)
 2015 Danger Mouse (TV Series)
The Snowman / Birch Badboy
- 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)
- 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
 2013-2014 Strange Hill High (TV Series)
- 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: Merchant of Menace (Video Game)
Templeton (voice)
 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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I like Roy Orbison's video for 'I Drove All Night' because it's so literal. It is just a man driving throughout the night. I like that silliness. To be in a video is a ridiculous thing. It's almost impossible to do it without any humour. See more »


His surname is pronounced "eye-oh-WA-dee". See more »


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