Adrian Edmondson


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Adrian Edmondson was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. He went to Manchester University to study drama. Whilst he was there he met Rik Mayall, and the pair began performing as 20th Century Coyote. The act continued after university when Adrian & Rik moved to London, and they became two of the leading lights in the new 'alternative comedy'... See full bio »

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Known For

Bancroft Supt. Cliff Walker
(2017-2020)
War & Peace Count Ilya Rostov
(2016)
Bottom Eddie
(1991-1995)

Filmography

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 2022 A Spy Among Friends (TV Mini Series) (filming)
- Episode #1.2 (2022)
- Episode #1.1 (2022)
 2022 Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Video Game)
Captain Peevey (voice)
 2021 The Trick (TV Movie)
Edward Acton
 2021 Best Birthday Ever
Granny
 2021 Back to Life (TV Series)
John Boback
- Episode #2.2 (2021) ... John Boback
- Episode #2.5 (2021) ... John Boback
- Episode #2.4 (2021) ... John Boback
- Episode #2.3 (2021) ... John Boback
- Episode #2.1 (2021) ... John Boback
 2021 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Hugo Welles
- Happy Families (2021) ... Hugo Welles
 2021 The Pact (TV Series)
Richard
- Episode 5 (2021) ... Richard
- Episode 4 (2021) ... Richard
- Episode 3 (2021) ... Richard
- Episode 2 (2021) ... Richard
- Episode 1 (2021) ... Richard
 2020 Out of Her Mind (TV Series)
Lewis
- The Beautiful Garden (2020) ... Lewis
- Pants on Fire (2020) ... Lewis
- Pop! (2020) ... Lewis
 2018-2020 Save Me (TV Series)
Gideon Charles / Gideon
- Episode #2.1 (2020) ... Gideon Charles
- Episode #2.4 (2020) ... Gideon Charles
- Episode #2.2 (2020) ... Gideon Charles
- Episode #1.6 (2018) ... Gideon
 2019-2020 EastEnders (TV Series)
Daniel Cook
- Episode dated 27 February 2020 (2020) ... Daniel Cook
- Episode dated 25 February 2020 (2020) ... Daniel Cook
- Episode dated 24 February 2020 (2020) ... Daniel Cook
- Episode dated 14 February 2020 (2020) ... Daniel Cook
- Episode dated 11 February 2020 (2020) ... Daniel Cook
 2020 Death in Paradise (TV Series)
Charles Crabtree
- La Murder Le Diablé (2020) ... Charles Crabtree
 2017-2020 Bancroft (TV Series)
Supt. Cliff Walker
- Episode #2.3 (2020) ... Supt. Cliff Walker
- Episode #2.2 (2020) ... Supt. Cliff Walker
- Episode #2.1 (2020) ... Supt. Cliff Walker
- Episode #1.4 (2017) ... Supt. Cliff Walker
- Episode #1.3 (2017) ... Supt. Cliff Walker
 2019 Summer of Rockets (TV Mini Series)
Max Dennis
- Episode #1.6 (2019) ... Max Dennis
- Episode #1.5 (2019) ... Max Dennis
 2019 The Rizen: Possession
The Interviewer
 2019 Cheat (TV Series)
William
- Episode #1.4 (2019) ... William
- Episode #1.3 (2019) ... William
- Episode #1.2 (2019) ... William
- Episode #1.1 (2019) ... William
 2019 Strike Back (TV Series)
James McKitterick
- Revolution: Part 2 (2019) ... James McKitterick
- Revolution: Part 1 (2019) ... James McKitterick
 2018 Upstart Crow (TV Series)
Dogberry
- Sigh No More (2018) ... Dogberry
 2018 Urban Myths (TV Series)
Leslie Conn
- David Bowie and Marc Bolan (2018) ... Leslie Conn
 2018 RSC Live: Twelfth Night
Malvolio
 2017 The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales
Bunny (English version, voice)
 2017 Genius (TV Series)
David Hilbert
- Einstein: Chapter Seven (2017) ... David Hilbert
 2017 Interlude in Prague
Herr Lubtak
 2017 The Rizen
Interviewer
 2016 Retribution (TV Mini Series)
Peter Elliot
- Adam and Grace (2016) ... Peter Elliot (uncredited)
- Glenarvon Loch (2016) ... Peter Elliot
- Beneath the Surface (2016) ... Peter Elliot
- The Storm (2016) ... Peter Elliot
 2016 War & Peace (TV Mini Series)
Count Ilya Rostov
- Episode #1.6 (2016) ... Count Ilya Rostov
- Episode #1.5 (2016) ... Count Ilya Rostov
- Episode #1.4 (2016) ... Count Ilya Rostov
- Episode #1.3 (2016) ... Count Ilya Rostov
- Episode #1.2 (2016) ... Count Ilya Rostov
 2015 Rocky Horror Show Live
Narrator
 2014-2015 Ronja, the Robber's Daughter (TV Series)
Noodle Pete
- The Call of Spring (2015) ... Noodle Pete
- One Strong Band of Robbers (2015) ... Noodle Pete
- The Morning of the Duel (2015) ... Noodle Pete
- Life Isn't to Be Thrown Away (2015) ... Noodle Pete
- Only This Summer (2015) ... Noodle Pete
 2014 Prey (TV Series)
ACC Warner / DCI Warner
- Episode #1.3 (2014) ... DCI Warner
- Episode #1.2 (2014) ... ACC Warner
- Episode #1.1 (2014) ... ACC Warner
 1982-2012 The Comic Strip Presents (TV Series)
Billy / Dick / Vim Fuego / ...
- Five Go to Rehab (2012) ... Dick
- Four Men in a Plane (2000) ... Ian Crisp
- Four Men in a Car (1998) ... Ian
- Demonella (1993) ... Sid Vicious
- Gregory: Diary of a Nutcase (1993) ... Gregory Dawson
 2012/I Blood
Tom Tiernan
 2012 The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff (TV Series)
Headmaster Wackville
- Episode #1.2 (2012) ... Headmaster Wackville
- Episode #1.1 (2012) ... Headmaster Wackville
 2010 Pete & Dud: The Lost Sketches (TV Movie)
Performer
 2005-2008 Holby City (TV Series)
Percy 'Abra' Durant
- Sweet Bitter Love (2008) ... Percy 'Abra' Durant
- Mad World (2008) ... Percy 'Abra' Durant
- No Breaks on the Midnight Express: Part 2 (2008) ... Percy 'Abra' Durant (voice, uncredited)
- Eighteen and a Half (2008) ... Percy 'Abra' Durant
- You Do it to Yourself (2008) ... Percy 'Abra' Durant
 2008 Teenage Kicks (TV Series)
Vernon
- Goodbye Cruel Worm (2008) ... Vernon
- Exodus (2008) ... Vernon
- Fame (2008) ... Vernon
- Student (2008) ... Vernon
- Health (2008) ... Vernon
 2007 A Bucket o' French & Saunders (TV Series)
- Episode #1.4 (2007)
 2007 Miss Austen Regrets (TV Movie)
Henry Austen
 2006 The Rocky Horror Tribute Show (Video)
Brad Majors
 2006 Surviving Disaster (TV Mini Series)
Valery Legasov
- Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster (2006) ... Valery Legasov
 2005 Twisted Tales (TV Series)
Ed Barnes
- Cursed House (2005) ... Ed Barnes
 2004 The Trouble with Terkel
Terkel (English version, voice)
 2003-2004 Jonathan Creek (TV Series)
Brendan Baxter
- The Chequered Box (2004) ... Brendan Baxter
- The Seer of the Sands (2004) ... Brendan Baxter
- The Tailor's Dummy (2003) ... Brendan Baxter
- Angel Hair (2003) ... Brendan Baxter
- The Coonskin Cap (2003) ... Brendan Baxter
 2004 Doctors and Nurses (TV Series)
Dr. Roy Glover
- Go West (2004) ... Dr. Roy Glover
- Friends Reunited (2004) ... Dr. Roy Glover
- Bella Bella (2004) ... Dr. Roy Glover
- Seeing Stars (2004) ... Dr. Roy Glover
- Holy Smoke (2004) ... Dr. Roy Glover
 2003 Bottom: Series One (Video)
Eddie Hitler (various segments)
 2001 Bottom 2001: An Arse Oddity (Video)
Eddie
 1999 Guest House Paradiso
Eddie Elizabeth Ndingombaba
 1999 The Man (TV Movie)
Alex
 1988-1998 French and Saunders (TV Series)
James Macaroon / Tim Goodchance / John
- Titanic (1998) ... James Macaroon
- French and Saunders Christmas Carol (1994) ... Tim Goodchance
- Episode #2.5 (1988) ... John
 1998 Jack and the Beanstalk (TV Movie)
Dame Dolly
 1997 Captain Star (TV Series)
Limbs Jones
- The Edge of the Universe (1997) ... Limbs Jones (voice)
- The Worm Turns (1997) ... Limbs Jones (voice)
- Day of the Zooties (1997) ... Limbs Jones (voice)
- The Atomic Alarm Clock (1997) ... Limbs Jones (voice)
 1997 Absolutely Fabulous: Absolutely Not! (Video)
Hamish
 1997 Bottom Live 3: Hooligan's Island (Video)
Edward Hitler
 1995 Bottom Live: The Big Number 2 Tour (Video)
Eddie Hitler
 1995 Look at the State We're in! (TV Mini Series)
Dewhurst
- The Status Quo (1995) ... Dewhurst
- Nanny Knows Best (1995) ... Dewhurst
- Legal System (1995) ... Dewhurst
- Local Government (1995) ... Dewhurst
- Secrecy (1995) ... Dewhurst
 1991-1995 Bottom (TV Series)
Eddie
- 'S Out (1995) ... Eddie
- Carnival (1995) ... Eddie
- Finger (1995) ... Eddie
- Dough (1995) ... Eddie
- Break (1995) ... Eddie
 1994 Anna Lee (TV Series)
Dominic Jones
- The Cook's Tale (1994) ... Dominic Jones
 1992-1994 Absolutely Fabulous (TV Series)
Hamish
- New Best Friend (1994) ... Hamish
- Magazine (1992) ... Hamish
 1993 Jackanory (TV Series)
Reader
- Harvey Angell (1993) ... Reader
 1993 If You See God, Tell Him (TV Mini Series)
Gordon Spry
- Episode #1.4 (1993) ... Gordon Spry
- Episode #1.3 (1993) ... Gordon Spry
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Gordon Spry
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Gordon Spry
 1993 Bottom Live (Video)
Edward Hitler
 1992 Hamlet: The Video (Video short)
Copywriter
 1991 The Pope Must Diet
Father Rookie
 1990 Rita Rudner (TV Series)
- Episode #1.6 (1990)
 1990 Screen One (TV Series)
Phil Burke
- News Hounds (1990) ... Phil Burke
 1989 Snakes and Ladders (TV Series)
Giles
- Episode #1.7 (1989) ... Giles
- Episode #1.6 (1989) ... Giles
- Episode #1.5 (1989) ... Giles
- Episode #1.4 (1989) ... Giles
- Episode #1.3 (1989) ... Giles
 1989 Blackadder Goes Forth (TV Series)
Baron von Richthoven
- Private Plane (1989) ... Baron von Richthoven
 1989 Press Gang (TV Series)
Simon Knowles
- One Easy Lesson (1989) ... Simon Knowles
 1988 Bad News: Cashing in on Christmas (Music Video)
Vim Fuego
 1987 Bad News: Bohemian Rhapsody (Music Video)
Vim Fuego
 1987 Bad News: Warriors of Ghengis Khan (Music Video)
Vim Fuego
 1987 Eat the Rich
Charles
 1987 Hardwicke House (TV Series)
Tiny
- Old boys ... Tiny
 1987 Filthy Rich & Catflap (TV Series)
Edward Catflap
- Episode #1.6 (1987) ... Edward Catflap
- Episode #1.5 (1987) ... Edward Catflap
- Episode #1.4 (1987) ... Edward Catflap
- Episode #1.3 (1987) ... Edward Catflap
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... Edward Catflap
 1986 Dangerous Brothers Present: World of Danger (Video)
Sir Adrian Dangerous
 1985-1986 Saturday Live (TV Series)
Sir Adrian Dangerous / 20th Century Coyote
- Episode #1.10 (1986) ... Sir Adrian Dangerous (as The Dangerous Brothers)
- Episode #1.8 (1986) ... Sir Adrian Dangerous (as The Dangerous Brothers)
- Episode #1.7 (1986) ... Sir Adrian Dangerous (as The Dangerous Brothers)
- Episode #1.6 (1986) ... Sir Adrian Dangerous (as The Dangerous Brothers)
- Episode #1.4 (1986) ... Sir Adrian Dangerous (as The Dangerous Brothers)
 1986 Cliff Richard & The Young Ones: Living Doll (Music Video)
Vyvyan
 1986 Screen Two (TV Series)
Alun Pickersgill
- Honest, Decent and True (1986) ... Alun Pickersgill
 1985 The Supergrass
Dennis Carter
 1985 Happy Families (TV Series)
Guy Fuddle
- Reunion (1985) ... Guy Fuddle
- Roxanne (1985) ... Guy Fuddle
- Joyce (1985) ... Guy Fuddle
- Madeleine (1985) ... Guy Fuddle
- Cassie (1985) ... Guy Fuddle
 1984 Tracey Ullman: Sunglasses (Music Video)
Man on the Beach (uncredited)
 1984 The Lenny Henry Show (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #1.4 (1984) ... Various Characters
 1982-1984 The Young Ones (TV Series)
Vyvyan / Randy the Cowpoke / Alien Spotter
- Summer Holiday (1984) ... Vyvyan
- Sick (1984) ... Vyvyan
- Time (1984) ... Vyvyan / Randy the Cowpoke
- Nasty (1984) ... Vyvyan
- Cash (1984) ... Vyvyan
 1984 Spitting Image (TV Series)
Harold Angryperson
- Episode #1.7 (1984) ... Harold Angryperson (voice, as Ade Edmonson)
 1983 Dead on Time (Short)
Fool (as Ade Edmonton)
 1982 The Magnificent One (TV Movie)
Larry
 1982 Kevin Turvey: The Man Behind the Green Door (TV Movie)
Keith Marshall (as Ade Edmondson)
 1981 The Comic Strip (TV Movie)
Adrian Dangerous (as Ade Edmondson)
Show Show Writer (16 credits)
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
Show Show Director (10 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (4 credits)
Show Show Producer (2 credits)
Show Show Composer (1 credit)
Show Show Production designer (1 credit)
Show Show Additional Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (78 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (23 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Wrote a book "How To Be A Complete Bastard", which also where available as a board-game. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 3 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


Alternate Names:

20th Century Coyote | The Dangerous Brothers | Ade Edmondson | Ade Edmonson | Ade Edmonton | Bad News | Cliff Richard and the Young Ones

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)

Spouse:

Jennifer Saunders  (3 children) | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

(On Rik Mayall) There were times when Rik and I were writing together when we almost died laughing. They were some of the most carefree stupid days I ever had, and I feel privileged to have shared them with him. And now he's died for real. Without me. Selfish bastard. See more »

Trivia:

His wife, Jennifer Saunders, named Edina Monsoon her character in Absolutely Fabulous (1992) after him. See more »

Trademark:

Often plays violent, anarchic characters. See more »

Nickname:

Ade

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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