Richard Ayoade


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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 & 21 nominations. See more awards »

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

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 2023 Krapopolis (TV Series) (announced)
Tyrannis
- Episode #1.1 (2023) ... Tyrannis (voice)
 2022 Rugrats (TV Series short)
Duffy
- Susie the Artist/A Horse is a Horse (2022) ... Duffy (voice)
- House of Cardboard/Fluffy Moves In (2022) ... Duffy (voice)
- Wedding Smashers/House Broken (2022) ... Duffy (voice)
 2022 The Bad Guys
Professor Marmalade (voice)
 2021-2022 Disenchantment (TV Series)
Alva Gunderson / Gordy / Alva
- The Good, The Bad, and the Bum-Bum (2022) ... Alva Gunderson (voice)
- Last Splash (2021) ... Alva Gunderson / Gordy (voice)
- Freak Out! (2021) ... Alva Gunderson / Gordy (voice)
- Steamland Confidential (2021) ... Alva (voice)
- Bean Falls Down (2021) ... Alva Gunderson / Gordy (voice)
 2021 The Souvenir: Part II
Patrick
 2021 22 vs. Earth (Short)
Counselor Jerry (voice)
 2016-2020 Apple & Onion (TV Series short)
Onion / Young Onion / Eclair / ...
- Christmas Spirit (2020) ... Onion (voice)
- The Eater (2020) ... Onion (voice)
- Patty's Law (2020) ... Onion (voice)
- Hole in Roof (2020) ... Onion (voice)
- Falafel's Passion (2020) ... Onion (voice)
 2019-2020 The Mandalorian (TV Series)
Zero
- Chapter 10: The Passenger (2020) ... Zero (voice)
- Chapter 6: The Prisoner (2019) ... Zero (voice)
 2020 Soul
Counselor Jerry (voice)
 2019 Moominvalley (TV Series)
The Ghost
- Ghost Story (2019) ... The Ghost (voice)
- Little My Moves In (2019) ... The Ghost (voice)
 2019 The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
Ice Cream Cone (voice)
 2019 The Souvenir
Patrick
 2017-2018 Neo Yokio (TV Series)
Various Voices / Salesclerk
- Pink Christmas (2018) ... Salesclerk (voice)
- The Russians? Exactly, the Soviets. (2017) ... Various Voices (voice)
- Hamptons Water Magic (2017) ... Various Voices (voice)
- O, the Helenists... (2017) ... Various Voices (voice)
 2015-2018 Danger Mouse (TV Series)
The Snowman / Birch Badboy
- No More Mr Ice Guy (2018) ... The Snowman (voice)
- 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)
 2018 Connected Money: HSBC Commercial (Short)
Customer
 2018 Apple & Onion: Minisode (TV Series)
Onion
- Goodbye (2018) ... Onion (voice)
- Pizza Party (2018) ... Onion (voice)
- Car (2018) ... Onion (voice)
- Water (2018) ... Onion (voice)
- Sleep (2018) ... Onion (voice)
 2018 Early Man
Treebor (voice)
 2017 Paddington 2
Forensic Investigator
 2015 The Vicar of Dibley (TV Series)
Bernard
 2014 Strange Hill High: Merchant of Menace (Video Game)
Templeton (voice)
 2014 The Boxtrolls
Mr. Pickles (voice)
 2012-2014 Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy (TV Series)
City Gent / Todd Lagoona / Reality Man / ...
- Joey and the Whale (2014) ... Todd Lagoona
- Reality Man (2014) ... Reality Man / Narrator / Todd Laguna
- Fantasy Block (2014) ... Todd Lagoona
- BBQ Breakdown (2012) ... City Gent / Tom Lagoona
- Tiger with Chlamidya (2012) ... Tod Lagoona (voice)
 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)
 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
 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 Mini Series)
Music Show Host
- Oh Brothers (2006) ... Music Show Host
- Matt's Diary (2006) ... Music Show Host
 2006 The IT Crowd (TV Movie)
Maurice Moss
 2005/I Festival
Dwight Swan
 2005 Nathan Barley (TV Mini 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 Mini 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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Other Works:

Directed music video for Yeah Yeah Yeahs single "Heads Will Roll". See more »

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Alternate Names:

Ayoade | Ricardo Elfio

Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)

Spouse:

Lydia Fox

Parents:

Laditi Ayoade, Layide Ade | Ayoade, Dagny Baassuik
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Personal Quote:

I'm not good at watching myself. See more »

Trivia:

Close friends with the lead singer of the Arctic Monkeys, Alex Turner. He has directed 3 of their music videos. Alex did the soundtrack music for Ayoade's film, Submarine. See more »

Trademark:

Fuzzy hair See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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