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Richard Ayoade

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Richard Ayoade

British comedian, actor, writer and director, best known for his role as Maurice Moss in The IT Crowd add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1977.

Countries: United Kingdom (71%), United States (14%), Australia (10%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Apple, Sally Hawkins, Matthew Holness

Linked to: Arctic Monkeys, University of Cambridge, Cambridge University Reporter, St Catharine's College, Cambridge

 

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Richard Ayoade was born in 1977 add something


 

Ayoade co-wrote the stage show "Garth Marenghi's Fright Knight" with Matthew Holness, whom he met at the Footlights, appearing in the show at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2000 where it was nominated for a Perrier award add something

 

Matthew Holness - In 2000, "Garth Marenghi's Fright Knight", a stage show written by Holness and Richard Ayoade, and starring Holness, Ayoade and Alice Lowe, was nominated for the Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Fringe

 

Alice Lowe - She was part of the cast in Garth Marenghi's Fright Knight alongside fellow Cambridge graduates Richard Ayoade and Matt Holness and they were nominated for the Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2000


 

In 2001 he won the Perrier Comedy award for co-writing and performing in the sequel to "Fright Knight", "Garth Marenghi's Netherhead" add something

 

In "The Boosh" radio series Richard played the part of Tony Bonkers in the second episode, Jungle, originally aired on 23 October, 2001 add something


2004

In 2004 Ayoade and Holness took the Marenghi character to Channel 4, creating the spoof horror comedy series "Garth Marenghi's Darkplace" add something


2005

In 2005, he played the role of Ned Smanks in Chris Morris' and Charlie Brooker's "Nathan Barley" add something


2006

Ayoade's "Darkplace" character, Dean Learner, was resurrected in 2006 to host a comedy chat show, "Man to Man with Dean Learner," on Channel 4 add something


2007

In 2007 he directed a live Arctic Monkeys DVD entitled "At the Apollo", which was recorded at the Manchester Apollo add something

 

On 8 September 2007, Ayoade married actress Lydia Fox. They live in Gipsy Hill, South London add something

 

In November 2007, Ayoade appeared on Channel 4's "The Big Fat Anniversary Quiz", which marked the channel's 25th anniversary add something


 

Festival - In 2008 he won the award for an outstanding actor in a television comedy series at Monte-Carlo Television Festival for his performance add something

 

It was previewed at Vue cinemas across the UK during October 2008 and was released on DVD the following month, winning the "Best DVD" title at the NME awards that year add something


2010

In 2010, Ayoade released his debut directorial feature, "Submarine", a coming-of-age comedy-drama film adapted from the 2008 novel of the same name by Joe Dunthorne add something

 

The film premiered at the 35th Toronto International Film Festival in September 2010 add something


 

It went on general release in the UK on March 18 and was released on June 3 in the US. It won the 2011 London awards for Art and Performance add something

 

In January 2011, he appeared on "The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2010" add something

 

In March 2011, Ayoade directed the episode Critical Film Studies in season 2 of "Community" add something

 

Ayoade directed comedian Tommy Tiernan's world stand-up tour, "Crooked Man", which was released in November 2011 add something

 

Paddy Considine - In 2011, Considine co-starred with Craig Roberts, Sally Hawkins and Noah Taylor on a film adaptation of Joe Dunthorne's book "Submarine", for which Richard Ayoade directed and wrote the screenplay

 

Gemma Chan - She was seen in the critically acclaimed 2011 comedy drama "Submarine" directed by Richard Ayoade, alongside Paddy Considine and Sally Hawkins


2012

Jesse Eisenberg - He starred in Richard Ayoade's comedy, "The Double", which was shot in 2012, and reprised his role as Blu in "Rio 2"

 

Mia Wasikowska - Filming of her next project, Richard Ayoade's "The Double", began in the U.K. in May 2012


2013

Ayoade will replace Stephen Fry as presenter in the second series of Channel 4's "Gadget Man", which starts broadcasting in September 2013 add something

 

Ayoade is a team captain on the Channel 4 panel show "Was It Something I Said-", a show which began airing on 6 October 2013 and co-starring David Mitchell as host and Micky Flanagan as fellow team captain add something


2014

In May 2014, Ayoade won a BAFTA for Male Performance in a Comedy Programme for his performance in the show's 2013 special add something

 

Ayoade's first book "Ayoade on Ayoade: A Cinematic Odyssey" was published by Faber and Faber on October 2, 2014 add something

 

Krishnan Guru-Murthy - In October 2014, Guru-Murthy interviewed the writer,actor and director Richard Ayoade in a promotional interview in which Ayoade became increasingly evasive and contradictory, with his co-presenter Jon Snow reduced to fits of laughter off-screen, with Guru-Murthy later calling it as "


2015

Ayoade and his wife have two daughters, Esme and Ida, and are expecting a third child in 2015 add something


2016

Apple - In 2016, Ayoade voiced Onion in the Cartoon Network pilot, "Apple & Onion" add something

 

In August 2016, Ayoade appeared on the second episode of Channel 4's "Big Fat Quiz of Everything Series" alongside Noel Fielding, as he had on the 2013 edition add something


2017

On 13 January 2017, it was confirmed that Ayoade would present 20 hour-long episodes of "The Crystal Maze", following the success of a celebrity special for Stand Up to Cancer in October 2016 add something

 

In June 2017 it was announced that comedians Jessica Hynes and Adam Buxton would join Ayoade with cameos within the show add something

 

On Friday 13th October 2017 Richard appeared on BBC1 hosting an episode of Have I Got News For You add something

 

In November 2017, Ayoade will appear in "Paddington 2" in an unknown role add something


2018

Ayoade starred in an advertisement for HSBC in 2018, which addressed other countries' cultural impact on the United Kingdom ahead of Brexit add something

 

Apple - Since February 2018, Ayoade has voiced Onion, one of the title characters in the Cartoon Network animated series "Apple & Onion" add something