Rik Mayall Biography (1958-)

Full name, Richard Michael Mayall; born March 7, 1958, in Harlow, Essex, England; son of John (a drama teacher) and Gillian (a drama teacher) Mayall; married Barbara (a makeup artist), 1985; children: Rosie, Sydney, Bonnie.

Nationality
British
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, comedian, writer, television series creator
Birth Details
March 7, 1958
Harlow, Essex, United Kingdom

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • "Rest Home" Ricky, Shock Treatment, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1981
  • Himself, Fundamental Frolics, 1981
  • Second chess player, An American Werewolf in London (also known asAmerican Werewolf), Universal, 1981
  • Three Sailors, Eye of the Needle, United Artists, 1981
  • Kevin Turvey, Kevin Turvey Investigates, 1981
  • Specialist Catering Commander, Whoops Apocalypse, 1986
  • Richard Dangerous, Dangerous Brothers Present: World of Danger, 1986
  • Micky, Eat the Rich, 1987
  • Mathias Lichtenstein, Little Noises, Prism Entertainment, 1991
  • Title role, Drop Dead Fred, New Line Cinema, 1991
  • The Sultan, Carry On Columbus, Lauren Films, 1992
  • Voice of Froglip, The Princess and the Goblin (also known as AHercegno es a kobold), Hemdale, 1993
  • Richard Richard, Bottom Live, 1993
  • Himself, Out of My Head, 1995
  • Richard Richard, Bottom Live: The Big Number 2 Tour, 1995
  • Richard Richard, Bottom Live 3: Hooligan's Island, 1997
  • Ian, Remember Me?, Manuel Salvador, 1997
  • Marty Starr, Bring Me the Head of Mavis Davis, 1998
  • Richard Richard, Guest House Paradiso, Universal, 1999
  • Merlin, Merlin: The Return, 1999
  • (English version) Voice of Gerard the Gormless, Le chateau des singes (animated; also known as Kwom und der Konig der Affen and A Monkey's Tale), Harvey Entertainment, 1999
  • Robin Hood, Blackadder: Back & Forth, 1999
  • Richie, Bottom 2001: An Arse Oddity (also known as Bottom Live4), 2001
  • Carter, Kevin of the North (also known as Chilly Dogs), Screen Media Ventures LLC, 2001
  • Domo Childs, Day of the Sirens, 2002
  • Lennox Crowly, Chaos and Cadavers, 2003
  • Bottom Live 2003: Weapons Grade Y-Fronts, 2003
  • Greg Dubois, Oh Marbella!, 2003
  • Vet, Cold Dark, 2003
  • Churchill: The Hollywood Years, Pathe, 2004
  • Peeves the Poltergeist, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,Warner Bros., 2004
  • Film Work
  • Executive producer, Bottom Live 3: Hooligan's Island, 1997
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Title role, Kevin Turvey Investigates, BBC, 1981
  • Kevin Turvey, A Kick Up the Eighties, BBC, 1981
  • Rick, The Young Ones, BBC, 1982, 1984, MTV, 1984-1989
  • Various characters, The Comic Strip Presents, Channel 4, 1983-1984, 1986, 1988-1990, 1998, 2000
  • Lord Flashheart, Blackadder II (also known as Black Adder II), BBC, 1985
  • Richard Dangerous, The Dangerous Brothers Present, 1986
  • Richard Dangerous, Saturday Live, 1986
  • Richard Rich, Filthy Rich and Catflap, BBC, 1987
  • Alan B'Stard, The New Statesman, ITV1, 1987-1992
  • Narrator, Grim Tales, 1989
  • Richard "Ritchie" Richard, Bottom, BBC, 1991
  • Voice of Tom Thumb, The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends, 1993
  • Alan B'Stard, A. B'Stard Exposed, BBC, 1994
  • Voice of Little Sod, How to Be a Little Sod, 1995
  • Himself, Wham! Bam! Strawberry Jam!, BBC, 1995
  • Voice of narrator, Jellabies (also known as Jellabies and Friends and Jellikins), Fox Family Channel, 1999
  • Voice, Tom and Vicky, ITV, 1999
  • Voice of Kehaar, Watership Down, YTV, 1999
  • Dirty Work, 2000
  • Reid, The Knock, ITV, 2000
  • Mrs. Ffine Carmody, Tales of Uplift and Moral Improvement, 2001
  • Professor Adonis Cnut, Believe Nothing, ITV, 2002
  • Miniseries
  • Biff, "Autumn Cannibalism," Whoops Apocalypse, ITV, 1982
  • Dominic De'Ath, In the Red, BBC, 1998
  • Himself/"Lord Flashheart," Laughter in the House: The Story of the British Sitcom, 1999
  • Movies
  • Title role, Kevin Turvey: The Man behind the Green Door, BBC, 1982
  • Weekend in Wallop, ITV, 1984
  • Jake's Journey, CBS, 1988
  • Wyatt Earp, Horse Opera, 1993
  • Neil, Rik Mayall Presents Dancing Queen (also known as DancingQueen), Granada Television, 1993
  • Greg, Rik Mayall Presents Briefest Encounter (also known as Briefest Encounter), 1993
  • Title role, Rik Mayall Presents Micky Love (also known as MickyLove), Granada Television, 1993
  • Lewis Fox, Rik Mayall Presents The Big One (also known as The Big One), 1995
  • Raymond, Rik Mayall Presents Dirty Old Town (also known as Dirty Old Town), 1995
  • Toby, Rik Mayall Presents Clair de Lune (also known as Clare delune), 1995
  • Voice of Toad, The Wind in the Willows, 1995
  • Voice of Toad, The Willows in Winter (animated), 1996
  • Reverend Dampier, The Canterville Ghost, 1997
  • Lieutenant Daniel Blaney, Murder Rooms: The White Knight Stratagem, 2001
  • Specials
  • Himself, Boom Boom, Out Go the Lights, BBC, 1981
  • Rick, Comic Relief (also known as The Utterly Utterly Rude Video Live), BBC, 1986
  • (Archive footage) The sultan, What's a Carry On? (documentary), 1998
  • King Herod, Jesus Christ Superstar (also known as Andrew LloydWebber's Jesus Christ Superstar), PBS, 2000
  • (Archive footage) Alan B'Stard, The 100 Greatest TV Characters, Channel 4, 2001
  • Blackadder: Back & Forth, PBS, 2001
  • Himself, 40 Years of University Challenge, BBC, 2002
  • Episodic
  • Mad Gerald, "The Black Seal," The Black Adder (also known as Blackadder), BBC, 1983
  • The Lenny Henry Show, BBC, 1984
  • Priest, "Madeline," Happy Families, BBC, 1985
  • Lord Flashheart, "Bells," Blackadder II (also known as Black Adder II), BBC, 1986
  • French and Saunders, BBC, 1987
  • Squadron Commander Lord Flashheart, "Plan D: Private Plane," Blackadder Goes Forth, BBC, 1989
  • Late Night with David Letterman, 1991
  • Himself, The Full Wax, BBC, 1992
  • Reader, "Jack and the Beanstalk," Jackanory, BBC, 1995
  • Rattner, "The Organisation," Look at the State We're In!, 1995
  • Patrick Massey, "Humpty Dumpty: Parts 1, 2 & 3," The Bill, ITV1, 1997
  • DI Gideon Pryke, "Black Canary," Jonathan Creek, BBC, 1998
  • Also appeared as reader, "George's Marvelous Medicine," Jackanory,BBC.
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Creator, The Young Ones, BBC, 1982
  • Creator, The Dangerous Brothers Present, 1986
  • Creator, Bottom, BBC, 1991
  • Stage Appearances
  • Cell Mates, London, 1996
  • Made stage debut in The Good Woman of Setzuan.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Video Games
  • Voice, Hogs of War, Infogames Entertainment, 2000
  • Music Videos
  • Appeared in The Art of Noise's "Peter Gunn."
  • Album Tracks
  • "Look What I Did to My Id," Shock Treatment, 1981
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • Kevin Turvey Investigates, 1981
  • Dangerous Brothers Present: World of Danger, 1986
  • Bottom Live, 1993
  • Bottom Live: The Big Number 2 Tour, 1995
  • Bottom Live 3: Hooligan's Island, 1997
  • Guest House Paradiso, 1999
  • Bottom 2001: An Arse Oddity (also known as Bottom Live 4),2001
  • Bottom Live 2003: Weapons Grade Y-Fronts, 2003
  • Television Movies
  • Kevin Turvey: The Man behind the Green Door, BBC, 1982
  • Television Specials
  • Comic Relief (also known as The Utterly Utterly Rude Video Live), BBC, 1986
  • Television Episodes
  • (With Adrian Edmondson) "Dirty Movie," The Comic Strip Presents, 1984
  • (With Peter Richardson and Pete Richens) "A Fistful of Travellers' Cheques," The Comic Strip Presents, 1984
  • (With Edmondson and Rowland Rivron) "Mr. Jolly Lives Next Door," The Comic Strip Presents, 1988
  • Bottom, BBC, 1991
  • Also wrote The Young Ones, BBC and MTV; Saturday Live; and(additional material) Filthy Rich and Catflap, BBC.

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