Adrian Edmondson

Adrian Edmondson

Highest Rated: 80% Interlude in Prague (2017)

Lowest Rated: 30% Eat the Rich (1987)

Birthday: Jan 24, 1957

Birthplace: Bradford, Yorkshire, England, UK

What do you get when you combine a punk-folk singer with a wicked sense of humor? For many Brits the answer would be Adrian Edmondson. Half of one of Britain's most beloved alternative comedy duos with his long-time partner Rik Mayall, Edmondson also maintained a career as a musician combining punk fervor with an appreciation for British folk music forms. His career moved far beyond comedy to include directing, writing, and even being named Celebrity Master Chef. Edmondson first met Rik Mayall when the two were studying drama at Manchester University in 1976; together they formed the comedy troupe 20th Century Coyote. After graduation, the pair continued to work together, gradually ending up at the Soho comedy club The Comic Strip. This pioneering alternative-comedy club became known for its unique style, which became better known worldwide when Britain's Channel 4 put together a weekly show written, directed by and starring comedians known for their work at the Comic Strip, including Edmondson, Mayall, Edmondson's soon-to-be wife Jennifer Saunders, and Dawn French. The series, "The Comic Strip Presents..."(Channel 4 1982-2012) became a cult favorite and was periodically revived over the ensuing decades. Edmondson's next project was his international breakthrough. "The Young Ones" (BBC 1982-84) was a surreal comedy and music show about four students sharing a dilapidated London flat. It was filled with anarchic humor inspired by old Laurel & Hardy routines given a punky, cutting-edge sense of violence and danger inspired by Edmonson and Mayall's shockingly physical stage performances. When MTV began showing "The Young Ones" in America in 1984, Edmondson's aggro punk med student Vyvyan became his best-known character internationally. Edmondson next starred with Saunders in the short-lived "Happy Families" (BBC 1985) with Stephen Fry and Jim Broadbent. In 1986, a live performance with Mayall in their persona as The Dangerous Brothers on the variety show "Saturday Live" (Channel 4 1986-87) took an almost deadly course when a fire stunt got out of hand, costing Edmondson his eyebrows and lashes. Following one season with Mayall in the satirical comedy "Filthy, Rich & Catflap" (BBC 1987), the duo garnered their most sustained success with "Bottom" (BBC 1991-95), series about two potty-mouthed layabouts living on the dole. The show was so popular that the duo performed a live version on British stages for several years. During that time, Edmondson dabbled in dramatic acting, including stints on crime drama "Jonathan Creek" (BBC 1997-2014) and medical drama "Holby City" (BBC 1999- ). While stretching his acting career to include drama he also began to tinker in music, first as a guest performer with his childhood heroes The Bonzo Dog Band (as lead vocalist, replacing the late Vivian Stanshall) and then later with his own band The Bad Shepherds. In 2013, Edmondson won the cooking competition series "Celebrity MasterChef" (BBC 2006-).

Highest rated movies

Interlude in Prague
Blood
The Pope Must Diet
Eat the Rich

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Trick Edward Acton (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Facility The Interviewer (Character) - 2019
80% 67% Interlude in Prague Herr Lubtak (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 10% The Rizen Interviewer (Character) - 2017
55% 33% Blood Tom Tiernan (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Terkel in Trouble Terkel (Voice) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chicken Rice War Director,
Writer
- 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man Alex (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 67% Guest House Paradiso Eddie Elizabeth Ndingombaba (Character),
Director,
Writer
- 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Young Indiana Jones and the Treasure of the Peacock's Eye Zyke (Character) - 1995
33% 48% The Pope Must Diet Father Rookie (Character) $201.1K 1991
30% 81% Eat the Rich Charles (Character) $194.9K 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet More Bad News Vim Fuego (Character),
Director
- 1987
No Score Yet 50% The Supergrass Dennis Carter (Character) $1.8K 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Honest, Decent and True Alun Pickersgill (Character) - 1985

TV

Credit
100% 91% Back to Life John Boback (Character) 2021
92% No Score Yet The Pact Richard (Character) 2021
100% 96% Save Me Gideon Charles (Character) 2018 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Mastermind Contestant 2020
No Score Yet 78% Death in Paradise Charles Crabtree (Character) 2020
17% 66% Bancroft Supt Cliff Walker (Character) 2020
88% No Score Yet Summer of Rockets Max Dennis (Character) 2019
85% 79% Strike Back High Commander McKitterick (Character) 2019
73% 87% Upstart Crow Sergeant Dogberry (Character) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ronja, the Robber's Daughter Noodle Pete (Voice) 2017
100% 89% Prey Unknown (Character) 2014
No Score Yet 87% Jonathan Creek Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
1997-1998 2003-2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Comic Strip Presents Unknown (Character),
Director,
Writer
1982-1984 1986 1988 1990 1992-1993 1998 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet French and Saunders Writer 1987-1988 1990 1993 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bottom Eddie (Character),
Writer
1991-1992 1995
85% 97% Black Adder Baron von Richthoven (Character) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet BBC Television Shakespeare Unknown (Character) 1978-1985
No Score Yet 95% The Young Ones Vyvyan (Character) 1982 1984