Rik Mayall

Rik Mayall

  • Highest Rated: 87% An American Werewolf in London (1981)
  • Lowest Rated: 9% Drop Dead Fred (1991)
  • Birthday: Mar 7, 1958
  • Birthplace: Harlow, Essex, England, UK
  • His parents were both drama teachers. Met future comedy partner Ade Edmondson at university. Was a pioneer of alternative comedy in the 1980s with classic sitcoms, The Young Ones, The Comic Strip Presents..., Blackadder, The New Statesman and Bottom. Performed at Reading Festival with his spoof rock band Bad News in 1987. Won award for Best TV Comedy Actor at the British Comedy Awards in 1993 for his role in Bottom and Rik Mayall Presents. Auditioned for several roles in The Lion King in 1994. Won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance in 1997. Was in a serious quad bike accident in 1998 and was in a coma for several days. Played Peeves the Poltergeist in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, but was cut out during editing. In 2005, he was voted by other comedians as being in the top 50 comedy performers of all time. Awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Exeter in 2008. Died of a cardiac arrest after jogging in 2014.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet De Ontsnapping Eddie 2015
75% Errors Of The Human Body Samuel Mead 2013
No Score Yet The Story of ____ Actor 2010
No Score Yet Just for the Record Actor 2010
No Score Yet Blanche-Neige, la suite (Snow White: The Sequel) Actor 2007
32% Valiant Cufflingk $19.4M 2005
40% Churchill: The Hollywood Years Actor 2004
No Score Yet Chaos & Cadavers Lennox Crowly 2003
No Score Yet Bottom Live 2003: Weapons Grade Y-Fronts Tour Actor 2003
83% Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Peeves the Poltergeist $261.9M 2002
No Score Yet Guest House Paradiso Screenwriter Richard 2001
No Score Yet Monkey's Tale Gerard the Gormless 2001
No Score Yet Merlin:The Return Merlin 2001
No Score Yet Chilly Dogs Carter 2001
No Score Yet Bottom 2001: An Arse Oddity Actor 2001
67% Jesus Christ Superstar Actor 2000
No Score Yet Santa's Special Delivery Actor 2000
No Score Yet Winter In Watership Down Actor 1999
No Score Yet Blackadder Back & Forth Actor 1999
No Score Yet Journey to Watership Down Actor 1999
No Score Yet Bring Me the Head of Mavis Davis Marty Starr 1998
No Score Yet Bottom Live 3: Hooligan's Island Actor 1997
No Score Yet The Willows in Winter Actor 1996
No Score Yet The Canterville Ghost Actor 1996
No Score Yet The Wind in the Willows Toad 1995
No Score Yet The Snow Queen Actor 1995
No Score Yet Bottom Live: The Big Number 2 Tour Actor 1995
No Score Yet Dancing Queen, (Rik Mayall Presents Dancing Queen) Actor 1993
No Score Yet Bottom Live Actor 1993
No Score Yet Carry On Columbus Sultan 1992
No Score Yet Little Noises Mathias 1991
9% Drop Dead Fred Drop Dead Fred 1991
No Score Yet Whoops Apocalypse Special Air Services Sergeant 1988
43% Eat the Rich Micky 1987
57% Shock Treatment 'Rest Home' Ricky 1981
87% An American Werewolf in London 2nd Chess Player 1981
81% Eye of the Needle Sailor 1981
No Score Yet The Orchard End Murder Actor 1980

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
Alec Nicholson
  • 2009
No Score Yet Miss Marple
2004-2013
  • 2009
No Score Yet Jonathan Creek
1997-2014
Det. Insp. Gideon Pryke
  • 2004
No Score Yet Mystery!
1980-2007
Lt. Daniel Blaney
  • 2002
100% Blackadder Goes Forth
1989
Squadron Cmdr. Lord Flasheat
100% Blackadder II
1986
Flashheart
No Score Yet Bottom
1991-1995
Richie Richard Richard 'Richie' Richard
No Score Yet Man Down
2013-2017
Dad
No Score Yet Midsomer Murders
57% The Black Adder
1983
Mad Gerald as Himself
No Score Yet The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends
1992-1995
Voice
No Score Yet The Young Ones
1982-1984
Screenwriter Rick

QUOTES FROM Rik Mayall CHARACTERS

Drop Dead Fred
Wow! Cobwebs.
Drop Dead Fred
No panties! No panties!!
Drop Dead Fred
No panties! No panties!
Drop Dead Fred
Ah! My head! The Mega-Bitch squashed my head! The bitch! She squashed my head! The evil one reigns supreme!
Drop Dead Fred
Oh, you wanted me to go away? Fine, just say the magic words & I'll piss off.
Drop Dead Fred
Oh, you wanted me to go away? Fine, just say the magic words and I'll piss off.
Elizabeth Cronin
Piss off!
Drop Dead Fred
Gotcha! You just said the magic words!
Polly
What did you just say to me?
Drop Dead Fred
She told you to piss off, have you gone deaf?
Elizabeth Cronin
I said "Piss off" but I didn't say it to you.