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Rik Mayall

Lowest Rated:   9% Drop Dead Fred (1991)
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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
78% 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
82% 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 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
50% Shock Treatment
  • 'Rest Home' Ricky
1981
88% An American Werewolf in London
  • 2nd Chess Player
1981
87% 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
  • Actor
  • 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
No Score Yet Midsomer Murders
  • Actor
No Score Yet The Black Adder
1983
  • Mad Gerald as Himself
No Score Yet The Young Ones
1982-1984
  • Screenwriter
  • Rick

Quotes from Rik Mayall's Characters