Richard Ayoade : biography
Richard Ellef Ayoade ( , born 12 June 1977) is an English comedian, actor, writer and director, best known for his roles as Dean Learner in Garth Marenghi's Darkplace and Maurice Moss in The IT Crowd.
|2003–2007||The Mighty Boosh||Saboo||5 episodesWriter for 1 episode|
|2004||Garth Marenghi's Darkplace||Dean Learner / Thornton Reed||6 episodesWriter, director|
|2005||Nathan Barley||Ned Smanks||6 episodes|
|2006||Man to Man with Dean Learner||Dean Learner||6 episodesWriter, director, executive producer|
|2006||Time Trumpet||Himself||6 episodes|
|2006||Snuff Box||Music show host||2 episodes|
|2006–2011||The IT Crowd||Maurice Moss||24 episodes|
|2011||Community||Director, 1 episode||Critical Film Studies|
|2012||Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy||City gent||3 episodes|
|2012||Full English||Edgar||Voice only|
|2012||Never Mind the Buzzcocks||Host||Season 26, Episode 7|
|2013||Strange Hill High||Templeton||2 episode (and STILL running)|
|2013||Was It Something I Said?||Team Captain||In development Set for release July 2013|
|2003||Hello Friend||Computer man||Short film|
|2004||The Life and Death of Peter Sellers||Wedding photographer|
|2004||AD/BC: A Rock Opera||Joseph||Writer, director|
|2009||Bunny and the Bull||Museum curator|
|2013||The Double||Writer, director|
|2008||At the Apollo||Director||Arctic Monkeys' live concert film|
|2011||Crooked Man||Director||Tommy Tiernan's stand-up tour film|
On 8 September 2007, Ayoade married actress Lydia Fox. They live in Peckham, London.
Ayoade was born in Whipps Cross, London, the only child of a Norwegian mother, Dagny, and a Nigerian father, Layide Ade Laditi Ayoade. The family moved to Ipswich in Suffolk when he was young. Ayoade studied at St. Joseph's College in Ipswich and later studied law at St Catharine's College, Cambridge (1995–1998) where he won the Martin Steele Prize for play production and was president of the Footlights from 1997 to 1998.
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Ayoade co-wrote the stage show Garth Marenghi's Fright Knight with Matthew Holness, whom he also met at the Footlights, appearing in the show at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2000 where it was nominated for a Perrier Award. In 2001 he won the Perrier Comedy Award for co-writing and performing in the sequel to Fright Knight, Garth Marenghi's Netherhead.
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