Richard Ellef Ayoade is a Actor, Director and Writer British born on 23 may 1977
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Birth name Richard Ellef AyoadeNationality United-kingdomBirth 23 may 1977
Richard Ellef Ayoade (/aɪ.ɔːˈɑːdeɪ/ eye-awe-AH-day, born 12 June 1977) is an English actor, writer, TV presenter, and director, best known for his roles as Dean Learner in Garth Marenghi's Darkplace and Maurice Moss in The IT Crowd. He has directed films such as Submarine, The Double, starring Jesse Eisenberg, and various music videos for bands such as Arctic Monkeys, Vampire Weekend, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Kasabian. Ayoade has often worked alongside Noel Fielding, Julian Barratt, Matt Berry, and Rich Fulcher in shows such as The Mighty Boosh and Nathan Barley, is a team captain on panel show Was It Something I Said? and presents the factual show Gadget Man.
Ayoade married the actress Lydia Fox in 2007. They have two daughters, Esme and Ida. Ayoade is also a dog enthusiast, and has two brown Dachshunds named Marv and O'Grady who appeared in The Double.