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Rik Mayall is a Actor, Scriptwriter and Additional Dialogue British born on 7 march 1958 at Harlow (United-kingdom)

Rik Mayall

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Birth name Richard Michael Mayall
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 7 march 1958 at Harlow (United-kingdom)
Death 9 june 2014 (at 56 years) at Barnes (United-kingdom)

Richard Michael "Rik" Mayall (7 March 1958 – 9 June 2014) was an English comedian, writer, actor and voice-over artist.

Mayall was a pioneer of alternative comedy in the early 1980s. He formed a comedy partnership with Ade Edmondson, and appeared in numerous cult classic sitcoms, including The Young Ones (1982–84), Filthy Rich & Catflap (1987), The New Statesman (1987–94), Bottom (1991–95), Blackadder, and in the comedy films Drop Dead Fred (1991) and Guest House Paradiso (1999). His acting style was described as energetic "post-punk".

At the time of his death, Mayall was described by Danny Cohen, director of BBC Television, as a "truly brilliant" comedian with a unique stage presence, whose "fireball creativity" and approach to sitcom had inspired a generation of comedy stars.

Biography

Family
Mayall married Scottish make-up artist Barbara Robbin in 1985, and the couple had three children: Rosie (born 1986), Sidney (born 1988) and Bonnie (born 1995). The couple met in 1981 while filming A Kick Up the Eighties and embarked on a secret affair. At the time, Mayall was in a long-term relationship with Lise Mayer. Upon finding out Robbin was pregnant, Mayall eloped with her to Barbados. Mayer would later suffer a miscarriage. In a 2002 newspaper article, Mayall said that Mayer had since forgiven him.


Political views
Mayall twice became involved in politics. In 2002 he dressed as Adolf Hitler for an advert in opposition to Britain joining the euro, and in 2011 appeared in character as Alan B'Stard to oppose the proposal to use an Alternative Vote system in UK elections.


Quad bike accident
On 9 April 1998, Mayall was injured after crashing a quad bike near his home in Devon. Mayall's daughter Bonnie and her cousin had asked him to take them for a ride on the bike—a Christmas gift from his wife—but he refused because it was raining, and he later went alone. Mayall's wife Barbara looked out of the window and saw him lying on the ground with the bike. Believing he was joking, she initially left him for a few minutes. Mayall was airlifted to Plymouth's Derriford Hospital, with two haematomas and a fractured skull. During the following 96 hours, he was kept sedated to prevent movement which could cause pressure on his brain. His family was warned that he could die or have brain damage. He was in a coma for several days. After five days doctors felt it safe to bring Mayall back to consciousness.

During Mayall's hospitalisation, The Comic Strip special, Four Men in a Car, was broadcast for the first time. The film involves Mayall's character being hit by a car. Mayall and Edmondson joked about the event in stage versions of Bottom, Edmondson quipping "If only I'd fixed those brakes properly," and Mayall referring to himself: "You must know him, that tosser who fell off the quad bike." In his 2005 spoof autobiography, Mayall claims that he "rose from the dead".

Usually with

Terry Jones
Terry Jones
(4 films)
Jules Bass
Jules Bass
(4 films)
Ade Edmondson
Ade Edmondson
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Rik Mayall (32 films)

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Actor

Errors of the Human Body, 1h40
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller
Actors Michael Eklund, Karoline Herfurth, Tómas Lemarquis, Rik Mayall
Roles Samuel Mead
Rating53% 2.6551952.6551952.6551952.6551952.655195
Dr. Geoff Burton (Eklund), a brilliant genetics researcher, is invited to a lab in Dresden, only to discover a lethal virus is being created, which he may have unintentionally caused and be its first victim. This mystery is set against Dr. Burton trying to find redemption and peace from a past haunted by the death of his infant son.
Eldorado
Eldorado (2012)

Directed by Richard Driscoll
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror, Musical, Western
Themes Transport films, Musical films, Road movies, Comedy horror films
Actors Daryl Hannah, David Carradine, Michael Madsen, Steve Guttenberg, Richard Driscoll, Peter O'Toole
Roles Chef Mario
Rating25% 1.270871.270871.270871.270871.27087
The Stranger, a tall striking creature dressed in white sets into motions a series of events whilst reciting the Edgar Allan Poe's poem "Eldorado", which will have an effect on those heading towards the mythical city. The evening was going to be a normal Blues Brothers tribute gig for Oliver and Stanley Rosenblum, The Jews Brothers at a local Bar Mitzvah, but things were not going to go to plan for Stan and Ollie. After being wrongly sent to entertain the annual conference of Neo Nazi's instead of the stripper, which was sent to the Bar Mitzvah by their inept Manager JJ. The Jews Brothers are chased out of town by the head of the Californian Chapter of Neo Nazi's General Zwick, and after contacting their agent JJ who makes amends for the mix up by sending the boys and the stripper Lesley Dean to do a show at the Eldorado Festival.
Evil Calls: The Raven, 1h30
Directed by Richard Driscoll
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Horror
Actors Eileen Daly, Marianne Faithfull, Jason Donovan, Rik Mayall, Norman Wisdom, Christopher Walken
Rating35% 1.7789351.7789351.7789351.7789351.778935
A group of students go to a haunted forest called Harrow Woods in New England for a weekend vacation to investigate the disappearance of horror novelist George Carney and his family who have been missing (presumed dead) for two years. Led by lecturer, Karl Mathers, the group embark on their investigation into the forest. They discover that in the 17th century the infamous witch, Lenore Selwyn, was burnt at the stake within Harrow Woods. As she struggled against the flames she cursed the land her ashes fell upon. The group are murdered one by one. The George Carney story appears in flashback as the students, particularly Anna, a psychic, investigate Harrow Woods and the abandoned log cabin where the Carney family was suspected to have been murdered two years previously.
The Hunt for Tony Blair, 49minutes
Directed by Peter Richardson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Noir
Actors Stephen Mangan, Catherine Shepherd, Robbie Coltrane, James Buckley, Ford Kiernan, Rik Mayall
Roles Professor Predictor
Rating68% 3.4304753.4304753.4304753.4304753.430475
Using film noir low key lighting and unbalanced frame compositions, along with visual and narrative tropes whose sources include John Buchan's novels and Alfred Hitchcock's films, and Hollywood productions The Fugitive and Sunset Boulevard, the film imagines former British Prime Minister Tony Blair as a fugitive on the run from the police after having been accused of a series of murders. These include the killing of his former Foreign Secretary Robin Cook, although he is also implicated in the death of his predecessor as Labour Party leader John Smith. Determined to clear his name, Blair escapes from 10 Downing Street; but he is a man with no friends willing to give him sanctuary, while a fervent media demands his capture. He is pursued across a fog-bound London by Inspector Hutton and his sergeant, who are helped in their investigation by Peter Mandelson and Gordon Brown. Blair is eventually aided by Margaret Thatcher, a Norma Desmond-like recluse (parodying the 1950 film, Sunset Boulevard), who promptly seduces him. But it gradually emerges that Blair may be innocent of the crime he is accused of committing.
Snow White: The Sequel, 1h22
Directed by Picha
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Witches in film, Children's films
Actors Cécile de France, Agathe Schumacher, Jean-Paul Rouve, Marie Vincent, Jean-Claude Donda, Sarah Hadland
Roles The Seven Dwarves (voice)
Rating47% 2.384032.384032.384032.384032.38403
Prince Charming was supposed to live long and happily with Snow White after kissing her back to live. However married life doesn't become them, given her lack of domestic skills and his prancing job. Soon each drifts to an affair, only the start of a whole series of perversions of various fairy tale characters' traditional good nature, such as the dwarfs acting as loan shark syndicate. The jealous 'good' fairy takes the cake, as motor of evil twists...
The Wind in the Willows, 1h39
Directed by Terry Jones, Arthur Rankin Jr., Jules Bass, Rachel Talalay
Genres Drama
Themes Children's films
Actors Matt Lucas, Mark Gatiss, Lee Ingleby, Bob Hoskins, Michael Murphy, Imelda Staunton
Rating63% 3.198443.198443.198443.198443.19844
Matt Lucas comme un crapaud merveilleux, Mark Gatiss comme un rat hérissés, Lee Ingleby comme une taupe nerveux, et Bob Hoskins comme un vieux grincheux Badger faire un casting de classe à l'intérieur une autre version du livre classique de Kenneth Grahame.
Valiant
Valiant (2005)
, 1h16
Origin United-kingdom
Genres War, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about birds, Political films, Children's films
Actors Ewan McGregor, Ricky Gervais, John Cleese, Olivia Williams, Pip Torrens, John Hurt
Roles Cufflingk (voice)
Rating55% 2.750342.750342.750342.750342.75034
In May 1944, 5 years since the declaration of World War II, three Royal Homing Pigeon Service war pigeons are flying across the English Channel with the White Cliffs of Dover in sight, carrying vital messages to Great Britain. Despite the poor weather conditions the pigeons have nearly reached their destination. They are, however, suddenly ambushed and attacked by a German enemy peregrine falcon named General Von Talon; two of the pigeons are instantly killed, yet the third, Mercury, is taken as a prisoner of war.
Churchill: The Hollywood Years, 1h24
Directed by Peter Richardson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Themes Political films
Actors Christian Slater, Neve Campbell, Miranda Richardson, Harry Enfield, Antony Sher, Jessica Oyelowo
Roles Baxter
Rating50% 2.50482.50482.50482.50482.5048
In this parody, the British court and war government consist mainly of idiots and traitors. Adolf Hitler moves into Buckingham Palace and plans to marry into the Windsors. A US Army officer claims the cigar-smoking iconic PM was an actor named Roy Bubbles however, he was actually USMC lieutenant Winston Churchill who had stolen an enigma code machine and then almost single-handedly won a very alternative battle for Britain
Chilly Dogs, 1h40
Directed by Bob Spiers
Origin Canada
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Children's films
Actors Skeet Ulrich, Natasha Henstridge, Leslie Nielsen, Rik Mayall, Jay Brazeau, Lochlyn Munro
Roles Carter: A participant in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and an accomplice in attempting to stop Manley from winning the sled dog race.
Rating45% 2.265032.265032.265032.265032.26503
Kevin Manley (Skeet Ulrich), a Los Angeles travel agent, receives the message that his grandpa has passed and left everything to him. However, he must go to Alaska in order to collect his inheritance. He leaves Canoga Park (Los Angeles), quits his job, despite his boss warning him that he will give up and decide to come back begging for his job back, and heads to Anchorage, Alaska.
Merlin: The Return, 1h30
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy
Actors Rik Mayall, Patrick Bergin, Craig Sheffer, Adrian Paul, Tia Carrere
Roles Merlin
Rating34% 1.7400551.7400551.7400551.7400551.740055
Mordred, un sorcier maléfique, met à mal le roi Arthur et ses chevaliers. Merlin envoie alors Mordred dans un autre monde et plonge Arthur et ses chevaliers dans un long sommeil. 1500 ans plus tard, une scientifique libère Mordred accidentellement. Merlin est alors obligé de réveiller Arthur, Lancelot et Guenièvre pour le contrer.
A Monkey's Tale, 1h15
Directed by Jean-François Laguionie
Origin France
Genres Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Films about apes, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Tara Römer, Michael Gambon, Nadia Farès, John Hurt, Pierre Arditi, Michael York
Roles Gerard the Gormless (voice)
Rating57% 2.872242.872242.872242.872242.87224
Kom is a member of the Woonkos, a tribe of monkeys who live in a canopy and they live in obsessive fear of falling into a nearby pit, which is inhabited by other monkeys they believe to be demons. Kom refuses to believe these superstitions and claims bravery and is rude to the elder of the Woonkos. However, on the way home, he accidentally falls from the trees into the land below. When there, he meets the Lankoo tribe and finds they are in fact very similar to his own tribe. He befriends Gina, a young maid and Master Martin, the librarian and they help teach him to behave like a Lankoo. The Lankoo king is impressed by his actions, although Gina doesn't like it when he tries too hard for popularity, and briefly forgets her. However, there is also evil afoot. The chancellor Sebastian, the governess and their dim-witted side-kick, Gerard the Gormless, are up to evil plans: they will find a way for the King to die and they are poisoning his already sick daughter, Princess Ida. The King, along with most of his army, die drowning while attempting to reach the "promised land" on the other side of the poisonous lake when it was frozen. Sebastian believes his plan has worked, but the governess (who was giving the princess the poison) is given it herself by Gina and the one remaining soldier, however it is believed she is tough enough not to die, but will remain a "sleeping ugly". The film ends with Sebastian and Gerard in cages, Princess Ida as the new queen and Kom and Gina returning to the land of the Woonkos, while it is clear that the two tribes will unite. It features the song "We Are One" by Westlife.
Blackadder: Back & Forth, 33minutes
Directed by Paul Weiland
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Historical, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about writers, Time travel films, Comedy science fiction films
Actors Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Tim McInnerny, Miranda Richardson
Roles Robin Hood
Rating76% 3.846993.846993.846993.846993.84699
The film opens at Blackadder Hall where the present day Lord Blackadder (Rowan Atkinson) is entertaining guests on New Year's Eve, 1999. As a scam, Blackadder informs them he has invented a working time machine and wagers £10,000 each that he can bring back anything they ask for. His guests – Archbishop Melchett (Stephen Fry), Archdeacon Kevin Darling (Tim McInnerny), Lieutenant George (Hugh Laurie) and Lady Elizabeth (Miranda Richardson) – announce that, if Blackadder is to win, he must bring back a genuine Roman centurion's helmet, the actual wellingtons worn by the Duke of Wellington on the day he won the Battle of Waterloo, and a really smelly pair of 200-year-old underpants. Blackadder intends to scam his guests by dredging the items from his personal store. However, he is stunned to discover that the time machine, built by Baldrick (Tony Robinson) after plans by Leonardo da Vinci, actually works.
Guest House Paradiso, 1h29
Directed by Ade Edmondson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Actors Rik Mayall, Ade Edmondson, Vincent Cassel, Bill Nighy, Kate Ashfield, Simon Pegg
Roles Richie
Rating62% 3.1016153.1016153.1016153.1016153.101615
Richard "Richie" Twat and Edward "Eddie" Elizabeth Ndingombaba (Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson) run the worst guest house in the United Kingdom ("You're not in any of the guidebooks. Nobody for miles around - an oasis of calm. Even the peasants in the village denied its existence."), neighbouring a poorly maintained nuclear power station. The chef is not only unable to cook, but is both an idiotic drunkard and an illegal immigrant and eventually leaves due to not being paid ("Have you seen Pascal? Oh, damn. I'll have to phone the psychiatric hospital, he's probably checked himself in again!"). The guests (one of them played by Bill Nighy) are thoroughly dissatisfied by the poor service, and all decide to leave, except for one "Mrs Foxfur" (Fenella Fielding) who lives there.
Bring Me the Head of Mavis Davis, 1h40
Directed by John Henderson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Actors Jane Horrocks, Rik Mayall, Danny Aiello, Ronald Pickup, Mark Heap, Philip Martin Brown
Roles Marty Starr
Rating53% 2.6581352.6581352.6581352.6581352.658135
Record-company owner Marty Starr (Rik Mayall) concludes that Marla Dorland, aka Mavis Davis (Jane Horrocks) is a fading star. Meanwhile he has to meet alimony payments to his ex (Jaclyn Mendoza), while he's forced to promote the untalented son of a mobster, Rathbone (Danny Aiello). To get out from under, Marty decides that the death of Marla/Mavis could jolt record sales by turning her into a legend. He hires hitman Clint (Marc Warren), but eliminating Mavis turns out to be more difficult than they thought.