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Adrian Edmondson

Adrian Edmondson was born in Bradford, Yorkshire. He went to Manchester University to study drama. Whilst he was there he met Rik Mayall, and the pair began performing as 20th Century Coyote. The act continued after university when Adrian & Rik moved to London, and they became two of the leading lights in the new 'alternative comedy' scene, performing at the newly established Comedy Store, and setting up their own club, The Comic Strip, with 'Peter Richardson', Nigel Planer, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French, and Alexei Sayle. This spawned two 1980s TV series: The Young Ones (1982), and The Comic Strip Presents... (1982) In the 1990's Ade & Rik continued their partnership with a new series called Bottom (1991), which ran for three seasons and became a major success on the live circuit. It was basically a live sitcom, liberally sprinkled with slapstick humour, and the pair did 5 long tours between 1993 and 2003. Simultaneously, Adrian established himself as an actor, doing two improvised TV films under the Screen One and Screen Two umbrella, with director Les Blair: Screen Two: Honest, Decent and True (1986), and Screen One: News Hounds (1990) (winner of the BAFTA for best single drama). He was a regular in the hospital drama Holby City (1999) from 2005 - 2008. He took the lead in a drama documentary about the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster in the series Surviving Disaster (2006), and appeared as Henry Austen in the TV movie Miss Austen Regrets (2008), the film Blood (2012), and the drama series Prey (2014). But his most notable dramatic role to date is that of Count Rostov in the BBC series War & Peace (2016).

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Jan 24, 1957 In Bradford - Yorkshire - England
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Natural World 1967-12-10
Latest Project:
Series Celebrity Mastermind 2019
Known For
Poster of Bancroft
Poster of Bancroft
Poster of Ade In Britain
Poster of Captain Star
Series Celebrity Mastermind Unknown 2019
Movie Interlude In Prague Herr Luptak 2017-05-25
Movie The Rizen Interviewer 2017-01-01
Movie Star Wars. Els últims Jedi Captain Peavey 2017-12-13
Series Bancroft Superintendent Cliff Walker 2017-12-11
Movie Bancroft Supt. Cliff Walker 2017-12-11
Series One of Us Peter Elliot 2016-08-23
Series War and Peace Count Ilya Rostov 2016-01-03
Movie Rocky Horror Show Live Narrator 2015-11-17
Series Prey DCI Warner 2014-04-28
Movie Blood Tom Tiernan 2012-10-09
Series The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff Headmaster Wackville 2012-02-20
Series Ade In Britain Unknown 2011-11-07
Series Monte Carlo or Bust Unknown 2010-10-28
Series Let's Dance for Comic Relief Unknown 2009-02-21
Movie Miss Austen Regrets Henry Austen 2008-02-03
Series Teenage Kicks 2008-03-28
Movie Rocky Horror Tribute Show Brad 2008-10-14
Movie If It Ain't Stiff: The Stiff Records Story Himself - Narrator 2007-12-14
Series The Alan Titchmarsh Show Unknown 2007-09-03
Series The One Show Unknown 2006-08-14
Series School's Out Unknown 2006-04-19
Series Twisted Tales (UK) Unknown 2005-01-16
Movie Bottom Mindless Violence Eddie 2004-11-22
Series Doctors and Nurses 2004-01-13
Movie Bottom Live 2003: Weapons Grade Y-Fronts Tour Edward Hitler 2003-11-24
Series Comic Relief Does Fame Academy Unknown 2003-03-07
Movie Bottom Live 2001 An Arse Oddity Eddie 2001-10-19
Movie Guest House Paradiso Eddie 1999-12-03
Series Jonathan Creek Unknown 1997-05-09
Movie Bottom Live 3: Hooligan's Island Eddie Hitler 1997-10-27
Series Captain Star Unknown 1997-07-08
Movie Bottom Live The Big Number 2 Tour Eddie 1995-11-06
Series Anna Lee Unknown 1994-02-27
Series If You See God, Tell Him Unknown 1993-11-11
Movie Bottom Live The Stage Show Eddie 1993-09-27
Series Absolutely Fabulous Unknown 1992-11-12
Series Pebble Mill Unknown 1991-10-14
Series Bottom 1991-09-17
Movie The Pope Must Die Father Rookie 1991-06-21
Movie News Hounds Unknown 1990-09-02
Series Happy Families 1989-08-17
Series Press Gang Simon Knowles 1989-01-16
Movie The Secret Policeman’s Biggest Ball Himself 1989-01-01
Movie The Strike Adrian/Slim/Policeman 1988-02-20
Movie The Supergrass 1988-02-04
Movie Eat the Rich Charles 1988-04-22
Movie Mr Jolly Lives Next Door 1988-03-05
Series This Morning Unknown 1988-10-03
Series Filthy Rich & Catflap 1987-01-07
Movie Honest Decent and True Unknown 1986-02-09
Movie Dangerous Brothers Present: World of Danger Sir Adrian Dangerous 1986-01-01
Series Happy Families 1985-10-17
Series Blackadder Baron von Richtoven 1983-06-15
Series The Young Ones Vyvyan Bastard 1982-11-09
Movie Kevin Turvey: The Man Behind the Green Door Keith Marshall 1982-03-13
Movie The Comic Strip 1981-01-01
Series An Audience with... Himself 1978-01-08
Series Natural World Narrator 1967-12-10