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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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Born:
Jan 24, 1957 In Bradford - Yorkshire - England
Movie/TV Credits:
61
First Appeared:
In the series Natural World 1967-12-10
Latest Project:
Series Doctors and Nurses 2018
Known For
Poster of Interlude In Prague
Poster of Captain Star
Poster of Press Gang
Poster of The Strike
Filmography
Series Doctors and Nurses Unknown 2018
Series Celebrity Mastermind Unknown 2018
Movie Interlude In Prague Herr Luptak 2017-05-25
Movie The Rizen Interviewer 2017-01-01
Series Bancroft Superintendent Cliff Walker 2017-12-11
Movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi Captain Peavey 2017-12-13
Series War and Peace Count Ilya Rostov 2016-01-03
Series One of Us Peter Elliot 2016-08-23
Movie One of Us Peter Elliot 2016-08-23
Movie Rocky Horror Show Live Narrator 2015-11-17
Series Prey DCI Warner 2014-04-28
Series The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff Headmaster Wackville 2012-02-20
Movie Blood Tom Tiernan 2012-10-09
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 Rocky Horror Tribute Show Brad 2008-10-14
Movie Miss Austen Regrets Henry Austen 2008-02-03
Series Teenage Kicks Unknown 2008-03-28
Series The Alan Titchmarsh Show Unknown 2007-09-03
Movie If It Ain't Stiff Himself - Narrator 2007-12-14
Series School's Out Unknown 2006-04-19
Movie Surviving Disaster: Chernobyl Unknown 2006-01-24
Series The One Show Unknown 2006-08-14
Series Twisted Tales (UK) Unknown 2005-01-16
Movie Bottom Mindless Violence Eddie 2004-11-22
Series Comic Relief Does Fame Academy Unknown 2003-03-07
Movie Bottom Live 2003: Weapons Grade Y-Fronts Tour Edward Hitler 2003-11-24
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
Movie Bottom Live The Stage Show Eddie 1993-09-27
Movie If You See God, Tell Him. Gordon Spry 1993-11-11
Series If You See God, Tell Him Unknown 1993-11-11
Series Absolutely Fabulous Unknown 1992-11-12
Movie The Pope Must Die Father Rookie 1991-06-21
Series Pebble Mill Unknown 1991-10-14
Series Bottom Unknown 1991-09-17
Movie News Hounds Unknown 1990-09-02
Movie The Secret Policeman’s Biggest Ball Himself 1989-01-01
Series Happy Families Unknown 1989-08-17
Series Press Gang Simon Knowles 1989-01-16
Movie The Strike Adrian/Slim/Policeman 1988-02-20
Series This Morning Unknown 1988-10-03
Movie Mr Jolly Lives Next Door Unknown 1988-03-05
Series Filthy Rich & Catflap Unknown 1987-01-07
Movie Eat the Rich Unknown 1987-06-01
Movie Dangerous Brothers Present: World of Danger Sir Adrian Dangerous 1986-01-01
Movie Honest Decent and True Unknown 1986-02-09
Series Happy Families Unknown 1985-10-17
Movie The Supergrass Unknown 1985-11-08
Series Blackadder Baron von Richtoven 1983-06-15
Movie Kevin Turvey: The Man Behind the Green Door Keith Marshall 1982-03-13
Series The Young Ones Vyvyan Bastard 1982-11-09
Movie The Comic Strip Unknown 1981-01-01
Series An Audience with... Himself 1978-01-08
Series Natural World Narrator 1967-12-10