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Rik Mayall Net Worth

Rik Mayall Net Worth is
$5 Million

Rik Mayall Biography

Rik Mayall net well worth: Rik Mayall was an English comedian, article writer, actor, and director who had a net worthy of of $5 million dollars. He continued to review drama at the University of Manchester, where he fulfilled his humor partner, Ade Edmondson. His parents were performing teachers, and he started his performing profession appearing within their productions. Rik Mayall was created in Harlow, Essex, England, and was raised in the theater. He initial produced a name for himself executing with Edmondson at the Humor Shop. From there, he branched out into tv and film appearances. Through the entire 80s, he obtained wider and wider reputation in the united kingdom and Australia, showing up on such displays as “Dark Adder”, and in his very own comedy series, “The CHILDREN”. He’s most more popular for his well-known series, “The Comic Strip Presents…” and the film “Drop Dead Fred”. Then went on to surface in such tasks as “THE BRAND NEW Statesman”, “Bottom”, “The Costs”, “Jonathan Creek”, “Agatha Christie’s Marple”, and “Man Down”. He also appreciated a prolific tone of voice over career and made an appearance in multiple professional theater productions. He passed on on June 9, 2014.


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Quick Facts

Full NameRik Mayall
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthMarch 7, 1958
DiedJune 9, 2014, Barnes, London, United Kingdom
Height1.82 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Comedian, Voice Actor
EducationUniversity of Manchester
NationalityBritish
SpouseBarbara Robbin
ChildrenBonnie Mayall, Rosie Mayall, Sidney Mayall
ParentsGillian Mayall, John Mayall
SiblingsKate Mayall, Anthony Mayall, Libby Mayall
AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance, British Comedy Award for the Best TV Comedy Actor
Music GroupsBad News
MoviesDrop Dead Fred, Guest House Paradiso, An American Werewolf in London, Dancing Queen, Shock Treatment, Kevin of the North, Eat the Rich, Carry On Columbus, Valiant, Bring Me the Head of Mavis Davis, The Princess and the Goblin, Blackadder: Back & Forth, Errors of the Human Body, Little Noises, A Monkey's Tale, Mr. Jolly Lives Next Door, The Willows In Winter, Evil Calls: The Raven, Merlin: The Return, The Hunt for Tony Blair, Agatha Christie's Marple: Why Didn't They Ask Evans?, Chaos and Cadavers, The Snow Queen, The Orchard End Murder, Just for the Record, Snow White: The Sequel, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Itch of the Golden Nit, The Snow Queen's Revenge, The Canterville Ghost, This Side of the Afterlife, Don't Fear Death, Couples and Robbers
TV ShowsThe Young Ones, Bottom, The New Statesman, The Comic Strip, Filthy Rich & Catflap, Man Down, Believe Nothing, A Kick Up the Eighties, Grim Tales, All About George, King Arthur's Disasters, Shoebox Zoo, Watership Down, Wood and Walters, Whoops Apocalypse, The Black Adder, How to be a Little Sod, It's Itsy Bitsy Time, Rik Mayall Presents


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1 His final performance was in the Dutch film De Ontsnapping (2015), filmed just weeks before his sudden death, and his last scene ends with him quoting the following soliloquy from Macbeth: "Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, creeps in this petty pace from day to day, to the last syllable of recorded time. And all our yesterdays have lighted fools the way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle. Life's but a passing shadow...".
2 Was left handed.
3 The thirteenth Harry Potter film series cast member to die.
4 In November 2014, a memorial bench for Rik Mayall was unveiled in Hammersmith, London. The bench is situated at the junction of Queen Caroline Street and Hammersmith Bridge Road. A plaque on the bench reads: 'In Memory of The Man, The Myth, The Legend. Dr The Rik Mayall. Pan Global Phenomenon. Equality, Opportunity, Wisdom, Freedom & Love. Barbara: Love Is The Answer'.
5 On the 12th of June 2014 it was reported that his post-mortem had been inconclusive. His wife commented that he might have had a "significant cardiac event" after coming home from a morning run.
6 He toured the UK with a play based on The New Statesman series in 2006.
7 He had auditioned for for the roles of Banzai, Zazu and Timon in The Lion King (1994). He was asked to audition for the role of Timon by lyricist Tim Rice, who got the idea for the lyrics of the song "Hakuna Matata" by watching Bottom (1991).
8 He was seriously injured in a quad bike accident in 1998 and was in a coma for several days. His first words on regaining consciousness were to the doctor: "So you're the bastard that keeps sticking needles into me!". He made a full recovery.
9 Wrote the first draft of Guest House Paradiso (1999), with Adrian Edmondson, whilst in hospital recovering from his quad-bike accident.
10 Stage debut at the age of 6 appearing in a crowd scene in The Good Woman of Setzuan.
11 Met Adrian Edmondson (they starred together in The Young Ones (1982) and Bottom (1991)) in college.
12 Had an older brother Anthony and two younger sisters, Libby and Kate.
13 Played the private detective in the "Peter Gunn" video by 'The Art of Noise'.
14 Played Peeves the Poltergeist in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001), but was cut out during editing. But he can be seen for a moment in Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban, when Harry and his friends are going to the common-room after the feast on the first night.
15 Ex-girlfriend: Lise Mayer.
16 He had three children, Rosie (b. 1986), Sydney (b. 1989) and Bonnie (b. 1996), with his wife Barbara Robbin.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1 Very manic comic performances, often shouting and screaming.
2 His sneer.
3 In most of his television work, he would look at the camera and pull a face
4 Frequently played narcissistic and obnoxious characters.
5 Frequently performed alongside Adrian Edmondson


Quotes

#Quote
1 With an audience it's now, there are no editors around. It's just me and the audience and it's what I like best.
2 I've always had live audiences.
3 I ought to be groovy and be able to say the enemy is this and the enemy is that... but I've never been very good at... I don't want to have to answer questions I don't know the answer to properly. I have an opinion.
4 With 1,000-seater venues, rather than 5,000-seaters, there are richer opportunities for sucking the audience in.
5 I don't want people to know who I am.
6 Words on the page don't have the same impact as somebody saying the words to you.
7 Other people get moody in their forties and fifties - men get the male menopause. I missed the whole thing. I was just really happy.
8 I had a very happy childhood, happy teenage years and I was famous by the time I was 22. A charmed life.
9 I don't have moments of weakness. I'm Rik Mayall.
10 When you're an experienced celeb - which I am - you sometimes just need a bit of space, when you're not 'on'. I'm always on!
11 You perform for a different audience each night. People who don't understand just think that you go out there every night and do the same thing, but you don't - you have to find out who they are and give it to them.
12 I would love to do more on the stage; having actual contact with the audience is great. You can give them a good seeing to!
13 I'm frightened of interviews.
14 It's difficult for me, to look into eyes of a journalist and trust him to present it as you say.
15 There's a quality about me that you don't quite trust.
16 [on his five day coma after a near-fatal biking accident in 1998] The accident was over Easter and, as you know, Jesus our Lord was nailed to the cross on Good Friday. The day before that is Crap Thursday, and that's the day Rik Mayall died. And then he was dead on Good Friday, Saturday, Sunday, until Bank Holiday on Monday.
17 [on his part of Peeves The Poltergeist getting cut from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)] I got sent off the set because every time I tried to do a bit of acting, all the lads who were playing the school kids kept getting the giggles, they kept corpsing, so they threw me off. Well, they asked me to do it with my back to them and they still laughed. So they asked me to do it around the other side of the cathedral and shout my lines, but they still laughed so they said they'd do my lines with someone else. So then I did a little bit of filming, then I went home and I got the money. That's significant. Then a month later, they said: "Er, Rik, we're sorry about this, but you're not in the film. We've cut you out of the film." It was three weeks later, so I was in the film for around three weeks and then they cut me out. But I still got the money. So that is the most exciting film I've ever been in, because I got the oodle and I wasn't in it. Fantastic.
18 A fan once wrote to him, asking for an autograph. In a hand-written letter, Rik replied "Here you are you cheapskate money-grabbing Welsh c*nt - where's the f*cking envelope you deformity?? [this first sentence was roughly crossed out] Here you are Daniel, thank you so much for writing. I hope you like the picture. Best wishes my dear friend. (Signed, 'Rik Mayall')".
19 It hasn't happened to me yet, but I would now take a job simply to earn money for my family.
20 I was always a show-off and liable to get over-excited. But I have got it under control. I now find people who can't control their energy very funny.
21 I'm not trying to do anything spectacular except to change the fabric of our society and bring down the Government.
22 I'm a difficult person to interview. Everything I have to say is in my performance. I don't like to give too much away.
23 One of my hobbies is people-watching. I love to sit outside a cafe watching people go by. I use things that I see in different characters that I play.


Pictures

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Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1997 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Voice-Over Performance The Willows in Winter (1996)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Golden Nymph Monte-Carlo TV Festival Outstanding Actor in a Comedy TV Series Crackanory (2013)
1993 British Comedy Award British Comedy Awards Best TV Comedy Actor Dancing Queen (1993)


Filmography

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Bill 1997 TV Series Patrick Massie
Bottom Live 3: Hooligan's Island 1997 Video Richard Richard
Remember Me? 1997 Ian
Bring Me the Head of Mavis Davis 1997 Marty Starr
The Willows in Winter 1996 TV Movie Toad (voice)
Bottom Fluff 1996 Video Richie
How to Be a Little Sod 1995-1996 TV Series Little S*d
Bud Tucker in Double Trouble 1996 Video Game Dick Tate (voice)
Out of My Head 1995 Video Ricky / The Doctor / Tobi
The Wind in the Willows 1995 TV Movie Toad (voice)
The Snow Queen 1995 Robber King (voice)
Bottom Live: The Big Number 2 Tour 1995 Video Richard Richard
Look at the State We're In! 1995 TV Mini-Series Rattner
Bottom 1991-1995 TV Series Richie
Clair de Lune 1995 TV Movie Toby
Dirty Old Town 1995 TV Movie Raymond
The Big One 1995 TV Movie Lewis Fox
The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends 1995 TV Series Tom Thumb
A. B'Stard Exposed 1994 TV Movie Alan B'Stard
Asterix in America 1994 Cacofonix (English version, voice, uncredited)
Horse Opera 1993 TV Movie Wyatt Earp
Bottom Live 1993 Video Richard Richard
Dancing Queen 1993 TV Movie Neil
Briefest Encounter 1993 TV Movie Greg
Micky Love 1993 TV Movie Micky Love
Carry on Columbus 1992 The Sultan
Little Noises 1992 Mathias
The Princess and the Goblin 1991 Prince Froglip (voice)
Drop Dead Fred 1991 Drop Dead Fred
Snakes and Ladders 1989 TV Series Alternative comedian
Blackadder Goes Forth 1989 TV Series Squadron Commander Lord Flasheart
Grim Tales 1989 TV Series Narrator
Jake's Journey 1988 TV Movie Troll
Whoops Apocalypse 1988 Specialist Catering Commander
French and Saunders 1987 TV Series Dawn's co-star
Filthy Rich & Catflap 1987 TV Series Richard Rich
Eat the Rich 1987 Micky
Dangerous Brothers Present: World of Danger 1986 Video Richard Dangerous
Saturday Live 1986 TV Series Richard Dangerous
Cliff Richard & The Young Ones: Living Doll 1986 Video short Rick
Black-Adder II 1986 TV Series Flashheart
Jackanory 1966-1986 TV Series Storyteller / Reader
Happy Families 1985 TV Series Priest
The Lenny Henry Show 1984 TV Series
The Young Ones 1982-1984 TV Series Rick / Alien Spotter / Dicky
The Black Adder 1983 TV Series Mad Gerald - Himself
Whoops Apocalypse 1982 TV Series Biff
Kevin Turvey: The Man Behind the Green Door 1982 TV Short Kevin Turvey
Kevin Turvey Investigates 1981 Video Kevin Turvey
Shock Treatment 1981 'Rest Home' Ricky
Couples and Robbers 1981 Short Morris David Boyd
A Kick Up the Eighties 1981 TV Series Kevin Turvey
An American Werewolf in London 1981 2nd Chess Player
Eye of the Needle 1981 Sailor
Wolcott 1981 TV Mini-Series PC Fell
The Comic Strip 1981 TV Short Richard Dangerous
The Squad 1980 TV Series 1st Supporter
The Orchard End Murder 1980 Policeman
De Ontsnapping 2015 Eddie
Crackanory 2014 TV Series Storyteller
One by One 2014 Ernest
Man Down 2013 TV Series Dad
Don't Fear Death 2013 Short Death
Jonathan Creek 1998-2013 TV Series DI Gideon Pryke D.I. Gideon Pryke
Damo and Ivor 2013 TV Series Alistair Itchdaddy
The Comic Strip Presents... 1983-2012 TV Series Colin Grigson / Mr. McVitty / Prof. Predictor / ...
Errors of the Human Body 2012 Samuel Mead
Eldorado 2012 Video Chef Mario
The Itch of the Golden Nit 2011 Short President Pinky (voice)
This Side of the Afterlife 2010 Short Narrator (voice)
Just for the Record 2010 Andy Wiseman
Midsomer Murders 2009 TV Series David Roper
Agatha Christie's Marple 2009 TV Series Alec Nicholson
Minder 2009 TV Series Maurice Robinson
The Legend of Harrow Woods 2008 Video Winston Llamata Jr
Gina's Laughing Gear 2007 TV Series
Blanche Neige, la suite 2007 The Seven Dwarves (English version, voice)
King Arthur's Disasters 2005-2006 TV Series King Arthur
SpongeBob SquarePants 2006 TV Series Lord Reginald
All About George 2005 TV Series George Kinsey
Valiant 2005 Cufflingk (voice)
Shoebox Zoo 2004 TV Series Edwin the Eagle
Churchill: The Hollywood Years 2004 Baxter
ABBA: Our Last Video Ever 2004 TV Short Record boss
Cold Dark 2003 Vet
Oh Marbella! 2003 Greg Dubois
Bottom Live 2003: Weapons Grade Y-Fronts Tour 2003 Video Richard Richard
Sindy: The Fairy Princess 2003 Video
Chaos and Cadavers 2003 Lennox Crowly
Day of the Sirens 2002 Domo Childs
Believe Nothing 2002 TV Series Professor Adonis Cnut
Kevin of the North 2001 Carter
Bottom 2001: An Arse Oddity 2001 Video Richie
Murder Rooms: Mysteries of the Real Sherlock Holmes 2001 TV Series Lt. Daniel Blaney
Tales of Uplift and Moral Improvement 2001 TV Series Mrs. Ffine Carmody
Merlin: The Return 2000 Merlin
Watership Down 1999-2000 TV Series Kehaar
The Knock 2000 TV Series Reid
Great Performances 2000 TV Series King Herod
Hogs of War 2000 Video Game voice
Blackadder Back & Forth 1999 Short Robin Hood
Guest House Paradiso 1999 Richard Twat
It's Itsy Bitsy Time 1999 TV Series Bert / Squidge
Jellikins 1999 TV Series Narrator (voice)
Le château des singes 1999 Gerard the Gormless (English version, voice)
Santa's Special Delivery 1999 TV Movie Santa Claus (voice)
In the Red 1998 TV Series Dominic De'Ath
Tom and Vicky 1998 TV Series voice
The Canterville Ghost 1997 TV Movie Reverend Dampier

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Churchill: The Hollywood Years 2004 additional dialogue written by
Bottom Live 2003: Weapons Grade Y-Fronts Tour 2003 Video
Bottom 2001: An Arse Oddity 2001 Video
Guest House Paradiso 1999 writer
Bottom Live 3: Hooligan's Island 1997 Video written by
Bottom Fluff 1996 Video
Bottom Live: The Big Number 2 Tour 1995 Video written by
Bottom 1991-1995 TV Series written by - 18 episodes
Bottom Live 1993 Video
The Comic Strip Presents... 1984-1988 TV Series written by - 3 episodes
Filthy Rich & Catflap 1987 TV Series additional material - 6 episodes
Dangerous Brothers Present: World of Danger 1986 Video
Saturday Live 1986 TV Series
Comic Relief 1986/II TV Special documentary
The Young Ones 1982-1984 TV Series written by - 12 episodes
Kevin Turvey: The Man Behind the Green Door 1982 TV Short
Kevin Turvey Investigates 1981 Video
A Kick Up the Eighties 1981 TV Series
The Comic Strip 1981 TV Short

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Young Ones 1982-1984 TV Series performer - 12 episodes

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Midsomer Murders 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Comic Strip Presents... 1988 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Shock Treatment 1981 performer: "Farley's Song", "Lullaby", "Look What I Did To My Id"

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bottom Live 3: Hooligan's Island 1997 Video executive producer - uncredited
Bottom Live: The Big Number 2 Tour 1995 Video executive producer

Production Designer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bottom Live 3: Hooligan's Island 1997 Video

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Man Down 2014 TV Series dedicated to the memory of - 1 episode
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2014 TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
Jambareeqi Reviews 2014 TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
The Learning Curves 2010 TV Movie inspiration
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 2001 special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ben Elton: Laughing at the 80s 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself / Various Characters
The British Comedy Awards 2011 2011 TV Special Himself
Live from Studio Five 2010 TV Series Himself
Me and My Goldfish 2008 Short Himself
Blackadder Rides Again 2008 TV Special documentary Himself
Comedy Connections 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
University Challenge: The Story So Far 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
This Week 2006 TV Series Alan B'Stard
The Paul O'Grady Show 2005 TV Series Himself
Violent Nation 2005 TV Series documentary
40 Years of University Challenge 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Big Breakfast 1999 TV Series
The Making of 'Guest House Paradiso' 1999 Video short Himself
Laughter in the House: The Story of British Sitcom 1999 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself / 'Lord Flashheart'
A History of Alternative Comedy 1999 TV Mini-Series Himself
Wham! Bam! Strawberry Jam! 1995 TV Series Himself - Presenter
The British Comedy Awards 1993 1993 TV Special Himself
Going Live! 1993 TV Series Himself
Aspel & Company 1993 TV Series Himself
The Full Wax 1992 TV Series Himself
Love Hurts 1992 TV Series Himself
Wogan 1991 TV Series Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1991 TV Series Himself
Comic Relief 1988 TV Special Alan B'Stard
Come Dancing 1986 TV Movie documentary Himself
Comic Relief 1986/II TV Special documentary Rick
Walking to New Orleans 1985 TV Movie documentary
Weekend in Wallop 1984 TV Movie documentary Himself
Wood and Walters 1982 TV Series Himself (in photo) / Himself / Quiz Show Contestant
Fundamental Frolics 1981 Himself
Boom Boom, Out Go the Lights 1981 TV Special Himself
Friday Night, Saturday Morning 1980-1981 TV Series Himself
The Rocky Horror Treatment 1981 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wogan: The Best Of 2015 TV Series Himself
Rik Mayall: Lord of Misrule 2014 TV Movie Himself / Various
TV's Nastiest Villains 2014 TV Movie documentary Alan B'Stard
Tales of Television Centre 2012 TV Movie documentary Acting Roles (uncredited)
My Favourite Joke 2011 TV Series Rick
Alan Davies' Teenage Revolution 2010 TV Mini-Series documentary Rick
Great TV Mistakes 2010 TV Movie documentary Lord Flashheart (uncredited)
Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape 2010 Documentary Himself
The Greatest Christmas Comedy Moments 2008 TV Movie documentary Various Characters (uncredited)
Comedy Classics 2008 TV Series documentary Alan B'Stard
Blackadder's Most Cunning Moments 2008 TV Movie documentary Lord Flashheart (uncredited)
Blackadder Exclusive: The Whole Rotten Saga 2008 TV Movie documentary Lord Flashheart Robin Hood (uncredited)
The Comedy Map of Britain 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
The Story of Jackanory 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself - 'Jackanory' Storyteller
100 Greatest Stand-Ups 2007 TV Special documentary Himself
The Story of Light Entertainment 2006 TV Mini-Series documentary
80s 2005 TV Series documentary Rick
The Comedians' Comedian 2005 TV Movie documentary
Comedy Connections 2004 TV Series documentary Himself (1999) / Alan B'Stard
Who Killed Saturday Night TV? 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Greatest 2001 TV Series documentary Alan B'Stard
What's a Carry On? 1998 TV Movie documentary The Sultan (uncredited)
Comic Relief: Behind the Nose 1992 TV Movie Alan B'stard
Auntie's Bloomers 1991 TV Series documentary Himself
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