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Richard Ellef Ayoade

Birthplace: Hammersmith, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Layide Ade Laditi Ade Laditi Ayoade and Private
Husband of Lydia Fox
Father of Private and Private

Occupation: Actor, Comedian, Television Director, Screenwriter, Film director, Television producer, Writer, Presenter
Managed by: Penelope Mary Grant-Taylor
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About Richard Ayoade

Richard Ellef Ayoade (born 12 June 1977) is an English actor, comedian, writer, director and television presenter. He is best known for his role as the socially awkward IT technician Maurice Moss in Channel 4 sitcom The IT Crowd, for which he won the 2014 BAFTA for Best Male Comedy Performance, and as Dean Learner in Garth Marenghi's Darkplace. He has directed two feature films – Submarine (2010) and The Double (2013) – as well as various music videos for bands including 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. He was a team captain on panel show Was It Something I Said? in 2013. Ayoade presents the factual shows Gadget Man and its spin-off Travel Man, and the revival of The Crystal Maze.

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Richard Ayoade's Timeline

June 12, 1977
Hammersmith, Greater London, England, United Kingdom