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Ade Edmondson Net Worth

Ade Edmondson Net Worth 2018: Wiki, Married, Family, Wedding, Salary, Siblings

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Adrian Charles “Ade” Edmondson was born on the 24th January 1957, in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, and is a comedian and actor, probably best recognized for starring in the role of Vyvyan in “The Young Ones”, playing various roles in “The Comic Strip Presents…” franchise, and as Edward Hitler in “Bottom”. He is also known as a musician.

So, have you ever wondered how rich Ade Edmondson is, as of early 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Ade’s net worth is over $12 million, accumulated through his successful involvement not only in the film industry, but also in the music industry, during his career active since 1981.

Ade Edmondson Net Worth $12 Million

Ade Edmondson spent his childhood with three siblings, the son of Fred Edmondson and Dorothy Eileen Sturgeon. The family moved frequently, as his father worked as a teacher in the armed forces, so he lived in Uganda, Bahrain and Cyprus. They eventually settled down in Manningham, Bradford, where his father was the deputy headmaster at the Drummond Middle School. Ade went to Pocklington School, East Riding of Yorkshire, where he became interested in acting and participated in various school plays. Upon matriculation, he decided to study Drama and enrolled in the University of Manchester.

Thus, Ade’s professional career began when he formed a comedy duo called 20th Century Coyote with his college friend Rik Mayall, and started performing at The Comedy Store. Soon they moved to The Comic Strip club in London, as they increased in popularity. Subsequently, the club caught the attention of Channel 4, so Ade and Rik appeared in six “The Comic Strip Presents…” film titles, which were aired from 1982 until 2012, adding a considerable amount to his net worth. During the same year, he was selected to portray Vyvyan in the TV series “The Young Ones” (1982-1984), and when that ended, he appeared in the role of Dennis Carter in the 1985 film “The Supergrass”, and was cast as Guy Fuddle in the TV series “Happy Families”. Two years later, Ade was chosen to play Edward Catflap in the TV series “Filthy Rich & Catflap”, after which he also starred in another TV series entitled “Snakes and Ladders” (1989).

At the beginning of the 1990s, Ade continued with his successful career by starring in the role of Father Rookie in the 1991 film “The Pope Must Diet”, and as Eddie in the TV series “Bottom”, which lasted until 1995. Concurrently, he also featured in the TV mini-series “If You See God, Tell Him” (1993), and in the TV film “The Adventures Of Young Indiana Jones: Treasure Of The Peacock’s Eye” (1995). By the end of the decade, Ade had featured as Dewhurst in the TV mini-series “Look At The State We’re In!” (1995), provided his voice to Limbs Jones in the TV series “Captain Star” (1997), and portrayed Eddie Elizabeth Ndingombaba in the film entitled “Guest House Paradiso” in 1999. All of these roles increased his net worth significantly.

Ade’s next major role came in 2003, when he was selected to play Brendan Baxter in the TV series “Jonathan Creek”, which lasted for a season, then continued to appear in such TV series as “Holby City” (2005-2008), “Teenage Kicks” (2008), and in the film “Miss Austen Regrets” (2008), all of which contributed steadily to his fortune.

To speak further about his career, Ade also starred in the role of Noodle Pete in the TV series “Ronja, The Robber’s Daughter” (2014-2015), played Count Ilya Rostov in the TV mini-series “War & Peace” (2016), and was Herr Lubtak in the 2017 film “Interlude In Prague”. Most recently, he portrayed Captain Peavey in the film “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” (2017), and appeared as Gideon Charles in the TV series “Save Me” in 2018. His net worth is still rising.

Apart from his acting career, Ade is also known as a musician, who has released two studio albums with his first band called Bad News, and later he released three studio albums with his next band called The Bad Shepherds. Currently, he is active in another band called The Idiot Bastard Band, which is also increasing his net worth.

Regarding his personal life, Ade Edmondson has been married to Jennifer Saunders, a well-known BBC producer and comedian, since 1985; the couple has three daughters together – Ella is a musician, and Beattie is an actress. They divide their time between their residences in London and Devon.


Full NameAde Edmondson
Date Of BirthJanuary 24, 1957
Place Of BirthBradford, Yorkshire, England
Height1.76 m
ProfessionActor, Comedian, Film director, Musician, Screenwriter, Television presenter
EducationDrummond Middle School, Pocklington School, University of Manchester
NationalityBritish, English
SpouseJennifer Saunders
ChildrenBeattie Edmondson, Ella Edmondson, Freya Edmondson
ParentsDorothy Eileen Sturgeon, Fred Edmondson
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/adrianedmondson
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/AdrianEdmondson
IMDBwww.imdb.com/name/nm0249528
Music GroupsThe Bad Shepherds, Bad News
MoviesThe Supergrass, Eat the Rich, Mr. Jolly Lives Next Door, The Pope Must Die, Young Indiana Jones and the Treasure of the Peacock's Eye, Guest House Paradiso, Terkel in Trouble, Comic Relief: Uptown Downstairs Abbey, Blood, Interlude in Prague, The Rizen, Honest, Decent and True, French & Saunders: Li...
TV ShowsThe Young Ones, Happy Families, Filthy Rich & Catflap, If You See God, Tell Him, Bottom, Captain Star, Teenage Kicks, The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff, Jonathan Creek, War & Peace, Comic Relief Does Fame Academy, Prey, Ronja, the Robber's Daughter, Doctors and Nurses, The Dales, Ade In Britain, Monte Car...
#Trademark
1Often plays characters who are prone to violence with a short fuse
2Frequently performed alongside Rik Mayall
#Quote
1I find stand up comedy the most boring comedy in the world. It drives me to tedium. I can stand 10 minutes of it. There are some really funny people, but they should be in a variety act. There should be something more dynamic than one bloke talking at you for two hours no matter how funny he is.
2It's definitely time to stop. We're getting too old. We both realised that the show wasn't as engaging as it used to be. We were starting to look a bit ridiculous.
3I remember once having to stop performing when I thought an elderly man a few rows back from the front was actually going to die because he was laughing so hard.
4Even though we work in the same field, we have an intense private life away from our professional lives.
5The most fun I ever have is sitting in with Rik writing, and we laugh at our own jokes.
6Performers like Tommy Cooper, who are always getting things wrong, are much more endearing than comedians who are sassy and smart.
7We have never been strictly political, only strictly funny.
8People expect us to be different, but we're not. We're very similar people, and it's because we're so similar and close to each other that we make each other laugh - in fact we make each other laugh more than we make anyone else laugh.
9A lot of people are obsessed with looking cool. They feel they have to look after their image.
10On stage, we just want to generate hysteria. We don't care about looking cool or posing.
11Richie and Eddie couldn't exist without each other. They're two halves of the same person.
12From the stage I've seen people of all ages absolutely roaring at really good toilet humour.
13It only works because we still amuse each other. After we have been working with other people, it is so refreshing to laugh unreservedly when we are back together again.
14[on the death of his comedy partner Rik Mayall] There were times when Rik and I were writing together when we almost died laughing. They were some of the most carefree stupid days I ever had, and I feel privileged to have shared them with him. And now he's died for real. Without me. Selfish bastard.
15Do you think going to Oxford and Cambridge is necessarily a good thing? I have to say, a lot of the people I know who went to Oxford and Cambridge seem rather damaged.
16PJ Harvey's "Let England Shake" is great. It sounds like it's half way between punk and folk and I admire anyone who plays an autoharp.
17I like to listen to a medley of ska songs like The Ethiopians, stuff like that, because it makes you feel like you're going to have a party.
18[on "Loaded" by The Velvet Underground] Pretty mellow and wistful, like you've got a slight hangover and you're about to have some cereal.
19I met Mick Jagger once and found that he was a bit ordinary so he sort of fell off his perch. If you see your heroes keep them at arms length. Once I was sitting in a pub in Notting Hill and Nick Cave was in there but I managed to stay away.
20[on Nick Cave] I wanted to be him for a very long time and I still do. He's kind of a god, up there with David Bowie.
21[on "Never Mind the Bollocks" by The Sex Pistols] I was 19 when the album came out, at university and far too middle class to be a punk, but I watched it all with a slight academic eye. It was just so exciting. It's still a fantastic voice and it still excites me.
22We only have one agenda, which is to make 'em laugh their pants off. Unless they are girls, of course, when it is to make them laugh their bras off so we can get a quick look.
23There is a lot of rubbish written about toilet humor - people saying it is childish and pretending it is beneath them - but there is no doubting the effectiveness of a really good willy gag.
#Fact
1Helped carry the coffin of his comedy partner Rik Mayall at his funeral in June 2014.
2His wife, Jennifer Saunders, named Edina Monsoon her character in "Absolutely Fabulous" after him.
3Met best friend and comedy partner Rik Mayall at Manchester University in 1975.
4Is the second oldest of four siblings.
5Has three daughters: Ella Edmondson, Beattie Edmondson and Freya Edmondson.

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Interlude in Prague2017post-productionHerr Lubtak
Star Wars: Episode VIII2017post-production rumored
The Rizen 22017post-productionThe Interviewer
The Rizen2016post-productionInterviewer
One of Us2016TV Mini-SeriesPeter Elliot
War & Peace2016TV Mini-SeriesCount Ilya Rostov
Rocky Horror Show Live2015Narrator
Prey2014TV Mini-SeriesDCI Warner
The Comic Strip Presents...1982-2012TV SeriesBilly Dick Vim Fuego ...
Blood2012/ITom Tiernan
The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff2012TV SeriesHeadmaster Wackville
Pete & Dud: The Lost Sketches2010TV MoviePerformer
Holby City2005-2008TV SeriesPercy 'Abra' Durant
Teenage Kicks2008TV SeriesVernon
Miss Austen Regrets2008TV MovieHenry Austen
A Bucket o' French & Saunders2007TV Series
The Rocky Horror Tribute Show2006VideoBrad Majors
Surviving Disaster2006TV SeriesValery Legasov
Twisted Tales2005TV SeriesEd Barnes
Terkel i knibe2004Terkel (English version, voice)
Jonathan Creek2003-2004TV SeriesBrendan Baxter
Doctors and Nurses2004TV SeriesDr. Roy Glover
Bottom Live 2003: Weapons Grade Y-Fronts Tour2003VideoEdward Hitler
Bottom 2001: An Arse Oddity2001VideoEddie
Guest House Paradiso1999Eddie Elizabeth Ndingombaba
The Man1999TV MovieAlex
Jack and the Beanstalk1998TV MovieDame Dolly
French and Saunders1988-1998TV SeriesJames Macaroon / John
Absolutely Fabulous: Absolutely Not!1997VideoHamish
Bottom Live 3: Hooligan's Island1997VideoEdward Hitler
Captain Star1997TV SeriesLimbs Jones
Bottom Fluff1996VideoEddie
Bottom Live: The Big Number 2 Tour1995VideoEdward Hitler
Look at the State We're In!1995TV Mini-SeriesDewhurst
Bottom1991-1995TV SeriesEddie
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Treasure of the Peacock's Eye1995TV MovieZyke
Anna Lee1994TV SeriesDominic Jones
Absolutely Fabulous1992-1994TV SeriesHamish
If You See God, Tell Him1993TV Mini-SeriesGordon Spry
Bottom Live1993VideoEdward Hitler
Jackanory1993TV SeriesReader
Hamlet: The Video1992Video shortCopywriter
The Pope Must Diet1991Father Rookie
Screen One1990TV SeriesPhil Burke
Rita Rudner1990TV Series
Snakes and Ladders1989TV SeriesGiles Tewkesbury
Blackadder Goes Forth1989TV SeriesBaron von Richthoven
Press Gang1989TV SeriesSimon Knowles
Filthy Rich & Catflap1987TV SeriesEdward Catflap
Eat the Rich1987Charles
Dangerous Brothers Present: World of Danger1986VideoSir Adrian Dangerous
Saturday Live1986TV SeriesSir Adrian Dangerous
Cliff Richard & The Young Ones: Living Doll1986Video shortVyvyan
Screen Two1986TV SeriesAlun Pickersgill
Happy Families1985TV SeriesGuy Fuddle
The Supergrass1985Dennis Carter
The Lenny Henry Show1984TV Series
The Young Ones1982-1984TV SeriesVyvyan / Alien Spotter
Spitting Image1984TV SeriesHarold Angryperson
Dead on Time1983ShortFool (as Ade Edmonton)
The Magnificent One1982TV MovieLarry
Kevin Turvey: The Man Behind the Green Door1982TV ShortKeith Marshall
The Comic Strip1981TV ShortAdrian Dangerous (as Ade Edmondson)

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Teenage Kicks2008TV Series writer - 8 episodes
Bottom Live 2003: Weapons Grade Y-Fronts Tour2003Video
Bottom 2001: An Arse Oddity2001Video
Guest House Paradiso1999writer
Bottom Live 3: Hooligan's Island1997Video written by
Bottom Fluff1996Video
Bottom Live: The Big Number 2 Tour1995Video written by
Bottom1991-1995TV Series written by - 18 episodes
Bottom Live1993Video
The Comic Strip Presents...1983-1988TV Series written by - 6 episodes
Dangerous Brothers Present: World of Danger1986Video
Saturday Live1986TV Series
Comic Relief1986/IITV Special documentary
The Comic Strip1981TV Short as Ade Edmondson

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Comic Relief: Uptown Downstairs Abbey2011TV Movie
The Pogues: Poguevision2006Video
Mirrorball2000TV Short
Guest House Paradiso1999
French and Saunders Live1993Video
The Comic Strip Presents...1986-1988TV Series 2 episodes

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rocky Horror Show Live2015performer: "The Time Warp Encore Reprise"
Absolutely Fabulous1994-2002TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Comic Strip Presents...1988TV Series writer - 1 episode

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bottom Live 3: Hooligan's Island1997Video executive producer - uncredited
Bottom Live: The Big Number 2 Tour1995Video executive producer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Comic Strip Presents...1983TV Series 1 episode

Production Designer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bottom Live 3: Hooligan's Island1997Video

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
French & Saunders Live2000Video video tape inserts

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Learning Curves2010TV Movie inspiration

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Daybreak2011TV SeriesHimself
Jennifer Saunders: Laughing at the 90s2011TV Movie documentaryHimself / Various Characters
Let's Dance for Comic Relief2011TV SeriesHimself
The Magicians2011TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast2006-2010TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Comedian and Musician
I'm in a Rock 'n' Roll Band2010TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Alan Titchmarsh Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Britain's Got More Talent2009TV SeriesHimself
This Morning2005-2009TV SeriesHimself
Hell's Kitchen2009TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
Ready, Steady, Cook2008TV SeriesHimself
Mastermind2008TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
If It Ain't Stiff2007TV Movie documentaryHimself - Narrator
School's Out2007TV SeriesHimself
Natural World2007TV Series documentaryNarrator
Comic Relief 2007: The Big One2007TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Top Gear2007TV SeriesHimself
Comic Relief Does Fame Academy2007TV SeriesHimself
Jools's Hootenanny2004-2006TV SeriesHimself
Wogan Now & Then2006TV SeriesHimself
Don't Panic About Christmas Shopping2005TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
The Comic Strip: A Retrospective2005VideoHimself
Star Portraits with Rolf Harris2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Comic Relief: Red Nose Night Live 052005TV SpecialHimself
Richard & Judy2004TV SeriesHimself
The Panel2000TV SeriesHimself
The 11 O'Clock Show1999TV SeriesHimself
The Big Breakfast1999TV Series
The Making of 'Guest House Paradiso'1999Video shortHimself
Mastercard Masters of Music Concert for the Prince's Trust1996TV Special documentaryAce Face / Bellboy
Going Live!1993TV SeriesHimself
Comic Relief1991TV SpecialVim Fuego (as Bad News)
Hysteria 2!1989TV SpecialHimself (as Ade Edmonson)
Juke Box Jury1989TV SeriesHimself - Panellist
The Secret Policeman's Biggest Ball1989TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Ade Edmondson)
An Audience with Victoria Wood1988TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Come Dancing1986TV Movie documentaryHimself
Comic Relief1986/IITV Special documentaryVyvyan Basterd
Bliss1985TV SeriesHimself
Fundamental Frolics1981Himself
Boom Boom, Out Go the Lights1981TV SpecialHimself
Friday Night, Saturday Morning1981TV SeriesHimself
The Great Sport Relief Bake Off2016TV SeriesHimself
Stephen Fry: Gadget Man2014TV SeriesHimself
Ade at Sea2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Presenter
Spicks and Specks2014TV SeriesHimself
Loose Women2008-2014TV SeriesHimself
The One Show2008-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Sunday Side Up2013TV SeriesHimself
Ade in Adland2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Presenter
The Dales2011-2013TV Series documentaryHimself - Presenter
Celebrity Masterchef2013TV SeriesHimself
Ade in Britain2011-2013TV Series documentaryHimself - Presenter
The Wright Stuff2011-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest Panelist
Ben Elton: Laughing at the 80s2011TV Movie documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wogan: The Best Of2015TV SeriesHimself
The Big Fat Quiz of the 80s2012TV SpecialVyvyan (uncredited)
My Favourite Joke2011TV SeriesVyvyan Basterd
Alan Davies' Teenage Revolution2010TV Mini-Series documentaryVyvyan
Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape2010DocumentaryHimself
Blackadder's Most Cunning Moments2008TV Movie documentaryBaron von Richthoven (uncredited)
Banda sonora2008TV SeriesVyvyan Basterd
The Big Fat Anniversary Quiz2007TV SpecialDick (uncredited)
The Story of Jackanory2007TV Movie documentaryHimself - 'Jackanory' Storyteller
Comedy Connections2007TV Series documentaryVyvyan Basterd / Eddie Hitler
University Challenge: The Story So Far2006TV Movie documentaryVyvyan Basterd (uncredited)
The Story of Light Entertainment2006TV Mini-Series documentary
80s2005TV Series documentaryVyvyan Basterd
Who Killed Saturday Night TV?2004TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Comic Relief: Behind the Nose1992TV MovieHimself
Auntie's Bloomers1991TV Series documentaryHimself

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