Richard Ayoade Net Worth

Richard Ayoade Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Richard Ayoade net worth is
$2 Million

Richard Ayoade Wiki Biography

Richard Ellef Ayoade is an English comedian, actor, writer, TV presenter and director, best known for his roles as Dean Learner in Garth Marenghi's Darkplace and Maurice Moss in The IT Crowd. He is also a team captain on panel show Was It Something I Said?. He also presents ...

Full NameRichard Ayoade
Net Worth$2 Million
Date Of BirthJune 12, 1977
Place Of BirthWhipps Cross, London, United Kingdom
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
ProfessionActor, Comedian, Television Director, Screenwriter
EducationSt Catharine's College, Cambridge, University of Cambridge, St Joseph's College, Ipswich
NationalityUnited Kingdom
SpouseLydia Fox (m. 2007)
ChildrenEsmé Bibi Ayoade
ParentsDagny Baassuik Ayoade, Layide Ade Laditi Ayoade
NicknamesRichard Ellef Ayoade , Ayoade
AwardsBritish Academy Television Award for Best Male Performance in a Comedy Programme, British Independent Film Award for Best Screenplay, International Emmy Award for Comedy
NominationsBAFTA Award for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer, British Independent Film Award Douglas Hickox Award (Directorial Debut)
MoviesThe Boxtrolls, The Double, Submarine, Bunny and the Bull, Festival, AD/BC: A Rock Opera, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, Tommy Tiernan: Crooked Man, Arctic Monkeys At The Apollo, Hello Friend
TV ShowsThe IT Crowd, Travel Man, Gadget Man, Garth Marenghi's Darkplace, Nathan Barley, Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy, Man to Man with Dean Learner, Snuff Box, Time Trumpet, The Crystal Maze
1High pitched voice
2Thick rimmed glasses
3Fuzzy hair
1[explaining the message of The Double (2013)] Darth Vader is within all of us. And I remember that every time I shower.
2I suppose I sort of like effects that have some organic elements rather than ones that are entirely generated by a computer. Just because, no matter how complex the algorithm is, it's still an algorithm.
3I was directing before I started doing 'The IT Crowd.' It wasn't something that led on after acting I guess. I was sort of doing this stuff before acting.
4I actually prefer night shoots to days. I prefer being up. It's easier for me. I'm more of a night person.
5I don't really know what my personality is anyway. I don't really have one.
6I'm just terrible. At talking. With words.
7I'm not good at watching myself.
8I'm not sure I'd hire myself in anything. I certainly couldn't be an actor. That would be terrible. For everyone.
9Louis Malle is maybe one of my favourite directors, but I love Tarantino.
10My parents didn't go to university and weren't brought up in England. They hadn't heard of any other universities other than 'Cambridge' or 'Oxford.'
11No. I really don't think I'm cool. I'm not.
12A lot of comedies are based on the reaction shot. You have one person doing something stupid and one person is generally the straight man, and the laughs generally come on the reaction of the straight man to the funny thing the other person has done.
13As in, I think 'Badlands' is one of the funniest films of all time: 'Every day I wish I was carried off to a magical land, but that never happened' is one of the funniest lines in any film.
14I find performing very difficult. It's difficult to be a good actor. I get very nervous, even though it sounds disingenuous, because you could legitimately go, 'Well, why do it?'
15I like Roy Orbison's video for 'I Drove All Night' because it's so literal. It is just a man driving throughout the night. I like that silliness. To be in a video is a ridiculous thing. It's almost impossible to do it without any humour.
16I've only ever really been in shows of friends, so I don't know exactly what happened. I think I'm incredibly cheap to hire. That can buy some traction. I'm as cheap as it's possible for an actor to be legally.
17The act of seeing any film generally is you knowing more than the characters, even if it's the classic Hitchcock shot of two people talking and a bomb being under the table. Part of the pleasure of it is seeing where people go wrong, and the irony of situations.
1Close friends with the lead singer of the Arctic Monkeys, Alex Turner. He has directed 3 of their music videos. Alex did the soundtrack music for Ayoade's film, Submarine.
2His surname is pronounced "eye-oh-WA-dee".
3Of Norwegian-Nigerian parentage.
4Was a member of Cambridge Footlights, a contemporary of David Mitchell, Robert Webb and Matthew Holness.
5Starred in many stand up comedy shows.


Apple & Onion2016ShortOnion (voice)
Danger Mouse2015-2016TV SeriesThe Snowman / Birch Badboy
The Vicar of Dibley2015TV SeriesBernard
The Boxtrolls2014Mr. Pickles (voice)
Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy2012-2014TV SeriesCity Gent / Reality Man / Todd Laguna / ...
Strange Hill High2013-2014TV SeriesTempleton
Strange Hill High: Merchant of Menace2014Video GameTempleton (voice)
The IT Crowd2006-2013TV SeriesMaurice Moss
Full English2012TV SeriesEdgar Johnson
The Watch2012/IJamarcus
Bunny and the Bull2009Museum Curator
The IT Crowd2007TV SeriesMaurice Moss
The Mighty Boosh2003-2007TV SeriesSaboo Dixon Bainbridge
Man to Man with Dean Learner2006TV SeriesDean Learner
Darkplace Illuminatum2006Video shortDean Learner (uncredited)
Horrificata Illuminata2006Video shortDean Learner (uncredited)
Time Trumpet2006TV SeriesRichard Ayoade
Snuff Box2006TV SeriesMusic Show Host
Festival2005/IDwight Swan
Nathan Barley2005TV SeriesNed Smanks
AD/BC: A Rock Opera2004TV MovieJoseph
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers2004Photographer at Wedding
Garth Marenghi's Darkplace2004TV SeriesDean Learner Thornton Reed
Hello, Friend2003ShortComputer Man
Armstrong and Miller1999TV Series


The Double2013written by
Submarine2010written by
The Mighty Boosh2007TV Series written by - 1 episode
Comic Relief 2007: The Big One2007TV Special additional material
Man to Man with Dean Learner2006TV Series written by - 6 episodes
Darkplace Illuminatum2006Video short uncredited
Horrificata Illuminata2006Video short uncredited
AD/BC: A Rock Opera2004TV Movie book
Garth Marenghi's Darkplace2004TV Series written and created by - 6 episodes
Smack the Pony2000TV Series additional material - 1 episode
Bruiser2000TV Series additional material - 6 episodes
Movie Babylon2000TV Series documentary


The Double2013
Community2011TV Series 1 episode
Arctic Monkeys at the Apollo2008Documentary
Man to Man with Dean Learner2006TV Series 6 episodes
Darkplace Illuminatum2006Video short
Horrificata Illuminata2006Video short
AD/BC: A Rock Opera2004TV Movie
Garth Marenghi's Darkplace2004TV Series 6 episodes


Man to Man with Dean Learner2006TV Series executive producer - 6 episodes


The Mighty Boosh2007TV Series script editor - 6 episodes


Paul2011special thanks
Four Lions2010special thanks


Travel Man: 48 Hours in...2015-2017TV SeriesHimself
Room 1012017TV SeriesHimself
The Fake News Show2017TV SeriesHimself - Panellist
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year2016TV MovieHimself
8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown2016TV SeriesHimself
The Big Fat Quiz of Everything2016TV SeriesHimself
Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled2016TV SeriesHimself - Panellist
The Last Leg2014-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Big Fat Quiz of Everything2016TV SpecialHimself - Contestant
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year2015TV SpecialHimself - Contestant
Crackanory2015TV SeriesHimself - Storyteller
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year2014TV SpecialHimself - Contestant
The Graham Norton Show2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Stephen Fry: Gadget Man2013-2014TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
Last Call with Carson Daly2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Duck Quacks Don't Echo2014TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Harmontown2014DocumentaryHimself - Community Director (uncredited)
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year2013TV SpecialHimself - Contestant
Was It Something I Said?2013TV SeriesHimself - Team Captain
A League of Their Own2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Big Fat Quiz of the 90s2013TV SpecialHimself - Contestant
Perspectives2013TV Series documentaryHimself - Film Director
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year2012TV SpecialHimself - Contestant
Never Mind the Buzzcocks2012TV SeriesHimself - Host
Vivir de cine2012TV SeriesHimself
The Big Fat Quiz of the 00s2012TV SpecialHimself - Contestant
The Project2012TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
8 Out of 10 Cats2011TV SeriesHimself
The Soup2011TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year2011TV SpecialHimself - Contestant
The Big Fat Anniversary Quiz2007TV SpecialHimself - Contestant
Comic Relief 2007: The Big One2007TV SpecialHimself
Timeshift2006TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
Time Trumpet2006TV SeriesHimself
The Mighty Boosh: A History2005Video documentary shortDixon Bainbridge
The Mighty Boosh: Inside the Zooniverse2005Video documentary shortHimself / Dixon Bainbridge
2004: The Stupid Version2004TV MovieHimself
T42004TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

The Graham Norton Show2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest

Won Awards

2015BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a Feature FilmThe Boxtrolls (2014)
2014BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Male Performance in a Comedy ProgrammeThe IT Crowd (2006)
2012OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Direction in a Comedy SeriesCommunity (2009)
2011British Independent Film AwardBritish Independent Film AwardsBest ScreenplaySubmarine (2010)
2011Golden GryphonGiffoni Film FestivalBest FilmSubmarine (2010)
2011Directors to WatchPalm Springs International Film FestivalSubmarine (2010)
2008Golden NymphMonte-Carlo TV FestivalOutstanding Actor - Comedy SeriesThe IT Crowd (2006)

Nominated Awards

2015BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Male Vocal Performance in a Feature Film in a Supporting RoleThe Boxtrolls (2014)
2015Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Foreign FilmThe Double (2013)
2014Critics AwardHamburg Film FestivalThe Double (2013)
2013Black Pearl AwardAbu Dhabi Film FestivalNew Horizons CompetitionThe Double (2013)
2013Best FilmLondon Film FestivalThe Double (2013)
2013Grand PrizeTallinn Black Nights Film FestivalThe Double (2013)
2013Tokyo Grand PrixTokyo International Film FestivalThe Double (2013)
2012BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsOutstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or ProducerSubmarine (2010)
2012Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplaySubmarine (2010)
2012Evening Standard British Film AwardEvening Standard British Film AwardsMost Promising NewcomerSubmarine (2010)
2012GFCA AwardGeorgia Film Critics Association (GFCA)Best Adapted ScreenplaySubmarine (2010)
2012Breakthrough AwardGeorgia Film Critics Association (GFCA)Submarine (2010)
2012ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsBreakthrough British FilmmakerSubmarine (2010)
2011Douglas Hickox AwardBritish Independent Film AwardsSubmarine (2010)
2011Writers' Guild of Great Britain AwardWriters' Guild of Great BritainBest Film ScreenplaySubmarine (2010)

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