Rik Mayall Net Worth

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Richard Michael Mayall net worth is
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Richard Michael Mayall Wiki Biography

Richard Michael "Rik" Mayall (7 March 1958 – 9 June 2014) was an English comedian, writer, actor and voice-over artist. Mayall was best known for his comedy partnership with Ade Edmondson, for his energetic "post-punk" style of acting, and as a pioneer of alternative comedy in the early 1980s. He appeared in numerous cult classic sitcoms, including The Young Ones (1982–84), Filthy Rich & Catflap (1987), The New Statesman (1987–94), Bottom (1991–95), and Blackadder, and in the comedy films Drop Dead Fred (1991) and Guest House Paradiso (1999).At the time of his death, Mayall was described by Danny Cohen, director of BBC Television, as a "truly brilliant" comedian with a unique stage presence, whose "fireball creativity" and approach to sitcom had inspired a generation of comedy stars.

Full NameRik Mayall
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthMarch 7, 1958
Place Of BirthHarlow, Essex, England, UK
Height5' 11" (1.8 m)
ProfessionActor, Writer, Soundtrack
EducationUniversity of Manchester
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 Monk...
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...
1Very manic comic performances, often shouting and screaming.
2His sneer.
3In most of his television work, he would look at the camera and pull a face
4Frequently played narcissistic and obnoxious characters.
5Frequently performed alongside Adrian Edmondson
1With an audience it's now, there are no editors around. It's just me and the audience and it's what I like best.
2I've always had live audiences.
3I 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.
4With 1,000-seater venues, rather than 5,000-seaters, there are richer opportunities for sucking the audience in.
5I don't want people to know who I am.
6Words on the page don't have the same impact as somebody saying the words to you.
7Other people get moody in their forties and fifties - men get the male menopause. I missed the whole thing. I was just really happy.
8I had a very happy childhood, happy teenage years and I was famous by the time I was 22. A charmed life.
9I don't have moments of weakness. I'm Rik Mayall.
10When 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!
11You 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.
12I would love to do more on the stage; having actual contact with the audience is great. You can give them a good seeing to!
13I'm frightened of interviews.
14It's difficult for me, to look into eyes of a journalist and trust him to present it as you say.
15There'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.
18A 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')".
19It hasn't happened to me yet, but I would now take a job simply to earn money for my family.
20I 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.
21I'm not trying to do anything spectacular except to change the fabric of our society and bring down the Government.
22I'm a difficult person to interview. Everything I have to say is in my performance. I don't like to give too much away.
23One 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.
1His 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...".
2Was left handed.
3The thirteenth Harry Potter film series cast member to die.
4In 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'.
5On 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.
6He toured the UK with a play based on The New Statesman series in 2006.
7He 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).
8He 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.
9Wrote the first draft of Guest House Paradiso (1999), with Adrian Edmondson, whilst in hospital recovering from his quad-bike accident.
10Stage debut at the age of 6 appearing in a crowd scene in The Good Woman of Setzuan.
11Met Adrian Edmondson (they starred together in The Young Ones (1982) and Bottom (1991)) in college.
12Had an older brother Anthony and two younger sisters, Libby and Kate.
13Played the private detective in the "Peter Gunn" video by 'The Art of Noise'.
14Played 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.
15Ex-girlfriend: Lise Mayer.
16He had three children, Rosie (b. 1986), Sydney (b. 1989) and Bonnie (b. 1996), with his wife Barbara Robbin.


The Bill1997TV SeriesPatrick Massie
Bottom Live 3: Hooligan's Island1997VideoRichard Richard
Remember Me?1997Ian
Bring Me the Head of Mavis Davis1997Marty Starr
The Willows in Winter1996TV MovieToad (voice)
Bottom Fluff1996VideoRichie
How to Be a Little Sod1995-1996TV SeriesLittle S*d
Bud Tucker in Double Trouble1996Video GameDick Tate (voice)
Out of My Head1995VideoRicky / The Doctor / Tobi
The Wind in the Willows1995TV MovieToad (voice)
The Snow Queen1995Robber King (voice)
Bottom Live: The Big Number 2 Tour1995VideoRichard Richard
Look at the State We're In!1995TV Mini-SeriesRattner
Bottom1991-1995TV SeriesRichie
Clair de Lune1995TV MovieToby
Dirty Old Town1995TV MovieRaymond
The Big One1995TV MovieLewis Fox
The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends1995TV SeriesTom Thumb
A. B'Stard Exposed1994TV MovieAlan B'Stard
Asterix in America1994Cacofonix (English version, voice, uncredited)
Horse Opera1993TV MovieWyatt Earp
Bottom Live1993VideoRichard Richard
Dancing Queen1993TV MovieNeil
Briefest Encounter1993TV MovieGreg
Micky Love1993TV MovieMicky Love
Carry on Columbus1992The Sultan
Little Noises1992Mathias
The Princess and the Goblin1991Prince Froglip (voice)
Drop Dead Fred1991Drop Dead Fred
Snakes and Ladders1989TV SeriesAlternative comedian
Blackadder Goes Forth1989TV SeriesSquadron Commander Lord Flasheart
Grim Tales1989TV SeriesNarrator
Jake's Journey1988TV MovieTroll
Whoops Apocalypse1988Specialist Catering Commander
French and Saunders1987TV SeriesDawn's co-star
Filthy Rich & Catflap1987TV SeriesRichard Rich
Eat the Rich1987Micky
Dangerous Brothers Present: World of Danger1986VideoRichard Dangerous
Saturday Live1986TV SeriesRichard Dangerous
Cliff Richard & The Young Ones: Living Doll1986Video shortRick
Black-Adder II1986TV SeriesFlashheart
Jackanory1966-1986TV SeriesStoryteller / Reader
Happy Families1985TV SeriesPriest
The Lenny Henry Show1984TV Series
The Young Ones1982-1984TV SeriesRick / Alien Spotter / Dicky
The Black Adder1983TV SeriesMad Gerald - Himself
Whoops Apocalypse1982TV SeriesBiff
Kevin Turvey: The Man Behind the Green Door1982TV ShortKevin Turvey
Kevin Turvey Investigates1981VideoKevin Turvey
Shock Treatment1981'Rest Home' Ricky
Couples and Robbers1981ShortMorris David Boyd
A Kick Up the Eighties1981TV SeriesKevin Turvey
An American Werewolf in London19812nd Chess Player
Eye of the Needle1981Sailor
Wolcott1981TV Mini-SeriesPC Fell
The Comic Strip1981TV ShortRichard Dangerous
The Squad1980TV Series1st Supporter
The Orchard End Murder1980Policeman
De Ontsnapping2015Eddie
Crackanory2014TV SeriesStoryteller
One by One2014Ernest
Man Down2013TV SeriesDad
Don't Fear Death2013ShortDeath
Jonathan Creek1998-2013TV SeriesDI Gideon Pryke D.I. Gideon Pryke
Damo and Ivor2013TV SeriesAlistair Itchdaddy
The Comic Strip Presents...1983-2012TV SeriesColin Grigson / Mr. McVitty / Prof. Predictor / ...
Errors of the Human Body2012Samuel Mead
Eldorado2012VideoChef Mario
The Itch of the Golden Nit2011ShortPresident Pinky (voice)
This Side of the Afterlife2010ShortNarrator (voice)
Just for the Record2010Andy Wiseman
Midsomer Murders2009TV SeriesDavid Roper
Agatha Christie's Marple2009TV SeriesAlec Nicholson
Minder2009TV SeriesMaurice Robinson
The Legend of Harrow Woods2008VideoWinston Llamata Jr
Gina's Laughing Gear2007TV Series
Blanche Neige, la suite2007The Seven Dwarves (English version, voice)
King Arthur's Disasters2005-2006TV SeriesKing Arthur
SpongeBob SquarePants2006TV SeriesLord Reginald
All About George2005TV SeriesGeorge Kinsey
Valiant2005Cufflingk (voice)
Shoebox Zoo2004TV SeriesEdwin the Eagle
Churchill: The Hollywood Years2004Baxter
ABBA: Our Last Video Ever2004TV ShortRecord boss
Cold Dark2003Vet
Oh Marbella!2003Greg Dubois
Bottom Live 2003: Weapons Grade Y-Fronts Tour2003VideoRichard Richard
Sindy: The Fairy Princess2003Video
Chaos and Cadavers2003Lennox Crowly
Day of the Sirens2002Domo Childs
Believe Nothing2002TV SeriesProfessor Adonis Cnut
Kevin of the North2001Carter
Bottom 2001: An Arse Oddity2001VideoRichie
Murder Rooms: Mysteries of the Real Sherlock Holmes2001TV SeriesLt. Daniel Blaney
Tales of Uplift and Moral Improvement2001TV SeriesMrs. Ffine Carmody
Merlin: The Return2000Merlin
Watership Down1999-2000TV SeriesKehaar
The Knock2000TV SeriesReid
Great Performances2000TV SeriesKing Herod
Hogs of War2000Video Game voice
Blackadder Back & Forth1999ShortRobin Hood
Guest House Paradiso1999Richard Twat
It's Itsy Bitsy Time1999TV SeriesBert / Squidge
Jellikins1999TV SeriesNarrator (voice)
Le château des singes1999Gerard the Gormless (English version, voice)
Santa's Special Delivery1999TV MovieSanta Claus (voice)
In the Red1998TV SeriesDominic De'Ath
Tom and Vicky1998TV Series voice
The Canterville Ghost1997TV MovieReverend Dampier


Churchill: The Hollywood Years2004additional dialogue written by
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...1984-1988TV Series written by - 3 episodes
Filthy Rich & Catflap1987TV Series additional material - 6 episodes
Dangerous Brothers Present: World of Danger1986Video
Saturday Live1986TV Series
Comic Relief1986/IITV Special documentary
The Young Ones1982-1984TV Series written by - 12 episodes
Kevin Turvey: The Man Behind the Green Door1982TV Short
Kevin Turvey Investigates1981Video
A Kick Up the Eighties1981TV Series
The Comic Strip1981TV Short

Music Department

The Young Ones1982-1984TV Series performer - 12 episodes


Midsomer Murders2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Comic Strip Presents...1988TV Series writer - 1 episode
Shock Treatment1981performer: "Farley's Song", "Lullaby", "Look What I Did To My Id"


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

Production Designer

Bottom Live 3: Hooligan's Island1997Video


Man Down2014TV Series dedicated to the memory of - 1 episode
Edición Especial Coleccionista2014TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
Jambareeqi Reviews2014TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
The Learning Curves2010TV Movie inspiration
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone2001special thanks


Ben Elton: Laughing at the 80s2011TV Movie documentaryHimself / Various Characters
The British Comedy Awards 20112011TV SpecialHimself
Live from Studio Five2010TV SeriesHimself
Me and My Goldfish2008ShortHimself
Blackadder Rides Again2008TV Special documentaryHimself
Comedy Connections2007TV Series documentaryHimself
University Challenge: The Story So Far2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
This Week2006TV SeriesAlan B'Stard
The Paul O'Grady Show2005TV SeriesHimself
Violent Nation2005TV Series documentary
40 Years of University Challenge2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Big Breakfast1999TV Series
The Making of 'Guest House Paradiso'1999Video shortHimself
Laughter in the House: The Story of British Sitcom1999TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself / 'Lord Flashheart'
A History of Alternative Comedy1999TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Wham! Bam! Strawberry Jam!1995TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
The British Comedy Awards 19931993TV SpecialHimself
Going Live!1993TV SeriesHimself
Aspel & Company1993TV SeriesHimself
The Full Wax1992TV SeriesHimself
Love Hurts1992TV SeriesHimself
Wogan1991TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1991TV SeriesHimself
Comic Relief1988TV SpecialAlan B'Stard
Come Dancing1986TV Movie documentaryHimself
Comic Relief1986/IITV Special documentaryRick
Walking to New Orleans1985TV Movie documentary
Weekend in Wallop1984TV Movie documentaryHimself
Wood and Walters1982TV SeriesHimself (in photo) / Himself / Quiz Show Contestant
Fundamental Frolics1981Himself
Boom Boom, Out Go the Lights1981TV SpecialHimself
Friday Night, Saturday Morning1980-1981TV SeriesHimself
The Rocky Horror Treatment1981TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)

Archive Footage

Wogan: The Best Of2015TV SeriesHimself
Rik Mayall: Lord of Misrule2014TV MovieHimself / Various
TV's Nastiest Villains2014TV Movie documentaryAlan B'Stard
Tales of Television Centre2012TV Movie documentaryActing Roles (uncredited)
My Favourite Joke2011TV SeriesRick
Alan Davies' Teenage Revolution2010TV Mini-Series documentaryRick
Great TV Mistakes2010TV Movie documentaryLord Flashheart (uncredited)
Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape2010DocumentaryHimself
The Greatest Christmas Comedy Moments2008TV Movie documentaryVarious Characters (uncredited)
Comedy Classics2008TV Series documentaryAlan B'Stard
Blackadder's Most Cunning Moments2008TV Movie documentaryLord Flashheart (uncredited)
Blackadder Exclusive: The Whole Rotten Saga2008TV Movie documentaryLord Flashheart Robin Hood (uncredited)
The Comedy Map of Britain2008TV Series documentaryHimself
The Story of Jackanory2007TV Movie documentaryHimself - 'Jackanory' Storyteller
100 Greatest Stand-Ups2007TV Special documentaryHimself
The Story of Light Entertainment2006TV Mini-Series documentary
80s2005TV Series documentaryRick
The Comedians' Comedian2005TV Movie documentary
Comedy Connections2004TV Series documentaryHimself (1999) / Alan B'Stard
Who Killed Saturday Night TV?2004TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Greatest2001TV Series documentaryAlan B'Stard
What's a Carry On?1998TV Movie documentaryThe Sultan (uncredited)
Comic Relief: Behind the Nose1992TV MovieAlan B'stard
Auntie's Bloomers1991TV Series documentaryHimself

Won Awards

1997Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Voice-Over PerformanceThe Willows in Winter (1996)

Nominated Awards

2015Golden NymphMonte-Carlo TV FestivalOutstanding Actor in a Comedy TV SeriesCrackanory (2013)
1993British Comedy AwardBritish Comedy AwardsBest TV Comedy ActorDancing Queen (1993)

Known for movies

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