Biography

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Richard Ellef Ayoade (born 12 June 1977 in Whipps Cross, London) is an English comedian, actor, writer and director best known for his role as Maurice Moss in The IT Crowd.

Ayoade was born an only child to a Norwegian mother, Dagny (née Baassuik), and a Nigerian father, Layide Ade Laditi Ayoade. Ayoade studied at St. Joseph's College in Ipswich, Suffolk and later studied law at St Catharine's College, Cambridge (1995–1998) where he won the Martin Steele Prize for play production and became president of the prestigious Footlights during 1997 -1998.

While in Footlights, Ayoade acted in and wrote many shows. He and Footlights vice-president John Oliver wrote two pantomimes together: Sleeping Beauty, and Grimm Fairy Tales. Ayoade acted in both Footlights' 1997 and 1998 touring shows: Emotional Baggage and Between a Rock and a Hard Place (directed by Cal McCrystal).

On 8 September 2007 he married the actress Lydia Fox. They live in Gipsy Hill, South London.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Richard Ayoade, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Richard Ellef Ayoade (born 12 June 1977 in Whipps Cross, London) is an English comedian, actor, writer and director best known for his role as Maurice Moss in The IT Crowd.

Ayoade was born an only child to a Norwegian mother, Dagny (née Baassuik), and a Nigerian father, Layide Ade Laditi Ayoade. Ayoade studied at St. Joseph's College in Ipswich, Suffolk and later studied law at St Catharine's College, Cambridge (1995–1998) where he won the Martin Steele Prize for play production and became president of the prestigious Footlights during 1997 -1998.

While in Footlights, Ayoade acted in and wrote many shows. He and Footlights vice-president John Oliver wrote two pantomimes together: Sleeping Beauty, and Grimm Fairy Tales. Ayoade acted in both Footlights' 1997 and 1998 touring shows: Emotional Baggage and Between a Rock and a Hard Place (directed by Cal McCrystal).

On 8 September 2007 he married the actress Lydia Fox. They live in Gipsy Hill, South London.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Richard Ayoade, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 38

Birthday 1977-06-12

Place of Birth Hammersmith, London, England

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Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

The Souvenir: Part II as Patrick
2019 The Souvenir as Patrick
2019 The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part as Ice Cream Cone (voice)
2018 Early Man as Treebor (voice)
2017 Paddington 2 as Forensic Investigator
2017 Neo Yokio (1 episode) as Salesclerk (voice)
2017 The Fake News Show (4 episodes) as Himself - Panelist
2016 Peter Cook and Dudley Moore: The Missing Sketches as Himself
2016 Apple & Onion as Onion
2015 Travel Man: 48 Hours in... (36 episodes) as Himself - Host
2014 The Boxtrolls as Mr. Pickles (voice)
2014 Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled (1 episode)
2014 The IT Crowd Manual as Himself/Morris Moss
2013 Was It Something I Said? (8 episodes) as Himself (captain)
2013 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (1 episode) as Himself (3 episodes) as Himself (Guest captain)
2012 Gadget Man (19 episodes) as Presenter
2012 Full English (6 episodes) as Edgar Johnson
2012 The Watch as Jamarcus
2012 Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy (7 episodes)
2009 Bunny and the Bull as Museum Curator
2007 Have I Got a Bit More News for You (4 episodes) as Himself - Presenter
2007 The IT Crowd (0 episodes) as Moss
2006 Man to Man with Dean Learner (6 episodes) as Dean Learner
2006 Time Trumpet (6 episodes)
2006 Snuff Box (6 episodes) as Music Show Host
2006 The IT Crowd (24 episodes) as Maurice Moss (1 episode) as Himself
2005 The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (1 episode)
2005 Festival as Dwight Swan
2005 Nathan Barley (6 episodes) as Ned Smanks
2004 AD/BC: A Rock Opera as Joseph
2004 The Mighty Boosh (1 episode)
2004 Garth Marenghi's Darkplace (6 episodes) as Dean Learner / Thornton Reed
2003 Hello, Friend as Computer Man
1990 The Crystal Maze (13 episodes)

Directing

2014 The Double Director
2011 Submarine Director
2009 Community (1 episode)Director
2008 Arctic Monkeys: At The Apollo Director
2006 Man to Man with Dean Learner (6 episodes)Director
2004 AD/BC: A Rock Opera Director
2004 Garth Marenghi's Darkplace (6 episodes)Director

Writing

2014 The Double Writer
2011 Submarine Writer
2006 Man to Man with Dean Learner (6 episodes)Writer
2004 AD/BC: A Rock Opera Writer
2004 Garth Marenghi's Darkplace (6 episodes)Writer

Creator

2006 Man to Man with Dean Learner Creator
2004 Garth Marenghi's Darkplace Creator

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