Adrian Edmondson

 

 

Adrian Edmondson

Bradford - Yorkshire - England

Adrian Edmondson was born in Bradford, Yorkshire. He went to Manchester University to study drama. Whilst he was there he met Rik Mayall, and the pair began performing as 20th Century Coyote. The act continued after university when Adrian & Rik moved to London, and they became two of the leading lights in the new 'alternative comedy' scene, performing at the newly established Comedy Store, and setting up their own club, The Comic Strip, with 'Peter Richardson', Nigel Planer, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French, and Alexei Sayle. This spawned two 1980s TV series: The Young Ones (1982), and The Comic Strip Presents... (1982) In the 1990's Ade & Rik continued their partnership with a new series called Bottom (1991), which ran for three seasons and became a major success on the live circuit. It was basically a live sitcom, liberally sprinkled with slapstick humour, and the pair did 5 long tours between 1993 and 2003. Simultaneously, Adrian established himself as an actor, doing two improvised TV films under the Screen One and Screen Two umbrella, with director Les Blair: Screen Two: Honest, Decent and True (1986), and Screen One: News Hounds (1990) (winner of the BAFTA for best single drama). He was a regular in the hospital drama Holby City (1999) from 2005 - 2008. He took the lead in a drama documentary about the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster in the series Surviving Disaster (2006), and appeared as Henry Austen in the TV movie Miss Austen Regrets (2008), the film Blood (2012), and the drama series Prey (2014). But his most notable dramatic role to date is that of Count Rostov in the BBC series War & Peace (2016).

 

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Captain Star
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This Morning
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The One Show
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Jonathan Creek
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Absolutely Fabulous
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Happy Families
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School's Out
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One of Us
Peter Elliot
Happy Families
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Ade In Britain
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Comic Relief Does Fame Academy
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Bottom
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Filthy Rich & Catflap
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The Young Ones
Vyvyan Bastard
If You See God, Tell Him
Gordon Spry
Teenage Kicks
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Anna Lee
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The Alan Titchmarsh Show
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Doctors and Nurses
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Let's Dance for Comic Relief
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Celebrity Mastermind
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Natural World
Narrator
Pebble Mill
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Monte Carlo or Bust
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The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff
Headmaster Wackville
Prey
DCI Warner
War and Peace
Count Ilya Rostov
Twisted Tales (UK)
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Blackadder
Baron von Richtoven
An Audience with...
Himself
Press Gang
Simon Knowles
Bancroft
Superintendent Cliff Walker
Rita Rudner
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Urban Myths
Leslie Conn
Surviving Disaster
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