Adrian Edmondson

Adrian Edmondson

Age63Born on24 January 1957 in 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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Actor

War and Peace (2016)
Ilya Rostov
Character
Ilya Rostov
0 votes
One Of Us
Peter Elliot
Character
Peter Elliot
0 votes
Prey (2014)
DCI Warner
Character
DCI Warner
1 vote
Teenage Kicks
Character
Onbekend
2 votes
Captain Star
Character
Onbekend
2 votes
Jonathan Creek
Brendan Baxter
Character
Brendan Baxter
1 vote
Bottom
Edward Elizabeth 'Eddie' Hitler
Character
Edward Elizabeth 'Eddie' Hitler
10 votes
Filthy, Rich and Catflap
Character
Onbekend
2 votes
The Young Ones
Vyvian
Character
Vyvian
9 votes

Writer

The Comic Strip Presents
The Comic Strip Presents
Bottom
Bottom

guest Roles

Upstart Crow
Episode 03x04
2018
Gadget Man
Episode 03x07
2014
Natural World
Episode 29x07
2009
Absolutely Fabulous
Episode 02x04
1994
Absolutely Fabulous
Episode 01x06
1992
The Comic Strip Presents
Episode 06x01
1992
Screen One
Episode 02x01
1990
The Comic Strip Presents
Episode 04x04
1990
The Comic Strip Presents
Episode 04x01
1990
BlackAdder
Episode 04x04
1989
French & Saunders
Episode 02x05
1988
The Comic Strip Presents
Episode 03x04
1988
The Comic Strip Presents
Episode 03x01
1988
The Comic Strip Presents
Episode 01x03
1983
The Comic Strip Presents
Episode 01x02
1983
The Comic Strip Presents
Episode 01x01
1982