Adrian Edmondson

Adrian Edmondson

Age64Born 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

Out of Her Mind
Lewis
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Cheat (2019)
William Vaughan
0 votes
Bancroft
Superintendent Cliff Walker
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One Of Us
Peter Elliot
0 votes
War and Peace (2016)
Ilya Rostov
0 votes
Prey (2014)
DCI Warner
1 vote
Bottom
Edward Elizabeth Hitler
11 votes
Filthy, Rich and Catflap
Edward Catflap
5 votes
The Comic Strip Presents
Onbekend
0 votes
The Young Ones
Vyvyan
10 votes

Producer

Bottom
Bottom

Writer

The Comic Strip Presents
The Comic Strip Presents
Bottom
Bottom

guest Roles

Midsomer Murders
Episode 22x03
2021
Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled
Episode 06x03
2021
Death In Paradise
Episode 09x01
2020
Catchphrase (2013)
Episode 07x03
2019
Urban Myths
Episode 02x05
2018
Save Me (2018)
Episode 01x06
2018
Would I Lie to You?
Episode 11x07
2018
Genius
Episode 01x07
2017
Gadget Man
Episode 03x07
2014
Natural World
Episode 29x07
2009
Britain's Got More Talent
Episode 03x09
2009
Jonathan Creek
Episode 04x05
2004
Jonathan Creek
Episode 04x04
2004
Jonathan Creek
Episode 04x03
2003
Jonathan Creek
Episode 04x02
2003
Jonathan Creek
Episode 04x01
2003
Anna Lee
Episode 01x04
1994
Absolutely Fabulous
Episode 02x04
1994
Absolutely Fabulous
Episode 01x05
1992
BlackAdder
Episode 04x04
1989
French & Saunders
Episode 02x05
1988