Rik Mayall

Biography: Rik was born in 1958 in Harlow, Essex. His parents, Gillian and John taught drama professionally, and Rik appeared in their plays as a child. When he was three, Mayall and his parents moved to Redditch, Worcestershire, where he spent the rest of his childhood. He studied drama at the University of Manchester, where he met his long time comedy partner Adrian Edmondson. They gained fame by appearing at The Comedy Store in the Eighties as "The Dangerous Brothers", supposedly a couple of naive but anarchic daredevils, who would perform comedy stunts on stage. Mayall broke in TV, and again with Edmondson, reached a national audience with The Young Ones. He continued to work successfully in television, appearing in such series as Bottom and The New Statesman. In 1998 he was seriously injured when he crashed a quad bike near his home in Devon, although he made quite a comprehensive recovery he now suffers epilepsy. In 1985, Rik married Barbara Robbin a former make-up artist from Scotland who he met whilst filming A Kick Up The Eighties. They have three children: Rosie (b. 1986), Sydney (b. 1989) and Bonnie (b. 1996). Expand

Rik Mayall's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 52
Highest Metascore: 60 An American Werewolf in London
Lowest Metascore: 45 Valiant
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
2 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Errors of the Human Body Apr 19, 2013 Samuel Mead 6.0
45 Valiant Aug 19, 2005 Cufflingk 4.9
tbd Le ch√Ęteau des singes Jan 26, 2001 Gerard The Gormless tbd
60 An American Werewolf in London Aug 21, 1981 2nd Chess Player 8.0