Adrian Edmondson

Adrian Edmondson
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).
Name Adrian Edmondson
Also Known As Ade Edmonson, Ade Edmondson, Ade Edmonton, Bad News
Birthday 1957-01-24
Gender Male
IMDB Adrian Edmondson profile on IMDB
Place of Birth Bradford - Yorkshire - England
As: Eddie
1999-12-03
Guest House Paradiso...
As: Unknown
1988-03-05
Mr Jolly Lives Next ...
As: Eddie Hitler
1997-10-27
Bottom Live 3: Hooli...
As: Edward Hitler
2003-11-24
Bottom Live 2003: We...
As: Eddie
2001-10-19
Bottom Live 2001 An ...
As: Eddie
2004-11-22
Bottom Mindless Viol...
As: Eddie
1995-11-06
Bottom Live The Big ...
As: Henry Austen
2008-02-03
Miss Austen Regrets...
As: Eddie
1993-09-27
Bottom Live The Stag...
As: Himself
1989-01-01
The Secret Policeman...
As: Unknown
1988-02-04
The Supergrass...
As: Sir Adrian Dangerous
1986-01-01
Dangerous Brothers P...
As: Tom Tiernan
2013-08-09
Blood...
As: Father Rookie
1991-06-21
The Pope Must Die...
As: Unknown
1990-09-02
News Hounds...
As: Unknown
1986-02-09
Honest Decent and Tr...
As: Charles
1988-04-22
Eat the Rich...
As: Himself - Narrator
2007-12-14
If It Ain't Stiff: T...
As: Keith Marshall
1982-03-13
Kevin Turvey: The Ma...
As: Unknown
1981-01-01
The Comic Strip...
As: Brad
2008-10-14
Rocky Horror Tribute...
As: Narrator
2015-10-18
Rocky Horror Show Li...
As: Interviewer
2017-01-01
The Rizen...
As: Adrian/Slim/Policema
1988-02-20
The Strike...
As: Herr Luptak
2017-05-25
Interlude In Prague...
As: Captain Peavey
2017-12-15
Star Wars: The Last ...
As: Himself
1999-11-15
The Making of 'Guest...
As: Malvolio
2018-02-14
RSC Live: Twelfth Ni...
As: Zyke
1995-01-16
The Adventures of Yo...
As: Vim Fuego/Alan Metca
1983-01-24
Bad News Tour...
As: Vim Fuego
1988-02-27
More Bad News...
As: Unknown
1997-07-08
Captain Star...
As: Unknown
1988-10-03
This Morning...
As: Unknown
2006-08-14
The One Show...
As: Unknown
1997-05-09
Jonathan Creek...
As: Unknown
1992-11-12
Absolutely Fabulous...
As: Unknown
1985-10-17
Happy Families...
As: Unknown
2006-04-19
School's Out...
As: Peter Elliot
2016-08-23
One of Us...
As: Unknown
1989-08-17
Happy Families...
As: Unknown
2011-11-07
Ade In Britain...
As: Unknown
2003-03-07
Comic Relief Does Fa...
As: Unknown
1991-09-17
Bottom...
As: Unknown
1987-01-07
Filthy Rich & Catfla...
As: Vyvyan Bastard
1982-11-09
The Young Ones...
As: Gordon Spry
1993-11-11
If You See God, Tell...
As: Unknown
2008-03-28
Teenage Kicks...
As: Unknown
1994-02-27
Anna Lee...
As: Unknown
2007-09-03
The Alan Titchmarsh ...
As: Unknown
2009-02-21
Let's Dance for Comi...
As: Narrator
1967-12-10
Natural World...
As: Unknown
1991-10-14
Pebble Mill...
As: Unknown
2010-10-28
Monte Carlo or Bust...
As: Headmaster Wackville
2012-02-20
The Bleak Old Shop o...
As: DCI Warner
2014-04-28
Prey...
As: Count Ilya Rostov
2016-01-03
War and Peace...
As: Unknown
2005-01-16
Twisted Tales (UK)...
As: Baron von Richtoven
1983-06-15
Blackadder...
As: Himself
1978-01-08
An Audience with......
As: Simon Knowles
1989-01-16
Press Gang...
As: Superintendent Cliff
2017-12-11
Bancroft...
As: Unknown
1990-09-18
Rita Rudner...
As: Leslie Conn
2017-01-19
Urban Myths...
As: Unknown
2006-01-10
Surviving Disaster...
As: Unknown
2012-11-19
Gadget Man...