History Creator / RikMayall

17th May '18 7:44:45 PM PaulA
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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePrincessAndTheGoblin''
17th May '18 7:44:00 PM PaulA
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* AmbiguouslyBi: He was very HappilyMarried to his wife, and stated that he "couldn't call himself straight". He frequently wrote his characters to be bi-curious, too.



* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Creator/AdrianEdmondson.



* PrettyBoy: When he wasn't pulling faces, Rik was [[http://i.imgur.com/Cn1NKiO.jpg extremely pretty]] as a young man. Even in his older years a lot of people still found him very attractive.
3rd Mar '18 6:33:44 PM HigherEdGroupie
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* BeautyInversion: Frequently covered up his PrettyBoy / {{Bishonen}} good looks with grotesque costumes, make-up, and exaggerated expressions for his roles in ''Series/TheYoungOnes,'' ''Series/TheComicStripPresents'' and ''{{Series/Bottom}}''. Fellow comedian Andy de la Tour even commented "Rik was a very beautiful man, but in every character he played, he made himself ugly."

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* BeautyInversion: Frequently covered up his PrettyBoy / {{Bishonen}} good looks with grotesque costumes, make-up, and exaggerated expressions for his roles in ''Series/TheYoungOnes,'' ''Series/TheComicStripPresents'' and ''{{Series/Bottom}}''. Fellow comedian Andy de la Tour even commented "Rik was a very beautiful man, but in every character he played, all his comedy, he made himself ugly."
28th Dec '17 7:23:39 PM HigherEdGroupie
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* BeautyInversion: Frequently covered up his PrettyBoy / {{Bishonen}} good looks with grotesque costumes, make-up, and exaggerated expressions for his roles in ''Series/TheYoungOnes,'' ''Series/TheComicStripPresents'' and ''{{Series/Bottom}}''. Fellow comedian Andy de la Tour even commented "Rik was a very beautiful man, but in every character he played, he made himself ugly."
8th Dec '17 3:29:24 PM Divra
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Self-proclaimed 'pan-global phenomenon and sex god', Richard Michael "Rik" Mayall (7 March 1958 9 June 2014) was a British comedian, writer and actor who made a killing out of portraying [[UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist complete and utter bastards.]] Mayall grew up with two drama teachers for parents, and subsequently starred in some of their productions when he was a child. He later studied Drama at Manchester University, which is where he met his HeterosexualLifePartner Adrian "Ade" Edmondson (the actor who played Vyvyan on ''Series/TheYoungOnes'').

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Self-proclaimed 'pan-global phenomenon and sex god', Richard Michael "Rik" Mayall (7 March 1958 9 June 2014) was a British comedian, writer and actor who made a killing out of portraying [[UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist complete and utter bastards.]] Mayall grew up with two drama teachers for parents, and subsequently starred in some of their productions when he was a child. He later studied Drama at Manchester University, which is where he met his HeterosexualLifePartner [[Creator/AdrianEdmondson Adrian "Ade" Edmondson Edmondson]] (the actor who played Vyvyan on ''Series/TheYoungOnes'').



* HeterosexualLifePartners: With AdrianEdmondson.

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* HeterosexualLifePartners: With AdrianEdmondson.Creator/AdrianEdmondson.
25th Sep '17 12:20:51 PM HigherEdGroupie
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* SelfDeprecation: It's noticeable that whilst most of the characters other people created for him (Lord Flasheart, Alan B'stard, Gideon Pryke from ''Series/JonathanCreek'') were generally successful dashing rogues, the characters he wrote for himself (Rik from ''Series/TheYoungOnes'', Richie from ''Series/{{Bottom}}'', Kevin Turvey) all tended to be miserable unpopular losers.

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* SelfDeprecation: It's noticeable that whilst most of the characters other people created for him (Lord Flasheart, Alan B'stard, Gideon Pryke from ''Series/JonathanCreek'') were generally successful dashing rogues, the characters he wrote for himself (Rik (Rick from ''Series/TheYoungOnes'', Richie from ''Series/{{Bottom}}'', Kevin Turvey) all tended to be miserable unpopular losers.
23rd Sep '17 6:27:38 PM Malady
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After performing various stand up routines, Mayall's first major role was in the British television series ''Series/TheYoungOnes'', a [[BritCom British Comedy]] about four students and their increasingly wild and whacky antics. Mayall co-wrote the sitcom with BenElton and Lise Mayer, and played one of the students, [[TheDanza Rick]], a character based on one of his stand up personas.

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After performing various stand up routines, Mayall's first major role was in the British television series ''Series/TheYoungOnes'', a [[BritCom British Comedy]] about four students and their increasingly wild and whacky antics. Mayall co-wrote the sitcom with BenElton Creator/BenElton and Lise Mayer, and played one of the students, [[TheDanza Rick]], a character based on one of his stand up personas.
26th May '17 8:37:20 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ''Theatre/TheDangerousBrothers''



* SelfDeprecation: It's noticeable that whilst most of the characters other people created for him (Lord Flasheart, Alan B'stard, Gideon Pryke from JonathanCreek) were generally successful dashing rogues, the characters he wrote for himself (Rik from ''Series/TheYoungOnes'', Richie from ''Series/{{Bottom}}'', Kevin Turvey) all tended to be miserable unpopular losers.

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* SelfDeprecation: It's noticeable that whilst most of the characters other people created for him (Lord Flasheart, Alan B'stard, Gideon Pryke from JonathanCreek) ''Series/JonathanCreek'') were generally successful dashing rogues, the characters he wrote for himself (Rik from ''Series/TheYoungOnes'', Richie from ''Series/{{Bottom}}'', Kevin Turvey) all tended to be miserable unpopular losers.
26th May '17 1:16:25 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: He was nowhere as horrible and nasty as Rick or Richie. Creator/SimonPegg explained in his book ''Nerd Do Well'' after working with him and Ade on ''Film/GuestHouseParadiso'' that "They were everything I thought of them to be, with no bad attitudes or super powers". He loved playing horrible people so he could make fun of them and have them put in their place, basically. Virtually all his characters were snobby, mean, conservative, homophobic and sexist (aside from the ultra-liberal, anarchistic [[Series/TheYoungOnes Rick]] and he was certainly an UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist), while Rik was quite affable, critical of conservative politicians, identified as a feminist, and was very much in favour of gay rights.
21st Apr '17 5:50:49 PM Golondrina
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* LargeHam: Oh, so very much. He's was like Britain's answer to JimCarrey.

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* LargeHam: Oh, so very much. He's was like Britain's answer to JimCarrey.Creator/JimCarrey.
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