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Richard Ayoade is a British comic actor, director, and writer. (Though his distinctive appearance can be explained by him having a Nigerian father and a Norwegian mother.) He is probably best known for playing the socially awkward, deeply nerdy character of Moss in The IT Crowd, and he often projects a similar persona in other roles and when appearing on celebrity quiz shows or presenting factual programs. This is somewhat deceptive. Ayoade may be somewhat awkward and nerdy in real life, but he’s also highly accomplished; aside from having a law degree from Cambridge University, he’s written and directed feature films and music videos, and is generally highly versatile as well as smart.

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