Richard Ayoade | Rotten Tomatoes (2024)

Highest Rated: 100% The Rat Catcher (2023)

Lowest Rated: 16% The Watch (2012)

Birthday: Jun 12, 1977

Birthplace: Whipp's Cross, London, England, UK

An intelligent comedian-actor-writer-director, Richard Ayoade had his start in theater and comedy before breaking through for his horror/comedy hybrid "Garth Marenghi's Darkplace" (Channel 4, 2004). Scoring on the sketch comedy "The Mighty Boosh" (BBC Three, 2004-05) as the belligerent Saboo, Ayoade boosted his profile considerably with his charming turn as alpha geek Maurice Moss, flummoxed by the corporate culture that surrounded him and his fellow members of "The IT Crowd" (Channel 4, 2006-10). His success on the show opened American doors, including landing a role on the never-aired American remake, and he was tapped to star alongside Vince Vaughn, Ben Stiller and Jonah Hill in the sci-fi comedy "The Watch" (2012). He also directed multiple music videos, especially for close pals the Arctic Monkeys, and wrote and directed the acclaimed indie hit "Submarine" (2010), which earned him a BAFTA nomination. A multifaceted talent with wide-ranging creative gifts, Richard Ayoade seemed poised to conquer America as charmingly as he had his native United Kingdom.

Highest rated movies

95% The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar 90% The Souvenir Part II 90% The Souvenir 88% The Bad Guys 69% The Electrical Life of Louis Wain 67% Bunny and the Bull 16% The Watch

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Richard Ayoade Richard Ayoade at arrivals for THE WATCH Premiere, Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Los Angeles, CA July 23, 2012. Photo By: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection Richard Ayoade (Director) at arrivals for THE DOUBLE Premiere at Sundance Film Festival 2014, The MARC, Park City, UT January 17, 2014. Photo By: James Atoa/Everett Collection Richard Ayoade (Director) at arrivals for THE DOUBLE Premiere at Sundance Film Festival 2014, The MARC, Park City, UT January 17, 2014. Photo By: James Atoa/Everett Collection Jesse Eisenberg, Richard Ayoade at arrivals for THE DOUBLE Premiere at Sundance Film Festival 2014, The MARC, Park City, UT January 17, 2014. Photo By: James Atoa/Everett Collection Richard Ayoade at arrivals for THE WATCH Premiere, Grauman''s Chinese Theatre, Los Angeles, CA July 23, 2012. Photo By: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection THE WATCH, (aka NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH), Richard Ayoade, Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, ph: Melinda Sue Gordon 2012, ©20thCentFox THE WATCH, from left: Richard Ayoade, Vince Vaughn, Ben Stiller, Jonah Hill, 2012. ph: Melinda Sue Gordon/TM & copyright ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH, Richard Ayoade, Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, ph: Melinda Sue Gordon 2012, ©20thCentFox THE WATCH, from left: Richard Ayoade, Ben Stiller, Johnny Pemberton, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, 2012. ph: Melinda Sue Gordon/TM & copyright ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved THE WATCH, (aka NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH), Jonah Hill, Vince Vaughn, Ben Stiller, Richard Ayoade, ph: Melinda Sue Gordon 2012, ©20thCentFox NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH, Jonah Hill, Vince Vaughn, Ben Stiller, Richard Ayoade, ph: Melinda Sue Gordon 2012, ©20thCentFox THE WATCH, from left: Jonah Hill, Ben Stiller, Richard Ayoade, Vince Vaughn, 2012. ph: Melinda Sue Gordon/TM & copyright ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved BUNNY AND THE BULL, Richard Ayoade, 2009. ©Optimum Releasing SUBMARINE, director Richard Ayoade, 2010, ©The Weinstein Company THE WATCH, from left: Richard Ayoade, Vince Vaughn, Ben Stiller, Jonah Hill, 2012. ph: Melinda Sue Gordon/TM & copyright ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Three More Dr. Marshall/The Great Yogi (Character) - 2024
100% 60% The Rat Catcher Editor (Voice) - 2023
95% 81% The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar Dr. Marshall/Yogi (Character) - 2023
88% 93% The Bad Guys Professor Marmalade (Voice),
Professor Marmalade (Character)
$97.2M 2022
90% 86% The Souvenir Part II Patrick (Character) $26.0K 2021
69% 72% The Electrical Life of Louis Wain Unknown (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet 56% 22 vs. Earth Counselor Jerry (Voice) - 2021
95% 88% Soul Counselor (Voice) $870.6K 2020
90% 36% The Souvenir Patrick (Character) $1.0M 2019
84% 68% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part Ice Cream Cone (Voice) $105.8M 2019
81% 49% Early Man Treebor (Voice) $8.2M 2018
78% 63% The Boxtrolls Mr. Pickles (Voice) $50.8M 2014
83% 59% The Double Director,
Screenwriter
$200.3K 2013
16% 39% The Watch Jamarcus (Character) $34.4M 2012
88% 82% Submarine Director,
Screenwriter
$466.7K 2010
67% 65% Bunny and the Bull Museum Curator (Character) - 2009

TV

Credit
56% 63% Krapopolis Tyrannis (Voice) 2023-2024
No Score Yet 48% Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight Kyle (Voice) 2023
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show Guest 2014 2019-2020 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Moominvalley The Ghost (Character) 2019-2022
No Score Yet 77% Onion (Voice) 2018-2022
90% 78% The Mandalorian Zero (Guest Voice) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Travel Man's Greatest Trips Host 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown Guest,
Contestant
2018-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Travel Man: 48 Hours in... Host 2015-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Crystal Maze Host 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stephen Fry: Gadget Man Host 2013-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2014
No Score Yet 100% The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Guest 2014
No Score Yet 61% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2014
85% 87% The IT Crowd Moss (Character) 2006-2008 2010 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strange Hill High Templeton (Character) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Never Mind the Buzzco*cks Host 2012
100% 91% The Mighty Boosh Saboo (Guest Star),
Writer
2005 2007
87% 95% Garth Marenghi's Darkplace Unknown (Character),
Director,
Writer
2004
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