Laurence Rickard Biography

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Date of Birth: 1975 , June-14
Age: 46 years old
Birth Nation: England
Name Laurence Rickard
Birth Name Laurence Carl Rickard
Nick Name Larry
Nationality English
Birth Place/City Brighton, England
Profession Actor, Writer, Comedian
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown
Girlfriend Mary Philips
Children 1
Education Brunel University London
Awards BAFTA Award
Online Presence Twitter, Official Site
TV Show Horrible Histories, Yonderland, Tracey Breaks the News, Tracey Ullman's Show, Ghosts
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Laurence Rickard is an English comedy writer, actor, and comedian. He is part of the Horrible Histories comedy troupe and has starred in many of the troupe's efforts including the TV shows Horrible Histories, Yonderland, and Ghosts

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Laurence Rickard AKA Larry Rickard was born Laurence Carl Rickard on June 14, 1975. A native of Brighton, England, the 45-year-old is a graduate of Brunel University London.


Laurence Rickard has been in showbiz since 2004 and is a BAFTA Award-winning comedy writer, actor, and comedian.

He has written for many British television comedies including shows like The Impressions Show with Culshaw and Stephenson, Dick and Dom's Funny Business, Me & My Monsters, All Over the Place, Anna & Katy, Peter Rabbit, Horrible Histories, Yonderland, Tracey Breaks the News, Tracey Ullman's Show, and Ghosts.

Laurence Rickard (left) on CBBC's Horrible Histories SOURCE:

For his writing on Horrible Histories, he won the BAFTA Children's Award in 2010 with two additional nominations in 2009 and 2011. Besides writing for the show, Rickard is also a principal cast member and lyricist. The show itself has won four consecutive BAFTA Awards, setting a Guinness World Record in the process.   

The comedy troupe behind Horrible Bosses went on to collaborate on a multitude of different television shows including the Sky 1 sitcom Yonderland. On the sitcom, Rickard wrote, co-created, and co-starred as various characters including Scribe Elder Ho-Tan and Wizard Bradley.    

Other than that, Rickard is also a writer and performer on the BBC One sketch comedy show Tracey Ullman's Show and the topical comedy show Tracey Breaks the News.

On the big screens, Rickard is credited as the co-writer and star of the BBC-produced 2015 comedy movie Bill -- a comedic take on the early years of William Shakespeare. 

Rickard has, additionally, appeared in the made-for-TV 2017 comedy movie Comic Relief Hecklers Anonymous as Gordon and the Channel 4 comedy series Private Lives.  

Most recently, he has appeared as Robin / Humphrey in the BBC One sitcom Ghosts alongside his Horrible Histories troupe including Simon Farnaby, Mathew Baynton, Martha Howe-Douglas, and Jim Howick, among others. The sitcom airs internationally on HBO Max and has been green-lit for a second and a third season.         

Father of Son with Partner Mary Phillips

Laurence Rickard has been involved with longtime partner Mary Phillips. They are listed as residing in Sussex, England with their dog. The couple has a child together, a son named Issac Rickard.   

Laurence is a collector of Star Wars paraphernalia and has amassed a collection of Star Wars action figures.