Richard Ayoade Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 20 Jan, 2020
Facts of Richard Ayoade
Date of Birth: 1977 , May-23
Age: 43 years old
Birth Nation: England
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
Name Richard Ayoade
Birth Name Richard Ellef Ayoade
Father Layide Ade Laditi Ayoade
Mother Dagny Baassuik Ayoade
Nationality English
Birth Place/City Hammersmith, London
Ethnicity Mixed
Profession Actor, Director
Net Worth $2 million
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Married to Lydia Fox
Children Esme Bibi Ayoade and Ida Ayoade
Education St Catharine's College, Cambridge
Awards BAFTA Awards, Behind the Voice Actors Awards
Movies Submarine, The Double, The Boxtrolls, Paddington 2, Early Man, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, The Souvenir
TV Show Travel Man, Strange Hill High, Garth Marenghi's Darkplace, Time Trumpet, The IT Crowd
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Richard Ayoade is an English comedian, actor, filmmaker, author and television presenter who won BAFTA for his role in the television sitcom The It Crowd. As a director, he has won the British Independent Film Awards for he debuts film Submarine.

Born And Raised in England

Richard Ellef Ayoade was born on 23rd May 1977, in Hammersmith, London, England. He belongs to mixed ethnicity and holds English nationality.

He is the son of Norwegian mother Dagny Baassuik Ayoade and Nigerian father Layide Ade Laditi Ayoade

Richard first attended St. Joseph's College in Ipswich and later joined St Catharine's College in Cambridge in 1995.

While he was in college he performed in theater and won a Martin Steele Prize for his play. He also was the president of the amateur theatrical club footlights. He graduated from college in 1998.

Started Career As A Writer

Richard Ayoade stared his career as a writer; he co-wrote the stage show Garth Marenghi's Fright Knight along with Matthew Holness in 2000. He won Perrier Comedy Award for co-writing the show.

He made his directorial and acting debut in the spoof horror-comedy series Garth Marenghi's Darkplace.

In 2006, he produced television series Man to Man With Dean Learner. The same year, he was cast as Maurice Moss in the British sitcom The It Crowds and he continued to appear on the show until 2013. For his role in the series, he received a BAFTA Award for Best Male Performance in a Comedy Programme in 2014.

Richard made his first feature film Submarine in 2010 for which he was nominated for a BAFTA Award in 2012.

For his role in the 2013 film The Double, he was nominated for various awards including London Film Festival Award and Tokyo International Film Festival Grand Prix Award. His other notable roles are in Travel Man, The Crystal Maze, and Strange Hill High

CAPTION: Richard Ayoade and Jesse Eisenberg attending the premiere of The Double's SOURCE: Getty Image

He has also provided his voice in various television series and movies such as The Lego Movie2: The Second Part, The Boxtrolls, and Apple & Onion.

He appeared in two movies The Souvenir and The Crystal Maze in 2019. He is continued to work as host in The Crystal Maze and as an actor the sequel of The Souvenir.

Estimated Net Worth of $2 Million

As of 2020, Richard Ayoade has an estimated net worth of $2 million (as per Celebrity Networth). The major sources of his income are films and television shows.

The average salary of a director in the United States is around $60,000 per film, so we can assume that his salary is also somewhere close to that amount.

Here's the list of some of his films and their budgets and box office collections.

Movie  Released Year Star-Cast Budget  Box-Office
Submarine 2010 Craig Roberts and Yasmin Paige $1.5 million $4.6 million
The Boxtrolls 2014 Ben Kingsley and Elle Fanning $60 million $109.3 million
Paddington 2 2017 Hugh Grant and Sally Hawkins $40 million $227.3 million
he Lego Movie 2: The Second Part 2019 Chris Pratt and Elizabeth Banks $99 million $191.3 million

Richard is currently living in East Dulwich in England.

Married to Lydia Fox, Father of Two Kids

Richard Ayoade is a married man and has two kids. He got married to actress Lydia Fox on 8th September 2007. The couple first met at the Cambridge theatre performance and eventually tied the knot.

Richard Ayoade with his wife SOURCE: Contact Music

The two are parents of two daughters Esme Bibi Ayoade and Ida Ayoade.  They currently reside in East Dulwich. 

 

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