Richard Ayoade

Richard Ayoade at Great British Speakers

English actor, comedian, director and TV presenter, Richard Ayoade shot to fame at the Edinburgh fringe for co-writing and performing in Garth Marenghi’s Netherhead, a show that became a cult Channel 4 comedy. His success continued with The IT Crowd.

In 2010, Richard directed the highly praised Film4 indie hit, Submarine.

“The IT star Richard Ayoade goes down the irony-heavy route for his directorial debut but his comedy about a Swansea teenager’s love life is also sweet and very funny” naming him “as a tremendous new voice in British film”- The Guardian.
In 2014, Richard wrote and directed, The Double. The film won the Audience Award at the Brussels International Film Festival and received a great response from the critics on its year of release.

Most recently, Richard presents the Channel 4’s technology show, Gadget Man. Superseding the success of previous presenter, Sir Stephen Fry, Richard brings his well-known sarcasm to the mix of bizarre and life-enhancing gadgets, alongside an array of celebrity guests


Richard is also a regularly be seen on popular comedy shows such as Channel 4’s Big Fat Quizzes, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, A League Of Their Own and The Last Leg.

Richard’s was a panellist for the MOFILM Q&A in 2014.

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