Edmondson, Adrian 1957–
EDMONDSON, Adrian 1957–
(Ace Edmondson, Ade Edmonson)
Born January 24, 1957, in Bradford, Yorkshire, England; father, a teacher for the Armed Forces; married Jennifer Saunders (an actress and writer), May 11, 1985; children: Freya, Beattie, Ella. Education: Attended Manchester University.
Career: Actor, comedian, writer, director, producer, television show creator, and composer. Founded Twentieth Century Coyote (a comedy duo) with Rik Mayall; appeared throughout Great Britain with Twentieth Century Coyote and as a solo comedian, c. 1979–80; The Comic Strip (a comedy group), cofounder, 1980, and toured throughout United Kingdom and Australia, 1981–82; formed a film company with members of The Comic Strip.
Himself, Fundamental Frolics, 1981.
Dennis Carter, The Supergrass (also known as The Comic Strip Presents the Supergrass), 1985.
Sir Adrian Dangerous, Dangerous Brothers Present: World of Danger, 1986.
Charles, Eat the Rich, 1987.
Father Rookie, The Pope Must Die (also known as The Pope Must Diet), 1991.
Edward Hitler, Bottom Live, 1993.
Edward Hitler, Bottom Live: The Big Number 2 Tour, 1995.
Edward Hitler, Bottom Live 3: Hooligan's Island, 1997.
Eddie Elizabeth Ndingombaba, Guest House Paradiso, Universal, 1999, Bottom 2001: An Arse Oddity (also known as Bottom Live 4), 2001.
Edward Hitler, Bottom Live 2003: Weapons Grade Y–Fronts Tour, 2003.
Also appeared in Friday Night, Saturday Morning.
Director, French and Saunders Live, 1993.
Executive producer, Bottom Live 3: Hooligan's Island, 1997.
Director, Guest House Paradiso, Universal, 1999.
Television Appearances; Series:
Various characters, The Comic Strip Presents, Channel 4, 1982–1993.
Vyvyan Basterd, The Young Ones, BBC, 1982–1987, then MTV, 1985–1989.
Voices of various characters, Spitting Image, 1984.
Guy Fuddle, Happy Families, BBC, 1985.
Sir Adrian Dangerous, The Dangerous Brothers Present, 1986.
Sir Adrian Dangerous, Saturday Live, 1986.
Edward Catflap, Filthy, Rich and Catflap, BBC, 1987.
Giles, Snakes and Ladders, Yorkshire TV, 1989.
Edward "Eddie" Elizabeth Hitler, Bottom, BBC, 1991–1995.
Gordon Spry, If You See God, Tell Him, 1993.
Voice of Limbs Jones, Captain Star, 1997.
Brendan Baxter, Jonathan Creek, BBC1 and PBS, 2003—.
Dr. Roy Glover, Doctors and Nurses, 2004.
Television Appearances; Movies:
Keith Marshall, Kevin Turvey: The Man behind the Green Door, 1982.
Larry, The Magnificent One, 1982.
Alun Pickersgill, Honest, Decent & True, 1985.
Phil Burke, Newshounds, BBC, 1990.
Dominic Jones, Anna Lee: The Cook's Tale, Arts and Entertainment, 1994.
Zyke, Young Indiana Jones and the Treasure of the Peacock's Eye, The Family Channel, 1995.
Dame Dolly, Jack and the Beanstalk, 1998.
Alex, The Man, 1999.
Also appeared in Tiny Hardwicke House.
Television Appearances; Specials:
Himself, Boom Boom, Out Go the Lights, 1981.
Himself, Come Dancing, 1986.
Vyvian, Comic Relief (also known as The Utterly Utterly Rude Video Live), 1986.
(As Ace Edmondson and Spitting Image) Himself, The Secret Policeman's Biggest Ball, 1989.
(As Ade Edmonson) Himself, Hysteria 2!, 1989.
The Rita Rudner Comedy Special, Arts and Entertainment, 1991.
Ace Face/Bellboy, MasterCard Masters of Music Concert for the Prince's Trust, 1996.
Television Appearances; Episodic:
The Lenny Henry Show, 1984.
French and Saunders, 1988.
Simon Knowles, "One Easy Lesson," Press Gang, 1989.
Baron Von Richtofen, "Plan D: Private Plane," Blackadder Goes Forth, BBC, 1989.
Hamish, "Magazine," Absolutely Fabulous (also known as Ab Fab), 1992.
Reader, "Harvey Angell," Jackanory, 1993.
Hamish, "New Best Friend," Absolutely Fabulous (also known as Ab Fab), Comedy Central, 1994.
Dominic Jones, "The Cook's Tale," Anna Lee, 1994.
Tim Goodchance, "Special," French and Saunders, 1994.
Dewhurst, "The Organisation," Look at the State We're In, 1995.
Ian, "Four Men in a Car," The Comic Strip Presents, 1998.
James Macaroon, "Titanic," French and Saunders, BBC, 1998.
Himself, The 11 O'Clock Show, 1999.
Ian Crisp, "Four Men in a Plane," The Comic Strip Presents, Channel 4, 2000.
Himself, The Panel, Ten Network, 2000.
Director, "Comic Relief Special: Harry Potter and the Secret Chamberpot of Azerbaijan," French and Saunders, BBC, 2003.
Also appeared in "The Dangerous Brothers," Saturday Night Live.
Television Work; Series:
Creator, The Dangerous Brothers Present, 1986.
Creator, Bottom, BBC, 1991–1995.
Singer ("This Wheel's in Fire), Absolutely Fabulous (also known as Ab Fab), 1992—.
Television Director; Specials:
Mirrorball, BBC and BBC America, 2000.
Television Director; Episodic:
"More Bad News," The Comic Strip Presents, Channel 4, 1986.
"Private Enterprise," The Comic Strip Presents, Channel 4, 1986.
Brad, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Piccadilly Theatre, London, 1990.
Waiting for Godot, London, 1991.
Narrator, Carnival of Animals, Ballet due Rhin, Sadlers Wells Theatre, London, 1992.
Bottom, 1993, 1995, and 1997.
Also appeared in Kevin Turvey and the Bastard Squad, British cities; as Trofimov and Gayeve, The White Glove, Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, England; Alun, Honest, Decent and True.
With Twentieth Century Coyote, appeared on Radio 4 (England).
Music Videos; Director:
Directed "International Rescue" by Fuzzbox, 1989; "When I Grow Up" by Michelle Shocked; "Hourglass" by Squeeze; "Like the Weather" by 10,000 Maniacs; "Prime Mover" by Zodiac Minewarp; and "This Town" by Elvis Costello.
Music Videos; Appearances:
Appeared as rejected boyfriend in Kirsty MacColl's "Terry."
Dangerous Brothers Present: World of Danger, 1986.
Bottom Live, 1993.
Bottom Live: The Big Number 2 Tour, 1995.
Bottom Live 3: Hooligan's Island, 1997.
Guest House Paradiso, Universal, 1999.
Bottom 2001: An Arse Oddity (also known as Bottom Live 4), 2001.
Bottom Live 2003: Weapons Grade Y–Fronts Tour, 2003.
(Uncredited) "Pants," Bottom 2001: An Arse Oddity (also known as Bottom Live 4), 2001.
Comic Relief (also known as The Utterly Utterly Rude Video Live), 1986.
(With others) The Comic Strip Presents, Channel 4, 1983–1995.
(With Rik Mayall) "The Dangerous Brothers," Saturday Live, 1986.
Bottom, 1991–1992, 1995.
Television Music; Episodes:
Wrote music for The Comic Strip Presents, Channel 4.
Wrote The Gobbler.
(With Mark Leigh and Mike Lepine) How to Be a Complete Bastard, 1984.
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