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Mayall in 1999
Richard Michael Mayall
7 March 1958
|Died||9 June 2014
|Alma mater||University of Manchester|
|Occupation||Actor, comedian, writer|
|Spouse(s)||Barbara Robbin (m. 1985-2014)|
Richard Michael "Rik" Mayall (7 March 1958 – 9 June 2014) was a British comedian and actor and writer of comedy. He starred in many sitcoms, including The Young Ones, Blackadder, Filthy Rich and Catflap, The New Statesman and Bottom. He also starred in the movies Drop Dead Fred (1991) and Guest House Paradiso (1999). He also won an Emmy Award in 1997 for The Willows in Winter (1995).
Mayall was born in Harlow, Essex. When he was three, he moved to Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire. He studied drama at the University of Manchester. He had a relationship with writer Lise Mayer in the early 1980s. He was married to Scottish make-up artist, Barbara Robbin from 1985 until his death. The couple had two daughters and a son together. His autobiography was published in 2005.
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