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Articles Tagged 'Rik Mayall'


Rik Mayall: Five Reasons You Should Know His Work

It’s hard to believe that it’s been an entire year since news broke of the death of Rik Mayall, one of the U.K.’s most influential and beloved comedy writer/performers. The first anniversary today (June 9) of his death has resulted in an outpouring of tributes and reflection from peers and fans alike on social media, with […]

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In Memoriam: The Brits We Lost in 2014

Gathering together a list of those people we lost over the past year is never a pleasant task. The shocking realization that, say, Rik Mayall or Bob Hoskins will be making no more public appearances is quite a hard one to process, especially as so many of the people in this group could easily take […]

Rik Mayall in ‘Drop Dead Fred’

Why You Never Saw Rik Mayall in a ‘Harry Potter’ Movie

Amid all of the links and clips that have been shared by British comedy fans in the wake of Rik Mayall’s death yesterday, there was a story that very few people were fully aware of at the time that has proven to be one final delight from a most delightful man. Let’s call it Harry […]

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RIP Rik Mayall: His Greatest Roles

The comedian and actor Rik Mayall has died, aged 56. His manager confirmed the news earlier today, telling BBC News: “We are deeply saddened to announce the death of Rik Mayall, who passed away this morning.” No single figure better personified the explosive arrival of alternative comedy in the late ’70s and early ’80s than Rik […]

Startling British TV Ads of 2011

Other people’s TV commercials are weird, aren’t they? It’s easy to get used to your own because they’re on all the time, and the internal reference points have to be universal to your culture or they don’t really work as adverts. Play the same ads across a global arena and everything suddenly looks very different. […]