Adrian Charles Edmondson has not just worked in the entertainment industry as an actor; he is a stand-up comedian, musician, and television presenter.
With a career spanning for more than three decades, this charming comedian has made his appearance notable along with his comedy partner Rik Mayall. We will discover a lot more about Adrian Edmondson in the seven facts. Let's begin.
Edmondson, born on January 24, 1957, in Bradford city of West Yorkshire in England, is currently 63 years old. Adrian's mother, Dorothy Eileen Sturgeon, and father, Fred Edmondson, had four children, among which Adrian is the second oldest of the four siblings.
Since his father worked as a teacher in the armed forces in places like Cyprus, Bahrain, and Uganda, the family frequently relocated to these places until finally settling in Manningham, Bradford, where Adrian's father became the deputy headmaster at the Drummond Middle School.
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The 63 years old actor formed a band Bad News in 1984 with the series The Comic Strip Presents... cast Rik Mayall, Nigel Planer, and Peter Richardson.
After performing series of gigs with the band, he went on to direct some music videos until finally launching yet another group The Bum Notes to play theme music for the series Bottom.
Following a metal band and an instrumental jazz band, in 2008, Edmondson, along with Maartin Allcock, Andy Dinan, and Troy Donockley, founded the band The Bad Shepherds. The band would play folk-punk songs in combination with traditional folk instruments. The group disbanded in October of 2016.
Two years later, he initiated The Idiot Bastard Band with Simon Brint, Rowland Rivron, Neil Innes, and Phill Jupitus, which is still active even after the death of the band member, Simon Brint.
Edmondson started his career as a stand-up comedian from which he received significant recognition from the public. Later in his career, the 63 years old starred in numerous television shows like The Comic Strip Presents..., Happy Families, French and Saunders, Comic Relief, Absolutely Fabulous, War and Peace, to name a few. Moreover, he also went on to win the competitive cooking show, MasterChef.
Edmondson has also released seven audiobooks, in which three are Dr. Seuss's books narration; one is Ben Elton's book, with one being his book.
The 63 years old actor has also authored comic novels as How to Be a Complete Bastard, The Gobbler, The Complete Bastard's Book of the Worst, and Junkyard Jack and the Horse That Talks.
Edmondson's involvement in acting, stand-up comedies, music, as a television presenter and a writer, all have helped the 63 years old actor in amassing the net worth of $ 16 million.
In an interview with The Guardian, Adrian talked about meeting Jennifer Saunders in a 'comic strip club.' Saunders, like Edmondson, is a comedian along with being a screenwriter, singer, and actress.
Both were in the comic strip club to perform alternative comedy. After knowing each other for five years, both tied the knot on May 11, 1985, in the pastoral setting of Cheshire in northwest England. The couple has three daughters: Ella Edmondson, Beattie Edmondson, and Freya Edmondson.
Their eldest daughter, Ella, is married to Dan Furlong since September 30, 2010. She gave birth to a son Fred Furlong on August 27, 2012, making Fred the first grandchild of Saunders and Edmondson. Ella gave birth to her second child, Albert Rafferty Furlong, in February 2014.
Beattie married Samuel Francis on June 4, 2017. The couple has no children as of now. The youngest daughter, Freya, is currently single.
The duo, Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson, gained popularity as a comedian in The Young Ones and The Comic Strip Presents... becoming an influential member of the then-burgeoning alternative comedy scene.
From performing at the Comedy Store to set up their club called The Comic Strip with Peter Richardson, Nigel Planer, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French, and Alexei Sayle, the comedy partners were frequently seen working alongside each other.
However, both met at the University of Manchester while studying drama. They would perform as 20th Century Coyote in the university and eventually became best friends. As a matter of fact, when Mayall died on June 9, 2014, due to heart attack, Edmondson was among the one to carry Mayall's casket at the funeral.
Edmondson has appeared as Superintendent Clifford Walker in the British thriller show Bancroft. The show, which premiered on December 17, 2017, has currently completed three seasons.