Caption: Still of Adrian Edmondson and Rik Mayall in Bottom (1991)
Actor, Writer, Soundtrack
Born: March 7, 1958
Star sign: Pisces
Height: 5' 11" (1.8 m)
Known for: An American Werewolf in London (1981), Guest House Paradiso (1999), Drop Dead Fred (1991), The New Statesman (1987)
Rik Mayall, one of the first and foremost alternative comedians in the UK, was born in a village called Matching Tye, just outside Harlow in Essex. His parents, John and Gillian were both drama teachers. His acting debut was at the age of seven when he appeared in one of his father's stage plays. He met his comedy partner and best friend Adrian "...