Rik Mayall

1958 - 2014

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Richard Michael Mayall (7 March 1958 – 9 June 2014) was an English stand-up comedian, actor and writer. Mayall formed a close partnership with Ade Edmondson while they were students at Manchester University and was a pioneer of alternative comedy in the 1980s. Mayall starred in numerous cult classic sitcoms throughout his career, including The Young Ones, The Comic Strip Presents..., Blackadder, Filthy Rich & Catflap, The New Statesman, Bottom and Believe Nothing. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rik Mayall has received more than 5,327,670 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Rik Mayall is the 6,424th most popular actor (down from 5,930th in 2019), the 4,637th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 4,007th in 2019) and the 773rd most popular British Actor.

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  • 53.87

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  • 31

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  • 1.48

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  • 5.01

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Rik Mayall ranks 6,424 out of 10,030Before him are Nicole de Boer, Jason Behr, Tina Arena, Jesse Plemons, Glenn Strange, and Michael Cera. After him are Seo Ji-hye, Oh Se-hun, Freema Agyeman, Benjamin Whitrow, Juliet Landau, and Aimee Mullins.

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Among people born in 1958, Rik Mayall ranks 383Before him are Anita Baker, James Wilby, Drew Carey, Neil Finn, Raymond Mommens, and George Saunders. After him are Mark King, Olivier Weber, Ryoichi Kawakatsu, John Aldridge, Tony Pulis, and Ronald Gamarra Herrera. Among people deceased in 2014, Rik Mayall ranks 391Before him are James Foley, Nanda, Paul England, Russell Johnson, Akkineni Nageswara Rao, and Bruno Zumino. After him are Don Keefer, Malik Bendjelloul, Robert Ashley, Gerald Wilson, Dale Gardner, and Fyodor Cherenkov.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Rik Mayall ranks 4,637 out of 6,924Before him are Jule Styne (1905), Peter Sallis (1921), Harry Lloyd (1983), Ben Daniels (1964), Alex Jennings (1957), and W. T. Tutte (1917). After him are Ian Wallace (1946), Freema Agyeman (1979), Benjamin Whitrow (1937), Richard Barbieri (1957), Ann Packer (1942), and David Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter (1905).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Rik Mayall ranks 773Before him are Louise Lombard (1970), Toby Regbo (1991), Peter Sallis (1921), Harry Lloyd (1983), Ben Daniels (1964), and Alex Jennings (1957). After him are Freema Agyeman (1979), Benjamin Whitrow (1937), Kevin Whately (1951), Lionel Jeffries (1926), Stephanie Beacham (1947), and Sophie Monk (1979).

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