Richard Ayoade is a multi-award winning comedian, actor, writer and director. The success of Garth Marenghi’s Dark Place (which he co-wrote, directed and starred in) was followed by his BAFTA award winning role in The IT Crowd, and numerous other TV credits including The Mighty Boosh.
Richard wrote and directed the BAFTA nominated film Submarine and wrote and directed The Double starring Jesse Eisenberg. He presented Travel Man and The Crystal Maze for Channel 4 and has frequently appeared on panel shows, mostly prominently on The Big Fat Quiz of the Year, and served as a team captain Was It Something I Said?. He has provided his voice to a number of animated projects, including the films The Boxtrolls, Early Man, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part and Soul.
He has released three books, Ayoade on Ayoade and The Grip of Film and Ayoade on Top, all published by Faber & Faber. He is currently writing two children's books: The Book That No One Wanted to Read and a picture book The Fairy Tale Fan Club.