The Bottom stars who went from university friends to comedy legends

Edward Elizabeth ‘Eddie’ Hitler and Richard ‘Richie’ Richard are two pathetic, misogynistic, slobby flatmates dwelling in a dirty, damp flat at 11 Mafeking Parade in Hammersmith.

They’re Adrian Edmondson and Rik Mayall’s comedian creations, two college associates who masterminded the cult BBC2 sitcom Backside.

Adrian and Rik met at Manchester College while finding out Drama within the late Nineteen Seventies.

Their friendship would blossom into some of the vital collaborations within the historical past of British comedy.

The present, which aired between 1991-95, is legendary for its chaotic, nihilistic humour and violent comedy slapstick.

Backside additionally spawned 5 stage-show excursions between 1993 and 2003 and a function movie, Visitor Home Paradiso (1999).

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Each stars went on to attain extra fame and success after the present.

Rik Mayall starred in a few of Britain’s favorite TV reveals reminiscent of Blackadder, Jonathan Creek and Midsomer Murders.

He performed Lizzie Cronin’s imaginary good friend within the cult traditional movie Drop Useless Fred in 1991.

Mayall was solid alongside a few of the UK’s most interesting actors in Harry Potter and the Thinker’s Stone, however his depiction of the Hogwarts poltergeist Peeves was minimize from the ultimate film.

He handed away all of the sudden in 2014 at 56 after a coronary heart assault and is remembered for his wacky and high-energy performances.

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Because the final episode of Backside premiered practically 30 years in the past, Ade Edmonson has been a relentless fixture on TV and cinema screens within the UK and Hollywood.

He performed Jean Slater’s boyfriend Daniel Cook dinner on EastEnders till February 2020, when the character misplaced his most cancers battle.

Ade was topped as MasterChef winner in 2003 and performed Captain Peavy in Star Wars: The Final Jedi in 2017.

He has been married to Completely Fabulous star Jennifer Saunders since 1985.

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