Richard Ayoade is renowned for his performance in ‘The IT Crowd,’ the Channel 4 sitcom where he starred as Maurice Moss, a socially awkward IT technician and earned a ‘BAFTA Award,’ in the category of ‘Best Male Comedy Performance’ for the same. He also appeared in ‘Man to Man with Dean Learner,’ a comedy chat show and ‘Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace,’ the horror parody television series. He has also been a part of comedy shows like ‘Nathan Barley,’ and ‘The Mighty Boosh.’ Some of his other notable works include, ‘Submarine,’ ‘The Double,’ ‘The Watch,’ ‘The Double,’ ‘At the Apollo,’ and ‘The Life and Death of Peter Sellers.’ He is the host of factual shows like, ‘Travel Man,’ ‘The Crystal Maze,’ and ‘Gadget Man.’ He has also lent his voice to various animated projects, including ‘Early Man,’ ‘Apple & Onion,’ ‘The Boxtrolls,’ and ‘Strange Hill High.’
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers is a biographical romantic comedy drama film which tells the story of Peter Sellers, a man who is emotionally withdrawn due to the fact that he had an overbearing mother. He faces several problems in his life before he discovers his talent for comedy.
Stephen is an agoraphobic who has not left his home for around a year. His daily routines are always planned out carefully, but one day, things get complicated when he discovers a mice infestation in the kitchen cupboards. The film then takes us one year back to his Europe trip, and the events that lead to this situation.
Four friends, Evan, Bob, Franklin, and Jamarcus in the town of Glenview, Ohio, form a neighborhood watch to find out who is killing their townspeople. When they discover aliens living amongst them and an alien plot to conquer the world, they must find a way to stop the invasion.
Based on the novel of the same name by Joe Dunthrone, the coming-of-age movie follows teenager Oliver Tate navigating his way through life while trying to have a relationship with his classmate Jordana. He is also worried about his depressed father, Lloyd, and his mother, Jill, having an affair with new-age guru, Graham.
A shy and timid clerk, Simon, working in a government agency, finds his life taking an unusual turn, when a confident and charming lookalike, James, takes up a job in his workplace.
In order to buy the perfect present for his aunt for her 100th birthday, Paddington takes up a job. However, unfortunately the gift ends up being stolen.
Orphaned human boy Eggs is brought up by the Boxtrolls, a trash-collecting community of quirky creatures residing in caverns beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. But the wicked exterminator, Archibald Snatcher, is out to destroy the Boxtrolls. Eggs comes above the cavernous home and meets spirited Winnie who readily helps with a plan to save Boxtrolls. But their lives, too, are at risk.
Early Man is an animated adventure comedy film which takes us to prehistoric times, when various sorts of creatures used to roam the Earth. The film revolves around Dug, a caveman, and his sidekick, Hognob, who try to unite his tribe against the powerful Lord Nooth, who wants to transform their land into a mine.
Richard Ayoade Awards
|The IT Crowd||Best Male Performance in a Comedy Programme||2014|