Who is BAFTA TV Awards host Richard Ayoade? What is his net worth?

Richard Ayoade is hosting the prestigious 2021 BAFTA TV Awards, which will air on BBC One tonight (June 6th).

He’s a comedian and actor and 44 years old.

He is very well known in the media world – but do you know who he is?

Here we take a look at Richard’s career, the most important roles and his personal life….

Do you remember Richard Ayoade in The IT Crowd? (Image credit: SplashNews)

What is BAFTA presenter Richard Ayoade famous for?

Richard is famous for his acting, directing, writing, and comedic work.

He is a British star, born and raised in Hammersmith, London.

He was educated at Cambridge, presents himself as an intellectual and can be recognized by his thick-rimmed glasses and his suit and tie outfit.

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He became famous as IT technician Maurice in the successful Channel 4 show The IT Crowd.

And had other successes in The Mighty Boosh, Full English, Disenchantment and Apple & Onion.

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Richard’s media career is extensive (Image credit: SplashNews)

He also hosted shows like The Crystal Maze Revival, Have I Got News For You, and Gadget Man.

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He’s even a well-known music video director and has directed videos for The Arctic Monkeys and Kasabian.

You may also recognize him by his cameo on Paddington 2 or his supporting role in The Double.

Who is Richard Ayoade married to?

Richard is married to Lydia Fox, an actress who is also Laurence Fox’s sister.

Richard and Lydia have three children together.

They married in 2007 but keep their married life very private from the public.

They met while studying and Richard said in a podcast interview that she always supports his career.

On an episode of The Sacred Podcast, Richard said that he also got his wife to read his projects before signing up.

And fully trust her artistic instinct. In fact, she even worked as a producer on his film The Double.

Richard Ayoade with his wife Lydia
Richard Ayoade with his wife Lydia (Image: SplashNews)

What did Richard Ayoade say about Laurence Fox?

Richard has apparently not commented publicly on Laurence Fox’s political ambitions.

However, Laurence announced in an interview that his brother-in-law did not approve of his appearance at Question Time.

In an interview with The Sunday Times, Laurence said he asked for Richard’s assistance on the racing series.

But Richard refused, saying Laurence had never experienced racism.

However, Laurence disagreed: “Yes, of course I have.

“I saw black people racist against me when I was working in Kenya [as a safari driver] for seven months.

“This is how you are addressed – racism can be deferential.”

The fellow actor admits they avoided each other for a while but insists they are friendlier now.

Laurence Fox
Laurence Fox is Richard’s brother-in-law (Photo credit: SplashNews.com)

Who does BAFTA presenter Richard Ayoade play in The Mandalorian?

Richard Ayoade has a role on the Star Wars spin-off show The Mandalorian.

In the Disney Plus hit, Richard speaks Zero, a droid.

What is his net worth?

According to Celebrity NetWorth, Richard Ayoade is valued at about $ 2 million.

At the current exchange rate this is around 1.4 million pounds sterling.

When are the TV BAFTA Awards on this TV?

The TV BAFTAS will be broadcast on Sunday, June 6th this year from 7pm on BBC One.

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