Richard Ayoade Married Life, Wife, Family, Movies, Net Worth

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Richard Ayoade Married Life, Wife, Family, Movies, Net Worth

Actor Richard Ayoade is best known for portraying the role of IT technician Maurice Moss in Channel 4's comedy show, The IT Crowd (2006). For his performance in the show, he even won in the category of Best Male Performance in a Comedy Programme at the BAFTA TV Award. 

Apart from acting, he is a director as well since he is the maker of critically acclaimed movies, including The Double (2013) and Submarine (2010). 

Richard Ayoade's Married Life

Richard is married to actress Lydia Fox, his co-star from the series, The IT Crowd (2007). The two have been married since 8th Septemeber 2007

Today, the two are already parents to their two daughters: Ida Ayoade and Esme Bibi Ayoade.

Richard Ayoade and wife Lydia Fox with daughters Ida Ayoade and Esme Ayoade (Photo:

The two first met at a Cambridge theatre performance where Lydia was one of the audience members in Richard's onstage performance.

More About His Wife

Richard's wife Lydia is a professional actress with several TV series and movies to her credit. She made her on-screen debut in 2004 from the TV series, Garth Marenghi's Darkplace. Her recent movie project includes the movie titled The Souvenir (2019), where she played the role of the character named after her. 

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Also, Lydia comes from a family with an acting background. She is the granddaughter of Robin Fox, a famous English actor and chairman of the English Stage Company. 

Interestingly, Lydia was well acquainted with prolific actor Tom Hiddleston during his struggling days. Lydia played the role of Juliet, whereas Tom portrayed Romeo at Marlowe Society's production of Romeo and Juliet.

Movies & TV Shows

Richard started his career in showbiz with the TV series, The Armstrong and Miller Show (1999), where he shared small screentime. However, it wasn't long before he landed the role of Dean Learner in the TV show, Garth Marenghi's Darkplace, in 2004, where he was among the leading cast. 

Likewise, he continued to act in other series such as Man to Man with Dean Learner (2006) and The Mighty Boosh (2003). 

Apart from TV series, the artist's film credits include The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004), Bunny and the Bull (2009), and The Lego Movie 2 (2019).

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Furthermore, Richard is also the director behind critically acclaimed movies like The Double (2013) and Submarine (2010).

Facts About Richard Ayoade Including Age:

  • Richard was born on 23rd May 1977 in London, England.
  • As per the site Celebrity Net Worth, he has amassed a net worth of $2 million.
  • His parents are Layide Ade Laditi Ayoade (father) and Dagny Ayoade (mother).
  • Richard has a Bachelor's degree in Law that he received from St Catharine's College in 1998.
  • He stands at the height of 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 meters).