Laurence Rickard

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Laurence Rickard
Born Laurence Carl Rickard[1]
(1975-06-14) 14 June 1975 (age 41)
Brighton, England
Nationality English
Other names Larry Rickard
Education Brunel University London[2]
Occupation Actor, writer, comedian
Years active 2004–present
Notable credit(s) Horrible Histories, Bill (2015 film), Yonderland
Website laurencerickard.com

Laurence Carl "Larry" Rickard (born 14 June 1975) is an English actor, writer and comedian one half of the comedy writing/performance duo "Larry and George" with George Sawyer.

Career[edit]

Rickard has written for numerous UK comedy shows, notably including The Armstrong and Miller Show, The Charlotte Church Show and The Impressions Show with Culshaw and Stephenson, as well as children's programme Me and My Monsters.

He is perhaps best known for his role as a principal cast member, lyricist and writer for the award-winning CBBC programme Horrible Histories, in particular for creating and performing the character of 'Special Correspondent' Bob Hale (a parody of presenter Peter Snow).[3] He has also appeared regularly on the spin-off game show Horrible Histories: Gory Games[4] and in the Horrible Histories BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall.[5]

Along with the five other members of the Horrible Histories starring cast, Rickard is also the co-creator, -writer and -star of Yonderland, a family fantasy comedy series that premiered on SkyOne on 10 November 2013. A second series was released in 2015 and a third has since been commissioned and began filming in early 2016.[6] In addition he is the co-writer of Bill, a BBC-produced comedy film which is based loosely around the early life of William Shakespeare and involves the same starring troupe.[7] Filming began in February 2014, and the film had a nationwide UK release in September 2015.[8]

As a performer he has also appeared in the Channel Four Comedy Lab 'Private Lives' as well as the TV series Balls of Steel.

He is also a writer and performer on Tracey Ullman's Show.[9]

Awards[edit]

Year Project Award Event Notes
2010 Horrible Histories Best TV Sketch Show British Comedy Awards
2010 Horrible Histories Best Writing BAFTA (Children's)
2010 Horrible Histories Best Comedy BAFTA (Children's)
2010 Horrible Histories Best Children's Show (non-fiction) Prix Jeunesse
2011 Horrible Histories Best Acting Kidscreen Awards Entire Cast
2011 Horrible Histories Best British Comedy British Comedy Guide Awards
2011 Horrible Histories Best TV Sketch Show British Comedy Guide Awards
2011 Horrible Histories Best TV Sketch Show British Comedy Awards
2011 Horrible Histories Best Children's Programme Broadcast Awards
2011 Horrible Histories Best Comedy BAFTA (Children's)
2011 Horrible Histories Best Children's Programme RTS Awards
2012 Horrible Histories Best Comedy BAFTA (Children's)
2012 Horrible Histories Best TV Sketch Show British Comedy Guide Awards
2012 Horrible Histories Best Children's Programme Rose d'Or
2012 Horrible Histories Best Acting Kidscreen Awards Entire Cast
2013 Horrible Histories Best Comedy BAFTA (Children's)
2013 Horrible Histories Best TV Sketch Show British Comedy Guide Awards
2014 Horrible Histories Special Prize: Best Children’s Non-Fiction of the Last 50 Years [10] Prix Jeunesse

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