Richard Ayoade is a Perrier Award winning writer and director. In 2004 Ayoade co-created and directed Channel 4’s spoof horror comedy series Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, in which he also appeared. This was followed with a sequel series Man to Man with Dean Lerner which Richard directed and co-wrote and was broadcast on primetime Channel 4. He has performed in The Mighty Boosh (as well as script editing) and the Emmy Award Winning IT Crowd. Ayoade has made music videos for The Arctic Monkeys, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Super Furry Animals, Kasabian, the Last Shadow Puppets and Vampire Weekend. He also directed the feature-length concert film of the Arctic Monkeys at the Apollo which was released in 2008.
Ayoade’s directorial debut came in 2010 with the critically acclaimed and award winning Submarine. His next film, The Double, was released in 2014.