Laurence Carl Rickard
14 June 1975
|Other names||Larry Rickard|
|Education||Brunel University London|
|Occupation||Actor, writer, comedian|
|Horrible Histories, Bill, Yonderland, Tracey Ullman's Show|
Laurence Carl "Larry" Rickard (born 14 June 1975) is an English actor, writer and comedian best known as a member of the British Horrible Histories troupe in which he starred in the TV series Horrible Histories, Yonderland and Ghosts. He is also one half of the comedy writing/performance duo "Larry and George" with George Sawyer.
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). He has also appeared regularly on the spin-off game show Horrible Histories: Gory Games and in the Horrible Histories BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall.
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. 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. Filming took place in 2014, and the film had a nationwide UK release in September 2015.
He is also a writer and performer on Tracey Ullman's Show and Tracey Breaks the News. While he has played numerous roles on the shows, his most recent recurring role is that of Philip May, the husband of Prime Minister Theresa May.
He co-wrote and starred in the 2019 BBC sitcom Ghosts.
Laurence Carl Rickard was born on 14 June 1975 in Brighton, England, he is professionally known as Laurence Rickard but often called Larry. He is always credited as "Laurence Rickard".
He currently lives in Sussex with his partner Mary Philips and their dog. Laurence Rickard made it public on 14 May 2018 that he had a 9-week-old son named Isaac Rickard. Three days later, on 17 May, he posted a picture of his baby son on Twitter. Of the main six actors of Horrible Histories, Rickard is the fourth to become a parent, after his co-stars Mat Baynton, Ben Willbond and Simon Farnaby.
|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 ||Prix Jeunesse|
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- "Laurence Rickard". Archived from the original on 25 December 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2013.
- "Sky1 to visit Yonderland". Sky1 website. 13 May 2013. Retrieved 26 July 2013.
- "Stars of Horrible Histories to make Shakespeare film". BBC Media Centre. 22 March 2013. Retrieved 26 July 2013.
- "Bill: production details". British Comedy Guide. comedy.co.uk. Retrieved 12 February 2014.