Ayoade on Ayoade

Richard Ayoade

The star of The IT Crowd exposes world of film as you’ve never read it before.

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In this book Richard Ayoade – actor, writer, director, and amateur dentist – reflects on his cinematic legacy as only he can: in conversation with himself. Over ten brilliantly insightful and often erotic interviews, Ayoade examines himself fully and without mercy, leading a breathless investigation into this once-in-a-generation visionary.

Only Ayoade can appreciate Ayoade’s unique methodology. Only Ayoade can recognise Ayoade’s talent. Only Ayoade can withstand Ayoade’s peculiar scent. Only Ayoade can truly get inside Ayoade.

They have called their book Ayoade on Ayoade: A Cinematic Odyssey. Take the journey, and your life will never be the same again.

Ayoade on Ayoade captures the director in his own words: pompous, vain, angry and very, very funny.


Richard Ayoade is a writer and director. In addition to directing and co-writingĀ Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, he has adapted and directed Joe Dunthorne’s novelĀ SubmarineĀ for the screen, and is the co-writer (with Avi Korine) and director of the film,Ā The Double. As an actor he is best known for his roles as Dean Learner inĀ Garth Marenghi’s DarkplaceĀ and Maurice Moss in the Emmy Award-winningĀ The…

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