Rik Mayall as Lord Flashheart
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Rik Mayall: A goodbye to Lord Flashheart

British comedian and actor Rik Mayall has died aged 56.

One of the much loved roles he played was Lord Flashheart in Blackadder. The character was bawdy with a mane of blonde curls.

Flashheart was originally inspired by a friend of John Lloyd and Richard Curtis.

  • 10 Jun 2014
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