The History of Hollywood Film in 10 Minutes - CineFix
How did a $25,000 bet give rise to the modern film industry? How did Hollywood come to be, well, Hollywood?
He played the obnoxious, poetry-writing anarchist Rick in The Young Ones alongside his friend Adrian Edmondson before the duo later went on to star in their sitcom Bottom.
Mayall also appeared in shows including Blackadder and The New Statesman.
He died at home in London. The Metropolitan Police said the death was not believed to be suspicious.
For the past 100 years, a box of never-before-seen negatives has been preserved in a block of ice in Antarctica. Recently, Conservators of the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust came across the 22 exposed, but unprocessed, cellulose nitrate negatives during an attempt to restore an old exploration hut.