Biography

Ricky Dene Gervais (born 25 June 1961) is an English comedian, actor, director, producer, musician and writer.

Gervais achieved mainstream fame with his television series The Office and the subsequent series Extras, both of which he co-wrote and co-directed with friend and frequent collaborator Stephen Merchant. In addition to writing and directing the shows, Gervais also played the lead roles of David Brent in The Office and Andy Millman in Extras. Gervais has also starred in a number of Hollywood films, assuming leading roles in Ghost Town and The Invention of Lying. He has performed on four sell-out stand-up comedy tours, written the best-selling Flanimals book series and starred with Merchant and Karl Pilkington in the most downloaded podcast in the world as of March 2009, The Ricky Gervais Show.

He has won a multitude of awards and honours, including seven BAFTA Awards, five British Comedy Awards, two Emmy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards and the 2006 Rose d'Or, as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination. In 2007 he was voted the 11th greatest stand-up comic on Channel 4's 100 Greatest Stand-Ups and again in the updated 2010 list as the 3rd greatest stand-up comic. In 2010 he was named on the TIME 100 list of the world's most influential people. Gervais hosted both the 2010 and 2011 Golden Globe Awards.

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Ricky Dene Gervais (born 25 June 1961) is an English comedian, actor, director, producer, musician and writer.

Gervais achieved mainstream fame with his television series The Office and the subsequent series Extras, both of which he co-wrote and co-directed with friend and frequent collaborator Stephen Merchant. In addition to writing and directing the shows, Gervais also played the lead roles of David Brent in The Office and Andy Millman in Extras. Gervais has also starred in a number of Hollywood films, assuming leading roles in Ghost Town and The Invention of Lying. He has performed on four sell-out stand-up comedy tours, written the best-selling Flanimals book series and starred with Merchant and Karl Pilkington in the most downloaded podcast in the world as of March 2009, The Ricky Gervais Show.

He has won a multitude of awards and honours, including seven BAFTA Awards, five British Comedy Awards, two Emmy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards and the 2006 Rose d'Or, as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination. In 2007 he was voted the 11th greatest stand-up comic on Channel 4's 100 Greatest Stand-Ups and again in the updated 2010 list as the 3rd greatest stand-up comic. In 2010 he was named on the TIME 100 list of the world's most influential people. Gervais hosted both the 2010 and 2011 Golden Globe Awards.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Ricky Gervais, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 73

Birthday 1961-06-25

Place of Birth Whitley, Berkshire, Reading, England, UK

Official Site http://www.rickygervais.com/

Also Known As

  • Ricky Dene Gervais

Acting TV ShowsMovies

The Wind in the Willows as Mole (voice)
2018 Blazing Samurai as Ika Chu
2017 George Michael: Freedom as Himself
2016 David Brent: Life on the Road as David Brent
2016 Special Correspondents as Albert Finch
2015 The Little Prince as The Conceited Man (voice)
2015 Hot Ones(1 episode) as Himself
2015 Derek Special as Derek
2015 Galavant(1 episode) as Xanax
2014 Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb as Dr. McPhee
2014 Muppets Most Wanted as Dominic Badguy
2013 The Unbelievers as Himself
2013 David Blaine: Real or Magic as Himself
2013 The Return of Brent as David Brent
2013 Escape from Planet Earth as Mr Bing (Voice)
2013 Life's Too Short Easter Special
2012 Derek(13 episodes) as Derek
2011 Life's Too Short(11 episodes) as Himself
2011 Spy Kids: All the Time in the World as Argonaut
2011 David Haye versus(1 episode) as Himself
2011 Talking Funny as Himself
2010 Ricky Gervais: Out of England 2 - The Stand-Up Special as Himself
2010 Ricky Gervais Live 4: Science as Himself
2010 An Idiot Abroad(53 episodes) as Himself
2010 Louie(1 episode)
2010 Science as Himself
2010 Cemetery Junction as Len Taylor
2010 The Ricky Gervais Show(26 episodes)
2009 Live from Studio Five(3 episodes)
2009 The Invention of Lying as Mark Bellison
2009 The Dawn of Lying
2009 Alan Carr: Chatty Man(1 episode)
2009 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian as Dr. McPhee
2009 Horne & Corden(1 episode)
2008 Ricky Gervais: Out of England - The Stand-Up Special as Himself
2008 How to Lose Friends & Alienate People as Himself (uncredited)
2008 Ghost Town as Bertram Pincus
2007 Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale as Andy Millman
2007 Ricky Gervais Live 3: Fame as Himself
2007 Stardust as Ferdy the Fence
2007 Karl Pilkington - Satisfied Fool
2007 The Graham Norton Show(4 episodes) as Himself
2006 For Your Consideration as Martin Gibb
2006 Night at the Museum as Bambi
2006 The One Show(5 episodes)
2006 Ricky Gervais Meets... Larry David as Himself
2005 Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List(1 episode)
2005 Extras(13 episodes) as Andy Millman
2005 Valiant as Bugsy (voice)
2005 The Office(3 episodes)
2004 Ricky Gervais Live 2: Politics as Himself
2003 The Office: Christmas Special as David Brent
2003 Ricky Gervais Live: Animals as Himself
2002 Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway(2 episodes)
2001 Dog Eat Dog as Bouncer
2001 Alias(1 episode)
2001 The Office(12 episodes) as David Brent
2000 Meet Ricky Gervais(6 episodes)
1999 Robbie the Reindeer(1 episode)
1999 Spaced(1 episode)
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(1 episode) as Himself
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(8 episodes)
1994 Room 101(1 episode)
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(2 episodes)
1993 GMTV(3 episodes)
1991 Golden Years(1 episode) as Clive Meadows
1989 The Simpsons(7 episodes)
1988 This Morning(3 episodes)
1983 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee(1 episode)

Writing

2016 David Brent: Life on the RoadWriter
2016 Special CorrespondentsWriter
2015 Derek SpecialWriter
2013 The Return of BrentScreenplay
2011 Life's Too Short(8 episodes)Writer
2010 Ricky Gervais: Out of England 2 - The Stand-Up SpecialWriter
2010 Ricky Gervais Live 4: ScienceWriter
2010 Cemetery JunctionWriter
2009 The Invention of LyingWriter
2008 Ricky Gervais: Out of England - The Stand-Up SpecialWriter
2007 Extras: The Extra Special Series FinaleWriter
2007 Ricky Gervais Live 3: FameWriter
2006 Ricky Gervais Meets... Larry DavidWriter
2005 Extras(12 episodes)Writer
2005 The Office(2 episodes)Writer
2005 Kelsey Grammer Presents The Sketch Show(1 episode)Writer
2004 Ricky Gervais Live 2: PoliticsWriter
2004 Stromberg(46 episodes)Writer
2003 The Office: Christmas SpecialWriter
2003 Ricky Gervais Live: AnimalsWriter
2001 The Office(19 episodes)Writer
1991 Golden Years(1 episode)Writer
1989 The Simpsons(1 episode)Writer

Directing

2016 David Brent: Life on the RoadDirector
2016 Special CorrespondentsDirector
2015 Derek SpecialDirector
2013 The Return of BrentDirector
2013 Life's Too Short Easter SpecialDirector
2011 Life's Too Short(8 episodes)Director
2010 Ricky Gervais Live 4: ScienceDirector
2010 Cemetery JunctionDirector
2009 The Invention of LyingDirector
2009 The Dawn of LyingDirector
2007 Extras: The Extra Special Series FinaleDirector
2005 Extras(12 episodes)Director
2003 The Office: Christmas SpecialDirector
2001 The Office(19 episodes)Director

Creator

HaMisradCreator
2012 DerekCreator
2011 Life's Too ShortCreator
2010 An Idiot AbroadCreator
2010 The Ricky Gervais ShowCreator
2006 La JobCreator
2006 Le BureauCreator
2005 ExtrasCreator
2005 The OfficeCreator
2001 The OfficeCreator

Production

2016 David Brent: Life on the RoadProducer
2010 An Idiot Abroad(53 episodes)Producer
2010 Cemetery JunctionExecutive Producer
2010 The Ricky Gervais Show(26 episodes)Producer
2009 The Invention of LyingProducer
2008 Ricky Gervais: Out of England - The Stand-Up SpecialExecutive Producer
2005 Extras(13 episodes)Executive Producer
2005 The Office(208 episodes)Executive Producer

Crew

2013 Life's Too Short Easter SpecialCreator

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