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Ricky Gervais


Ricky Dene Gervais was born in a suburb of Reading, Berkshire, to Eva Sophia (House) and Lawrence Raymond Gervais, who was a hod carrier and labourer. His father was born in Ontario, Canada, of French-Canadian descent, and his mother was English. He was educated at Ashmead Comprehensive School and went on to study at University College, London, ... See full bio »
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 2012-2014 Derek (TV Series) (written by - 13 episodes)
- Episode #2.6 (2014) ... (written by)
- Episode #2.5 (2014) ... (written by)
- Episode #2.4 (2014) ... (written by)
- Episode #2.3 (2014) ... (written by)
- Episode #2.2 (2014) ... (written by)
 2013 Learn Guitar with David Brent (TV Series)
  The Office (TV Series) (185 episodes, 2005 - 2013) (written by - 1 episode, 2006) (teleplay - 1 episode, 2005)
- Finale (2013) ... (creator)
- A.A.R.M. (2013) ... (creator)
- Livin' the Dream (2013) ... (creator)
- Paper Airplane (2013) ... (creator)
- Stairmageddon (2013) ... (creator)
  Life's Too Short (TV Series) (written by - 5 episodes, 2011 - 2013) (writer - 3 episodes, 2011)
- Easter Special (2013) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Episode #1.7 (2011) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Episode #1.6 (2011) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Episode #1.5 (2011) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Episode #1.4 (2011) ... (creator) / (writer)
 2013 The Return of Brent (Short)
 2010-2012 The Ricky Gervais Show (TV Series) (39 episodes)
- The Year (2012) ... (creator)
- World Cup (2012) ... (creator)
- Wartime (2012) ... (creator)
- Society (2012) ... (creator)
- Earth (2012) ... (creator)
 2010 Ricky Gervais: Out of England 2 - The Stand-Up Special (TV Movie documentary) (written by)
 2010 Ricky Gervais: Live IV - Science (Video documentary) (written by)
 2010 Cemetery Junction (written by)
 2009 The Invention of Lying (written by)
 2009 Comic Relief 2009 (TV Movie)
 2008 Ricky Gervais: Out of England - The Stand-Up Special (TV Movie documentary) (written by)
 2005-2007 Extras (TV Series) (written by - 13 episodes)
- The Extra Special Series Finale (2007) ... (written by)
- Jonathan Ross (2006) ... (written by)
- Sir Ian McKellen (2006) ... (written by)
- Chris Martin (2006) ... (written by)
- Daniel Radcliffe (2006) ... (written by)
 2007 Ricky Gervais Live 3: Fame (Video) (written by)
 2006 Le bureau (TV Mini-Series) (original screenplay - 2006)
 2006 The Simpsons (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Homer Simpson, This Is Your Wife (2006) ... (written by)
 2006 Ricky Gervais Meets... Larry David (TV Movie documentary)
  Stromberg (TV Series) ("The Office" created & written by - 9 episodes, 2005) (television series: "The Office" - 1 episode, 2005)
- Tag der offenen Tür (2005) ... ("The Office" created & written by)
- Die Kündigung (2005) ... ("The Office" created & written by)
- Die Putzfrau (2005) ... ("The Office" created & written by)
- Der Vertrag (2005) ... ("The Office" created & written by)
- Theo (2005) ... ("The Office" created & written by)
 2004 Ricky Gervais Live 2: Politics (Video documentary) (written by)
 2001-2003 The Office (TV Series) (written by - 14 episodes)
- Christmas Special: Part 2 (2003) ... (written by)
- Christmas Special: Part 1 (2003) ... (written by)
- Interview (2002) ... (written by)
- Charity (2002) ... (written by)
- Motivation (2002) ... (written by)
 2003 Ricky Gervais Live: Animals (Video documentary) (written by)
 2001 The Sketch Show (TV Series)
 2000 Meet Ricky Gervais (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (2000) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.5 (2000) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.4 (2000) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.3 (2000) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.2 (2000) ... (writer)
 2000 Bruiser (TV Series) (additional material - 5 episodes)
- Get Me Roger Slippers (2000) ... (additional material)
- Nutty Puppet Mayhem ... (additional material)
- Love Golf ... (additional material)
- Putchek's Revenge ... (additional material)
- Not Now, Darling ... (additional material)
 1999 The Jim Tavaré Show (TV Series) (12 episodes)
- Episode #2.6 (1999)
- Episode #2.5 (1999)
- Episode #2.4 (1999)
- Episode #2.3 (1999)
- Episode #2.2 (1999)
 1999 Comedy Lab (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Golden Years (1999) ... (written by)
 1998 The 11 O'Clock Show (TV Series) (writer)
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Show Show Director (10 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (6 credits)
Show Show Music department (2 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (2 credits)
Show Show Thanks (6 credits)
Show Show Self (166 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (24 credits)

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Other Works:

Used to manage British rock group Suede. See more »

Publicity Listings:

20 Interviews | 23 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Seona Dancing

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

I guess the biggest difference between the U.S. version and the U.K. version of The Office (2005) reflected this. We had to make Michael Scott a slightly nicer guy, with a rosier outlook to life. He could still be childish, and insecure, and even a bore, but he couldn't be too mean. The irony is of course that I think David Brent's dark descension and eventual redemption made him all the more ... See more »

Trivia:

He grew up in relative poverty but he has always admired his mother for the way in which she did not allow it to get in the way of a happy upbringing. She got herself into debt in order to make sure he had plenty of Christmas presents and it took her the whole of the following year to work her way out of it until Christmas beckoned again. See more »

Trademark:

Humor from awkward social situations See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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When did he get into the animal fanaticism? avildsen-610-19446
Don't find him funny one bit racey1979
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Did Steve and Ricky fall out??? Monerz
really cute:-) -- For NON- RICKY- HATERS ONLY!!!!!!!! CryingAngel85
Ricky doing the Oscars. Good Idea? drjonty
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