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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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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 22 wins & 55 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Special Correspondents (written by)
 2016 73rd Golden Globe Awards (TV Special) (special material)
 2012-2014 Derek (TV Series) (written by - 14 episodes)
- Christmas Special (2014) ... (written by)
- Episode #2.6 (2014) ... (written by)
- Episode #2.5 (2014) ... (written by)
- Episode #2.4 (2014) ... (written by)
- Episode #2.3 (2014) ... (written by)
 2013 Learn Guitar with David Brent (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Ooh La La (2013)
- Life on the Road (2013)
  The Office (TV Series) (creator - 188 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) (creator - 8 episodes, 2011 - 2013) (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)
 2012-2013 Kontoret (TV Series) (based on the BBC series "The Office" created by - 18 episodes)
- Brännboll (2013) ... (based on the BBC series "The Office" created by)
- Psykologi (2013) ... (based on the BBC series "The Office" created by)
- Näsorna (2013) ... (based on the BBC series "The Office" created by)
- SKH-dagen (2013) ... (based on the BBC series "The Office" created by)
- Hudiksvall (2013) ... (based on the BBC series "The Office" created by)
 2013 The Return of Brent (Short)
  The Ricky Gervais Show (TV Series) (creator: the original audio book series - 26 episodes, 2011 - 2012) (creator - 13 episodes, 2010)
- The Year (2012) ... (creator)
- World Cup (2012) ... (creator)
- Wartime (2012) ... (creator)
- Society (2012) ... (creator)
- Earth (2012) ... (creator)
 2012 The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards (TV Special) (special material written by)
 2011 The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards (TV Special) (special material written by)
 2010 Ricky Gervais: Out of England 2 - The Stand-Up Special (TV Special documentary) (written by)
 2010 Ricky Gervais: Live IV - Science (Video) (written by)
 2010 Cemetery Junction (written by)
 2010 The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards (TV Special) (special material written by)
 2009 The Invention of Lying (written by)
 2009 Comic Relief 2009 (TV Special)
 2008 Ricky Gervais: Out of England - The Stand-Up Special (TV Special 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 - 5 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (2006) ... (original screenplay)
- Episode #1.5 (2006) ... (original screenplay)
- Episode #1.3 (2006) ... (original screenplay)
- Episode #1.2 (2006) ... (original screenplay)
- Episode #1.1 (2006) ... (original screenplay)
 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)
Show Show Producer (23 credits)
Show Show Actor (43 credits)
Show Show Director (10 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (9 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (2 credits)
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (6 credits)
Show Show Self (177 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (27 credits)

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Other Works:

12 part weekly podcast with Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington. See more »

Publicity Listings:

20 Interviews | 24 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:

[on what advice he would give to someone who wants success like his]...work hard, be original and write about what you know I believe that if you didn't have to work for something, it can't truly be considered success. Luck doesn't count. I think success is allowed a certain pride and you can't be proud of luck or even of being born smart, artistic, or talented. It's what you do with it that ... See more »

Trivia:

In the early '80s was in a pop group called "Seona Dancing". He was the main singer while Bill McCrae wrote music. They were not successful in the UK; however, they were very popular in the Phillipines. See more »

Trademark:

Usually has a beer with him on stage when performing stand-up. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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