Ricky Gervais


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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 24 wins & 58 nominations. See more awards »

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The Office Writer
(2001-2003)
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(2005-2007)
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  Flanimals (characters) (announced)
  After Life (TV Series) (written by - 12 episodes, 2019 - 2020) (creator - 6 episodes, 2019)
- Episode #2.6 (2020) ... (written by)
- Episode #2.5 (2020) ... (written by)
- Episode #2.4 (2020) ... (written by)
- Episode #2.3 (2020) ... (written by)
- Episode #2.2 (2020) ... (written by)
 2020 2020 Golden Globe Awards (TV Special) (special material by)
 2019 The Office (TV Series) (1 episode)
  Konttori (TV Series) (based on the BBC format created by - 18 episodes, 2018 - 2019) (creator - 8 episodes, 2017) (based on the original screenplay by - 3 episodes, 2017)
- Vappu (2019) ... (based on the BBC format created by)
- Epäsosiaalinen media (2019) ... (based on the BBC format created by)
- Kolme sisarta (2019) ... (based on the BBC format created by)
- Ystävänpäivä (2019) ... (based on the BBC format created by)
- Konfliktinhallinta (2019) ... (based on the BBC format created by)
 2018 Ricky Gervais: Humanity (TV Special) (written by)
 2016 David Brent: Life on the Road (Video) (uncredited)
 2016 David Brent: Life on the Road (written by)
 2016 David Brent: Lady Gypsy (Video short) (uncredited)
 2016 Special Correspondents (written by)
 2016 73rd Golden Globe Awards (TV Special) (special material)
  Derek (TV Series) (creator - 14 episodes, 2012 - 2014) (written by - 14 episodes, 2012 - 2014)
- Christmas Special (2014) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Episode #2.6 (2014) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Episode #2.5 (2014) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Episode #2.4 (2014) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Episode #2.3 (2014) ... (creator) / (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 - 187 episodes, 2005 - 2013) (written by - 1 episode, 2006) (based on the BBC series "The Office" created by - 1 episode, 2005) (teleplay by - 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)
 2013 Brent & Johnson: Equality Street (Video short) (as Brent)
  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 Making of Life's Too Short (TV Movie documentary) (Creator)
 2011 The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards (TV Special) (special material 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 The Ricky Gervais Guide To... (TV Series)
 2008 Ricky Gervais: Out of England - The Stand-Up Special (TV Special) (written by)
  Extras (TV Series) (creator - 13 episodes, 2005 - 2007) (written by - 13 episodes, 2005 - 2007)
- The Extra Special Series Finale (2007) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Jonathan Ross (2006) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Sir Ian McKellen (2006) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Chris Martin (2006) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Daniel Radcliffe (2006) ... (creator) / (written by)
 2007 Ricky Gervais Live 3: Fame (Video) (written by)
 2006 Ricky Gervais Meets... Christopher Guest (TV Special documentary)
 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)
- Deuxième partie (2006) ... (original screenplay)
- Première partie (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 Special documentary)
 2005 The Ricky Gervais Show (TV Series)
  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)
 2005 Kelsey Grammer Presents: The Sketch Show (TV Series) (sketches by - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (2005) ... (sketches by)
 2004 Ricky Gervais Live 2: Politics (Video) (written by)
  The Office (TV Series) (creator - 14 episodes, 2001 - 2003) (written by - 14 episodes, 2001 - 2003)
- Christmas Special: Part 2 (2003) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Christmas Special: Part 1 (2003) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Interview (2002) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Charity (2002) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Motivation (2002) ... (creator) / (written by)
 2003 Ricky Gervais Live: Animals (Video) (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)
- Nutty Puppet Mayhem (2000) ... (additional material)
- Love Golf (2000) ... (additional material)
- Putchek's Revenge (2000) ... (additional material)
- Not Now, Darling (2000) ... (additional material)
- Get Me Roger Slippers (2000) ... (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 (17 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (12 credits)
Show Show Composer (3 credits)
Show Show Script and Continuity Department (2 credits)
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (7 credits)
Show Show Self (220 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (43 credits)

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21 Interviews | 26 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 7 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Brent | Seona Dancing

Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 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 [descent] and eventual redemption made him all the more ... See more »

Trivia:

Very good friends with American comedian and TV presenter Jon Stewart and British comedian and TV presenter Jonathan Ross. See more »

Trademark:

Unique, high-pitched laugh See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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