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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 24 wins & 57 nominations. See more awards »

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  Flanimals (characters) (announced)
 2018 Ricky Gervais: Humanity (TV Special documentary) (written by)
  Konttori (TV Series) (creator - 8 episodes, 2017) (based on the original screenplay by - 3 episodes, 2017)
 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)
 2012-2014 Derek (TV Series) (written by - 14 episodes)
 2013 Learn Guitar with David Brent (TV Series) (2 episodes)
  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)
  Life's Too Short (TV Series) (creator - 8 episodes, 2011 - 2013) (written by - 5 episodes, 2011 - 2013) (writer - 3 episodes, 2011)
 2012-2013 Kontoret (TV Series) (based on the BBC series "The Office" created by - 18 episodes)
 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)
 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 documentary) (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)
 2007 Ricky Gervais Live 3: Fame (Video documentary) (written by)
 2006 Ricky Gervais Meets... Christopher Guest (TV Special documentary)
 2006 Le bureau (TV Mini-Series) (original screenplay - 5 episodes)
 2006 The Simpsons (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
 2006 Ricky Gervais Meets... Larry David (TV Special documentary)
  Stromberg (TV Series) ("The Office" created & written by - 9 episodes, 2005) (television series: "The Office" - 1 episode, 2005)
 2004 Ricky Gervais Live 2: Politics (Video documentary) (written by)
 2001-2003 The Office (TV Series) (written by - 14 episodes)
 2003 Ricky Gervais Live: Animals (Video documentary) (written by)
 2001 The Sketch Show (TV Series)
 2000 Meet Ricky Gervais (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
 2000 Bruiser (TV Series) (additional material - 5 episodes)
 1999 The Jim Tavaré Show (TV Series) (12 episodes)
 1999 Comedy Lab (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
 1998 The 11 O'Clock Show (TV Series) (writer)
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Show Show Director (12 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (12 credits)
Show Show Composer (3 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (2 credits)
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (7 credits)
Show Show Self (192 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (31 credits)

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

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Brent | Seona Dancing


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[Ellen Interview] It's an odd question, isn't it? "Why don't you have children?" It should be "Why do you have children?" See more »


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 »


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