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date: 02 July 2020

Gervais, Ricky Dene free

Born Reading 25 June 1961; s of late Jerry and Eva Gervais; partner, Jane Fallon

comedian, actor, director, producer and author


Ashmead Comprehensive Sch., Reading; University Coll. London (BA Hons Philosophy)


With Xfm, until 1998; television: actor: The 11 O’clock Show, 1998; (also writer with Stephen Merchant) Meet Ricky Gervais, 2000; (also writer, dir and exec. prod. with S. Merchant): The Office, 2001–03 (British Comedy Awards, 2002, 2004; RTS Award, 2002; BAFTA Awards, 2001, 2002, 2003; Golden Globe Awards, 2004; Emmy Award, 2006); Extras, 2005–07 (BAFTA Awards, 2005, 2006, 2007; Emmy Award, 2007; British Comedy Award, 2008; Golden Globe Award, 2008); Life’s Too Short, 2011; writer: Stromberg, 2004; Le bureau, 2006; writer and exec. prod., with S. Merchant, The Office (US version), 2005–09; one episode, The Simpsons, 2006; executive producer: The Ricky Gervais Show, 2010–11; An Idiot Abroad, 2010; An Idiot Abroad 2, 2011; An Idiot Abroad 3, 2012; actor, writer, director and executive producer: Derek, 2012, 2014; After Life, 2019; films: actor: Dog Eat Dog, 2001; For Your Consideration, Night at the Museum, 2006; Stardust, 2007; Ghost Town, 2008; Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, 2009; (also co-writer and dir) The Invention of Lying, 2009; (also co-writer, dir and exec. prod.) Cemetery Junction, 2010; Muppets Most Wanted, 2014; Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, 2014; (also writer and dir) David Brent: Life on the Road, 2016. Stand-up comedy shows: Ricky Gervais Live: Animals, 2003; Politics, 2004; Fame, 2007; Out of England, 2008; Science, 2009–10; Out of England 2, 2010; David Brent and the Foregone Conclusion, 2013; Special Correspondents (also writer and dir), 2016; Humanity, 2017; SuperNature, 2019


with Rob Steen: Flanimals, 2004; More Flanimals, 2005; Flanimals of the Deep, 2006 (Galaxy British Book Award, 2007); Day of the Bletching, 2007; Flanimals Pop Up, 2009; with Stephen Merchant: The Office, Series 1, 2002; The Office, Series 2, 2003; Extras, 2006; The World of Karl Pilkington, 2006; David Brent Songbook, 2016


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