Ricky Gervais

Comedian, Celebrity

1961 –

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Who is Ricky Gervais?

Ricky Dene Gervais is an English comedian, actor, voice actor, director, producer, musician, writer, and former radio presenter.

Gervais achieved mainstream fame with his television series The Office and the subsequent series Extras, both of which he co-wrote and co-directed with Stephen Merchant. In addition to writing and directing the shows, Gervais played the lead roles of David Brent in The Office and Andy Millman in Extras. Gervais has also starred in Hollywood films Ghost Town, The Invention of Lying and Muppets Most Wanted. He has performed on four sell-out stand-up comedy tours, written the best-selling Flanimals book series and starred with Merchant and Karl Pilkington in the most downloaded podcast in the world as of March 2009, The Ricky Gervais Show. More recently, he hosted the Golden Globe Awards consecutively between 2010 and 2012.

Gervais has won seven BAFTA Awards, five British Comedy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, two Emmy Awards and the 2006 Rose d'Or, as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination.

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Born
Jun 25, 1961
Reading
Also known as
  • Ricky Dene Gervais
  • Seona Dancing
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Religion
  • Atheism
Ethnicity
  • English people
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • University College London
    (1979 - 1983)
  • University of London
Lived in
  • Reading

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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