He became famous with his show The Office.
Gervais was born and raised in Whitley, Reading, Berkshire. He was half of 1980s New Wave duo Seona Dancing. He is known for television series including The 11 O'Clock Show, The Office, Meet Ricky Gervais, Extras, An Idiot Abroad, Life's Too Short and Derek. He wrote a children's book, Flanimals. He has performed stand-up shows Animals, Politics, Fame and Science. He has starred in movies: Ghost Town, The Invention of Lying and Cemetery Junction. He has won seven BAFTA awards and two Emmy awards.
Gervais hosted the Golden Globe Awards in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
Personal life[change | edit source]
He is an atheist. He lives in Hampstead with his girlfriend Jane Fallon. Gervais has said that they aren't going to get married because "there's no point in us having an actual ceremony before the eyes of God because there is no God". They have also chosen not to have children.