Ricky Gervais

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Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais 2010.jpg
Gervais at Comedy Central's "Night of Too Many Stars" in 2010
Birth nameRicky Dene Gervais
Born (1961-06-25) 25 June 1961 (age 57)
Reading, Berkshire, England, UK
MediumStand-up, television, film, radio
NationalityEnglish
Years active1982–present
GenresDark comedy,[1] cringe comedy, insult comedy, musical comedy, satire
InfluencesGroucho Marx,[2] Stan Laurel,[3] Ollie Hardy,[3] Peter Cook,[3] Dudley Moore,[3] Christopher Guest[4]
InfluencedKarl Pilkington, Stephen Merchant
Partner(s)Jane Fallon
(1982–present)
Notable works and rolesThe Office (UK TV series)
The Office (U.S. TV series)
Extras
An Idiot Abroad
Derek
Cemetery Junction
Websiterickygervais.com

Ricky Dene Gervais (born 25 June 1961) is an English comedian, actor, director, presenter, singer and writer.

He became famous with his show The Office.

Gervais was born and raised in Reading, Berkshire, England. 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 | change source]

He is an atheist.[5] He lives between Hampstead, England, and New York City with his partner, producer and author 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.

References[change | change source]

  1. "10 Great Ricky Gervais Quotes On Life, God, And Humor". PBH Network.
  2. Lee, Stewart (2010). How I Escaped My Certain Fate. Faber and Faber Ltd. ISBN 978-0-571-25482-8.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Ricky Gervais 2008". Hyena Production. Retrieved 23 May 2015.
  4. Gilbert, Matthew (27 September 2009). "Lining up for Ricky". Boston.com. Retrieved 23 May 2015.
  5. Why I'm an atheist

Other websites[change | change source]