Ricky Gervais, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Ricky Gervais

English comedian, actor, director, producer, musician, writer, and former radio presenter

Date of Birth: 25-Jun-1961

Place of Birth: Reading, England, United Kingdom

Profession: screenwriter, actor, writer, comedian, musician, television presenter, television director, voice actor, film director, radio personality, film producer, television actor, film actor, stand-up comedian

Nationality: United Kingdom

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Ricky Gervais

  • Ricky Dene Gervais (; born 25 June 1961) is an English stand-up comedian, actor, screenwriter, director, producer, musician, presenter and author.
  • He is perhaps best known for creating, writing and acting in the British television series The Office (2001–2003).
  • He has won seven BAFTA Awards, five British Comedy Awards, two Emmy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards and the 2006 Rose d'Or, as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination.
  • In 2007, he was placed at No.
  • 11 on Channel 4's 100 Greatest Stand-Ups and at No.
  • 3 on the updated 2010 list.
  • In 2010, he was named on the Time 100 list of the world's most influential people.Gervais initially worked in the music industry, attempting a career as a pop star in the 1980s as the singer of the new-wave act Seona Dancing and working as the manager of the then unknown band Suede before turning to comedy.
  • Gervais appeared on The 11 O'Clock Show on Channel 4 between 1998 and 2000, garnering a reputation as a blunt and often controversial social critic.
  • In 2000, he was given a Channel 4 spoof talk show, Meet Ricky Gervais.
  • He achieved greater mainstream fame the following year with his BBC television mock documentary series The Office.
  • It was followed by Extras in 2005.
  • He co-wrote and co-directed both programmes with Stephen Merchant.
  • In addition to writing and directing the shows, he played the lead roles of David Brent in The Office and Andy Millman in Extras.
  • He reprised his role as Brent in 2016 comedy film David Brent: Life on the Road.Gervais began his stand-up career in the late 1990s.
  • He has performed five multi-national stand-up comedy tours, and wrote the Flanimals book series.
  • Gervais, Merchant, and Karl Pilkington created the podcast The Ricky Gervais Show, which has spawned various spin-offs starring Pilkington and produced by Gervais and Merchant.
  • Gervais has also starred in the Hollywood films Ghost Town, the Night at the Museum trilogy, For Your Consideration and Muppets Most Wanted.
  • He wrote, directed and starred in The Invention of Lying and the Netflix-released Special Correspondents.
  • He hosted the Golden Globe Awards in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2016, and is due to host them again in 2020.
  • Gervais also appears on the game show Child Support.

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