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Ricky Gervais net worth:
$90 Million

Ricky Gervais information

Ricky Gervais information

Birth date: October 15, 1976
Birth place: Reading
Height:5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Profession:Author, Comedian, Actor, Television Director, Television producer, Screenwriter, Writer, Film director, Film Producer, Disc jockey
Nationality:United Kingdom

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Ricky Dene Gervais, commonly known as Ricky Gervais, is a famous English actor, television director and producer, comedian, as well as an author. To the public, Ricky Gervais is perhaps best known as the co-creator and one of the main stars of a popular BBC sitcom called “The Office”, which first aired on television screens in 2001. In addition to Gervais, the show featured a cast of Martin Freeman, Mackenzie Crook, Lucy Davis and Oliver Chris. During the year of its debut, “The Office” won the British Comedy Awards, and several years later collected a Golden Globe Award, which made it the first British comedy to win the award. The show also inspired the release of various remakes of “The Office” all around the world, including the United States, French, German and Swedish versions. “The Office” also inspired the release of another British sitcom under the name of “The Extras”, which was once again co-created by Gervais and Stephen Merchant, who portrayed the main characters of the series. As its predecessor, “The Extras” received favorable reviews from both the critics and the audience, and was nominated for BAFTA Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards, as well as British Comedy Awards. In addition to these two shows, Ricky Gervais made appearances in such films and television series as “Night at the Museum” with Ben Stiller, Robin Williams and Dick Van Dyke, “Cemetery Junction” starring Felicity Jones and Christian Cooke, “The Simpsons”, as well as “Louie” with Louis C.K. among many others. A famous actor, as well as a television producer, how rich is Ricky Gervais? According to sources, Ricky Gervais’ net worth is estimated to be $80 million. Duo to his impressive earnings and net worth, Ricky Gervais managed to purchase several valuable assets, among which is his apartment in the Barbizon, the worth of which is $4.2 million.

Ricky Gervais Net Worth $80 Million

Ricky Gervais was born in 1961, in Berkshire, England. After graduating from high school, Gervais enrolled in the University College London, from which he graduated with a degree in philosophy. Ricky Gervais began his career with “Seona Dancing”, a new wave British group, which he co-founded with Bill Macrae. With the duo, Gervais released two singles, both of which were featured on the British music charts. In addition to making music, Gervais was a head of speech at the X-fm London radio station. Eventually, Gervais moved from music and radio to create television shows. His first attempt was a comedy one-off sitcom “Golden Years”, which was followed by Gervais’ appearance on “The 11 O’ Clock Show”. Shortly afterwards, Gervais began working on his popular series “The Office”. In addition to the latter show, Ricky Gervais is also known for “The Ricky Gervais Show” animated series, a mockumentary called “Life’s Too Short”, and comedy-drama show “Derek”. Ricky Gervais had also published several books, including a children’s book “Flanimals”, and the scripts of “The Office”, which were released in the form of a book. A well-known actor and television producer, Ricky Gervais has an estimated net worth of $80 million.


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Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
David Brent: Life on the Road 2016 written by
Special Correspondents 2016 written by
73rd Golden Globe Awards 2016 TV Special special material
Derek 2012-2014 TV Series written by - 14 episodes
Learn Guitar with David Brent 2013 TV Series 2 episodes
The Office TV Series creator - 187 episodes, 2005 - 2013 written by - 1 episode, 2006 based on the BBC series "The Office" created by - 1 episode, 2005 teleplay by - 1 episode, 2005
Life's Too Short TV Series creator - 8 episodes, 2011 - 2013 written by - 5 episodes, 2011 - 2013 writer - 3 episodes, 2011
Kontoret 2012-2013 TV Series based on the BBC series "The Office" created by - 18 episodes
The Return of Brent 2013 Short
The Ricky Gervais Show TV Series creator: the original audio book series - 26 episodes, 2011 - 2012 creator - 13 episodes, 2010
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2012 TV Special special material written by
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2011 TV Special special material written by
Ricky Gervais: Out of England 2 - The Stand-Up Special 2010 TV Special documentary written by
Ricky Gervais: Live IV - Science 2010 Video written by
Cemetery Junction 2010 written by
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2010 TV Special special material written by
The Invention of Lying 2009 written by
Comic Relief 2009 2009 TV Special
Ricky Gervais: Out of England - The Stand-Up Special 2008 TV Special documentary written by
Extras 2005-2007 TV Series written by - 13 episodes
Ricky Gervais Live 3: Fame 2007 Video written by
Ricky Gervais Meets... Garry Shandling 2006 TV Special
Ricky Gervais Meets... Christopher Guest 2006 TV Special documentary
Le bureau 2006 TV Mini-Series original screenplay - 5 episodes
The Simpsons 2006 TV Series written by - 1 episode
Ricky Gervais Meets... Larry David 2006 TV Special documentary
Stromberg TV Series "The Office" created & written by - 9 episodes, 2005 television series: "The Office" - 1 episode, 2005
Kelsey Grammer Presents: The Sketch Show 2005 TV Series
Ricky Gervais Live 2: Politics 2004 Video documentary written by
The Office Values : Microsoft UK Training with David Brent 2004 Short
The Office 2001-2003 TV Series written by - 14 episodes
Ricky Gervais Live: Animals 2003 Video documentary written by
The Sketch Show 2001 TV Series
Meet Ricky Gervais 2000 TV Series writer - 6 episodes
Bruiser 2000 TV Series additional material - 5 episodes
The Jim Tavaré Show 1999 TV Series 12 episodes
Comedy Lab 1999 TV Series written by - 1 episode
The 11 O'Clock Show 1998 TV Series writer

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
David Brent: Life on the Road 2016 producer - producer for LOTR films
Special Correspondents 2016 producer
Derek 2012-2014 TV Series executive producer - 14 episodes
Learn Guitar with David Brent 2013 TV Series producer
The Office 2005-2013 TV Series executive producer - 179 episodes
Life's Too Short 2011-2013 TV Series executive producer - 8 episodes
The Making of Derek 2013 TV Movie executive producer
An Idiot Abroad 2010-2012 TV Series documentary executive producer - 20 episodes
4Funnies 2012 TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
The Ricky Gervais Show 2010-2012 TV Series executive producer - 39 episodes
The Making of Life's Too Short 2011 TV Movie documentary executive producer
Talking Funny 2011 TV Movie executive producer
Ricky Gervais: Out of England 2 - The Stand-Up Special 2010 TV Special documentary executive producer
Meet Karl Pilkington II 2010 Video short producer - uncredited
Cemetery Junction 2010 executive producer
The Invention of Lying 2009 producer
Ricky Gervais: Out of England - The Stand-Up Special 2008 TV Special documentary executive producer
Extras 2006-2007 TV Series executive producer - 7 episodes
Ricky Gervais Live 3: Fame 2007 Video producer
Ricky Gervais Meets... Garry Shandling 2006 TV Special executive producer
Ricky Gervais Meets... Christopher Guest 2006 TV Special documentary executive producer
Ricky Gervais Meets... Larry David 2006 TV Special documentary executive producer
Meet Karl Pilkington 2004 Video short producer - uncredited
The Office Values : Microsoft UK Training with David Brent 2004 Short producer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Blazing Samurai 2017 filming Ika Chu (voice)
The Wind in the Willows announced Mole (voice)
David Brent: Life on the Road 2016 David Brent
Special Correspondents 2016 Finch
BoJack Horseman 2015 TV Series Hedgehog at Orphanage
The Little Prince 2015/I The Conceited Man (voice)
Galavant 2015 TV Series Xanax
Derek 2012-2014 TV Series Derek Derek Noakes
Night at the Museum 3 2014 Dr. McPhee
Muppets Most Wanted 2014 Dominic Badguy
Learn Guitar with David Brent 2013 TV Series David Brent
Life's Too Short 2011-2013 TV Series Ricky Gervais
The Return of Brent 2013 Short David Brent
Escape from Planet Earth 2013 Mr. James Bing (voice)
Family Guy 2012 TV Series Dolphin / Billy Finn
Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D 2011 Argonaut (voice)
Curb Your Enthusiasm 2011 TV Series Ricky Gervais
The Office 2011 TV Series David Brent
The Simpsons 2006-2011 TV Series Ricky Gervais Charles Heathbar
Louie 2010 TV Series Dr. Ben
Cemetery Junction 2010 Mr. Taylor
Sesame Street 2009 TV Series Ricky Gervais
Prequel: The Dawn of Lying 2009 Video short
SpongeBob SquarePants 2009 TV Series Narrator
The Invention of Lying 2009 Mark Bellison
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian 2009 Dr. McPhee
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian 2009 Video Game Dr. McPhee (voice)
Ghost Town 2008/I Pincus
Grand Theft Auto IV 2008 Video Game Ricky Gervais (voice)
Extras 2005-2007 TV Series Andy Millman
Stardust 2007 Ferdy the Fence
Night at the Museum 2006 Dr. McPhee
Scarface: The World Is Yours 2006 Video Game Englishman (voice)
For Your Consideration 2006 Martin Gibb
Valiant 2005 Bugsy (voice)
Alias 2004 TV Series Daniel Ryan
The Office Values : Microsoft UK Training with David Brent 2004 Short David Brent
The Office 2001-2003 TV Series David Brent
Happiness 2003 TV Series Ricky Gervais
Robbie the Reindeer in Legend of the Lost Tribe 2002 TV Short Penguin (voice)
Dog Eat Dog 2001 Bouncer
Spaced 2001 TV Series Dave
Can You Spare a Moment? 2001 Video short David Brent
Comedy Lab 1999 TV Series Clive Meadows
The Jim Tavaré Show 1999 TV Series Various Characters

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
David Brent: Life on the Road 2016 directed by
Special Correspondents 2016
Derek 2012-2014 TV Series 14 episodes
Life's Too Short 2011-2013 TV Series 8 episodes
Ricky Gervais: Live IV - Science 2010 Video
Cemetery Junction 2010
Prequel: The Dawn of Lying 2009 Video short
The Invention of Lying 2009
Extras 2005-2007 TV Series 13 episodes
The Office Values : Microsoft UK Training with David Brent 2004 Short
The Office 2001-2003 TV Series 14 episodes

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Special Correspondents 2016 writer: "Dollar for a Hero"
Galavant 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Galavant Showcase 2014 TV Movie documentary performer: "A Day In Richard's Life"
Muppets Most Wanted 2014 performer: "I'm Number One"
Inside the Actors Studio TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Extras 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Simpsons TV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2006 performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006
Valiant 2005 performer: " There'll Be Bluebirds Over The White Cliffs of Dover"
The Office TV Series performer - 4 episodes, 2001 - 2003 writer - 1 episode, 2001

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Comedy Showcase 2009 TV Series script editor - 1 episode
PhoneShop 2009 TV Series script editor - 1 episode

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
This Life 1996 TV Series music advisor - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Xander De Rycke: Houdt het voor bekeken 2015-2016 2016 TV Special documentary thanks
Neerja 2010 Video short special thanks
The Mother of Invention 2009 special thanks
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People 2008 thanks
Say What 2007-2008 TV Series special thanks - 5 episodes
The Artist as a Young Man: A Portrait of Cameron Fairchild 2008 Short special thanks
Kids Unlimited 2007 TV Series special thanks - 4 episodes

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards 2009 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2002-2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
A Night at the Office 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
Square Roots: The Story of SpongeBob SquarePants 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2009 TV Series Himself
Comic Relief 2009 2009 TV Special Himself
Inside the Actors Studio 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2009 TV Special Himself - Host
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2005-2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
Making 'Ghost Town' 2008 Video short Himself
Ricky Gervais: Out of England - The Stand-Up Special 2008 TV Special documentary Himself
US Election Night 2008 TV Movie Himself
Richard & Judy's New Position 2008 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards 2008 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program
The Hour 2008 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 6th Annual TV Land Awards 2008 TV Special Himself
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List 2007-2008 TV Series Himself
Saturday Night Live 2008 TV Series Himself
Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education 2008 TV Movie Himself
TV Burp 2008 TV Series Himself
The Orange British Academy Film Awards 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself - Presenter
Jamie's Fowl Dinners 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself - Special Guest
The Comedy Christmas 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Heroes Unmasked 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Ricky Gervais Live 3: Fame 2007 Video Himself
The Big Fat Anniversary Quiz 2007 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
Comedy Lab 2007 TV Series Himself
Richard & Judy 2003-2007 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
The Making of 'Night at the Museum' 2007 Video short Himself / Dr McPhee
The Culture Show 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Live Earth 2007 TV Special documentary Himself
The F Word 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Concert for Diana 2007 TV Special documentary David Brent
The BAFTA TV Awards 2007 2007 TV Movie Himself
The Making of 'The Larry Sanders Show' 2007 Video documentary Himself
Taping Nigel II: The Gimpening 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Comic Relief 2007: The Big One 2007 TV Special Himself
Comedy Connections 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
The Orange British Academy Film Awards 2007 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Film '72 2007 TV Series Himself
The Comedy Map of Britain 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Ricky Gervais Meets... Garry Shandling 2006 TV Special Himself
Ricky Gervais Meets... Christopher Guest 2006 TV Special documentary Himself
A Night at the Museum with McFly 2006 TV Movie Himself
The British Comedy Awards 2006 Live 2006 TV Special Himself
Richard & Judy's Christmas Books 2006 TV Movie Himself
The Xtra Factor 2006 TV Series Himself
Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Event for Autism Education 2006 TV Special Himself
The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2006 TV Special Himself
Movie Rush 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Imagine 2003-2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Ricky Gervais Meets... Larry David 2006 TV Special documentary Himself
It's Christmas with Jonathan Ross 2005 TV Movie Himself
Live 8: A Bittersweet Symphony 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
The British Comedy Awards 2005 2005 TV Special Himself
'Extras': The Difficult Second Album 2005 Video documentary short Himself (uncredited)
Finding Leo 2005 Video documentary short Himself (uncredited)
Taping Nigel 2005 Video documentary short Himself (uncredited)
Parkinson 2002-2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
Alan Partridge Presents: The Cream of British Comedy 2005 Video Himself
Avenue of the Stars: 50 Years of ITV 2005 TV Special Himself
Talking Movies 2005 TV Series Himself
Live 8 2005 TV Special documentary Himself
Making of: Valiant 2005 Video documentary short Himself / Voice of Bugsy
Comic Relief: Red Nose Night Live 05 2005 TV Special Himself
UK Radio Aid 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
The British Comedy Awards 2004 2004 TV Special Himself
Meet Karl Pilkington 2004 Video short Himself
Ricky Gervais Live 2: Politics 2004 Video documentary Himself
Hurrah for Cancer 2004 TV Movie Himself
Ministry of Mayhem 2004 TV Series Himself
Happy Birthday BBC Two 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
The BAFTA TV Awards 2004 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards 2004 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Alias Ricky Gervais 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Who Did You Do? 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself - Presenter
The British Comedy Awards 2003 2003 TV Special Himself
Ricky Gervais Live: Animals 2003 Video documentary Himself
Ricky Gervais' and Stephen Merchant's Video Diary of the Making of Series Two of 'The Office' 2003 Video documentary short Himself (uncredited)
Fame Academy 2003 TV Series Himself
Comic Relief 2003: The Big Hair Do 2003 TV Special Himself
The Fight 2002 TV Movie Himself
Liquid News 2001-2002 TV Series Himself
Room 101 2002 TV Series Himself - Guest
The BAFTA TV Awards 2002 2002 TV Special Himself
The British Comedy Awards 2001 2001 TV Special Himself
The 100 Greatest Kids TV Shows 2001 TV Special Himself
Meet Ricky Gervais 2000 TV Series Himself - Host
100 Greatest TV Moments from Hell 2000 TV Special Himself
Vic Reeves Examines 2000 TV Series Himself
The 100 Greatest TV Ads 2000 TV Special Himself
The 11 O'Clock Show 1999-2000 TV Series Himself
Comedy Café 1999 TV Series Himself
Razzamatazz 1983 TV Series Himself
Harry 2016 TV Series Himself
The British Academy Britannia Awards 2016 TV Movie Himself - Honoree
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2009-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Loose Women 2008-2016 TV Series Himself / Derek
Maya & Marty 2016 TV Series Himself
Today 2008-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
The Daily Show 2005-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2008-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
The Graham Norton Show 2008-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Insider 2016 TV Series Himself
Extra 2016 TV Series Himself
2016 Golden Globe Arrivals Special 2016 TV Special Himself
73rd Golden Globe Awards 2016 TV Special Himself - Host
E! Live from the Red Carpet 2014-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Golden Globes Host
Conan 2010-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
All-Star Dog Rescue Celebration 2015 TV Movie Himself
The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards 2015 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter 2015 TV Series Himself
Skavlan 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Single Shot 2014-2015 TV Series Himself
Inside Edition 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
72nd Golden Globe Awards 2015 TV Special Himself - Presenter / Nominee
Made in Hollywood 2009-2014 TV Series Himself
This Morning 2003-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and Presenter: Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special
Late Show with David Letterman 2003-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
50 Years of BBC2 Comedy 2014 TV Movie documentary
Muppets Most Wanted... On Set 2014 TV Movie Himself
Unscripted 2014 TV Series Himself
The Queen Latifah Show 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2008-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
David Blaine: Real or Magic 2013 TV Movie Himself
Charlie Rose 2004-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
CBS News Sunday Morning 2013 TV Series documentary Himself - Guest
Piers Morgan Tonight 2011-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2010-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Office Retrospective 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself - Creator
The One Show 2008-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Unbelievers 2013 Documentary Himself
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway 2005-2013 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest Announcer
The Making of Derek 2013 TV Movie Himself / Derek
An Idiot Abroad 2010-2012 TV Series documentary Himself - Executive Producer / Himself
The View 2008-2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Dawkins: Sex, Death and the Meaning of Life 2012 TV Series Himself
Sesame Street 2012 TV Series Himself
The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards 2012 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special and Outstanding Variety Series
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee 2012 TV Series Himself
Trust Us with Your Life 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Ricky Gervais Show 2010-2012 TV Series Himself
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2012 TV Special Himself - Host
Dateline NBC 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
Alan Carr: Chatty Man 2010-2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards 2011 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
Super 8 35mm Special 2011 TV Movie Himself
The Marriage Ref 2010-2011 TV Series Himself - Panelist
Talking Funny 2011 TV Movie Himself
In the House with Peter Bart & Peter Guber 2011 TV Series
Breakfast 2005-2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2011 TV Special Himself - Host
Making It in Hollywood 2011 Documentary Himself
Ruth Jones' Christmas Cracker 2010 TV Movie Himself
Ricky Gervais: Out of England 2 - The Stand-Up Special 2010 TV Special documentary Himself
Meet Karl Pilkington II 2010 Video short Himself
Ricky Gervais: Live IV - Science 2010 Video Himself
Bloomberg Game Changers 2010 TV Series documentary Himself - Comedian
Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education 2010 TV Movie Himself
The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards 2010 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special and Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
Xposé 2009-2010 TV Series Himself
An Extras Night In 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Channel 4's Comedy Gala 2010 TV Movie Himself (voice)
The Jay Leno Show 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
Golden Globes Red Carpet Live 2010 TV Movie Himself
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2010 TV Special Himself - Host
The Simpsons: Celebrity Friends 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself - Narrator (voice)
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien 2009-2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Simpsons: Mischief & Mayhem 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself - Narrator (voice)
Live from Studio Five 2009-2010 TV Series Himself
The Simpsons: Access All Areas 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself - Narrator (voice)
60 Minutes 2009 TV Series documentary Himself (segment "Ricky Gervais")
The Paul O'Grady Show 2005-2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
Alex Zane's GuestList 2009 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2016 TV Series Himself
The Drunken Peasants 2015 TV Series Himself
The Graham Norton Show 2008-2014 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Greatest Stand Up Comedians 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself - 18th Place
Are You Having a Laugh? Comedy and Christianity 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
Tales of Television Centre 2012 TV Movie documentary David Brent (uncredited)
Live from Studio Five 2009-2010 TV Series Himself
ITV Lunchtime News 2010 TV Series Himself
Comedy Superstars 2010 2010 Video Himself (uncredited)
Loose Women 2009 TV Series Himself
Saturday Night Live: Just Shorts 2009 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
Sunday Night 2009 TV Series Himself / Dominic Badguy
Comedy Connections 2008 TV Series documentary Andy Millman
The Comedy Map of Britain 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
TV's Funniest Music Moments 2008 TV Movie Himself - Seona Dancing
New Heroes of Comedy 2008 TV Series documentary Himself David Brent Andy Millman ...
Channel 4 at 25 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
100 Greatest Stand-Ups 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Room 101 2007 TV Series Andy Millman
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2006 TV Special Andy Millman (uncredited)
The Story of Light Entertainment 2006 TV Mini-Series documentary
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2005 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
Greatest Before They Were Stars TV Moments 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself - Seona Dancing
Greatest TV Comedy Moments 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself / David Brent (uncredited)
Richard & Judy 2005 TV Series Himself
The Comedians' Comedian 2005 TV Movie documentary
The Curse of Noel Edmonds 2004 TV Movie documentary David Brent

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008 Banff Rockie Award Banff Television Festival Best Comedy Program Extras (2005) · Stephen Merchant
2008 British Comedy Award British Comedy Awards Best Television Comedy Actor Extras (2005)
2008 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical Ghost Town (2008)
2007 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Extras (2005)
2007 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Comedy Performance Extras (2005)
2007 WGA Award (TV) Writers Guild of America, USA Comedy Series The Office (2005) · Steve Carell
· Jennifer Celotta
· Greg Daniels
· Lee Eisenberg
· Brent Forrester
· Mindy Kaling
· Paul Lieberstein
· Stephen Merchant
· B.J. Novak
· Michael Schur
· Justin Spitzer
· Gene Stupnitsky
2006 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Comedy Series The Office (2005) · Greg Daniels (executive producer)
· Ben Silverman (executive producer)
· Stephen Merchant (executive producer)
· Howard Klein (executive producer)
· Paul Lieberstein (co-executive producer)
· Michael Schur (producer)
· Kent Zbornak (producer)
2006 Banff Rockie Award Banff Television Festival Best Comedy Program Extras (2005) · Stephen Merchant
2006 Honorary Rose Rose d'Or Light Entertainment Festival
2006 WIN Award Women's Image Network Awards Outstanding Comedy Series The Office (2005) · Greg Daniels (executive producer)
· Ben Silverman (executive producer)
· Stephen Merchant (executive producer)
· Howard Klein (executive producer)
· Paul Lieberstein (co-executive producer)
2004 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical The Office (2001)
2004 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Comedy Performance The Office (2001)
2004 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Situation Comedy Award The Office (2001) · Ash Atalla
· Stephen Merchant
2004 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Drama Guest Actor Alias (2001)
2004 TCA Award Television Critics Association Awards Individual Achievement in Comedy The Office (2001)
2003 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Comedy Performance The Office (2001)
2003 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Situation Comedy Award The Office (2001) · Ash Atalla
· Anil Gupta
· Stephen Merchant
2003 Writer's Award Broadcasting Press Guild Awards The Office (2001) · Stephen Merchant
2003 RTS Television Award Royal Television Society, UK Best Comedy Performance The Office (2001)
2002 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Comedy Performance The Office (2001)
2002 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Situation Comedy Award The Office (2001) · Anil Gupta
· Ash Atalla
· Stephen Merchant
2002 British Comedy Award British Comedy Awards Best Comedy Actor The Office (2001)
2002 Writer's Award Broadcasting Press Guild Awards The Office (2001) · Stephen Merchant

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Special Class Program 73rd Golden Globe Awards (2016) · Allen Shapiro (executive producer)
· Mike Mahan (executive producer)
· Barry Adelman (executive producer)
2015 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Derek (2012)
2015 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie Derek (2012)
2015 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Galavant (2015)
2015 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Motion Picture or Miniseries Derek (2012)
2014 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Derek (2012)
2012 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Special Class Programs The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2012) · Barry Adelman (executive producer)
· Orly Adelson (executive producer)
2012 Broadcasting Press Guild Award Broadcasting Press Guild Awards Best Multichannel Programme An Idiot Abroad (2010) · Stephen Merchant (co-creator)
· Karl Pilkington (co-creator)
2012 National Television Award National Television Awards, UK Most Popular Factual Programme An Idiot Abroad (2010) · Karl Pilkington (co-creator)
· Stephen Merchant (co-creator)
2011 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Special Class Programs The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2011) · Barry Adelman (executive producer)
· Orly Adelson (executive producer)
2011 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Comedy Series The Office (2005) · Ben Silverman (executive producer)
· Greg Daniels (executive producer)
· Stephen Merchant (executive producer)
· Howard Klein (executive producer)
· Paul Lieberstein (executive producer)
· B.J. Novak (executive producer/co-executive producer)
· Teri Weinberg (co-executive producer)
· Mindy Kaling (co-executive producer)
· Aaron Shure (co-executive producer)
· Daniel Chun (co-executive producer)
· Peter Ocko (co-executive producer)
· Justin Spitzer (supervising producer)
· Charlie Grandy (supervising producer)
· Steve Carell (producer)
· Warren Lieberstein (producer)
· Halsted Sullivan (producer)
· Steve
2011 TV Quick Award TV Quick Awards, UK Best Comedy Show The Ricky Gervais Show (2010) · Stephen Merchant
· Karl Pilkington
2010 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Comedy Series The Office (2005) · Greg Daniels (executive producer)
· Ben Silverman (executive producer)
· Stephen Merchant (executive producer)
· Howard Klein (executive producer)
· Paul Lieberstein (executive producer)
· Mindy Kaling (co-executive producer)
· Lee Eisenberg (co-executive producer)
· B.J. Novak (co-executive producer)
· Aaron Shure (co-executive producer)
· Teri Weinberg (co-executive producer)
· Steve Carell (producer)
· Justin Spitzer (producer)
· Charlie Grandy (producer)
· Warren Lieberstein (producer)
· Halsted Sullivan (producer)
· Randy Cordray (produced by)
· Daniel Chun (supervising producer)
2010 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Animated Program The Ricky Gervais Show (2010) · Stephen Merchant (executive producer)
· Karl Pilkington (executive producer)
· Glyn Hughes (executive producer)
· Bob Higgins (executive producer)
· Lisa Ullmann (co-executive producer)
· Margaret M. Dean (supervising producer)
· Michelle Papandrew (producer)
· Craig Kellman (directed by)
· Nick Bertonazzi (animation director)
2010 Peter Sellers Award for Comedy Evening Standard British Film Awards The Invention of Lying (2009)
2009 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Comedy Series The Office (2005) · Greg Daniels (executive producer)
· Ben Silverman (executive producer)
· Stephen Merchant (executive producer)
· Howard Klein (executive producer)
· Paul Lieberstein (executive producer)
· Jennifer Celotta (executive producer)
· Teri Weinberg (co-executive producer)
· B.J. Novak (co-executive producer)
· Mindy Kaling (co-executive producer)
· Lee Eisenberg (co-executive producer)
· Gene Stupnitsky (co-executive producer)
· Paul Feig (co-executive producer)
· Aaron Shure (co-executive producer)
· Steve Carell (producer)
· Justin Spitzer (producer)
· Jake Aust (producer)
· Randy Cordray (producer)
2009 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special Ricky Gervais: Out of England - The Stand-Up Special (2008) · Pat Tourk Lee (produced by)
· John Moffitt (produced by)
· Benn Fleishman (supervising producer)
2009 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special Ricky Gervais: Out of England - The Stand-Up Special (2008)
2009 Astra Award Astra Awards Favourite International Personality or Actor Extras (2005)
2009 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Host or Performer of a Variety, Musical, or Comedy Program Ricky Gervais: Out of England - The Stand-Up Special (2008)
2008 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Extras (2005)
2008 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special Extras (2005) · Stephen Merchant
2008 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Extras (2005)
2008 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Comedy Series The Office (2005) · Greg Daniels (executive producer)
· Ben Silverman (executive producer)
· Stephen Merchant (executive producer)
· Howard Klein (executive producer)
· Paul Lieberstein (co-executive producer)
· Michael Schur (co-executive producer)
· Jennifer Celotta (co-executive producer)
· Kent Zbornak (co-executive producer)
· Teri Weinberg (co-executive producer)
· B.J. Novak (supervising producer)
· Mindy Kaling (producer)
· Lee Eisenberg (producer)
· Gene Stupnitsky (producer)
2008 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Made for Television Movie Extras (2005) · Stephen Merchant (executive producer)
· Jon Plowman (executive producer)
· Charlie Hanson (producer)
2008 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special Extras (2005) · Stephen Merchant
2008 Writer's Award Broadcasting Press Guild Awards Extras (2005) · Stephen Merchant
2008 Broadcasting Press Guild Award Broadcasting Press Guild Awards Best Comedy/Entertainment Extras (2005) · Stephen Merchant
2008 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards TV Movie/Mini Actor Extras (2005)
2008 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy Extras (2005) · Stephen Merchant
· Charlie Hanson
2008 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series Extras (2005)
2007 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series Extras (2005) · Stephen Merchant
2007 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Comedy Series The Office (2005) · Ben Silverman (executive producer)
· Greg Daniels (executive producer)
· Stephen Merchant (executive producer)
· Howard Klein (executive producer)
· Paul Lieberstein (co-executive producer)
· Jennifer Celotta (co-executive producer)
· Michael Schur (co-executive producer)
· Kent Zbornak (co-executive producer)
· Teri Weinberg (co-executive producer)
· B.J. Novak (supervising producer)
· Mindy Kaling (producer)
2007 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series Extras (2005) · Stephen Merchant (writer)
2007 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Writer Extras (2005) · Stephen Merchant
2007 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Comedy Lead Actor Extras (2005)
2007 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Comedy Series Extras (2005)
2007 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical Extras (2005)
2007 Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award Writers' Guild of Great Britain Television Comedy/Light Entertainment Extras (2005) · Stephen Merchant
2006 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series Extras (2005) · Stephen Merchant (written by)
2006 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Situation Comedy Extras (2005) · Charlie Hanson
· Stephen Merchant
2006 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Writer Extras (2005) · Stephen Merchant
2006 British Comedy Award British Comedy Awards Best TV Comedy Actor Extras (2005)
2006 British Comedy Award British Comedy Awards Best TV Comedy Extras (2005) · Stephen Merchant
2006 Broadcasting Press Guild Award Broadcasting Press Guild Awards Best Comedy/Entertainment Extras (2005) · Stephen Merchant
2006 WGA Award (TV) Writers Guild of America, USA Comedy Series The Office (2005) · Jennifer Celotta
· Greg Daniels
· Lee Eisenberg
· Mindy Kaling
· Paul Lieberstein
· Stephen Merchant
· B.J. Novak
· Michael Schur
· Gene Stupnitsky
· Larry Wilmore
2006 WGA Award (TV) Writers Guild of America, USA New Series The Office (2005) · Jennifer Celotta
· Greg Daniels
· Lee Eisenberg
· Mindy Kaling
· Paul Lieberstein
· Stephen Merchant
· B.J. Novak
· Michael Schur
· Gene Stupnitsky
· Larry Wilmore
2005 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special The Office (2001) · Stephen Merchant (writer)
2005 British Comedy Award British Comedy Awards Best TV Comedy Actor Extras (2005)
2005 British Comedy Award British Comedy Awards Best New TV Comedy Extras (2005) · Stephen Merchant
2005 British Comedy Award British Comedy Awards Best TV Comedy Extras (2005) · Stephen Merchant
2005 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Comedy Series Extras (2005)
2004 British Comedy Award British Comedy Awards Best TV Comedy Actor The Office (2001)
2004 RTS Television Award Royal Television Society, UK Best Comedy Performance The Office (2001)
2003 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Comedy Series The Office (2001)
2002 RTS Television Award Royal Television Society, UK Best Actor - Male The Office (2001)


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#Fact
1 Cites Mike Leigh as a big influence.
2 His father, who was born in Kent, Ontario, Canada, was of French-Canadian, and some English, descent. His mother was English.
3 Suffers from arachnophobia.
4 (May 10, 2010) Merited a place in Time magazine's - The 100 Most Influential People in the World ("Artists" category) - with an homage contributed by Karl Pilkington.
5 Favorite all-time comedian is Woody Allen.
6 Has a degree in Philosophy.
7 Animal rights group PETA Europe have decided to name a bullock (a cow) they rescued in India, in honor of his love of all creatures [June 24, 2009].
8 In the early '80s was in a pop group called "Seona Dancing". He was the main singer while Bill McCrae wrote music. They were not successful in the UK; however, they were very popular in the Phillipines.
9 Revealed in an online interview that he does not like using his fame to just make money, including an example when he was offered nearly $4,000,000 for just one day's work on an advert for an unnamed company.
10 Has stated in interviews that he turned down several film roles before he accepted his lead role in Ghost Town (2008). These included Mission: Impossible III (2006), The Da Vinci Code (2006), Ocean's Thirteen (2007) and "The Pirates of the Caribbean" trilogy.
11 Ranked #83 on the 2008 Telegraph's "100 most powerful people in British culture" list.
12 He has been with long-term partner, producer Jane Fallon, since 1982.
13 His favorite film is This Is Spinal Tap (1984).
14 Very good friends with American comedian and TV presenter Jon Stewart and British comedian and TV presenter Jonathan Ross.
15 Is the youngest of four siblings.
16 In 2004 Gervais released a children's book called "Flanimals." The sequel, "More Flanimals," was released in 2005.
17 He grew up in relative poverty but he has always admired his mother for the way in which she did not allow it to get in the way of a happy upbringing. She got herself into debt in order to make sure he had plenty of Christmas presents and it took her the whole of the following year to work her way out of it until Christmas beckoned again.
18 Former manager of the UK indie band Suede.
19 Was in a music group in the early 1980s called Seona Dancing. They released two singles, "Bitter Heart" and "More To Lose" but didn't have any success.
20 Can play the guitar
21 Won the 2003 O.K. Comedy Award.
22 Worked as a DJ on London's XFM radio station and managed bands before going into TV comedy.

#Quote
1 Everyone I've admired has been an acquired taste - The Simpsons (1989), Radiohead, David Bowie. Anything that captures everyone soon outstays its welcome.
2 I hate lateness. I hate people who are late. There is no excuse for turning up late for anything. I've never been late for anything in my life. I was actually born a week premature, because I wanted to be early for my own birth. Being late is an insult to me.
3 [on having any regrets about his act at the Golden Globes] I stand by everything. You shouldn't apologize for anything you meant to do. You can apologize for things you do when you're 15, but not when you're 50. People confuse the subject of the joke with the target of the joke, and they're very rarely the same. Let's get this in perspective: They're the wealthiest, most privileged people in the world. Offense is taken, not given. It's your choice.
4 Off to bed as I have to get up at Twat O'clock tomorrow for the first day filming on #SpecialCorrespondents. Night.
5 [on his cat Ollie] She is part Siamese, Burmese, Devon Rex and Cornish Rex. The result is of course cat perfection. She's a bit fickle in her emotions though. She goes from cuddly and needy, to furiously independent. She's quite surly. Luckily, I love a cat remembering it used to be a tiger.
6 [on what advice he would give to someone who wants success like his]...work hard, be original and write about what you know I believe that if you didn't have to work for something, it can't truly be considered success. Luck doesn't count. I think success is allowed a certain pride and you can't be proud of luck or even of being born smart, artistic, or talented. It's what you do with it that counts. ...being original is often considered dangerous if you want huge mainstream success. It seems safer to make anodyne stuff that most people might consume without offense. Making The Office taught me this. I truly believe this was a huge part of the show's success. I worked in a real office for 10 years and since I've always been a people watcher, or "piss taking twat," as it's also known, it was easy to keep an uncompromising attention to detail. Whatever I didn't know starting out, I did know the truth of the minutiae of modern day behaviour, and exactly how it should look.
7 I never tried hard at anything. I was born smart on a very working-class estate. A couple of people I knew went to university apart from me, but all the way through I was the smartest kid in the school. That's luck, but I was proud of it. And I was also proud of doing well without trying. As you get older, and it took me a long time to realise it, that's a disgusting attitude, revolting. It's ignorant and it's a tragic waste, and I realised that the work itself is the reward. The struggle itself is the reward. Everything else - fame, money, being best mates with Jonathan Ross - is secondary.
8 [on where his ideas come from for his work] I've usually got seven or eight write notebooks on the go that I have to find and collate wherever I am in the world or whatever drawer they're in, and, eventually, I think I find most ideas I ever came up with. It's more for standup where I have to collect them over five years. For TV or movies, I use them as a genesis and a start point and a finish point that I work on. I usually work on two or three ideas at a time. At the moment, I'm writing three screenplays in varying degrees of completion, and I like it that way because I work a few minutes on one, and then I have an idea about something else where I'll just stop - because I have a very short attention span, but it's very intense. I work the same way. You know, I bounce in on set at eight in the morning, do everything, and it's all over by three o'clock. Do you know what I mean? And my ideas come from, you know, everywhere. Real life is by far, the biggest influence, and it should be; I mean, everything you sort of do is semi-autobiographical.
9 [on why he was doing a weekly talk show podcast with Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington by Guardian Unlimited] I want to do a radio show where I can say what I want, when I want and that's free for anybody who can be bothered to listen. I suppose we are trying to create an exclusive club. We'd prefer this to be a few people's favourite show than a huge same-y, ineffectual broadcast.
10 [on accepting the hosting duties for the 67th Annual Golden Globes] Not only is this the biggest Hollywood celebration of the industry, which includes both film and TV, but also an environment where I feel I can get free reign as a host, I have resisted many other offers like this, but there are just some things you don't turn down.
11 [in 2004 on accepting the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy(The Office) after receiving the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Television Series Musical or Comedy] Two. Bookends. Excellent. You need the set, one looks... y'know.
12 Future generations will view us as barbarians for bullfighting, enslaving dolphins and killing for fake medicine. And they should. It's mental.
13 I'm not a wolf in sheep's clothing. I'm a wolf in wolf's clothing.
14 [on Netflix acquiring Gervais' movie Special Correspondents for 2016] Having shaken up the TV industry, Netflix is about to do the same to Hollywood. It's great to be part of the changing future.
15 The only reason I work out is to live longer so I can eat more cheese and drink more wine.
16 [on his movie Life on the Road] I won't revisit 'The Office' because that wouldn't make sense. We did 'The Office' perfectly and for all those people to still be there - that would be ridiculous. Imagine going back to an office you worked in 20 years ago and they're still there, they're just a little bit older? But he's adamant about the aforementioned no office thing. "Imagine if that was a real documentary - 'The Office' - and David Brent was the person he was. He'd still be trying to be famous. You wouldn't go back and find him in the office - you would go back and find him repping like he is now, still trying to be a pop star and trying to get Simon Cowell's eye and trying to have his own YouTube channel.
17 What must've happened to you in your life to make you want to kill a beautiful animal & then lie next to it smiling?
18 The Jimmy Savile waxwork I got cheap from Madame Tussauds is doing a great job at my front gate keeping the trick or treaters away. Haha.
19 I love quoting great men. Ricky Gervais.
20 Just go into Ladbrokes tomorrow and put a thousand pounds on anyone in the Special Olympics "because they're all winners". You try telling that to Ladbrokes. "He won." "He came in eighth, mate." "He's a winner." "Fuck off out of the shop."
21 I can't stand lazy old people, do you know what I mean? Like Thora Hird. She's never off her arse. She comes home from shopping in one of those buggies, straight up a ramp, up a stairlift, her feet haven't touched the floor yet, she gets lowered into a bath. Never off her arse. Give her an award, she's up the stairs like a greyhound.
22 [on Sir Jimmy Savile] Basically The A-Team (1983) rolled into one. He's got the cigar of Hannibal, he's a ladies' man like Face, he's got the jewelry of Mr. T, and he's mad like Murdock. And not in a good way.
23 [on his look as a 1980s pop star in Seona Dancing] I'm not ashamed how I looked then, I'm ashamed how I look now.
24 [on the video for Bitter Heart by Seona Dancing] I think the video cost 400 pounds and luckily we had an underground car park for the day. But when you're 21 you can get away with anything can't you?
25 Celebrities, make it harder for hackers to get nude pics of you from your computer by not putting nude pics of yourself on the computer.
26 It's more important to spend your energy trying to stop actual bad things than to run around trying to stop jokes about bad things.
27 Offence is the collateral damage of free speech.
28 [on homosexual marriage] It's a victory for all of us. Anything that promotes equality, promotes progress. You can't take equality "too far".
29 [on Sir Jimmy Savile] My first guest on my first TV show. A proper British eccentric.
30 Someone not liking my work doesn't mean I have to give the awards or the money back. People who don't like your work have no effect on you.
31 [on 'Muppets Most Wanted'] I was okay with singing. I always sneak a song into everything I do. Dancing, a little awkward. Little embarrassed about that. I don't move well. But I was with a frog, so it doesn't matter. I'll do anything with a frog, that's my motto. He's great with tap-dancing or flap-dancing on my head. So no one's going to be looking at me when we're doing that dance. They're going to be saying, 'There's a frog dancing'.
32 [on the death of James Gandolfini] Damn. RIP James Gandofini. An amazing actor that made arguably the greatest drama of all time, & a funny, sweet, gentle giant off screen.
33 [in 2013 following a series of celebrity arrests in the UK on suspicion of sexual offences] Will all male British entertainers who were famous in the 1970s please just report to your local police station now.
34 [on Life's Too Short (2011)] This is about real people living their lives. It's a fake documentary like 'The Office' , but it's moved on. This is more about people who will do anything just to be on television, who are willing to open their lives to the cameras 24/7, because they've got a massive tax bill or they want to make a fast buck.
35 I deal in taboo subjects, particularly in standup, because I want to take the audience to a place they haven't been before. No harm can come of taboo subjects. People can say it's outrageous or sick or pushing the boundaries, but I don't see that it is. Some people confuse the target of a joke with the subject of a joke. You can have jokes about race without being racist. I think some people can flinch too soon. Very often the target is people's prejudices or the character's stupidity. I think smart people know what we're trying to do.
36 ... I suppose I was cursed with some early success. I was smart. The smartest kid in my class. Then the smartest kid in the next class and so on. I actually used to pride myself on the fact that I didn't have to even try to pass exams. This is my greatest regret. It's a disgusting attitude and potentially a waste of a life. Writing and directing "The Office" was the first thing I ever tried my hardest at. The reward was revelatory. At 40 I was addicted. Not to success. I was addicted to trying my hardest. That's the reward in itself. It's what life's about. The struggle. It's the only way you can be proud. You can't be proud of luck. Born clever? So what? What are you going to do with it? Your best, I hope, and no less.
37 As for cynicism, I don't care for it much. I'm a romantic. From The Office (2005), and Extras (2005) to The Invention of Lying (2009) and Cemetery Junction (2010), goodness and sweetness, honour and truth, love and friendship always triumph. For me, humanity is king. Oh and for the record I'd rather a waiter say, "Have a nice day" and not mean it, than ignore me and mean it.
38 It's often dangerous to generalize, but under threat, I would say that Americans are more "down the line." They don't hide their hopes and fears. They applaud ambition and openly reward success. Brits are more comfortable with life's losers. We embrace the underdog until it's no longer the underdog.We like to bring authority down a peg or two. Just for the hell of it. Americans say, "have a nice day" whether they mean it or not. Brits are terrified to say this. We tell ourselves it's because we don't want to sound insincere but I think it might be for the opposite reason. We don't want to celebrate anything too soon. Failure and disappointment lurk around every corner. This is due to our upbringing. Americans are brought up to believe they can be the next president of the United States. Brits are told, "it won't happen for you."
39 There's a received wisdom in the U.K. that Americans don't get irony. This is of course not true. But what is true is that they don't use it all the time. It shows up in the smarter comedies but Americans don't use it as much socially as Brits. We use it as liberally as prepositions in every day speech. We tease our friends. We use sarcasm as a shield and a weapon. We avoid sincerity until it's absolutely necessary. We mercilessly take the piss out of people we like or dislike basically. And ourselves. This is very important. Our brashness and swagger is laden with equal portions of self-deprecation. This is our license to hand it out. This can sometimes be perceived as nasty if the recipients aren't used to it. It isn't. It's play fighting. It's almost a sign of affection if we like you, and ego bursting if we don't. You just have to know which one it is.
40 I guess the biggest difference between the U.S. version and the U.K. version of The Office (2005) reflected this. We had to make Michael Scott a slightly nicer guy, with a rosier outlook to life. He could still be childish, and insecure, and even a bore, but he couldn't be too mean. The irony is of course that I think David Brent's dark descension and eventual redemption made him all the more compelling. But I think that's a lot more palatable in Britain for the reasons already stated. Brits almost expect doom and gloom so to start off that way but then have a happy ending is an unexpected joy. Network America has to give people a reason to like you not just a reason to watch you. In Britain we stop watching things like Big Brother (2000) when the villain is evicted. We don't want to watch a bunch of idiots having a good time. We want them to be as miserable as us. America rewards up front, on-your-sleeve niceness. A perceived wicked streak is somewhat frowned upon.
41 Recently I have been accused of being a shock comic, and cruel and cynical. This is of course almost solely due to a few comments I made as host of this years Golden Globes. But nothing could be further from the truth. I never actively try to offend. That's churlish, pointless and frankly too easy. But I believe you should say what you mean. Be honest. No one should ever be offended by truth. That way you'll never have to apologize. I hate it when a comedian says, "Sorry for what I said." You shouldn't say it if you didn't mean it and you should never regret anything you meant to do. As a comedian, I think my job isn't just to make people laugh but also make them think. As a famous comedian, I also want a strict door policy on my club. Not everyone will like what I say or find it funny. And I wouldn't have it any other way. There are enough comedians who try to please everyone as it is. Good luck to them, but that's not my game, I'm afraid.
42 I'm not one of those people who think that comedy is your conscience taking a day off. My conscience never takes a day off and I can justify everything I do. There's no line to be drawn in comedy in the sense that there are things you should never joke about. There's nothing that you should never joke about, but it depends what that joke is. Comedy comes from a good or a bad place. The subject of a joke isn't necessarily the target of the joke. You can make jokes about race without any race being the butt of the joke. Racism itself can be the butt, for example. When dealing with a so-called taboo subject, the angst and discomfort of the audience is what's under the microscope. Our own preconceptions and prejudices are often what are being challenged. I don't like racist jokes. Not because they are offensive. I don't like them because they're not funny. And they're not funny because they're not true. They are almost always based on a falsehood somewhere along the way, which ruins the gag for me. Comedy is an intellectual pursuit. Not a platform.
43 I like Phil Collins, he's a lovely man, but I don't want Phil Collins fans. I don't want the comedy equivalent.
44 [Hosting the 2011 Golden Globes]: It's going to be night of partying and heavy drinking. Or as Charlie Sheen calls it, breakfast.
45 I worked in an office for about seven years, and I've always been a people watcher. So when it came to writing it down, I just had a big bag of observations really about office life. And it's not really about office life as such -- it's not about selling paper or politics of the office -- it's more about relationships. I think that's why it's sort of taken off around the world, 'cause the themes are big; you know, boy meets girl, a decent job of work, making a difference. It's also a comedy about comedy, really. It's about this guy who thinks he funny and isn't. He's not a bad man, David Brent; I suppose he's got a bit of a blind spot, and he's a bit of a twit, but I suppose the worst thing he did was confuse popularity with respect. But yeah, it's a show about people working in an office, trapped and wasting their life really. And it's not a snobby look at white-collar 9-to-5 -- one of the themes is sort of, if you don't enjoy it, don't sit there watching the clock 'til you're 65 and go, "oh, fuck, I always meant to write a novel." It's quite sweet and sad at parts, quite existential, I think, but very funny, I think. But you'll be the judge of that.
46 Oh, these actors who ask, "What's my motivation?" all the time. Who cares? I'll tell you what your motivation is: it's the only thing you can do, and you're getting paid to do it, so shut the hell up!
47 [mocking his comedy partner, Stephen Merchant] He's eight foot tall, has stupid glasses, awful hair, but it makes me look good, which is why he's in the series. We look so strange on screen together as well. The height difference is ridiculous. I want people to know that he is a freak and I'm the normal one. Don't look at this and go, 'What? Didn't know Ricky was a dwarf.' I'm not. He's the weird one.
48 There's nothing wrong with getting 20 million viewers, but I think there's something wrong with aiming at getting 20 million viewers, because then you have to take away all the things that will offend, and you'll end up with something so anodyne that it just washes over you for half an hour. I imagine The Office (2001) was also one of the most hated shows on television, that some people passionately hated it. But that's better, for me. David Bowie said that after Let's Dance, which is his biggest album ever and obviously not his best, he was doing these stadium gigs and looked out at the audience and suddenly realized that he had Phil Collins fans instead of Iggy Pop fans. And that's how I feel about everything I do: I want Iggy Pop fans.
49 I grew up watching fantastic mainstream comedies like Porridge (1974) and Rising Damp (1974). There are some mainstream things I love.
50 We're still trying to break records on the twentieth anniversary of Live Aid (1985). I've just heard Bob Geldof has put Phil Collins on a jet to Philadelphia. There's nothing going on there, we just don't want him around this year. No I'm joking, of course we didn't put him on a jet. We stuck him in a catapult. To be fair, he didn't get very far. Although it worked in rehearsals when we used it on Chris De Burgh. I could do a whole routine about injuring Phil fucking Collins.
51 I'm a lot taller than I look on television and younger, and for the role of David Brent, I wore a fat suit under my shirt and trousers. Really I'm about 25 and about 6' 1" tall. So that's probably why you don't recognize me in the street.
52 I have plenty of pet hates. I can't stand people scraping their plate or slurping their soup. I can't stand waiting in lines. I hate people talking inanely about The Lord of the Rings. I hate people whistling. But I'm not like this because I'm famous. I've always been a grumpy bastard.
53 [about animals] When I see a toreador in a bullfight getting gored, I think, "Good, you shouldn't be in there." What is the pleasure in seeing an animal speared to death? It's the same with fox hunting. They're just psychopaths. I think I'll end up doing something with animals-running a sanctuary or something.
54 Money gives me the creeps and mildly embarrasses me. I get paid too much anyway.
55 I remember when we were talking to one of the executives at the BBC. And he said, "Now hold on, this man [David Brent] is so incompetent, why wouldn't he be fired?' and I said, "Go and take a look around this building. Just go and knock on a few doors."
56 [on winning a Golden Globe] Apparently, I don't know if this is true but I hope it is, I've heard it from a few reports: When we went up to get our awards, apparently Clint Eastwood turned to someone that he was with and went [Clint impression], "Who the fuck are they?"
57 [on turning down the chance to appear in Ocean's Twelve (2004)] Why say a couple of lines opposite Brad Pitt when I could be playing lead back home?
58 [on Lord of the Rings]: I don't like all this stupid Gollum begat Wobblo and the Oompa Loompas and. . . . Oh Jesus Christ! There was too much "Oh, God, here come the gloodloys." Christ Almighty, what are they talking about!?
59 [about the show-biz lifestyle] It's all too much trouble for me. It's probably because I'm fat and lazy and old.
60 [accepting his Golden Globe] I'm not from these parts. I'm from a little place called England - we used to run the world before you lot.
61 I've been offered a part in Alias (2001)_ and I'm going to do it. I love Alias, it's great and J.J. Abrams is writing me a part especially. It's just whether I can do it or not-it's got to be the right time, the right project, it's got to be fun, it's got to be worth it and it mustn't be bad for my career. Most people go, "It'll do, it's work and it'll make me a bit more famous" or "the money's good," but I just think I've never regretted saying no. But a lot of people have regretted saying yes.
62 I hate lateness. I hate people who are late. There is no excuse for turning up late for anything. I've never been late for anything in my life. I was actually born a week premature, because I wanted to be early for my own birth. Being late is an insult to me.
63 [on turning down a role in Pirates of the Caribbean]: I didn't really fancy sitting in a hotel room in Los Angeles for nine weeks for two minutes on screen, to be honest. I don't really want to be an actor. I want to write and direct. I've been offered about ten British films. Obviously all shit. I was offered one with Johnny Depp, but again, it was a small character part, and I thought, "What's the point?" No one's ever watched someone in seven films for one minute and said, "Yeah, give him his own film." . . . It doesn't happen.
64 I did Jonathan Ross [Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001)] last year and he said 'do people do impressions of David Brent?' and I went 'well, they can't really because he's such a normal bloke'. Then, after the show, me and Ross are walking through the car park and this bloke jumps out and goes 'der-ner-ner-ner-ner', does the David Brent dance and runs away. Jonathon Ross was in hysterics: 'all that shit you came out with and then some bloke jumps out and runs away'. But on the whole it doesn't really happen.

#Trademark
1 Controversial, dark humor
2 Usually has a beer with him on stage when performing stand-up.
3 Unique, high-pitched laugh
4 Acerbic wit
5 Humor from awkward social situations

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