Ricky Dene Gervais (pronounced [dʒɜːˈveɪz]; born 25 June 1961) is an English comedian, author, actor, director, producer, screenwriter and former pop musician. 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 friend and collaborator, Stephen Merchant. Besides writing and directing the shows, Gervais also played the lead roles of David Brent in The Office and Andy Millman in Extras. Gervais has also appeared in several Hollywood films, including For Your Consideration, Stardust, Night at the Museum and Ghost Town, in which he assumes the leading role.
Gervais has performed on three sell-out stand-up comedy tours, wrote the best-selling Flanimals book series, and starred with Merchant and Karl Pilkington in his podcast The Ricky Gervais Show. He has accumulated a multitude of awards and honours throughout his career, including seven BAFTA Awards, four British Comedy Awards, three Golden Globes, two Emmys and the 2006 Rose d'Or, as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination.
Gervais, along with siblings Larry, Marsha and Bob, was born and raised in the suburb of Whitley in
Cor blimey, the British aren’t coming — they’re here to stay. Including Ricky Gervais’ surprise Emmy nomination as Lead Actor in a Comedy series for Derek this morning, there are 15 nods for Brits in the acting races this ...
Hollywood loves "Fargo." The Minnesota-based drama garnered 18 Emmy nominations Thursday, second only to "Game of Thrones" with 19 nods.
Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Colin Hanks and newcomer Allison Tolman all were recognized for their performances.
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The nominees for the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards were announced Thursday morning.
Key nominations are listed below. Check back shortly for a full list of nominations.
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As usual, the list of Emmy nominations announced on Thursday was teeming with surprises -- some pleasant and others not so much. Here's a cusory rundown of some of the choices that had us doing double-takes:
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