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Ricky Gervais Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

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 Road2016written by
Special Correspondents2016written by
73rd Golden Globe Awards2016TV Special special material
Derek2012-2014TV Series written by - 14 episodes
Learn Guitar with David Brent2013TV Series 2 episodes
The OfficeTV 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 ShortTV Series creator - 8 episodes, 2011 - 2013 written by - 5 episodes, 2011 - 2013 writer - 3 episodes, 2011
Kontoret2012-2013TV Series based on the BBC series "The Office" created by - 18 episodes
The Return of Brent2013Short
The Ricky Gervais ShowTV Series creator: the original audio book series - 26 episodes, 2011 - 2012 creator - 13 episodes, 2010
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards2012TV Special special material written by
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards2011TV Special special material written by
Ricky Gervais: Out of England 2 - The Stand-Up Special2010TV Special documentary written by
Ricky Gervais: Live IV - Science2010Video written by
Cemetery Junction2010written by
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards2010TV Special special material written by
The Invention of Lying2009written by
Comic Relief 20092009TV Special
Ricky Gervais: Out of England - The Stand-Up Special2008TV Special documentary written by
Extras2005-2007TV Series written by - 13 episodes
Ricky Gervais Live 3: Fame2007Video written by
Ricky Gervais Meets... Garry Shandling2006TV Special
Ricky Gervais Meets... Christopher Guest2006TV Special documentary
Le bureau2006TV Mini-Series original screenplay - 5 episodes
The Simpsons2006TV Series written by - 1 episode
Ricky Gervais Meets... Larry David2006TV Special documentary
StrombergTV Series "The Office" created & written by - 9 episodes, 2005 television series: "The Office" - 1 episode, 2005
Kelsey Grammer Presents: The Sketch Show2005TV Series
Ricky Gervais Live 2: Politics2004Video documentary written by
The Office Values : Microsoft UK Training with David Brent2004Short
The Office2001-2003TV Series written by - 14 episodes
Ricky Gervais Live: Animals2003Video documentary written by
The Sketch Show2001TV Series
Meet Ricky Gervais2000TV Series writer - 6 episodes
Bruiser2000TV Series additional material - 5 episodes
The Jim Tavaré Show1999TV Series 12 episodes
Comedy Lab1999TV Series written by - 1 episode
The 11 O'Clock Show1998TV Series writer

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
David Brent: Life on the Road2016producer - producer for LOTR films
Special Correspondents2016producer
Derek2012-2014TV Series executive producer - 14 episodes
Learn Guitar with David Brent2013TV Series producer
The Office2005-2013TV Series executive producer - 179 episodes
Life's Too Short2011-2013TV Series executive producer - 8 episodes
The Making of Derek2013TV Movie executive producer
An Idiot Abroad2010-2012TV Series documentary executive producer - 20 episodes
4Funnies2012TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
The Ricky Gervais Show2010-2012TV Series executive producer - 39 episodes
The Making of Life's Too Short2011TV Movie documentary executive producer
Talking Funny2011TV Movie executive producer
Ricky Gervais: Out of England 2 - The Stand-Up Special2010TV Special documentary executive producer
Meet Karl Pilkington II2010Video short producer - uncredited
Cemetery Junction2010executive producer
The Invention of Lying2009producer
Ricky Gervais: Out of England - The Stand-Up Special2008TV Special documentary executive producer
Extras2006-2007TV Series executive producer - 7 episodes
Ricky Gervais Live 3: Fame2007Video producer
Ricky Gervais Meets... Garry Shandling2006TV Special executive producer
Ricky Gervais Meets... Christopher Guest2006TV Special documentary executive producer
Ricky Gervais Meets... Larry David2006TV Special documentary executive producer
Meet Karl Pilkington2004Video short producer - uncredited
The Office Values : Microsoft UK Training with David Brent2004Short producer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Blazing Samurai2017filmingIka Chu (voice)
The Wind in the WillowsannouncedMole (voice)
David Brent: Life on the Road2016David Brent
Special Correspondents2016Finch
BoJack Horseman2015TV SeriesHedgehog at Orphanage
The Little Prince2015/IThe Conceited Man (voice)
Galavant2015TV SeriesXanax
Derek2012-2014TV SeriesDerek Derek Noakes
Night at the Museum 32014Dr. McPhee
Muppets Most Wanted2014Dominic Badguy
Learn Guitar with David Brent2013TV SeriesDavid Brent
Life's Too Short2011-2013TV SeriesRicky Gervais
The Return of Brent2013ShortDavid Brent
Escape from Planet Earth2013Mr. James Bing (voice)
Family Guy2012TV SeriesDolphin / Billy Finn
Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D2011Argonaut (voice)
Curb Your Enthusiasm2011TV SeriesRicky Gervais
The Office2011TV SeriesDavid Brent
The Simpsons2006-2011TV SeriesRicky Gervais Charles Heathbar
Louie2010TV SeriesDr. Ben
Cemetery Junction2010Mr. Taylor
Sesame Street2009TV SeriesRicky Gervais
Prequel: The Dawn of Lying2009Video short
SpongeBob SquarePants2009TV SeriesNarrator
The Invention of Lying2009Mark Bellison
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian2009Dr. McPhee
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian2009Video GameDr. McPhee (voice)
Ghost Town2008/IPincus
Grand Theft Auto IV2008Video GameRicky Gervais (voice)
Extras2005-2007TV SeriesAndy Millman
Stardust2007Ferdy the Fence
Night at the Museum2006Dr. McPhee
Scarface: The World Is Yours2006Video GameEnglishman (voice)
For Your Consideration2006Martin Gibb
Valiant2005Bugsy (voice)
Alias2004TV SeriesDaniel Ryan
The Office Values : Microsoft UK Training with David Brent2004ShortDavid Brent
The Office2001-2003TV SeriesDavid Brent
Happiness2003TV SeriesRicky Gervais
Robbie the Reindeer in Legend of the Lost Tribe2002TV ShortPenguin (voice)
Dog Eat Dog2001Bouncer
Spaced2001TV SeriesDave
Can You Spare a Moment?2001Video shortDavid Brent
Comedy Lab1999TV SeriesClive Meadows
The Jim Tavaré Show1999TV SeriesVarious Characters

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
David Brent: Life on the Road2016directed by
Special Correspondents2016
Derek2012-2014TV Series 14 episodes
Life's Too Short2011-2013TV Series 8 episodes
Ricky Gervais: Live IV - Science2010Video
Cemetery Junction2010
Prequel: The Dawn of Lying2009Video short
The Invention of Lying2009
Extras2005-2007TV Series 13 episodes
The Office Values : Microsoft UK Training with David Brent2004Short
The Office2001-2003TV Series 14 episodes

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Special Correspondents2016writer: "Dollar for a Hero"
Galavant2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Galavant Showcase2014TV Movie documentary performer: "A Day In Richard's Life"
Muppets Most Wanted2014performer: "I'm Number One"
Inside the Actors StudioTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Extras2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
The SimpsonsTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2006 performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006
Valiant2005performer: " There'll Be Bluebirds Over The White Cliffs of Dover"
The OfficeTV Series performer - 4 episodes, 2001 - 2003 writer - 1 episode, 2001

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Comedy Showcase2009TV Series script editor - 1 episode
PhoneShop2009TV Series script editor - 1 episode

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
This Life1996TV Series music advisor - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Xander De Rycke: Houdt het voor bekeken 2015-20162016TV Special documentary thanks
Neerja2010Video short special thanks
The Mother of Invention2009special thanks
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People2008thanks
Say What2007-2008TV Series special thanks - 5 episodes
The Artist as a Young Man: A Portrait of Cameron Fairchild2008Short special thanks
Kids Unlimited2007TV Series special thanks - 4 episodes

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2002-2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
A Night at the Office2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Square Roots: The Story of SpongeBob SquarePants2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Entertainment Tonight2009TV SeriesHimself
Comic Relief 20092009TV SpecialHimself
Inside the Actors Studio2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Host
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2005-2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Making 'Ghost Town'2008Video shortHimself
Ricky Gervais: Out of England - The Stand-Up Special2008TV Special documentaryHimself
US Election Night2008TV MovieHimself
Richard & Judy's New Position2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards2008TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program
The Hour2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 6th Annual TV Land Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List2007-2008TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live2008TV SeriesHimself
Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education2008TV MovieHimself
TV Burp2008TV SeriesHimself
The Orange British Academy Film Awards2008TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
Jamie's Fowl Dinners2008TV Movie documentaryHimself - Special Guest
The Comedy Christmas2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Heroes Unmasked2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Ricky Gervais Live 3: Fame2007VideoHimself
The Big Fat Anniversary Quiz2007TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
Comedy Lab2007TV SeriesHimself
Richard & Judy2003-2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The Making of 'Night at the Museum'2007Video shortHimself / Dr McPhee
The Culture Show2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Live Earth2007TV Special documentaryHimself
The F Word2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Concert for Diana2007TV Special documentaryDavid Brent
The BAFTA TV Awards 20072007TV MovieHimself
The Making of 'The Larry Sanders Show'2007Video documentaryHimself
Taping Nigel II: The Gimpening2007Video documentary shortHimself
Comic Relief 2007: The Big One2007TV SpecialHimself
Comedy Connections2007TV Series documentaryHimself
The Orange British Academy Film Awards2007TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Film '722007TV SeriesHimself
The Comedy Map of Britain2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Ricky Gervais Meets... Garry Shandling2006TV SpecialHimself
Ricky Gervais Meets... Christopher Guest2006TV Special documentaryHimself
A Night at the Museum with McFly2006TV MovieHimself
The British Comedy Awards 2006 Live2006TV SpecialHimself
Richard & Judy's Christmas Books2006TV MovieHimself
The Xtra Factor2006TV SeriesHimself
Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Event for Autism Education2006TV SpecialHimself
The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
Movie Rush2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Imagine2003-2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Ricky Gervais Meets... Larry David2006TV Special documentaryHimself
It's Christmas with Jonathan Ross2005TV MovieHimself
Live 8: A Bittersweet Symphony2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
The British Comedy Awards 20052005TV SpecialHimself
'Extras': The Difficult Second Album2005Video documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
Finding Leo2005Video documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
Taping Nigel2005Video documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
Parkinson2002-2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Alan Partridge Presents: The Cream of British Comedy2005VideoHimself
Avenue of the Stars: 50 Years of ITV2005TV SpecialHimself
Talking Movies2005TV SeriesHimself
Live 82005TV Special documentaryHimself
Making of: Valiant2005Video documentary shortHimself / Voice of Bugsy
Comic Relief: Red Nose Night Live 052005TV SpecialHimself
UK Radio Aid2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
The British Comedy Awards 20042004TV SpecialHimself
Meet Karl Pilkington2004Video shortHimself
Ricky Gervais Live 2: Politics2004Video documentaryHimself
Hurrah for Cancer2004TV MovieHimself
Ministry of Mayhem2004TV SeriesHimself
Happy Birthday BBC Two2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
The BAFTA TV Awards 20042004TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Alias Ricky Gervais2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Who Did You Do?2003TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
The British Comedy Awards 20032003TV SpecialHimself
Ricky Gervais Live: Animals2003Video documentaryHimself
Ricky Gervais' and Stephen Merchant's Video Diary of the Making of Series Two of 'The Office'2003Video documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
Fame Academy2003TV SeriesHimself
Comic Relief 2003: The Big Hair Do2003TV SpecialHimself
The Fight2002TV MovieHimself
Liquid News2001-2002TV SeriesHimself
Room 1012002TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The BAFTA TV Awards 20022002TV SpecialHimself
The British Comedy Awards 20012001TV SpecialHimself
The 100 Greatest Kids TV Shows2001TV SpecialHimself
Meet Ricky Gervais2000TV SeriesHimself - Host
100 Greatest TV Moments from Hell2000TV SpecialHimself
Vic Reeves Examines2000TV SeriesHimself
The 100 Greatest TV Ads2000TV SpecialHimself
The 11 O'Clock Show1999-2000TV SeriesHimself
Comedy Café1999TV SeriesHimself
Razzamatazz1983TV SeriesHimself
Harry2016TV SeriesHimself
The British Academy Britannia Awards2016TV MovieHimself - Honoree
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2009-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Loose Women2008-2016TV SeriesHimself / Derek
Maya & Marty2016TV SeriesHimself
Today2008-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The Daily Show2005-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael2008-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers2014-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The Graham Norton Show2008-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Insider2016TV SeriesHimself
Extra2016TV SeriesHimself
2016 Golden Globe Arrivals Special2016TV SpecialHimself
73rd Golden Globe Awards2016TV SpecialHimself - Host
E! Live from the Red Carpet2014-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Golden Globes Host
Conan2010-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
All-Star Dog Rescue Celebration2015TV MovieHimself
The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter2015TV SeriesHimself
Skavlan2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Single Shot2014-2015TV SeriesHimself
Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHimself
72nd Golden Globe Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Presenter / Nominee
Made in Hollywood2009-2014TV SeriesHimself
This Morning2003-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and Presenter: Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special
Late Show with David Letterman2003-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
50 Years of BBC2 Comedy2014TV Movie documentary
Muppets Most Wanted... On Set2014TV MovieHimself
Unscripted2014TV SeriesHimself
The Queen Latifah Show2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2008-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
David Blaine: Real or Magic2013TV MovieHimself
Charlie Rose2004-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
CBS News Sunday Morning2013TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest
Piers Morgan Tonight2011-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Office Retrospective2013TV Movie documentaryHimself - Creator
The One Show2008-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Unbelievers2013DocumentaryHimself
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway2005-2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest Announcer
The Making of Derek2013TV MovieHimself / Derek
An Idiot Abroad2010-2012TV Series documentaryHimself - Executive Producer / Himself
The View2008-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Dawkins: Sex, Death and the Meaning of Life2012TV SeriesHimself
Sesame Street2012TV SeriesHimself
The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special and Outstanding Variety Series
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee2012TV SeriesHimself
Trust Us with Your Life2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Ricky Gervais Show2010-2012TV SeriesHimself
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Host
Dateline NBC2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Alan Carr: Chatty Man2010-2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
Super 8 35mm Special2011TV MovieHimself
The Marriage Ref2010-2011TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Talking Funny2011TV MovieHimself
In the House with Peter Bart & Peter Guber2011TV Series
Breakfast2005-2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Host
Making It in Hollywood2011DocumentaryHimself
Ruth Jones' Christmas Cracker2010TV MovieHimself
Ricky Gervais: Out of England 2 - The Stand-Up Special2010TV Special documentaryHimself
Meet Karl Pilkington II2010Video shortHimself
Ricky Gervais: Live IV - Science2010VideoHimself
Bloomberg Game Changers2010TV Series documentaryHimself - Comedian
Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education2010TV MovieHimself
The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special and Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Xposé2009-2010TV SeriesHimself
An Extras Night In2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Channel 4's Comedy Gala2010TV MovieHimself (voice)
The Jay Leno Show2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Golden Globes Red Carpet Live2010TV MovieHimself
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Host
The Simpsons: Celebrity Friends2010TV Movie documentaryHimself - Narrator (voice)
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009-2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Simpsons: Mischief & Mayhem2010TV Movie documentaryHimself - Narrator (voice)
Live from Studio Five2009-2010TV SeriesHimself
The Simpsons: Access All Areas2010TV Movie documentaryHimself - Narrator (voice)
60 Minutes2009TV Series documentaryHimself (segment "Ricky Gervais")
The Paul O'Grady Show2005-2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Alex Zane's GuestList2009TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHimself
The Drunken Peasants2015TV SeriesHimself
The Graham Norton Show2008-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Greatest Stand Up Comedians2013TV Movie documentaryHimself - 18th Place
Are You Having a Laugh? Comedy and Christianity2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
Tales of Television Centre2012TV Movie documentaryDavid Brent (uncredited)
Live from Studio Five2009-2010TV SeriesHimself
ITV Lunchtime News2010TV SeriesHimself
Comedy Superstars 20102010VideoHimself (uncredited)
Loose Women2009TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live: Just Shorts2009TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
Sunday Night2009TV SeriesHimself / Dominic Badguy
Comedy Connections2008TV Series documentaryAndy Millman
The Comedy Map of Britain2008TV Series documentaryHimself
TV's Funniest Music Moments2008TV MovieHimself - Seona Dancing
New Heroes of Comedy2008TV Series documentaryHimself David Brent Andy Millman ...
Channel 4 at 252007TV Movie documentaryHimself
100 Greatest Stand-Ups2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Room 1012007TV SeriesAndy Millman
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year2006TV SpecialAndy Millman (uncredited)
The Story of Light Entertainment2006TV Mini-Series documentary
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year2005TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
Greatest Before They Were Stars TV Moments2005TV Movie documentaryHimself - Seona Dancing
Greatest TV Comedy Moments2005TV Movie documentaryHimself / David Brent (uncredited)
Richard & Judy2005TV SeriesHimself
The Comedians' Comedian2005TV Movie documentary
The Curse of Noel Edmonds2004TV Movie documentaryDavid Brent

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008Banff Rockie AwardBanff Television FestivalBest Comedy ProgramExtras (2005)· Stephen Merchant
2008British Comedy AwardBritish Comedy AwardsBest Television Comedy ActorExtras (2005)
2008Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or MusicalGhost Town (2008)
2007Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy SeriesExtras (2005)
2007BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Comedy PerformanceExtras (2005)
2007WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAComedy SeriesThe 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
2006Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy SeriesThe 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)
2006Banff Rockie AwardBanff Television FestivalBest Comedy ProgramExtras (2005)· Stephen Merchant
2006Honorary RoseRose d'Or Light Entertainment Festival
2006WIN AwardWomen's Image Network AwardsOutstanding Comedy SeriesThe Office (2005)· Greg Daniels (executive producer)
· Ben Silverman (executive producer)
· Stephen Merchant (executive producer)
· Howard Klein (executive producer)
· Paul Lieberstein (co-executive producer)
2004Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalThe Office (2001)
2004BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Comedy PerformanceThe Office (2001)
2004BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsSituation Comedy AwardThe Office (2001)· Ash Atalla
· Stephen Merchant
2004Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Guest ActorAlias (2001)
2004TCA AwardTelevision Critics Association AwardsIndividual Achievement in ComedyThe Office (2001)
2003BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Comedy PerformanceThe Office (2001)
2003BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsSituation Comedy AwardThe Office (2001)· Ash Atalla
· Anil Gupta
· Stephen Merchant
2003Writer's AwardBroadcasting Press Guild AwardsThe Office (2001)· Stephen Merchant
2003RTS Television AwardRoyal Television Society, UKBest Comedy PerformanceThe Office (2001)
2002BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Comedy PerformanceThe Office (2001)
2002BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsSituation Comedy AwardThe Office (2001)· Anil Gupta
· Ash Atalla
· Stephen Merchant
2002British Comedy AwardBritish Comedy AwardsBest Comedy ActorThe Office (2001)
2002Writer's AwardBroadcasting Press Guild AwardsThe Office (2001)· Stephen Merchant

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Class Program73rd Golden Globe Awards (2016)· Allen Shapiro (executive producer)
· Mike Mahan (executive producer)
· Barry Adelman (executive producer)
2015Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalDerek (2012)
2015Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a MovieDerek (2012)
2015OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actor in a Comedy SeriesGalavant (2015)
2015OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Motion Picture or MiniseriesDerek (2012)
2014Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy SeriesDerek (2012)
2012Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Class ProgramsThe 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2012)· Barry Adelman (executive producer)
· Orly Adelson (executive producer)
2012Broadcasting Press Guild AwardBroadcasting Press Guild AwardsBest Multichannel ProgrammeAn Idiot Abroad (2010)· Stephen Merchant (co-creator)
· Karl Pilkington (co-creator)
2012National Television AwardNational Television Awards, UKMost Popular Factual ProgrammeAn Idiot Abroad (2010)· Karl Pilkington (co-creator)
· Stephen Merchant (co-creator)
2011Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Class ProgramsThe 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2011)· Barry Adelman (executive producer)
· Orly Adelson (executive producer)
2011Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy SeriesThe 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
2011TV Quick AwardTV Quick Awards, UKBest Comedy ShowThe Ricky Gervais Show (2010)· Stephen Merchant
· Karl Pilkington
2010Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy SeriesThe 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)
2010Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Animated ProgramThe 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)
2010Peter Sellers Award for ComedyEvening Standard British Film AwardsThe Invention of Lying (2009)
2009Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy SeriesThe 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)
2009Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy SpecialRicky Gervais: Out of England - The Stand-Up Special (2008)· Pat Tourk Lee (produced by)
· John Moffitt (produced by)
· Benn Fleishman (supervising producer)
2009Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy SpecialRicky Gervais: Out of England - The Stand-Up Special (2008)
2009Astra AwardAstra AwardsFavourite International Personality or ActorExtras (2005)
2009OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Host or Performer of a Variety, Musical, or Comedy ProgramRicky Gervais: Out of England - The Stand-Up Special (2008)
2008Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalExtras (2005)
2008Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic SpecialExtras (2005)· Stephen Merchant
2008Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieExtras (2005)
2008Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy SeriesThe 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)
2008Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Made for Television MovieExtras (2005)· Stephen Merchant (executive producer)
· Jon Plowman (executive producer)
· Charlie Hanson (producer)
2008Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic SpecialExtras (2005)· Stephen Merchant
2008Writer's AwardBroadcasting Press Guild AwardsExtras (2005)· Stephen Merchant
2008Broadcasting Press Guild AwardBroadcasting Press Guild AwardsBest Comedy/EntertainmentExtras (2005)· Stephen Merchant
2008Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsTV Movie/Mini ActorExtras (2005)
2008PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Episodic Television, ComedyExtras (2005)· Stephen Merchant
· Charlie Hanson
2008ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy SeriesExtras (2005)
2007Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Directing for a Comedy SeriesExtras (2005)· Stephen Merchant
2007Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy SeriesThe 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)
2007Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Comedy SeriesExtras (2005)· Stephen Merchant (writer)
2007BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest WriterExtras (2005)· Stephen Merchant
2007Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsComedy Lead ActorExtras (2005)
2007OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Comedy SeriesExtras (2005)
2007Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Series, Comedy or MusicalExtras (2005)
2007Writers' Guild of Great Britain AwardWriters' Guild of Great BritainTelevision Comedy/Light EntertainmentExtras (2005)· Stephen Merchant
2006Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Comedy SeriesExtras (2005)· Stephen Merchant (written by)
2006BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Situation ComedyExtras (2005)· Charlie Hanson
· Stephen Merchant
2006BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest WriterExtras (2005)· Stephen Merchant
2006British Comedy AwardBritish Comedy AwardsBest TV Comedy ActorExtras (2005)
2006British Comedy AwardBritish Comedy AwardsBest TV ComedyExtras (2005)· Stephen Merchant
2006Broadcasting Press Guild AwardBroadcasting Press Guild AwardsBest Comedy/EntertainmentExtras (2005)· Stephen Merchant
2006WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAComedy SeriesThe Office (2005)· Jennifer Celotta
· Greg Daniels
· Lee Eisenberg
· Mindy Kaling
· Paul Lieberstein
· Stephen Merchant
· B.J. Novak
· Michael Schur
· Gene Stupnitsky
· Larry Wilmore
2006WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USANew SeriesThe Office (2005)· Jennifer Celotta
· Greg Daniels
· Lee Eisenberg
· Mindy Kaling
· Paul Lieberstein
· Stephen Merchant
· B.J. Novak
· Michael Schur
· Gene Stupnitsky
· Larry Wilmore
2005Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic SpecialThe Office (2001)· Stephen Merchant (writer)
2005British Comedy AwardBritish Comedy AwardsBest TV Comedy ActorExtras (2005)
2005British Comedy AwardBritish Comedy AwardsBest New TV ComedyExtras (2005)· Stephen Merchant
2005British Comedy AwardBritish Comedy AwardsBest TV ComedyExtras (2005)· Stephen Merchant
2005OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Comedy SeriesExtras (2005)
2004British Comedy AwardBritish Comedy AwardsBest TV Comedy ActorThe Office (2001)
2004RTS Television AwardRoyal Television Society, UKBest Comedy PerformanceThe Office (2001)
2003OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Comedy SeriesThe Office (2001)
2002RTS Television AwardRoyal Television Society, UKBest Actor - MaleThe Office (2001)


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#Fact
1Cites Mike Leigh as a big influence.
2His father, who was born in Kent, Ontario, Canada, was of French-Canadian, and some English, descent. His mother was English.
3Suffers 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.
5Favorite all-time comedian is Woody Allen.
6Has a degree in Philosophy.
7Animal 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].
8In 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.
9Revealed 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.
10Has 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.
11Ranked #83 on the 2008 Telegraph's "100 most powerful people in British culture" list.
12He has been with long-term partner, producer Jane Fallon, since 1982.
13His favorite film is This Is Spinal Tap (1984).
14Very good friends with American comedian and TV presenter Jon Stewart and British comedian and TV presenter Jonathan Ross.
15Is the youngest of four siblings.
16In 2004 Gervais released a children's book called "Flanimals." The sequel, "More Flanimals," was released in 2005.
17He 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.
18Former manager of the UK indie band Suede.
19Was 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.
20Can play the guitar
21Won the 2003 O.K. Comedy Award.
22Worked as a DJ on London's XFM radio station and managed bands before going into TV comedy.

#Quote
1Everyone I've admired has been an acquired taste - The Simpsons (1989), Radiohead, David Bowie. Anything that captures everyone soon outstays its welcome.
2I 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.
4Off 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.
7I 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.
12Future generations will view us as barbarians for bullfighting, enslaving dolphins and killing for fake medicine. And they should. It's mental.
13I'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.
15The 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.
17What must've happened to you in your life to make you want to kill a beautiful animal & then lie next to it smiling?
18The 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.
19I love quoting great men. Ricky Gervais.
20Just 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."
21I 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?
25Celebrities, make it harder for hackers to get nude pics of you from your computer by not putting nude pics of yourself on the computer.
26It's more important to spend your energy trying to stop actual bad things than to run around trying to stop jokes about bad things.
27Offence 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.
30Someone 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.
35I 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.
37As 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.
38It'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."
39There'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.
40I 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.
41Recently 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.
42I'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.
43I 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.
45I 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.
46Oh, 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.
48There'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.
49I grew up watching fantastic mainstream comedies like Porridge (1974) and Rising Damp (1974). There are some mainstream things I love.
50We'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.
51I'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.
52I 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.
54Money gives me the creeps and mildly embarrasses me. I get paid too much anyway.
55I 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.
61I'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.
62I 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.
64I 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
1Controversial, dark humor
2Usually has a beer with him on stage when performing stand-up.
3Unique, high-pitched laugh
4Acerbic wit
5Humor from awkward social situations

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