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Ricky Gervais is a Actor, Director, Writer and Producer British born on 25 june 1961 at Reading (United-kingdom)

Ricky Gervais

Ricky Gervais
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Birth name Ricky Dene Gervais
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 25 june 1961 (57 years) at Reading (United-kingdom)
Awards Primetime Emmy Award, Writers Guild of America Award

Ricky Dene Gervais (/dʒərˈveɪz/; born 25 June 1961) is an English comedian, actor, director, producer, writer, and musician.

Gervais worked initially in the music industry, attempting a career as a pop star in the 1980s with Seona Dancing and working as the manager of a then-unknown Suede before turning to comedy. Gervais appeared on The 11 O'Clock Show on Channel 4 between 1998 and 2000. In 2000, he was given a Channel 4 talk show, Meet Ricky Gervais, and then achieved greater mainstream fame a year later with his BBC television series The Office. It was followed by Extras in 2005. He co-wrote and co-directed both series with Stephen Merchant. In addition to writing and directing the shows, he played the lead roles of David Brent in The Office and Andy Millman in Extras. He has also starred in the Hollywood films Ghost Town, and Muppets Most Wanted, and wrote and directed The Invention of Lying. He has performed on four stand-up comedy tours, written the Flanimals book series and starred with Merchant and Karl Pilkington in the podcast The Ricky Gervais Show. He hosted the Golden Globe Awards in 2010, 2011 and 2012, and will return as host for the 2016 ceremony.

Gervais has won seven BAFTA Awards, five British Comedy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, two Emmy Awards and the 2006 Rose d'Or, as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination. In 2007 he was voted the 11th greatest stand-up comic on Channel 4's 100 Greatest Stand-Ups and again in the updated 2010 list as the 3rd greatest stand-up comic. In 2010 he was named on the Time 100 list of the world's most influential people.

Biography

Gervais lives in Hampstead, having moved from Bloomsbury, with his partner of 32 years, producer and author Jane Fallon. He says they chose not to marry because "there's no point in us having an actual ceremony before the eyes of God because there is no God" or have children because they "didn't fancy dedicating 16 years of our lives. And there are too many children, of course". He has a cat named Ollie given to him by Jonathan Ross

Gervais is a staunch supporter of gay rights and has praised the introduction of same sex marriage in England and Wales, calling it "a victory for all of us" and stated "anything that promotes equality, promotes progress." He added: "You can't take equality 'too far'."

Gervais is an atheist and a humanist, and states he abandoned Christianity at the age of eight. In December 2010 he wrote an editorial for The Wall Street Journal defending his atheism. He is a patron of the British Humanist Association, a British charity which promotes the humanist worldview and campaigns for a secular state and on human rights issues.

Best films

Valiant (2005)
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Filmography of Ricky Gervais (25 films)

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Actor

Special Correspondents
Directed by Ricky Gervais
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about journalists, Buddy films
Actors Eric Bana, Ricky Gervais, Vera Farmiga, Kelly Macdonald, Kevin Pollak, Benjamin Bratt
Roles Albert Finch
Rating57% 2.8996052.8996052.8996052.8996052.899605
Un journaliste radio à New York se voit obligé de partir couvrir un conflit pour sauver sa place...
The Little Prince, 1h46
Directed by Mark Osborne
Origin France
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Actors Rachel McAdams, Mackenzie Foy, James Franco, Jeff Bridges, Marion Cotillard, Benicio del Toro
Roles The Conceited Man (voice)
Rating76% 3.848323.848323.848323.848323.84832
This movie is not a straight adaptation of Saint-Exupéry's novel. Rather, elements from the novel are woven into an original narrative about a young girl who is dealing with her pushy Mother who wants her to grow up too fast.
Muppets Most Wanted, 1h52
Directed by James Bobin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Adventure, Musical, Crime
Themes Films about films, Films about music and musicians, Prison films, Transport films, Rail transport films, Musical films, Heist films, Children's films
Actors Ray Liotta, Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey, Ty Burrell, Sean Combs, Bridgit Mendler
Roles Dominic Badguy
Rating63% 3.198443.198443.198443.198443.19844
Following the events of the previous film, The Muppets find themselves at a loss as to what to do until Dominic Badguy (Ricky Gervais) suggests that the Muppets go on a European tour with him as their tour manager. As the Muppets begin their tour, the criminal mastermind Constantine, a near-exact double for Kermit the Frog in appearance, escapes from a Siberian Gulag and joins his subordinate Dominic to begin a plot to steal the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom.
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, 1h37
Directed by Shawn Levy
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure
Actors Ben Stiller, Rami Malek, Rebel Wilson, Robin Williams, Ben Kingsley, Dan Stevens
Roles Dr. McPhee
Rating62% 3.1000053.1000053.1000053.1000053.100005
In 1938, in Egypt a team of archaeologists is searching for a tomb and its treasure. A young boy falls into it, calling to his father and the team; they discover a significant artifact, the tablet of Ahkmenrah. The locals tell them that if they remove the tablet, "the end will come".
Monsters University, 1h42
Directed by Dan Scanlon
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Films about the labor movement, Time travel films, Children's films, Films about school violence, Harcèlement au travail
Actors Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Joel Murray, Sean Hayes, Dave Foley
Roles commentateur sportif
Rating72% 3.6469353.6469353.6469353.6469353.646935
A young monster named Michael "Mike" Wazowski dreams of being a scarer (a monster who enters the human world at night to scare children so their screams can be harvested for energy) when he grows up, after visiting Monsters Inc. (Monstropolis' most profitable and best-known scaring company) on a school field trip. Eleven years later, Mike is a first-year scare major at Monsters University, where he meets a monster named James P. "Sulley" Sullivan.
Escape from Planet Earth, 1h29
Origin Canada
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Comedy science fiction films, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Rob Corddry, Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Alba, Kaitlin Olson, William Shatner
Roles Mr Bing (voice)
Rating58% 2.9483152.9483152.9483152.9483152.948315
The film opens with Scorch Supernova (Brendan Fraser) on a mission to rescue captured babies from the Gnarlachs. He rescues them just in time before the Gnarlachs wake up. Scorch then returns to Planet Baab where he is known as a famous hero and a love interest for anchorwoman Gabby Babblebrook (Sofía Vergara) while at BASA his brother Gary (Rob Corddry) works. Gary's son Kip (Jonathan Morgan Heit) is a big fan of his uncle Scorch. Soon, Gary and Scorch receive a message from Lena Thackleman (Jessica Alba), the head of BASA, that Scorch will be sent to the "Dark Planet" (Earth) due to an SOS call. Scorch decides to go on the mission to the Dark Planet, but Gary strongly insists that he doesn't go because he is not serious. Also, no alien has ever returned from the dark planet. After further arguing, Gary finally says that he won't be helping Scorch and quits BASA before Scorch himself fires him. Gary then goes home to his wife Kira (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Kip only to find out that Scorch has already gone on the mission to the Dark Planet, while Kip is watching it on live TV in excitement.
Justin and the Knights of Valour, 1h30
Origin Espagne
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Children's films
Actors Saoirse Ronan, Freddie Highmore, Mark Strong, Antonio Banderas, Julie Walters, Olivia Williams
Roles the voice acting voice of Melquiades and Karolius
Rating59% 2.9945552.9945552.9945552.9945552.994555
Justin (Freddie Highmore) lives in the kingdom of Gabylonia, where bureaucrats rule and knights have been ousted. His dream is to become one of the Knights of Valour, like his grandfather, Sir Roland. But his father Reginald (Alfred Molina), a widower and the chief counsel to the Queen (Olivia Williams), wants his son to follow in his footsteps and become a lawyer. After an argument with his father, Justin seeks comfort from his grandmother (Julie Walters), a friend of the Queen, who encourages him to follow his dreams. Justin notices that his grandfather's sword is missing. He decides to go and find his grandfather's sword as his quest. His grandmother gives him a key which originally belonged to his grandfather and tells him to go to an abbey where three wise monks would train him. Before Justin leaves on his quest, he visits his crush Lara (Tamsin Egerton) who is a spoilt brat and the daughter of the kingdom's greatest economic. He wants to say farewell to her, though she is not really listening.
The Muppets, 1h38
Directed by James Bobin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films about films, Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Musical films, Road movies, Children's films
Actors Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, Rashida Jones, Zach Galifianakis, Jim Parsons
Roles Himself (deleted scenes)
Rating70% 3.5475753.5475753.5475753.5475753.547575
Brothers Walter and Gary, residents of Smalltown, are fans of the Muppets, having watched The Muppet Show throughout their youth. Now adults, Gary plans a vacation to Los Angeles with his girlfriend, Mary, to celebrate their tenth anniversary, inviting Walter so he can tour the Muppet Studios. Mary feels Gary's devotion to Walter is detracting from their relationship.
Spy Kids: All the Time in the World, 1h29
Directed by Robert Rodríguez
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Spy films, Time travel films, Children's films, Jumeaux ou jumelles
Actors Jessica Alba, Joel McHale, Alexa Pena, Daryl Sabara, Mason Cook, Rowan Blanchard
Roles Argonaut
Rating35% 1.76451.76451.76451.76451.7645
Organization of Super Spies (OSS) agent Marissa Wilson (Jessica Alba) is leading a team of agents attempting to capture a criminal named Tick Tock (Jeremy Piven), who purchases a mini-disk stolen from OSS. Despite being nine months pregnant and going into labor, she continues her pursuit, against the admonitions of her boss, Danger D'Amo (also played by Jeremy Piven). Tick Tock is captured and the mini-disk, which contains information on a weapon of mass destruction called Project: Armageddon, is retrieved.
Cemetery Junction, 1h35
Directed by Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Christian Cooke, Felicity Jones, Tom Hughes, Jack Doolan, Emily Watson, Matthew Goode
Roles Len Taylor
Rating68% 3.4491153.4491153.4491153.4491153.449115
In early 1970s England, three friends spend their days joking, drinking, fighting and chasing girls. Freddie (Christian Cooke) wants to escape their working-class world but cool, charismatic Bruce (Tom Hughes) and lovable loser Snork (Jack Doolan) are happy with life the way it is. When Freddie gets a new job as a door-to-door insurance salesman and bumps into his old school sweetheart Julie (Felicity Jones), the gang are forced to make choices that will change their lives forever.
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, 1h45
Directed by Shawn Levy
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about immigration, Mafia films, Seafaring films, Politique, La préhistoire, Transport films, Animaux préhistoriques, Political films, Gangster films, White House in fiction
Actors Ben Stiller, Amy Adams, Owen Wilson, Hank Azaria, Matthew McConaughey, Christopher Guest
Roles Dr. McPhee
Rating60% 3.0000153.0000153.0000153.0000153.000015
Two years after the events of the previous film, Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) is now CEO of Daley Devices, a direct response television company that sells inventions inspired by his experiences as a night security guard at the American Museum of Natural History. While wealthy and successful, he has not had the time to see his museum exhibit friends in several months.
Square Roots: The Story of SpongeBob SquarePants
Directed by Stephen Hillenburg, Patrick Creadon
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about television, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the visual arts, Documentary films about the film industry, Musical films
Actors Tom Kenny, Alec Baldwin, Bill Fagerbakke, Rodger Bumpass, Ernest Borgnine, Clancy Brown
Roles himself
Rating72% 3.6304653.6304653.6304653.6304653.630465
Square Roots: The Story of SpongeBob SquarePants focuses on the American animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants and its immersion into global popular culture. The film documents the show's early inspirations, and its origins. Among the millions of fans are celebrities such as LeBron James and Ricky Gervais, who express their insights for the show and its title character, SpongeBob. It also features the series' impact on the US President Barack Obama, the inmates of San Quentin State Prison, and children around the world.
SpongeBob's Truth or Square, 52minutes
Directed by Andrew Overtoom, Mark Osborne
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Seafaring films, Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, Clancy Brown, Ricky Gervais, Rodger Bumpass, Carolyn Lawrence
Roles the Narrator
Rating63% 3.1973.1973.1973.1973.197
SpongeBob realizes that the Krusty Krab restaurant is celebrating its "eleventy-seventh" anniversary. He remembers his first visit to the Krusty Krab and tells Gary about it. SpongeBob then leaves to go to the Krusty Krab, but as soon as he exits his house, he bumps into the back of a long line of customers waiting to get into the restaurant as well. SpongeBob jumps on top of every person in the line, eventually reaching the Krusty Krab.
The Invention of Lying, 1h39
Directed by Ricky Gervais
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about religion, Alternate history films
Actors Ricky Gervais, Jennifer Garner, Jonah Hill, Louis C.K., Rob Lowe, Tina Fey
Roles Mark Bellison
Rating63% 3.198893.198893.198893.198893.19889
The film features a narrative set in an alternative reality in which there is no such thing as lying and everything said is the absolute truth. In this world people make blunt, often unintentionally cruel statements. Not being able to lie has resulted in this alternative reality having no religions. The absence of fiction results in a movie industry limited to lecture-style historical readings and advertisements as bluntly truthful as the people are.