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Stephen Merchant is a Actor, Director, Writer and Executive Producer British born on 24 november 1974 at Bristol (United-kingdom)

Stephen Merchant

Stephen Merchant
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Birth name Stephen James Merchant
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 24 november 1974 (42 years) at Bristol (United-kingdom)
Awards Emmy Award, Writers Guild of America Award

Stephen James Merchant (born 24 November 1974) is an English writer, director, radio presenter, comedian, and actor. He is best known for his collaborations with Ricky Gervais and Karl Pilkington, as the co-writer and co-director of the popular British sitcom The Office, co-writer, co-director, and co-star of Extras, and co-host of The Ricky Gervais Show in its radio, podcast, audiobook, and television show forms. The Ricky Gervais Show in radio form won a bronze Sony Award.

Merchant appeared as himself in the BBC series Life's Too Short, which he co-wrote and co-directed. He also voiced the character Wheatley in the popular 2011 video game Portal 2, co-developed the Sky1 travel series An Idiot Abroad, and performs as a stand-up comedian. He has won three BAFTA Awards, four British Comedy Awards and an Emmy Award. He recently starred in a role on a show he created, wrote, and directed, called Hello Ladies. His most recent project is starring in his first play by English playwright Richard Bean, The Mentalists, which is in London at Wyndham's Theatre in July and August 2015.

Biography

Merchant lives in Los Angeles and recently purchased a home once owned by Ellen DeGeneres. He has a second home in London. He is a self-described atheist.

Merchant has used his unsuccessful experiences in dating for his comedy act. He is currently in a relationship with American model/actress Christine Marzano.

Merchant's height is 6 ft 7in (2.01 m). Gervais likened him to an "upright lizard being given electro-shock treatment" on the dance floor and a "stick insect with glasses" or Beaker from The Muppet Show. Karl Pilkington has described his dancing as like a "bit of weird art" in the past but has since "got used to him", while British comic and broadcaster Russell Brand likened him to a "graceful grasshopper". Merchant has commented that he prefers to liken himself to fellow tall man and English football player, Peter Crouch who, like Merchant, is 6 feet 7 inches (201 cm) tall. Merchant impersonated Crouch in a BBC sketch broadcast as part of the pre-match build-up to England's opening game at the 2006 World Cup.

Before the 2010 general election, Merchant was one of 48 celebrities who signed a letter warning against Conservative Party policy toward the BBC.

Best films

Hall Pass (2011)
(Actor)

Usually with

Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais
(2 films)
Anne Reid
Anne Reid
(2 films)
Simon Pegg
Simon Pegg
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Stephen Merchant (13 films)

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Actor

Table 19
Table 19 (2017)

Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Anna Kendrick, Amanda Crew, Stephen Merchant, Lisa Kudrow, Wyatt Russell, Craig Robinson
Roles Walter Thimble

Des gens qui ne se connaissent pas se retrouvent mis à l'écart, à la table des marginaux, pendant un mariage.
Logan
Logan (2017)

Directed by James Mangold
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action
Themes Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Richard E. Grant, Elizabeth Rodriguez
Roles Caliban
Rating86% 4.3407854.3407854.3407854.3407854.340785
The film begins with Tyler (Patrick Probst) and little brother Logan (Leo Howard) at the movie theater watching a brand new action film, that Tyler thinks was amazing, while Logan thinks it was bad and had no content. Then Logan tells Tyler about his plans to make a movie. Tyler says that he can make a movie. Then, while looking for actors, and crew workers, he faces rejection from his peers at school and his careless parents at home. Then Logan turns to the one he can always count on- Tyler. But when Tyler gets mad at Logan because of a misunderstanding about losing his jacket for his concert, Tyler tells Logan that the movie was a stupid idea, and that it was so bad he couldn't even finish reading it. He tells Logan, "you're only doing this for the attention anyway. It's not worth it. You're never gonna finish it, Logan". Then, while the parents are out and Tyler is at his band concert, Logan does what Tyler never thought he would- he tries to hang himself. Tyler comes up after getting angry at his orchestra leader, he looks all over the house trying to find Logan- and when he does, he is hanging from a tree in the backyard. Logan lives but if Tyler was two minutes late, he would have been brain dead. Although Tyler tries to get through the tragedy with the help of his friends, Ben (Booboo Stewart) and Carlie (Nicole Cummins), he just cannot. At the turn of the unexpected tragedy, the brothers' relationship is altered forever and Tyler is challenged to do whatever it takes to see his little brother's project succeed, even if that means risking it all.
Movie 43
Movie 43 (2013)
, 1h34
Directed by Elizabeth Banks, Frères Farrelly, Brett Ratner, Rusty Cundieff, Steven Brill, Griffin Dunne, Bob Odenkirk, Steve Carr, Peter Farrelly, James Gunn
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Richard Gere, Dennis Quaid, Greg Kinnear, Kate Winslet, Halle Berry, Common
Roles Donald (segment "Truth or Dare")
Rating43% 2.1509852.1509852.1509852.1509852.150985
Movie 43 is a series of different skits containing different scenes and scenarios.
I Give It a Year, 1h37
Directed by Dan Mazer
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about marriage
Actors Rose Byrne, Anna Faris, Simon Baker, Rafe Spall, Minnie Driver, Stephen Merchant
Roles Danny
Rating56% 2.8488152.8488152.8488152.8488152.848815
Ambitious high-flyer Nat (Rose Byrne) and struggling writer Josh (Rafe Spall) fall in love at first sight at a party. After 6 months together they decide to marry. The film highlights their struggles during their first year of marriage, switching back and forth from flashbacks of the year's action to a marriage-guidance counsellor's office. Their wedding goes as planned despite many friends' comments that the marriage will not last, an embarrassing best man's speech and a coughing priest.
Hall Pass
Hall Pass (2011)
, 1h45
Directed by Frères Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, Jenna Fischer, Christina Applegate, Stephen Merchant, Joy Behar
Roles Gary
Rating58% 2.9488852.9488852.9488852.9488852.948885
Rick (Owen Wilson) and Fred (Jason Sudeikis) are best friends as are their wives, Maggie (Jenna Fischer) and Grace (Christina Applegate). They are both unhappy with their married lives and missing the old days when they were single. Realizing this, their wives talk to their friend Dr. Lucy (Joy Behar) and decide to give them a "Hall Pass": A week off from marriage during which they can have sex with other women. They are skeptical at first, but ultimately accept the offers and try to pick up women with their friends Gary (Stephen Merchant), Flats (J. B. Smoove) and Hog Head (Larry Joe Campbell). Maggie and Grace spend Rick's and Fred's "Hall Pass Week" at Maggie's parents' house in Cape Cod, where Grace flirts with athlete Gerry (Tyler Hoechlin). She says that if their husbands have Hall Passes, so should they.
Gnomeo & Juliet, 1h14
Directed by Kelly Asbury
Origin USA
Genres Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about suicide, Musical films, Romeo and Juliet, Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare, Children's films
Actors James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Michael Caine, Jason Statham, Maggie Smith, Ashley Jensen
Roles Paris (voice)
Rating59% 2.998722.998722.998722.998722.99872
Mrs. Montague and Mr. Capulet (Julie Walters and Richard Wilson) are two elderly neighbours who despise each other. When they leave their respective gardens, their garden gnomes come alive. The Montague garden is filled with blue-hat gnomes, and the Capulet garden has red-hat gnomes. Like their human gardeners, the gnomes also despise each other.
Burke & Hare, 1h31
Directed by John Landis
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Black comedy
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Simon Pegg, Andy Serkis, Isla Fisher, Christopher Lee, Tom Wilkinson, Tim Curry
Roles Footman
Rating61% 3.0990553.0990553.0990553.0990553.099055
The film opens in Edinburgh. Narration by Angus the Hangman explains how the corpses of the hanged are transported to Dr. Robert Knox for dissection. Knox's rival, Dr. Alexander Monro, wants the steady supply of cadavers but is forced to rely on severed limbs for dissection. Monro's assistant Charles Darwin arrives with a forged letter directing that all corpses thenceforth must be sent to Monro. Angus tells Knox's assistant, Patterson, the news. Patterson delivers the message to Knox.
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 Dougie Boden
Rating68% 3.4493553.4493553.4493553.4493553.449355
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.
Jackboots on Whitehall, 1h26
Origin United-kingdom
Genres War, Comedy, Action, Animation
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Political films, Alternate history films
Actors Ewan McGregor, Rosamund Pike, Alan Cumming, Timothy Spall, Tom Wilkinson, Richard E. Grant
Roles Tom (voice)
Rating53% 2.6565052.6565052.6565052.6565052.656505
In 1940, Nazi Germany invades Great Britain by drilling under the English Channel and up through the cobblestones on Whitehall. In London, from his bunker under Downing Street, Prime Minister Winston Churchill issues a call to arms for all of Britain to band together to resist the invaders. In a small village, Chris, a young farm worker rallies the residents to fight back. Joining forces with Churchill's small group of soldiers, the resistance movement retreats to Hadrian's Wall where the unlikely saviours of the country come from the Scottish highlands.
Tooth Fairy, 1h41
Directed by Michael Lembeck
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Sports films, Ice hockey films, Les fées, Sports d'hiver
Actors Dwayne Johnson, Stephen Merchant, Ashley Judd, Julie Andrews, Billy Crystal, Brandon T. Jackson
Roles Tracy
Rating50% 2.500882.500882.500882.500882.50088
A gruff man learns to be more compassionate to his girlfriend's children when he is magically compelled to serve as a tooth fairy.
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 Man at the Door
Rating63% 3.1989853.1989853.1989853.1989853.198985
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.
Hot Fuzz
Hot Fuzz (2007)
, 2h1
Directed by Edgar Wright
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Serial killer films, Buddy films
Actors Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, Jim Broadbent, Timothy Dalton, Martin Freeman, Bill Nighy
Roles Peter Ian Staker
Rating78% 3.948583.948583.948583.948583.94858
Police Constable Nicholas Angel, a high-achieving member of the Metropolitan Police Service, is promoted to Sergeant but it comes with being transferred to the village of Sandford, Gloucestershire, for being too good at his job while making his colleagues look bad by comparison due to his skills. Angel finds the town is generally devoid of any crime, with its local Neighbourhood Watch Alliance (NWA) helping to keep the peace as everyone prepares for the "Village of the Year" award contest. Angel finds minor instances of disorderly conduct, during which he confiscates a shed full of unlicensed fire arms including a naval mine, pursues an escaped swan, and arrests a drunk driver who turns out to be his new partner PC Danny Butterman, the son of town chief Inspector, Frank Butterman.
Run Fatboy Run, 1h40
Directed by David Schwimmer
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Sports films, Athletics films
Actors Simon Pegg, Thandie Newton, Hank Azaria, Dylan Moran, Harish Patel, India de Beaufort
Roles Man with Broken Leg
Rating65% 3.299493.299493.299493.299493.29949
Dennis Doyle (Simon Pegg) is about to marry Libby (Thandie Newton), his pregnant fiancée. However, he gets cold feet and runs away on the day of the wedding. Five years later, Dennis discovers that Libby, who has their son, Jake, has started seeing high-flying go-getter Whit (Hank Azaria) and realizes what he has lost. He finds out that Whit is running the Nike River Marathon in London, and to prove himself to his doubting friends and, most importantly, Libby and his son, he decides to run the race himself. He receives motivation from his two "coaches", Gordon (Dylan Moran), a well-meaning slacker who is Libby's cousin and Dennis' best friend, who has made a hefty bet on Dennis succeeding, and Mr. Ghosh Dastidar (Harish Patel) his landlord, who uses unorthodox methods of training, such as using a spatula to spank him. Days before the race, Whit proposes to Libby at her birthday party. Libby accepts and this puts Dennis in a state of deep depression. Meanwhile, Jake, who has formed a crush on a girl in his class, runs away angry when he discovers that she prefers another boy just because he has a ponytail. Dennis, upon being informed by a frightened Libby, tracks him down and explains to him that he will find many things he does not like in his life and he should just stand up to them and face them, rather than running away. Having made that mistake himself, he decides to race after all.

Director

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
Rating68% 3.4493553.4493553.4493553.4493553.449355
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.

Scriptwriter

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 Writer
Rating68% 3.4493553.4493553.4493553.4493553.449355
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.