Ricky Gervais

Ricky Gervais

Birthplace: 
Reading, Berkshire, England, UK
Birthday: 
June 25

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Ricky Gervais writes, produces, directs and plays the title character in the Netflix original series Derek.

The British performer played the role of David Brent in his home country’s original version of The Office and was a producer on the successful American version of the comedy starring Steve Carell. 

He has been nominated for multiple Emmy and Golden Globes and won the Golden Globe for his work on The Office. He is also a two-time host of the Golden Globe Awards.

An expert at mining humor from awkward situations, Gervais’ other television work includes the role of Andy Millman on Extras and playing versions of himself on Life’s Too Short and The Ricky Gervais Show.

His many guest star appearances include The Simpsons, Alias, Louie and Curb Your Enthusiasm. He has also appeared in several films including Ghost Town, Night at the Museum and For Your Consideration.

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

23 Nominations 2 Emmys

Outstanding Special Class Program - 2016

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or A Movie - 2015

  • Nominee
  • Ricky Gervais, as Derek
  • Derek Special
  • Netflix
  • Derek Productions Ltd for Netflix

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series - 2014

  • Nominee
  • Ricky Gervais, as Derek
  • Derek
  • Netflix

Outstanding Special Class Programs - 2012

Outstanding Comedy Series - 2011

  • Nominee
  • Ricky Gervais, Executive Producer
  • The Office
  • NBC
  • Produced by Deedle-Dee Productions and Reveille LLC in association with Universal Media Studios

Outstanding Special Class Programs - 2011

Outstanding Comedy Series - 2010

  • Nominee
  • Ricky Gervais, Executive Producer
  • The Office
  • NBC
  • Produced by Deedle-Dee Productions and Reveille LLC in association with Universal Media Studios

Outstanding Animated Program - 2010

  • Nominee
  • Ricky Gervais, Executive Producer
  • The Ricky Gervais Show
  • HBO
  • W!LDBRAIN and Media Rights Capital in association with HBO Entertainment

Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Special - 2009

Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Special - 2009

Outstanding Comedy Series - 2009

  • Nominee
  • Ricky Gervais, Executive Producer
  • The Office
  • NBC
  • Produced by Deedle-Dee Productions and Reveille LLC in association with Universal Media Studios

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie - 2008

Outstanding Comedy Series - 2008

  • Nominee
  • Ricky Gervais, Executive Producer
  • The Office
  • NBC
  • Produced by Deedle-Dee Productions and Reveille LLC in association with Universal Media Studios

Outstanding Made For Television Movie - 2008

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series - 2007

  • Winner
  • Ricky Gervais, as Andy Millman
  • Extras
  • HBO
  • BBC and HBO Entertainment

Outstanding Comedy Series - 2007

  • Nominee
  • Ricky Gervais, Executive Producer
  • The Office
  • NBC
  • Produced by Deedle-Dee Productions and Reveille LLC in association with Universal Media Studios

Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series - 2007

  • Nominee
  • Ricky Gervais, Director
  • Extras
  • HBO
  • BBC and HBO Entertainment

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series - 2007

  • Nominee
  • Ricky Gervais, Writer
  • Extras
  • HBO
  • BBC and HBO Entertainment

Outstanding Comedy Series - 2006

  • Winner
  • Ricky Gervais, Executive Producer
  • The Office
  • NBC
  • Produced by Deedle-Dee Productions and Reveille LLC in association with Universal Media Studios

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series - 2006

  • Nominee
  • Ricky Gervais, Written by
  • Extras
  • HBO
  • BBC and HBO Entertainment

Photos

  • Tony Hale accepts an award from Ricky Gervais at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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  • Ricky Gervais presents an award at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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  • Ricky Gervais and Jane Fallon on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.  

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  • Ricky Gervais and Jane Fallon on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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  • Ricky Gervais (l) of Derek and Louis C.K. (r) of Louie backstage at the 66th Emmys. 

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  • Ricky Gervais (l) of Derek and Sarah Silverman (r) of Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles backstage at the 66th Emmys. 

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  • Ricky Gervais (l) of Derek and Louis C.K. (r) of Louie at the 66th Emmys.

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  • Presenter Ricky Gervais
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  • Presenter Ricky Gervais and TV personality Jon Stewart
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  • Presenter Ricky Gervais
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  • Presenter Ricky Gervais and TV personality Jon Stewart
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  • Actor Ricky Gervais, producer Jane Fallon and actor Steve Carell attend the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Thea
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  • Ricky Gervais, with guest Jane Fallon, greets Steve Carell at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards
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