Knowledge Identifier: +Ricky_Gervais
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1961.
Countries: United Kingdom (42%), United States (40%), (8%)
Linked to: The Independent, Comic Relief, XFM, University of London Union
Gervais and co-writer Stephen Merchant made a film called "Cemetery Junction", set in 1970s Britain, about class, love and fulfillment
Gervais attended Whitley Park Infants and Junior Schools and received his secondary education at Ashmead Comprehensive School, before moving on to University College London in 1979
During his time at UCL, he met Jane Fallon, with whom he has been in a relationship since 1982
Stephen Merchant - Merchant began performing stand-up comedy in the late 1990s to critical success, though he decided to focus more on his work with writing partner Ricky Gervais after the success of "The Office"
Lynda Obst - She is the author of the memoir "Hello, He Lied" , which details her experiences in the modern studio system. in 2009, she completed principal photography as producer on the Ricky Gervais-Matthew Robinson co-writing and directing debut, "The Invention of Lying" , starring Ricky Gervais and Jennifer Garner
David Keenan - From 1997 through 1998 he was a producer at XFM Radio in London, where he was responsible for the daytime and early evening programming, producing shows by Claire Sturgess and Keith Cameron while presenting shows himself and collaborating with Ricky Gervais on various live, improvised sketches
Stephen Merchant - Merchant met Ricky Gervais for the first time in 1997, when Gervais hired Merchant as his assistant
Gervais came to much wider national attention with an obnoxious, cutting persona featured in a topical slot that replaced Ali G's segments on the satirical Channel 4 comedy programme "The 11 O'Clock Show" in early 1999, in which his character used as many expletives as was possible and produced an inordinate amount of politically incorrect statements
Stephen Merchant - Merchant and Gervais continued to host "The Ricky Gervais Show" through 2003, taking another break to film the "Office" Christmas special, which aired that December
Robin Ince - As a close friend of Ricky Gervais, Ince opened as a support act for his "Politics" tour in 2004 and his "Fame" tour in 2007
Gerard Kelly - Between 2005 and 2007 he appeared in Ricky Gervais's comedy "Extras" as Ian "Bunny" Bunton
Keith Harris (ventriloquist) - In February 2007, Harris refused to appear on the second series of Ricky Gervais' television series "Extras"
Cleft Lip and Palate Association - At BAFTA Television Awards at the London Palladium Theatre in London on 20 May 2007, when presenting Ricky Gervais with the award for best comedy performance Joan Rivers made a joke referring to the statuette as a "Jew with a harelip"
David Koepp - He wrote the screenplay for "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" and co-wrote and directed 2008's "Ghost Town" starring Ricky Gervais and Greg Kinnear
Stephanie March - March appeared in the 2009 film "The Invention of Lying" as the woman Ricky Gervais's character tells the world will end unless she has sex with him
The Tourist (2010 film) - At the 2011 Golden Globe *awards, Ricky Gervais made fun of the film while he was presenting
Iain Morris - In Ricky Gervais's sitcom "Extras" characters named Damon Beesley and Iain Morris were featured and Gervais confirmed on 2011's "The Inbetweener's Top Ten Moments" that the "Extras" characters were indeed named for his former producers
Motorpoint Arena Sheffield - The arena is a regular venue for some of the worlds best known Comedians such as Russell Brand, Lee Evans, Ricky Tomlinson, John Bishop, Ricky Gervais and Peter Kay who in 2011 played the arena for 5 nights running with all shows selling out within hours of going on sale
Karl Pilkington - He appeared on "The Ricky Gervais Show", presented the Sky travel series "An Idiot Abroad", and made his full acting debut on Gervais' 2012 comedy-drama series "Derek"
He was in a sketch on Comic Relief 2013 as his character David Brent
In May 2016, Gervais will be back doing stand up in London, he will start with some low key warm-ups with his Derek cast
Eric Bana - In 2016, he will star as Frank Bonneville, a struggling radio journalist, in Ricky Gervais' "Special Correspondents"
Kelly Macdonald - In 2016, she will star in Ricky Gervais' "Special Correspondents" as Claire Maddox, and "Swallows and Amazons" as Mrs. Walker
Eric Bana - In April 2016, he starred as Frank Bonneville, a struggling radio journalist, in Ricky Gervais' "Special Correspondents" on Netflix
His next tour and Netflix special was announced in 2018