Ricky Gervais

Ricky Gervais

Date of Birth

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

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.

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.

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Awards & Nominations

24 Nominations | 2 Emmys
Outstanding Variety Special (Live) - 2020
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 Special Class Programs - 2011
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 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
  • "Knob At Night"
  • 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 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 Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie - 2008
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
  • "Episode 1 - Orlando Bloom"
  • HBO
  • BBC and HBO Entertainment
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series - 2007
  • Nominee
  • Ricky Gervais, Writer
  • Extras
  • "Daniel Radcliffe"
  • 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
Tony Hale accepts an award from Ricky Gervais at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Ricky Gervais presents an award at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Ricky Gervais and Jane Fallon on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Ricky Gervais and Jane Fallon on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Ricky Gervais (l) of Derek and Louis C.K. (r) of Louie backstage at the 66th Emmys.
Ricky Gervais (l) of Derek and Sarah Silverman (r) of Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles backstage at the 66th Emmys.
Ricky Gervais (l) of Derek and Louis C.K. (r) of Louie at the 66th Emmys.
Presenter Ricky Gervais
Presenter Ricky Gervais and TV personality Jon Stewart
Presenter Ricky Gervais
Presenter Ricky Gervais and TV personality Jon Stewart
Actor Ricky Gervais, producer Jane Fallon and actor Steve Carell attend the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Thea
Ricky Gervais, with guest Jane Fallon, greets Steve Carell at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards
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Tony Hale accepts an award from Ricky Gervais at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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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 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 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 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 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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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
Ricky Gervais, with guest Jane Fallon, greets Steve Carell at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards
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