Fast Facts

  • Fronted the band Seona Dancing in the early '80s and briefly managed the rock group Suede.
  • Met frequent collaborator Stephen Merchant while working at the London radio station XFM.
  • Authored a series of children's books, including 2004's Flanimals, 2005's More Flanimals, 2006's Flanimals of the Deep and 2010's Flanimals Pop Up.
  • Wrote and starred in the BBC Two series The Office. While the first six episodes of the show drew little fanfare, word-of-mouth made the following half dozen episodes one of the highest-rated series in the history of the station.
  • In 2006, he became the first Englishman to write an episode of The Simpsons.
  • Appeared on Time magazine's list of the World's Most Influential People in 2010.
  • A passionate supporter of animal rights.

Awards

  • 2009, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special: Nominee
  • 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Special Class Programs: Nominee
  • 2015, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical: Nominee
  • 2008, Emmy — Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special: Nominee
  • 2009, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2009, Emmy — Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special: Nominee
  • 2008, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Special Class Program: Nominee
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2010, Emmy — Outstanding Animated Program: Nominee
  • 2005, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special: Nominee
  • 2006, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie: Nominee
  • 2010, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2002, BAFTA Television Awards — Best Situation Comedy: Winner
  • 2007, Emmy — Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2007, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2007, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2008, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 2007, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2004, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 2007, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2008, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2008, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special: Nominee
  • 2008, Emmy — Outstanding Made for Television Movie: Nominee
  • 2006, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Winner

Relationships

  • Jane Fallon — Significant Other
  • Eva Gervais — Mother
  • Jerry Gervais — Father

College

  • University College London, London, England (Philosophy, 1982)

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Details

  • Birth Name: Ricky Dene Gervais
  • Birth Place: Reading, Berkshire, England
  • Birthday: June 25, 1961, Cancer
  • Profession: Actor, Writer, Director, Producer
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