Birth Name: Ricky Gervais
Birth Place: Reading, England, GB
Born Ricky Dene Gervais on June 25, 1961 in the borough of Reading in Berkshire, England, he was one of four children born to his Quebecois father, Jerry, and English mother, Eva. He attended University College London, where he studied biology and philosophy; Gervais also met his longtime girlfriend, television producer Jane Fallon, while a student there. In his third year of college, he and a friend formed the pop duo Seona Dancing, which released two underwhelming singles in 1983 - though one, "More to Lose," became a substantial hit in the Philippines - before disbanding the following year. He served as manager of the popular U.K. band Suede, toiled in several nowhere office jobs - stints... Continue Bio >>
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Seven weeks editing 'Special Correspondents' and I'm pretty close to locking picture. At this stage this just means you have all the content of the film. It's not irreversible and it's by no means finished, but it's the template you start polishing. Then come another few weeks of scoring and placing the music, grading, any special effects and of course the all important credits. It's not an obvious knockabout comedy but it's funny all the way through I hope and it's a great story. You'll be the judge of that.
Meanwhile, I've nearly cast 'Life On The Road' and we've started scheduling the shoot days. It's quite a fast shoot for a movie, but I'm going to do a lot of cross shooting with two cameras which really speeds thing up and gets you loads of footage in the can. It's also great for continuity as you're doing both sides of any conversation at the same time. This is sometimes a DOP's nightmare as it's harder to make both sides look beautiful, but once you're happy it's a whole day's play without interruption.
Talking of interruptions, I have to take a few days off to pop to LA this month to lose another Emmy. Not complaining. It's my 22nd nomination which is apparently a record for a British comedian. I bet losing 19 of them is a record too.
Tuesday 1st of September 2015 08:30:00 AM
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