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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I'd like to thank you for the amazing love and support for Derek over the past few years. It's been amazing. #KindnessIsMagic Happy New Year
Monday 29th of December 2014 05:23:09 AM
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Christmas is over. Back to work.
As you may have heard I wrapped up 'Derek' in the same way as 'The Office’ and 'Extras' after two series and a special. Even though the UK got it first with its airing on Channel 4, the good news for Netflix viewers around the world is that you will get a longer version, which in my opinion is even better. Not sure on the launch date yet but I should know very soon.
It’s been quite a year to be honest, with 'Derek' series 2 getting nominated for both an Emmy and a Golden Globe. The last British comedy to manage that was 'Extras'. I’m off to LA in January and I may invest in a corset to squeeze into my tux which I foolishly bought before Christmas instead of after.
I then start pre-production on my next movie 'Special Correspondents'. I’m writing and directing it, and also starring in it with Eric Bana.
I’m going to shoot in New York and Toronto and then edit in London. When that’s finished I’ll start on the Brent movie 'Life on The Road'. Then it’s Christmas again.
Sunday 28th of December 2014 05:51:01 PM