Ricky Dene Gervais is a well known British actor and comedian. He began his career in stand-up comedy in the 1990s to mixed reactions.
Gervais came to fame on The Office which he wrote, produced and starred in alongside Stephen Merchant, MacKenzie Crooks and Martin Freeman. His next show Extras was also a critical success.
More recently, Gervais has starred in films such as Ghost Town and The Invention of Lying and has hosted the Golden Globes three times. His third show Life's Too Short sees dwarf actor Warwick Davis playing himself.