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Ricky Gervais

Occupation: Actor, Comedian

Nationality: British

Born: June 25, 1961 (53)

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 Crook 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. He starred opposite Warwick Davis in Life's Too Short, and will soon be seen in Muppets Most Wanted alongside Tina Fey and Ty Burrell.

Digital Spy brings you the best of tonight's (December 19) TV picks. What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks Co-star Ben Stiller talks about the poignancy of Williams's final film. Gervais pays tribute to Robin Williams The effects-driven family franchise loses its sparkle third time around. Night at the Museum 3 review ★★ Ricky Gervais wants a "Digital Pie" in an exclusive Derek introduction. Watch Ricky Gervais introduce Derek special The actress arrives at Night at the Museum 3's premiere with Ricky Gervais, Owen Wilson. Rebel Wilson, monkey attend premiere HBO crime drama and Martin Freeman's Fargo both have four nominations apiece. True Detective up for 4 Golden Globes British comic actor says hello to people "skiving off" in the States today. See Ricky Gervais's Thanksgiving message The Big Fat Quiz of the Year and an 8 Out of 10 Cats special are also scheduled. Channel 4 confirms Christmas 2014 lineup Other guests include Rebel Wilson, Ricky Gervais, Ben Stiller and Usher. Foxx, Diaz for Graham Norton Xmas show The Night at the Museum stars crash Graham's couch. Ricky Gervais for Graham Norton Show We can't stop watching the Vine of Paul Cattermole getting down on the floor. S Club 7 Paul vs David Brent: Who's best? A one-off special of the Channel 4 comedy will be screened over the Christmas period. Gervais's Derek finale to air in December Ben Stiller and the late Robin Williams return for Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb. Watch Night at the Museum 3's new trailer Gervais is writing, directing and starring in the satirical comedy remake. Eric Bana joins Ricky Gervais comedy Amy Poehler says her and Tina Fey's upcoming Golden Globes show will be their last. Amy Poehler won't host more Golden Globes #FeelingNuts is the new Ice Bucket Challenge. 13 celebs grabbing their nuts for charity David Brent sings in a studio version of 'Slough' from The Office. Listen to David Brent song by Ricky Gervais The Blade Runner star will have a recurring role on ABC's musical comedy. Rutger Hauer joins ABC comedy Galavant Comic actor says he considered bringing the show back for a third series. Ricky Gervais confirms Derek special Comedian signs up for rare television guest appearance in ABC series. Ricky Gervais playing wizard in Galavant Office creator says his David Brent film will be like a 'Where Are They Now' documentary. Ricky Gervais: 'Brent film almost a musical' Caitlin Moran, Stephen Fry and Ed Sheeran all miss out on the top spot. Which celeb is London's top Twitter user? Comic actor becomes Frank Underwood in a new promo ad for Netflix shows. Watch Ricky Gervais in House of Cards spoof Comic actor jokes about losing to Jim Parsons in the comedy category. Ricky Gervais shows how to lose at Emmys The Sheldon Cooper actor picks up Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. Jim Parsons wins fourth Emmy Award Katherine Heigl, Lena Headey and Allison Williams added to presenter lineup. Ricky Gervais, Kaling presenting Emmys Justin Bieber, Vince McMahon, Bill Gates and more get drenched for charity. Watch the 13 best Ice Bucket videos so far The comedian is currently working on the script for Life on the Road. Gervais talks David Brent movie release Finchy, Big Keith, Eric Hitchmo and more. 7 things we want in the David Brent movie Life on the Road will start filming in 2015 as Ricky Gervais brings The Office character to the big screen. Ricky Gervais confirms David Brent movie Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb unveils its first trailer. Night at the Museum 3 trailer debuts Ricky Gervais jokes that Louis CK has never thanked him for his career. Ricky Gervais: 'Louis CK's a sweaty slob' As the comedy superstar celebrates his 53rd birthday, we look at his best cameo roles. 7 scene-stealing cameos from Ricky Gervais 'I did a film with Adrien Brody': As he lands a big stage role, we find out how Shaun Williamson's career is going. Barry's back! 9 things he's been doing Digital Spy rounds up all-star reactions to England's loss to Italy. World Cup: Celebs react to England game The comedian jokes about life and death in an interview with The Daily Show. How does Ricky Gervais want to die? The pair were given 5 words that they had to inconspicuously mention. Fallon, Gervais play Word Sneak - watch Do you want the Channel 4 series to return? Have your say here. Ricky Gervais' Derek: Save it or axe it? The boxing champion says that he was surprised at Bieber's abilities. David Haye: Justin Bieber is a good boxer Corrie star also discusses the chances of appearing on Strictly Come Dancing. Michelle Keegan wants to work with Gervais