Ricky Gervais made his debut in the television series ‘The Jim Tavaré Show’ in 1999. The following year, he joined the cast of the satirical late-night British television comedy series ‘The 11 O'Clock Show.’ He appeared in 20 episodes of the series. He made his big-screen debut in the 2001 British sex comedy film ‘Dog Eat Dog’ directed by Moody Shoaibi. The film received a mixed response from critics. That same year, he joined the cast of the British television mockumentary sitcom ‘The Office’ where he played the role of ‘David Brent.’ The show ran for 2 years and aired its final episode in 2003. Gervais also won 2 ‘Golden Globe Awards’ for his performance in the show. In 2005, he reprised his role as ‘David Brent’ in the American version of ‘The Office’ which earned him several awards including the ‘Primetime Emmy Award’ and 5 ‘BAFTA Television Awards.’ He bagged another ‘Golden Globe Award’ for his portrayal of ‘Andy Millman’ in the British sitcom ‘Extras’ (2005-2007).
In 2007, he starred as ‘Ferdy the Fence’ in the romantic fantasy adventure film ‘Stardust’ directed by Matthew Vaughn. The film opened to a positive reception and was a box office success. The following year, he appeared in the American fantasy comedy film ‘Ghost Town’ where he played the role of ‘Bertram Pincus.’ The film managed to impress the critics who praised the performance of the cast. He next appeared in films like ‘Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian’ (2009), ‘The Invention of Lying’ (2009), ‘Cemetery Junction’ (2010), ‘Spy Kids: All the Time in the World’ (2011), ‘Escape from Planet Earth’ (2013), and ‘Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb’ (2014). In 2016, he was seen playing the role of ‘Ian Finch’ in the Canadian-American satirical comedy film ‘Special Correspondents.’ Gervais was also the writer and director of the film. ‘Special Correspondents’ was panned by critics and scored an approval rating of 17% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Ricky Gervais was last seen in the 2021 stop motion mockumentary animated short film ‘Save Ralph’ directed by Spencer Susser. The film received wide critical acclaim upon release with critics praising the clever writing of the film. He is all set to appear in the upcoming American computer-animated comedy film ‘Blazing Samurai’ where he will voice the character ‘Ika Chu. The film is inspired by the 1974 American Western black comedy film ‘Blazing Saddles’ directed by Mel Brooks.
Tristan Thorn is in love with Victoria and in order to marry her promises to bring a fallen star. In the magical kingdom of Stormhold, he discovers that the star is actually a woman named Yvaine and three evil witches and the king’s son are also after her. As he tries to protect her on his way back, he unravels his own true identity.
Socially-awkward dentist, Bertram Pincus, almost dies during a surgical procedure and incredibly, is revived after 7 minutes. Following this, he realizes that he can see and connect with ghosts, who are now after him to solve their problems. One of them, Frank Herlihy, badgers him to break up the forthcoming wedding of his widow, Gwen. Now, where will this lead Bertram to?
In a Reading suburb, three young friends of different dispositions are trying to carve an identity for themselves. Bruce’ strained relationship with his father results in outbursts, getting him into trouble. Freddie, working as an insurance salesman, rekindles his childhood friendship with Julie, his boss’s daughter. Snork, a socially awkward slacker, wishes for a girlfriend. They face circumstances that bring changes in their lives.
Mark Bellison is a screenwriter of historical readings in an alternate universe where the concept of lying does not exist and people tell whatever is on their minds. After being fired from his job and warned of being evicted, he blurts out a lie in the bank and realizes how it can change his life forever.
Larry Daley is divorced and unsuccessful. He is hired to work as a night watchman at a museum where, much to his astonishment, he finds that the exhibits to come to life every night and create a ruckus. It is up to Larry now to control the exhibits, prevent a theft attempt by three old guards and eventually gain respect in his son’s eye.
David Brent: Life on the Road is a comedy film which revolves around the story of David, a traveling salesman, who dreams of becoming a rock star.
The Muppets set out on a grand world tour, performing in locations such as Madrid, Berlin, London and Dublin. However, just after finishing their performance in Berlin, they find themselves involved in a jewel heist.
The film is the final installment of a trilogy based on Night at the Museum. The story focuses on Larry Daley, a night guard at American Museum of Natural History, where all the artifacts come to life at night and describes his travel to London in the company of Teddy Roosevelt, Sacagewea, Jedediah, Octavius, Dexter, Attila the Hun in order to save the tablet of Ahkmenrah from losing its magic.
Special Correspondents is a satirical comedy film which revolves around two radio journalists who plan a scheme to fake their kidnappings during a rebel uprising in South America.
In this second installment in the Night at the Museum series, Larry learns that the exhibits will be moved to the Smithsonian Institution without the Tablet of Ahkmenrah. He soon receives a call for help from Jedediah who, along with his other friends, is under attack from Kahmunrah. Kahmunrah intends to raise an army and conquer the world. Larry now must save his friends.
Retired OSS agent Marissa, now happily married, is called back into action when the evil Timekeeper threatens to conquer the planet. Marisa decides to recruit her resentful twin step-children, Rebecca and Cecil. After learning that their stepmother was a top agent, the fascinated twins get into super action and with help from Spy Kids Carmen and Juni, set out to save the planet.
The Little Prince is an animated fantasy film, which revolves around a little girl, who is taken by her neighbor, the Aviator, to a magical world, the world of the Little Prince.
This animated adventure comedy film tells the story of four old-fashioned siblings, who are neglected by their parents. Therefore, they decide to come up with a plan to send their selfish parents on a vacation, convinced that they are better off raising themselves.
Escape from Planet Earth is an animated comedy sci-fi adventure film which tells the story of an Astronaut named Scorch Supernova, who finds himself in a trap after responding to an SOS from a dangerous alien planet.
During the time of the Second World War, a pigeon named Valiant wants to help the Allied Forces as they prepare for the D-Day invasion. Meanwhile, most of the carrier pigeons were being decimated by Von Talon, a German falcon. The Royal Homing Pigeon Corps decides to accept Valiant as part of their team, and sends him on a dangerous mission.
Ricky Gervais Awards
|The Office||Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical||2004|
|Extras||Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series||2007|
|The Office||Outstanding Comedy Series||2006|
|Extras||Best Comedy Performance||2007|
|The Office||Best Comedy Performance||2004|
|The Office||Situation Comedy Award||2004|
|The Office||Best Comedy Performance||2003|
|The Office||Situation Comedy Award||2003|
|The Office||Best Comedy Performance||2002|
|The Office||Situation Comedy Award||2002|