His bigoted comedy persona for The 11 O'Clock Show proved to be a perversely popular creation. He went on to host the television show Meet Ricky Gervais.
The Office was a cult hit. Word of mouth ensured its repeat run scoring higher ratings than the first. Gervais played David Brent, the self-important office manager of the Slough branch of a firm of paper suppliers. The observations were spot-on. Gervais' in-depth knowledge of office life stems from seven years spent as Entertainment Manager for a student union.
The second series of The Office was shown in 2002 to much critical acclaim. In the US, The Office was the winner of two Golden Globes: Ricky Gervais was Best TV Actor in a Musical or Comedy Series while The Office was acclaimed as Best TV Musical or Comedy Series.
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Ricky Gervais Facts
|June 25, 1961 (62)
|Reading, England, United Kingdom
|5' 8" (1m73) How tall is Ricky Gervais compared to you?
|2007 Emmy Awards: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (for Extras)
|2004 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy (for The Office)
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|Escape From Planet Earth
|Muppets Most Wanted
|Night at the Museum 3-Movie Collection
|The Little Prince
|The Invention of Lying
|Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
|The Muppets Bumper 6 Movie Collection