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Who Is Ricky Gervais and How Did he Become so Famous?

Ricky Gervais is an English comedian, film writer, director, producer, and writer. It is famously known for co-creating, co-writing, and acting in the British sitcom the office, which was broadcasted from 2001-2003. Talking of awards won by him, here is the list;

Seven BAFTA awards

Five British comedy awards

Two EMMY awards

A golden globe award

Two rose d’Or awards

And screen actor’s guild awards nomination.

In the year 2010, he has named 100 lists of the world’s most influential people.

Quick facts about Ricky

Born- 25 June 1961

Occupation- Actor, comedian, writer, and director

Studies- university college London

Active years- 1982- present

Genres- black comedy, cringe comedy, observational comedy, insult comedy, satire, and musical comedy.

Personal life of Ricky

He has been in a relationship with an author and producer named Jane Fallon since the year 1982. He mentioned that he never wished to marry. He believes that there is no point in having a massive ceremony in front of god because he believes that there is no god. Also, they never have children because, once he mentioned, there are already too many of them. He is a supporter of gay rights and has supported gay marriages in England and Wales. He is said to be a vegan, an atheist, and a humanist; he said he abandoned religion at the early age of eight only. He is also an honorary associate of the UK’s national security society.

The office

While on a BBC production course, the office started when Stephen Merchant had to make his short film. In August 1999, he made a docu-soap parody, set in an office, with help from Ash Atalla, who was shown a 7-minute video called ‘The Seedy Boss’. Thus the character of David Brent was created. Merchant passed this tape on to the BBC’s Head of Entertainment, Paul Jackson at the Edinburgh Fringe, who then passed it on to Head of Comedy Jon Plowman, who eventually commissioned a full-pilot script from Merchant and Gervais.

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