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    Born on June 25, 1961 in Reading, Berkshire, England

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Derek (2013)

Ricky Gervais as "Derek Noakes"

A documentary-style comedy-drama follows a group of people living on the fringe of society. At the group's core is Derek Noakes, a tender, ingenuous man who works at a retirement home. His love for his job and the people he cares for is evident in everything he does. Derek is in his 40s and is vulnerable to being ridiculed and ostracized because of his childlike nature, diminished intelligence and social awkwardness. Among his co-workers at the home are Dougie, his friend and landlord, and Hannah, his best friend who is smart and hard-working but unlucky in love. Writer-director Ricky Gervais stars in the title role, which is based on a character he created for his stand-up routine.

Golden Globe (2015) Nominated Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Emmy (Primetime) (2014) Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

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The 10 Drunkest Moments From the 2015 Golden Globes

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Jan 12th 2015, 8:50AM

Jan 12th 2015, 8:50AM

Watch 'Saturday Night Live's' Amazing 'Hobbit'/'Office' Mash-Up

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Dec 15th 2014, 8:50AM

Dec 15th 2014, 8:50AM

This Trailer for 'The Little Prince' Doesn't Disappoint

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Dec 10th 2014, 6:50AM

Dec 10th 2014, 6:50AM

Best of Late Night TV: Ricky Gervais' Lip Flip, Kathy Griffin's Britney Spears Experience (VIDEO)

Posted by
Gina Carbone on Dec 10th 2014, 2:20AM

Dec 10th 2014, 2:20AM

Best of Late Night TV: John Stamos' New 'Manny' Service, Dwayne Johnson's Thigh Workout, Ricky Gervais' Marriage Apathy (VIDEO)

Posted by
Gina Carbone on Jul 23rd 2014, 3:00AM

Jul 23rd 2014, 3:00AM

Ricky Gervais and Jimmy Fallon Can't Keep It Together on 'The Tonight Show' (VIDEO)

Posted by
Tim Hayne on Jun 3rd 2014, 8:15AM

Jun 3rd 2014, 8:15AM

Here Are 11 Movie Stars Who Own the Internet

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Apr 16th 2014, 10:00AM

Apr 16th 2014, 10:00AM

Our 'Muppets Most Wanted' Unscripted May Be the Most Hilarious Yet (VIDEO)

Posted by
Tim Hayne on Mar 18th 2014, 2:30PM

Mar 18th 2014, 2:30PM

'Muppets Most Wanted' Preview: It's All About Keeping Up Appearances (EXCLUSIVE)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Mar 6th 2014, 7:00AM

Mar 6th 2014, 7:00AM

'Muppets Most Wanted' Unscripted: Got a Question for Kermit, Miss Piggy, Tina Fey, Ricky Gervais, or Ty Burrell?

Posted by
Tim Hayne on Mar 4th 2014, 8:30AM

Mar 4th 2014, 8:30AM

Watch the Amazing 'Muppets Most Wanted' Golden Globes Commercial (VIDEO)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Jan 13th 2014, 7:30AM

Jan 13th 2014, 7:30AM

'Muppets Most Wanted': 12 Things We Learned on the Set of Kermit & Miss Piggy's New Movie (PHOTOS)

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Jan 8th 2014, 6:00AM

Jan 8th 2014, 6:00AM

New 'Muppets Most Wanted' Trailer: Will The Real Kermit Please Stand Up? (VIDEO)

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Nov 20th 2013, 9:45AM

Nov 20th 2013, 9:45AM

New 'Muppets Most Wanted' Poster Promises Global Goofiness

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Oct 28th 2013, 7:45AM

Oct 28th 2013, 7:45AM

'Muppets Most Wanted' Trailer Features Celebrity Cameos Galore (VIDEO)

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Aug 6th 2013, 10:30AM

Aug 6th 2013, 10:30AM

Ricky Gervais Golden Globes Reaction: Was The Controversial Host Funny Enough?

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Jan 16th 2012, 3:02AM

Jan 16th 2012, 3:02AM

10 Things I Learned While Watching the Golden Globes

Posted by
Mike Ryan on Jan 15th 2012, 7:50PM

Jan 15th 2012, 7:50PM

Golden Globes 2012: Winners From the 69th Annual Awards Ceremony (PHOTOS)

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Jan 15th 2012, 12:18PM

Jan 15th 2012, 12:18PM

Golden Globes Best And Worst Dressed (PHOTOS)

Posted by
Maggie Furlong on Jan 15th 2012, 12:13PM

Jan 15th 2012, 12:13PM

Golden Globes 2012 Predictions: Who Will Win On Sunday Night?

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Jan 13th 2012, 1:42PM

Jan 13th 2012, 1:42PM

Golden Globes 2012: Stars Reportedly Have Trouble With Seat Limitations

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Jan 13th 2012, 2:59AM

Jan 13th 2012, 2:59AM

Ricky Gervais, Golden Globes Host: 'I Know I Didn't Do Anything Wrong'

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Jan 11th 2012, 6:32AM

Jan 11th 2012, 6:32AM

Russell Brand, Katy Perry Odds-On Favorites for Ricky Gervais Golden Globes Slam

Posted by
Jessie Heyman on Jan 11th 2012, 6:07AM

Jan 11th 2012, 6:07AM

Golden Globes: 25 Things You Didn't Know About the Awards Ceremony

Posted by
Gary Susman on Jan 10th 2012, 5:40PM

Jan 10th 2012, 5:40PM

A Plea to Ricky Gervais: Be Vanilla!

Posted by
Joe DePaolo on Jan 10th 2012, 3:15AM

Jan 10th 2012, 3:15AM

Ricky Gervais on Golden Globes: 'I Got It a Bit Wrong'

Posted by
Jessie Heyman on Jan 6th 2012, 5:40AM

Jan 6th 2012, 5:40AM

Jokes Ricky Gervais Will Probably Make At the Golden Globes

Posted by
Eric Larnick on Dec 15th 2011, 7:00AM

Dec 15th 2011, 7:00AM

Ricky Gervais Will Host Golden Globes for Third Time

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Nov 16th 2011, 11:40AM

Nov 16th 2011, 11:40AM

Ricky Gervais Golden Globes Watch: Hollywood Foreign Press Association Divided Over Comic's Return as Host

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Nov 15th 2011, 3:30AM

Nov 15th 2011, 3:30AM

Ricky Gervais Would Host the Oscars, But Probably Won't

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Nov 10th 2011, 6:30AM

Nov 10th 2011, 6:30AM

Eddie Murphy Oscar Replacements: 10 Names the Academy Awards Should Consider

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Nov 9th 2011, 11:30AM

Nov 9th 2011, 11:30AM

Ricky Gervais May or May Not Host the Golden Globes for a Third Time

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Nov 3rd 2011, 7:50AM

Nov 3rd 2011, 7:50AM

How Excited Are You to Hear Ricky Gervais Live-Podcast Next Year's Golden Globes?

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Sep 8th 2011, 6:30AM

Sep 8th 2011, 6:30AM

Move Over, James Franco: 5 Stars Who Would Have Done Better as Oscar Host

Posted by
Brian Childs on Feb 27th 2011, 7:45PM

Feb 27th 2011, 7:45PM

Read Ricky Gervais's Oscar Script for James Franco and Anne Hathaway

Posted by
Peter Hall on Feb 24th 2011, 9:45AM

Feb 24th 2011, 9:45AM

Ricky Gervais Asked to Host the Golden Globes Again (UPDATED)

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Feb 1st 2011, 7:40AM

Feb 1st 2011, 7:40AM

So Who Hasn't Ricky Gervais Infuriated Yet?

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Jan 19th 2011, 10:00AM

Jan 19th 2011, 10:00AM

Why the Golden Globes Is Hypocritical to Condemn Ricky Gervais

Posted by
Brian Childs on Jan 18th 2011, 11:00AM

Jan 18th 2011, 11:00AM

Monday Morning Discussion: Do Jokes and Drunks Make the Golden Globes Fun?

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Jan 17th 2011, 5:45AM

Jan 17th 2011, 5:45AM

Ricky Gervais at the Golden Globes 2011: Mean or Hilarious? [Poll]

Posted by
John Sellers on Jan 16th 2011, 8:00PM

Jan 16th 2011, 8:00PM


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