Ricky Gervais

‘David Brent: Life on the Road’ Trailer: And You Thought ‘The Office’ Was Awkward

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by Matt Singer June 17, 2016 @ 11:30 AM
BBC Films
To us, The Office is one of the best comedy series of all time. To David Brent, it’s a documentary about his life. One he seems weirdly proud of. Or at least not so ashamed of that he’s not willing to talk them again for a new documentary about his life now as a struggling musician fronting the band Foregone Conclusion.

Ricky Gervais’ David Brent Movie Acquired by Netflix

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by Matt Singer June 14, 2016 @ 11:25 AM
BBC Films
The American version of The Office lasted for nine seasons and 200 episodes, but it never really topped the original U.K. show, co-created by and starring Ricky Gervais as David Brent, the weaselly middle manager of the Slough branch of the Wernham Hogg Paper Company. Though Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s Office only stuck around for two seasons and a two-part finale on the BBC, its impact was enormous. Beyond inspiring the American show (and many other international adaptations) it helped popularize the mockumentary style of TV comedy.

David Brent Returns in First Trailer for ‘The Office’ Movie ‘Life on the Road’

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 7, 2016 @ 12:21 PM
BBC Films
The American port of The Office may have long-since passed us by (man, remember when Steve Carell did comedy?), but the UK version lives on in its leading man David Brent, once again brought to life by Ricky Gervais. See for yourself in the first Life on the Road trailer, returning the ex-Wernham-Hogg manager for a music career.

‘Special Correspondents’ Trailer: Ricky Gervais and Eric Bana Report in for Netflix

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by Britt Hayes March 23, 2016 @ 7:10 PM
Netflix
Hopefully Special Correspondents is funnier than this trailer for the new Netflix movie suggests — though to be fair, some great comedies have had some pretty lame trailers. Ricky Gervais returns to the home of his series Derek for a new original film that teams the famed British comedian with Eric Bana, resulting an unlikely but seemingly delightful pairing.

Watch Ricky Gervais’ 2016 Golden Globes Monologue

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by ScreenCrush Staff January 10, 2016 @ 7:16 PM
NBC
After three straight years of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosting, the Golden Globes invited previous three-time host Ricky Gervais (2010-2012) to return for the 2016 awards show. Said Gervais back on January 1, “Because I can see the future, I’d like to apologise [sic] now for the things I said at next week’s Golden Globes. I was drunk & didn’t give a f---.” So, did Gervais wind up having anything to apologize for this year? If you missed it, you can watch his 2016 Golden Globes monologue above and decide for yourself.

10 Facts Faxed From ‘The Office,’ Approved By Michael Scott

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick December 9, 2015 @ 1:10 PM
NBC’s The Office borrowed plenty from its British predecessor did you know the writers revamped the series in Season 2 to make it more optimistic? Or that everyone from Paul Giamatti to Patton Oswalt had a shot at Dunder Mifflin? Grab a beet and stock up on paper, as the 35th episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?’ mugs for the camera with some collated facts from The Office.

Ricky Gervais’ Next Movie Will Premiere on Netflix

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by Matt Singer April 6, 2015 @ 3:09 PM
Netflix
Netflix’s Borg-like assimilation of all popular culture continues apace with the news that they’ve added a new Ricky Gervais feature to their upcoming lineup of original programming. Deadline reports that Gervais will write and direct Special Correspondents later this spring, ahead of a debut in 2016 on the streaming service. Eric Bana will star as...