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Ricky Gervais Makes British Rebel Film

10th April 2010

Ricky Gervais wants 'Cemetery Junction' to be a "British 'Rebel Without A Cause'".The 'Invention of Lying' actor and comedy writer has tried to capture the essence of a number of classic movies in his latest...

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Extras Star Merchant Calls Off Relationship

10th May 2009

EXTRAS star STEPHEN MERCHANT has reportedly parted ways with his girlfriend of two years. The actor, who co-wrote TV hits The Office and Extras with Ricky Gervais, is said to have broken off his relationship with...

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The Things They Say 10435

4th December 2008

"RICKY doesn't go out. Seriously. He's in his pyjamas by eight." Moviemaker STEPHEN MERCHANT insists his pal RICKY GERVAIS is not exactly a party animal....

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Fascinating Fact 5958

9th September 2008

THE OFFICE co-creator STEPHEN MERCHANT is set to direct an episode of the American version of the workplace comedy later this year (08)....

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Fascinating Fact 5682

25th July 2008

Hit TV show THE OFFICE is heading to Russia. National network Channel One has signed a deal to make its own version of the RICKY GERVAIS and STEPHEN MERCHANT-created BBC comedy. The British original is...

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Merchant: 'I Don't Buy Gifts For Gervais'

24th December 2007

British comedian RICKY GERVAIS will be fruitlessly searching under the Christmas tree for a gift from his writing partner STEPHEN MERCHANT - because his pal hasn't bought him a present. The Emmy-winning actor, who...

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Elton Plays Down Feud With Merchant

6th September 2007

SIR ELTON JOHN has dismissed reports of a feud between himself and British comedian STEPHEN MERCHANT, after the actor left the Rocket Man singer waiting during a London awards ceremony earlier this week. John was...

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The Things They Say 4700

20th May 2007

"He could have mentioned this before. Talk about rubbing salt into the wound. I'm sure he would like me to say I've been robbed, and I would agree. And it's not like he hasn't got...

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Madonna For Extras?

2nd April 2007

Pop superstar MADONNA is set to star in the last ever episode of RICK GERVAIS' hit TV comedy EXTRAS. Gervais and writing partner STEPHEN MERCHANT will end the programme's two series run with a star-studded...

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Merchant Turns Down Naked Offer

27th March 2007

EXTRAS star STEPHEN MERCHANT turned down the chance to pose completely nude for Cosmopolitan, because he feared bosses at the women's magazine were mocking him. At six foot seven inches (2.1 metres) tall, the writer/comedian...

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Merchant Wants Prince For Extras

26th March 2007

British comedy actor STEPHEN MERCHANT is desperate for pop superstar PRINCE to star in the final ever episode of his hit show EXTRAS. Merchant and RICKY GERVAIS are planning a Christmas special before ending the...

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Gervais Confirms Final Extras Episode

19th March 2007

LATEST: British comedian RICKY GERVAIS has confirmed he will make one final episode of his TV hit EXTRAS. Gervais and his writing partner STEPHEN MERCHANT have decided to end the BBC show with one more...

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Queen Stars Take Small Screen Crowns

14th March 2007

THE QUEEN co-stars DAME HELEN MIRREN and MICHAEL SHEEN have been crowned for their small screen performances at the Royal Television Awards. The ceremony in London last night (13MAR07) saw Mirren honoured for her long-running...

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Mirren Nominated For Tv Award

1st March 2007

DAME HELEN MIRREN is looking to follow-up her Oscars success next month (13MAR07) with a small screen acting honour at the Royal Television Society Awards. Mirren has been nominated for Best Actress at the London...

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Merchant Turns Down Naked Centrefold

20th February 2007

British funnyman STEPHEN MERCHANT is refusing to bare all for a UK magazine - fearing pictures of his skinny frame could "come back to haunt me". The writer/comedian, who plays geeky agent DARREN LAMB in...

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The Departed And Little Miss Sunshine Win Top Writers Guild Awards

12th February 2007

MARTIN SCORSESE's gangster movie THE DEPARTED and road comedy LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE walked away with the top prizes at the Writers Guild Of America Awards in Los Angeles last night (11FEB07). WILLIAM MONAHAN won the...

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The Office Almost Scrapped Over Director Row

22nd December 2006

Hit comedy THE OFFICE was almost scrapped before production got underway, after creators RICKY GERVAIS and STEPHEN MERCHANT fell out with the BBC. In a forthcoming documentary, producer TOBY STEVENS reveals BBC bosses wanted to...

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Cohen, Merchant And Church Win Comedy Awards

14th December 2006

Former soprano CHARLOTTE CHURCH and funnymen SACHA BARON COHEN and STEPHEN MERCHANT were among the winners at the British Comedy Awards in London last night (13DEC06). Cohen and his BORAT: CULTURAL LEARNINGS OF AMERICA FOR...

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Gervais Wants Arnie

12th December 2006

British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS has sent out invitations for ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, MERYL STREEP, BRUCE WILLIS, DICK VAN DYKE and MICKEY ROONEY to guest star in the third season of EXTRAS. In the first two seasons...

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Gervais And Merchant Go Head-to-head

15th November 2006

Comedy duo RICKY GERVAIS and STEPHEN MERCHANT will compete with each other for the Best TV Actor prize at the British Comedy Awards. The pair have both been nominated in the same category. Their latest...

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Fascinating Fact 2388

6th November 2006

British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS is set to reveal the secrets of hit TV show THE OFFICE in a new behind-the-scenes documentary. Producer TOBY STEVENS confirms he's in talks with Gervais and co-writer STEPHEN MERCHANT to...

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Gervais Has No Plans To Extend Extras Run

14th September 2006

THE OFFICE creator RICKY GERVAIS has no plans to make a third series of his hit British TV comedy EXTRAS, because he hates shows which run past their sell by date. The Golden Globe winner...

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Gervais Training Video Removed From Internet

24th August 2006

RICKY GERVAIS is battling hit internet site YouTube after two supposedly private training videos for Microsoft were leaked onto it last month (JUL06). The clips see THE OFFICE star in his cult DAVID BRENT role...

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Mckellen Questions Gervais Joke

22nd August 2006

Veteran British actor SIR IAN MCKELLEN has launched a veiled attack on GANDHI star SIR BEN KINGSLEY, after complaining RICKY GERVAIS was confusing the actors' pomposity in a new episode of EXTRAS. Gervais was keen...

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Gervais And Mckellen Battle Over Script

20th August 2006

Hollywood star SIR IAN MCKELLEN battled with British comedian RICKY GERVAIS over the script for his appearance in THE OFFICE's creator's comedy EXTRAS. MCKellen plays himself in an episode of the forthcoming second series of...

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Gervais To Quit Comedy

26th July 2006

British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS will quit comedy after the second series of hit show EXTRAS to concentrate on acting in serious dramas. THE OFFICE star is desperate to try his hand at something new and...

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Gervais Gets Serious

14th May 2006

British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS is planning to ditch his trademark brand of comedy, in a bid to reinvent himself as a serious film-maker. Gervais and his writing partner STEPHEN MERCHANT may have rocketed to fame...

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Gervais To Film Extras At Baftas

2nd May 2006

Comedian RICKY GERVAIS will be working overtime at Sunday's (07MAY06) BAFTA Television Awards - he's filming an episode of his award-winning TV show EXTRAS during the ceremony. Gervais and his Extras co-star ASHLEY JENSEN will...

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Gervais Lands Bafta Writing Nomination

11th April 2006

British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS has been hailed for his comedy writing, with hit show EXTRAS earning a BAFTA Craft Awards nomination. The comic genius joins colleague STEPHEN MERCHANT on the shortlist, and will compete against...

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Gervais Enters The Record Books

7th February 2006

British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS has entered the Guinness Book Of Records for producing the most downloaded podcast. THE OFFICE star, co-writer STEPHEN MERCHANT and producer KARL PILKINGTON write, produce and star in the 30...

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