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Fascinating Fact 1716

3rd July 2006

THE OFFICE star MACKENZIE CROOK lives in an art deco house in London which used to belong to comedy legend PETER SELLERS.

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Duffy Unhappy With Pantomime Location

26th June 2006

DALLAS star PATRICK DUFFY is considering pulling out of a British Christmas pantomime after finding out it will not be staged in London as he thought. The 57-year-old actor, better known as oil tycoon BOBBY...

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Bowie Filming Extras With Gervais

8th June 2006

Golden Globe-winning comedian RICKY GERVAIS has filmed an episode for the second series of hit British TV comedy EXTRAS with rock icon DAVID BOWIE. THE OFFICE creator's character ANDY, who is an aspiring actor, bribes...

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Tv Big Hitters Up For Critics Awards

1st June 2006

THE SOPRANOS, 24, MY NAME IS EARL and THE OFFICE are leading the way at the Television Critics Awards, after scooping the most nominations for the 22nd annual awards ceremony. All four shows landed three...

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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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Messing To Star In Dream Shows

13th May 2006

WILL + GRACE star DEBRA MESSING wants to continue her career in television - by making guest appearances on her favourite shows. The comedy actress is a big fan of shows such as LAW +...

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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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Abrams Seeks Gervais Collaboration

27th April 2006

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III director JJ ABRAMS is "begging" British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS to collaborate on a new project with him. The film-maker, who also created hit US TV drama LOST, is so keen to work...

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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 Slams UK Entertainment Industry

10th April 2006

British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS has hit out at his country's TV comedies and dramas, insisting they are lacklustre and tired. The outspoken THE OFFICE creator is underwhelmed by UK television and believes it is created...

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Moore And Williams Team Up For Wedding Comedy

31st March 2006

Oscar-winner ROBIN WILLIAMS will team up with MANDY MOORE in the big screen romantic comedy LICENSE TO WED. The story focuses on a young couple whose wedding plans are interrupted when a pushy minister (Williams)...

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Gervais Added To Guinness Book Of Records

6th March 2006

British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS has been added to the Guinness Book of Records after scoring the world's most successful podcast. More than 500,000 fans a week have been downloading the Internet snippet and THE OFFICE...

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Gervais: 'Simpsons Role Was Dream Come True'

27th February 2006

British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS has hailed his cameo on cult cartoon THE SIMPSONS as the pinnacle of his comedic career. THE OFFICE and EXTRAS star, who refers to the MATT GROENING-created show as "the...

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Gervais Sees Shows Compete At Rose D'or Awards

23rd February 2006

British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS's sitcom EXTRAS will go head-to-head with the US version of his first comedy THE OFFICE at this year's (06) Rose D'Or awards. The awards, which will take place in Switzerland...

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Fascinating Fact 993

12th February 2006

MADONNA doesn't watch regular television, but does watch DVDs of hit shows THE SOPRANOS and the original British version of THE OFFICE....

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Gervais Takes Office Job In France

10th February 2006

British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS has agreed to let hit comedy THE OFFICE be translated for a European audience. The French adaptation - called LE BUREAU - sees embarrassing boss DAVID BRENT transformed into GILLES...

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Gervais To Write For Us Office

7th February 2006

THE OFFICE creator RICKY GERVAIS has been approached to write an episode for the third series of the hit US version of the comedy. The English comedian starred as cringe-inducing boss DAVID BRENT in...

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Gervais Plans Move To Us

24th January 2006

THE OFFICE creator RICKY GERVAIS is shunning his native Britain to set up home in America. The actor and comedian, who recently scripted his very own episode of THE SIMPSONS, has spent so much...

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Chickenpox Shuts Down Production Of My Name Is Earl

24th January 2006

Producers of hit US comedy MY NAME IS EARL have been forced to halt work on the show, after its star JASON LEE contracted the highly contagious disease chickenpox. The actor, who last week...

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Us Office To End Early

23rd January 2006

The US version of hit British TV show THE OFFICE will end its season early, because lead star STEVE CARRELL has urgent filming commitments. The 42-year-old funnyman, who stars as cringe-making boss MICHAEL SCOTT,...

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Fascinating Fact 864

19th January 2006

THE OFFICE actor STEVE CARELL will play a straight-laced man who is shipped too a juvenile detention centre for a crime he committed when he was a child in new movie JUVENILE....

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Fascinating Fact 754

4th January 2006

Episodes of the US version of sitcom THE OFFICE, starring STEVE CARELL, occupied half of iTunes top 20 TV download chart over Christmas (05)....

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Gervais Is A Hit With The Simpsons

4th January 2006

THE SIMPSONS bosses were so thrilled with RICKY GERVAIS' appearance on the cult animation comedy, they want the Brit to join the cast permanently. The Emmy-winning THE OFFICE creator, who wrote and starred in...

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Gervais Turned Down Christmas Special Of The Office

27th December 2005

British comedian RICKY GERVAIS turned down the opportunity to make a one-off Christmas edition of his Grammy-winning TV show THE OFFICE. Gervais, who secured cult status as nightmare boss DAVID BRENT in the BBC...

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Simpsons Creator Eyes Little Britain Stars

20th December 2005

THE SIMPSONS creator MATT GROENING has announced plans to recruit LITTLE BRITAIN stars MATT LUCAS and DAVID WALLIAMS for a guest appearance in his hit cartoon. British sketch show Little Britain has proved to...

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The Office, Grey's Anatomy And Earl Top Wga Nods

15th December 2005

The US version of THE OFFICE, medical drama GREY'S ANATOMY and comedy MY NAME IS EARL are leading the nominations at the 2006 Writers Guild Of America awards. The 12 person team behind ABC's...

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Fascinating Fact 580

26th November 2005

Movie maker SAM MENDES treated his wife to a signed photograph of THE OFFICE funnyman RICKY GERVAIS in character as DAVID BRENT for the couple's wedding anniversary....

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Gervais To Meet His Heroes

11th November 2005

Comedian RICKY GERVAIS is working on a series of TV documentaries focusing on his comedy heroes. THE OFFICE creator has already lined up SEINFIELD creator LARRY DAVID and THIS IS SPINAL TAP genius...

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Gervais Fears Flanimals Flop

9th November 2005

THE OFFICE creator RICKY GERVAIS fears his big-budget children's movie FLANIMALS will be a flop. The British funnyman is thrilled movie bosses want to adapt his 2004 book, but remains terrified of box office...

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