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Gervais Shunned Lead Hollywood Role

21st March 2005

British comic RICKY GERVAIS stunned a board of Hollywood bosses when he snubbed a major movie role, and advised them to offer it to JOHN CUSACK. The creator and star of THE OFFICE became...

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Law Backs Out Of Gervais Comedy

20th March 2005

Actor JUDE LAW has disappointed British comic RICKY GERVAIS by pulling out of his forthcoming star-studded television comedy EXTRAS. The ALFIE heart-throb, who was set to play himself in an episode of the long-awaited...

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Gervais' New Comic Character

17th March 2005

British comic RICKY GERVAIS slipped effortlessly into character for his upcoming television comedy EXTRAS, because he feels an affinity with the role. The GOLDEN GLOBE-winning THE OFFICE creator will play ANDY MILLMAN, a bit-part...

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Gervais Not Interested In Money

1st March 2005

Comedian RICKY GERVAIS has downplayed the financial success he's achieved since his hit TV show THE OFFICE launched to fame, insisting money has never motivated him. The star and writer of the hugely successful...

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Stardom Helped Gervais Get In Shape

23rd February 2005

British comedian RICKY GERVAIS is rediscovering his svelte physique after finding international stardom in hit TV satire THE OFFICE. The GOLDEN GLOBE-winner has embarked on a keep-fit regime to counter his penchant for booze...

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Jackson To Work With 'Hero' Gervais

21st February 2005

Hollywood star SAMUEL L JACKSON jumped at the chance to appear in British comedian RICKY GERVAIS' new comedy show - because THE OFFICE creator is his "comedy hero". Jackson will line-up alongside a star-studded...

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Hollywood Stars In New Gervais Comedy

13th February 2005

Screen stars SAMUEL L JACKSON, BEN STILLER and KATE WINSLET have been recruited by British comic RICKY GERVAIS to feature in his eagerly awaited new series EXTRAS. THE OFFICE creator and star approached the...

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Madonna Turns Down Role In Gervais' Extras

26th January 2005

Pop superstar MADONNA has turned down an offer from British comic RICKY GERVAIS to appear in his new TV comedy EXTRAS. Gervais, who starred in and created cult show THE OFFICE, has already landed...

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Gervais To Woo Marge Simpson

26th January 2005

British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS will steal cartoon matriarch MARGE SIMPSON from her husband HOMER in a forthcoming episode of the hit animated TV show. The star and creator of cult comedy THE OFFICE, Gervais,...

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Stiller And Jackson Latest Gervais Extras

23rd January 2005

Hollywood stars BEN STILLER and SAMUEL L JACKSON have confirmed cameo appearances in THE OFFICE creator RICKY GERVAIS' new TV comedy. Stiller and Jackson join a star-studded cast on the British show, which will...

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Fry Fulfils Hitchhiker Dream

20th January 2005

British actor STEPHEN FRY will fulfil his childhood dream by starring in the TV adaptation of DOUGLAS ADAMS' classic sci-fi novel THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY. The GOSFORD PARK star will provide the...

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Gervais: 'I'm Not An Actor'

12th January 2005

RICKY GERVAIS hates being described as an 'actor' - because he finds them "vain" and "boring". The stand-up comedian shot to fame after co-writing and starring in sitcom THE OFFICE, which became a smash...

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Cruise To Be Joined By Top British Comedian

9th January 2005

TOM CRUISE has a new recruit to his latest movie - British comedian RICKY GERVAIS will be joining him on MISSION IMPOSSIBLE III. The star and creator of cult comedy THE OFFICE has agreed...

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Gervais: 'I've Turned Down Fame And Fortune'

20th December 2004

RICKY GERVAIS has turned down $18 million (GBP10 million) in earnings from a host of Hollywood roles, because he isn't motivated by money. The British comedian, who shot to fame after writing and starring...

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Britain To Rival America At Oscars

14th December 2004

The UK's hopes for next year's (FEB05) OSCARS have been given a boost, after eight British actors picked GOLDEN GLOBE nominations yesterday (13DEC04). English stars IMELDA STAUNTON, JOELY RICHARDSON, KATE WINSLET, CLIVE OWEN, IAN...

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Gervais Not Worried About Beating The Office

5th December 2004

British comedian RICKY GERVAIS refuses to entertain the gloomy prospect his hit show THE OFFICE will prove to be his career highlight. The funnyman, who also features as the show's star DAVID BRENT, insists...

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Gervais In Movie Deal

5th December 2004

British comedian RICKY GERVAIS will produce a $90 million (GBP50 million) Hollywood animated movie based on his children's book FLANIMALS. The creator of GOLDEN GLOBE-winning seminal comedy THE OFFICE will be executive producer and...

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Slater's 'No Natural' Comedian, Claims Co-star

1st December 2004

Hollywood actor CHRISTIAN SLATER is a terrible stand-up comic, according to his ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST theatre co-star MACKENZIE CROOK. THE OFFICE funnyman Crook is currently starring with Slater in the London...

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Gervais Is 'Better' Than Shakespeare

1st December 2004

THE OFFICE creator and star RICKY GERVAIS is a "better writer" than legendary playwright WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, according to his TV co-star MACKENZIE CROOK. PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN actor Crook played down-trodden office worker GARETH...

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Gervais Offers Eminem Comedy Career

30th November 2004

British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS has offered EMINEM an alternative career if he tires of rapping - writing comedy television programmes. The star and writer of GRAMMY AWARD-winning TV series THE OFFICE believes the STAN...

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Gervais: 'I Won't Watch Bum Fights'

17th November 2004

British comedian RICKY GERVAIS closely studied reality TV shows while researching his GRAMMY AWARD-winning series THE OFFICE, but there were some examples of the genre he refused to sit through. Gervais, who wanted to...

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Gervais Slams British Film Industry

15th November 2004

British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS has slammed the British film industry for asking cult TV stars like himself to star in movies, instead of searching for talented actors. The star of comedy series THE OFFICE...

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Gervais Bemoans 'Crooked' Golden Globe

12th November 2004

British comedian RICKY GERVAIS has a problem with one of the GOLDEN GLOBES he scooped earlier this year (04) - it's crooked. Cult comedy THE OFFICE, which Gervais created and starred in, walked away...

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Gervais To Star In The Simpsons

28th October 2004

British comedian RICKY GERVAIS is to appear as a guest star in an episode of THE SIMPSONS. The show's producers have reportedly been desperate for some time to sign up Gervais, who is best...

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Gervais: Us Office Remake Is Synthetic

22nd September 2004

British actor RICKY GERVAIS is starting to show doubt in the quality of the American remake of his acclaimed show THE OFFICE, by declaring it has "synthetic" qualities. The original show was well received...

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Gallagher And Gervais Collaboration

15th September 2004

OASIS rocker NOEL GALLAGHER is thrilled British comic RICKY GERVAIS has asked him to record a comedy version of FREELOVE FREEWAY for the Christmas special of TV satire THE OFFICE. The WONDERWALL star, 37,...

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Coogan Shuns Office Offer

10th September 2004

Actor STEVE COOGAN refused to play the lead role in the American version of hit British sitcom THE OFFICE, deeming the character too similar to his own comedy alter-ego ALAN PARTRIDGE. The British AROUND...

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Campbell Learns The Queen's English

8th September 2004

Canadian actress NEVE CAMPBELL feared she would never be able to master an upper-class English accent for her role as QUEEN ELIZABETH II in new movie CHURCHILL: THE HOLLYWOOD YEARS. The SCREAM actress was...

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Dern Prefers 'Real' Tv

16th August 2004

Actress LAURA DERN prefers watching British and Canadian TV shows - because she's sick of the fake "Hollywood endings" in American programmes and movies. The JURASSIC PARK star is a huge fan of Canadian...

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Cruise As Gervais' Extra?

12th August 2004

MINORITY REPORT star TOM CRUISE is set to have a cameo role in RICKY GERVAIS' new comedy show. Gervais is teaming up with his THE OFFICE writing partner STEPHEN MERCHANT, to create EXTRAS -...

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