Jun. 25th, 1961
Reading, Berkshire, England, UK
Ricky Gervais' Main TV Roles
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- Very good friends with comedian 'Jon Stewart' (qv).
- He grew up in relative poverty but he has always admired his mother for the way in which she did not allow it to get in the way of a happy upbringing. She got herself into debt in order to make sure he had plenty of Christmas presents and it took her the whole of the following year to work her way out of it until Christmas beckoned again.
- Ranked #83 on the 2008 Telegraph's "100 most powerful people in British culture" list.
- Is the youngest of four siblings.
- Worked as a DJ on London's XFM radio station and managed bands before going into TV comedy.
- Animal rights group PETA Europe have decided to name a bullock (a cow) they rescued in India, in honor of his love of all creatures [June 24, 2009].
- Can play the guitar
- Was in a music group in the early 1980s called Seona Dancing. They released two singles, "Bitter Heart" and "More To Lose" but didn't have any success.