Articles Tagged 'Ricky Gervais'

Ricky Gervais stars in ‘David Brent: Life on the Road’

WATCH: Ricky Gervais Returns as David Brent in ‘The Office’ Movie

When was the last time you had a good cringe? We mean a really, really, excruciatingly toe-curlingly awful cringe? Chances are it was the last time you watched The Office. Michael Scott (played in the U.S. version by Steve Carell) and his British counterpart David Brent are particularly skilled at saying the wrong thing, at every inappropriate opportunity, […]

Eric Bana and Ricky Gervais star in Special Correspondents.

WATCH: Ricky Gervais and Eric Bana in ‘Special Correspondents’

Why go to Ecuador when you can stay at home and eat snacks? That’s what struggling radio journalist Frank (Eric Bana) and sound engineer Finch (Ricky Gervais) figure in new Netflix comedy Special Correspondents. They pretend to be on the ground in war-torn Ecuador when they’re actually in an apartment above a restaurant in Queens, […]


Ricky Gervais Did (Not) Win a 2015 Emmy

Ricky Gervais took to the Emmy Awards stage last night (September 20) to present the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. Gervais greeted the crowd, saying, “Hello! Back again. To lose another one,” with the crowd responding in laughter. If you don’t know what he’s referring to, Gervais has been nominated for 22 […]

Jon Stewart in ‘The Daily Show’

5 Very British Moments on ‘The Daily Show’

The problem with gathering together any kind of greatest hits of Jon Stewart’s captaincy at the helm of The Daily Show–which he announced is coming to an end–is partly one of being awash—there is so much stuff to choose from–and partly fear: can you get away with repeating some of the more provocative things he […]

The Weinstein Company & Netflix’s 2015 Golden Globes After Party Presented By FIJI Water, Lexus, Laura Mercier And Marie Claire – Red Carpet

Snapshot: British Stars at the Golden Globes & After Parties

Let’s kick off the awards season with some Brit spotting at the 2015 Golden Globes. Some of our favorite British actors were in attendance to accept awards, present awards, rub elbows with their Hollywood counterparts, or just take a spin around the after parties. Here’s who we spotted: Eddie Redmayne Felicity Jones  Ruth Wilson Dominic West Joanne […]

Steptoe and Son

6 American Sitcoms Based on British Originals

Back in November, the Anglophenia video channel pulled together a comprehensive list of all of the American TV shows that were given a dusting down and a glittering up for an American audience. Some were huge hit shows on both sides of the Atlantic, but featured a cast list that would’ve been unrecognizable to fans […]


Ricky Gervais Promises Longer ‘Derek’ Special for Netflix Premiere

U.K. fans of Derek said farewell to the Ricky Gervais-created character over the Christmas period, with an hour-long finale special that aired on Channel 4 on December 22. But viewers in the U.S. and other countries, where the show is a Netflix exclusive, are having to wait a little bit longer to see it — however, Gervais has […]

Martin Freeman in The Office: Midde Earth

WATCH: Martin Freeman in ‘The Office: Middle Earth’ on SNL

You may have already seen this, but it bears repeating. Because no matter how impressive it seems the first time, it’s only on the second or third viewing that you realize how odd it must be for Martin Freeman to reenact scenes he previously played as his career was first blossoming, in the context of […]

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