Gervais has won seven BAFTA Awards, five British Comedy Awards, two Emmy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards and the 2006 Rose d'Or, as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination.
In his various roles he often draws humour from an exasperated sigh.
is an English stand-up comedian, actor, director, screenwriter, and singer.
Gervais and the band performed songs written under the Brent character including songs such as "Equality Street" and "Free Love Freeway".
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In addition to writing and directing the shows, he played the lead roles of David Brent in The Office and Andy Millman in Extras.
He reprised his role as Brent in 2016 comedy film David Brent: Life on the Road.
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A former television producer, her most famous work is on the popular series Teachers, 20 Things To Do Before You're 30, East Enders and This Life.
Gervais worked initially in the music industry, attempting a career as a pop star in the 1980s as the singer of the new-wave act Seona Dancing and working as the manager of the then unknown band Suede before turning to comedy.