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News: New Trailer Released for Latest Ricky Gervais Film

Ricky Gervais has released a trailer for his forthcoming film Special Correspondents.

The film is written and directed by Gervais who also co-stars alongside Eric Bana and Vera Farmiga (pictured) plus Kelly Macdonald, Kevin Pollak, America Ferrera, Raúl Castillo, and Benjamin Bratt.

The film tells the story of a New York-based radio journalist (Bana), who fakes Ecuadorian war reports from the comfort of his hideout above a Spanish restaurant in New York.


News: Ricky Gervais Talks About His Friendship With Bowie

Ricky Gervais has talked about how he went from being a fan of David Bowie to being a friend.

News: Ricky Gervais David Bowie Tribute

Always save your correspondence. I learnt that when Ricky Gervais became a global superstar. Back in 1998 I was working for Time Out and received a neat typewritten letter from Gervais asking politely if I would review his first-ever TV pilot. It was a one-off for C4's Comedy Lab strand called Golden Years. In it Gervais played a Bowie-obsessed office worker who dreams of rock stardom. I think I gave the programme a reasonable review but in one of my annual purges I threw the letter away.

News: Ricky Gervais Golden Globes Trailers Revealed

Ricky Gervais has revealed three promotional clips in the run-up to his return as host of the Golden Globes on January 10.

In the trailers for the NBC broadcast Gervais reveals his typically irreverent approach to the whole prize-giving industry.

In one 10 second trailer he just says the word "correct". 


News: Ricky Gervais Turns Painter

Update - the picture was sold at auction for £1500.

A painting by Ricky Gervais is to be auctioned in Glasgow with all proceeds going to cancer charity Maggie's Centres. 

The picture is called Sunset Cityscape and shows the New York skyline at night-time. The picture is oil on canvas and measures 101.5cm x 152.5cm and the guide price is £1500 - £2500.


News Coldplay Star Works With David Brent

Coldplay's Chris Martin has been in the recording studio with Ricky Gervais.

They have been recording music for the soundtrack album that will accompany Life on the Road, the David Brent movie that is due for release next summer.

Writing on Twitter, Gervais said "Still buzzing from our first studio session this week recording the David Brent soundtrack album. Too much fun."

The film sees Brent having one last attempt at rock stardom, financing a tour of his band. Co-stars include comedian Doc Brown.


TV Review: Derek – The Special, C4

30/12/14: Update – if you enjoyed Derek a longer version of the final episode is going to be released on Netflix outside the UK next year: "Even though the UK got it first with its airing on Channel 4, the good news for Netflix viewers around the world is that you will get a longer version, which in my opinion is even better. Not sure on the launch date yet but I should know very soon.,” wrote Gervais on his blog.

News: Ricky Gervais Gets Another Golden Globes Nod

Ricky Gervais has been nominated for a Golden Globe in the Best Actor, Comedy or Musical Series Category for his performamce in Derek. Also nominated are Louis CK (Louie), Don Cheadle (House of Lies), Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent) and William H Macy (Shameless).

The Best Actress, Comedy or Musical Series nominations are Lenna Dunham (Girls), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), Gina Rodriguez (Jane The Virgin), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep) and Taylor Schilling (Orange is the New Black).

News: New Ricky Gervais Movie Announced

Eric Bana will star alongside Ricky Gervais in a new satirical comedy drama, Special Correspondents, written and directed by Gervais. 



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