‘I have been asked to write a biography of David Butler, the eminent psephologist and historian,’ he says. [149] He is a music fan and has stated that his hero is David Bowie, with his favourite song being "Letter to Hermione". [117] Extras: The Illustrated Scripts: Series 1 & 2 has been released, as well. [28] In 1998 Gervais' position was made redundant when the station was taken over by the Capital Radio group. [56][57], An Idiot Abroad is a travel documentary produced by Gervais and Merchant where a reluctant Pilkington travels around the world, with his reactions to people and places recorded. In addition to his two UK homes, the writer, director and actor owns two apartments on New York’s Upper East Side, which he bought for £1.1 million in 2008 and £2.5 million in 2011. [113], Gervais is one of two featured comedians (the other being Katt Williams) in the video game Grand Theft Auto IV who performs at the Split Sides comedy club on the virtual stand-up stage and as an interviewee on the in game radio station We Know The Truth. I'm not telling you how to vote, but this is a fact. The comedian's Hampstead mansion is up for sale with a £7.7 million guide price, The detached Victorian house is close to Hampstead Heath, It boasts four bedrooms and a 'fabulous' double reception room, according to the Zoopla listing, The gym and golf driving room "could easily be converted into a home cinema", the estate agents say, As well as being close to the Heath, there is a "totally secluded" garden, See inside Ricky Gervais's £7.7 million mansion as comedian puts Hampstead pile up for sale, {{#singleComment}}{{value}} Comment{{/singleComment}}{{^singleComment}}{{value}} Comments{{/singleComment}}, {{#singleComment}}{{value}} comment{{/singleComment}}{{^singleComment}}{{value}} comments{{/singleComment}}, Ricky Gervais makes fake acceptance speech as he pretends to win Emmy, Ricky Gervais hits out against bull fighting after fourth man dies, Stars’ disgust at Walter Palmer over killing of Cecil the lion, Show{{#moreThan3}} {{value_total}}{{/moreThan3}} comments, You may not agree with our views, or other users’, but please respond to them respectfully, Swearing, personal abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia and other discriminatory or inciteful language is not acceptable, Do not impersonate other users or reveal private information about third parties, We reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts and ban offending users without notification. According to the Daily Mail, Gervais, 54, and partner, best-selling novelist Jane Fallon, 55, have spent £2.75 million on a “little country retreat”, after the star posted a picture showing the riverside view on Twitter. "[154], He joined Twitter in December 2009 when he first hosted the 66th Golden Globes. [110] In mid-2014, upon hearing that Letterman was up for retirement, Gervais jokingly tried to discourage him by suggesting they go on a road trip where they would spend all their money. And it's about the people who help them, who themselves are losers and have their own problems. It is difficult to believe that mop-haired Queen guitarist Brian May could ever be a fashion expert. He keeps his privacy in Hampstead closely guarded – but comedian Ricky Gervais gives Ham&High reporter Tan Parsons a rare glimpse into his inner world. Celebrities who signed the guitar include: Brian May, Will Ferrell, Bryan Cranston, Dhani Harrison, Peter Frampton, Ricky Warwick, and Steve Cutts. [45] Gervais has said that the episode "Training" is his favourite, where Brent plays his guitar and sings. Two years later, Gervais went on to present his own comedy chat show for Channel 4 called Meet Ricky Gervais. The episode was the highest rated in Sky One's history; it revolved around the angle that Gervais was the episode's sole writer (and the first guest star on the show to also receive a writing credit for the episode of his appearance). Comedic genius Ricky Gervais has put his London property on the market and it’s pretty spectacular. There is nothing wrong with having money but I find it very odd when they join another tribe of people who tell them what sort of marble to put on their floor and what sort of designers they should be wearing ... Where money is everything". Donald Trump demands 'STOP THE COUNT!' The queen of the catwalk scene can’t walk properly. In 2012, Gervais made a guest appearance on Family Guy in the episode titled "Be Careful What You Fish For". [30], After the first series of The Office, Gervais and Merchant returned to Xfm in November 2001 for a Saturday radio show as conquering heroes. The character first appeared in a 2001 Edinburgh Festival Fringe sketch as an aspiring comedian who loves animals and still lives with his mother. At the latest count, Gervais has an estimated £55 million fortune and a property portfolio worth more than £16 million. "But as long as it is giving you pleasure and you make good use of it that is fine. [47], In 2007, Gervais won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his portrayal of Andy Millman in the second series of Extras. RICKY Gervais and Jane Fallon "ignore their wealth" after once living above a brothel in London's Kings Cross. Both Gervais and Davis starred together in The Office. [23] He also worked as the manager for Suede before they became successful in the 1990s.[24]. Here he is with partner Jane Fallon. [135] Towards the end of the event—after a pre-recorded introduction from Ben Stiller—Gervais appeared along with fellow Office star Mackenzie Crook.