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Ricky Gervais, a Hit at 'The Office'

BBC Comedy's Creator and Star Nominated for Two Golden Globes

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Ricky Gervais (right) stars as inept office manager David Brent in 'The Office.' Mackenzie Crook plays team leader Gareth Keenan, who is promoted when Brent is made "redundant." British Broadcasting Corporation hide caption

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In The Office, British comedian Ricky Gervais plays David Brent, a buffoonish, self-involved but affable office manager at a dismal paper supply company called Wernham Hogg, in the London suburb of Slough. Gervais created the faux documentary and co-writes and directs the series, which appears on the BBC and has a small cult following on BBC America.

The 61st annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony is tonight, and Gervais is up for a Golden Globe award in the Lead Actor category. He speaks with NPR's Liane Hansen.



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