Tuesday, 2 February 2016

David Brent Fan Art Contest

Its competition time again!

To celebrate the return of David Brent this summer, we're running a fan art contest with prizes for the best entries. Simply send us your David Brent fan art creations. It can be a drawing, a doodle, a painting or even a video contribution.

You can send us your entries either by tweeting them to us at @GervaisFanArt (include the #BrentFanArt hashtag with your entry). Alternatively, you can email your entries to us here

Get creating... good luck!

Closing date for entries is March 31st

Ricky Gervais is back as David Brent this Summer 
Life On The Road in Cinemas from August 19th 2016

A camera crew catches up with David Brent, the former star of the fictional British series, "The Office" as he now fancies himself a rockstar on the road.

Ricky says "As you may know, when Brent was 'let go' from Wernham Hogg, he spent most of his redundancy money on self-funding a single that of course no one bought and became a sales rep. Well he's continued on that path. He's still a sales rep, and he's still wasting all his hard-earned money on trying to become a rock star. He works for the Slough-based company 'Lavichem', distributing cleaning products up and down the country. But he wants to leave all that behind and get an album deal. He's taken all his holiday leave, cashed in a pension, and put together a group of top session musicians, (Foregone Conclusion, Mark II). Now he's off on a live tour with the aim of getting a record company to sign him. Easy, right?"

Monday, 6 October 2014

David Brent Dance - Parody Videos

We've created some David Brent 'dance' parody videos (below).

Please feel free to have a go at making one yourself.

Tweet your efforts to us at http://twitter.com/gervaisfanart or email us at GervaisFanArt@gmail.com

Here's some others I've found online

Friday, 5 September 2014

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Cliff On The Road

Last we heard, Kevs brother Cliff was walking from county to county. Perhaps these snaps will show how much Cliff enjoys being on the road. We'll bring you more snaps of Cliffs travels soon.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Ricky Gervais Response To Emmy Nomination

What was your first reaction on hearing you were nominated for an Emmy? 

RG: I nearly cried with happiness. And shock. I've honestly never been emotional over an award nomination before but Derek means so much to me. 

Where were you when you heard the news? 

RG: I was at a business lunch. I immediately ordered wine. 

What does the nomination mean to you? 

RG: More than any other nomination so far. 

Will you go to LA for the ceremony? 

RG: Yes. I've already arranged to have my tuxedo taken out around the waist. 

What are your thoughts on the other actors in your category?  

RG: All great. And I couldn't be happier if that fat sweaty bald ginger slob Louis CK wins :) 

Does this cement the rumours that there will be a third instalment of Derek? 

RG: Haha. No promises but it has really made me want to do a finale special. Just like The Office & Extras. Out on a high & goodbye.

by Ross Owen

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Ricky Gervais talks Derek Series 2

The following transcript is an excerpt from Rickys interview with Ross and Nightmare on Black Sky Radio which you can listen to in full here

Ricky Gervais on Season 2 of Derek 

"The old characters are back and we've got a few new ones. There's a new character I'm trying to develop as the enemy within. As real as Derek is, in all its 'gritty reality' it's sort of like a collection of little fables. They're fairy tales and the essence of Derek is 'kindness' trumps everything, so the 'sit' in the 'sitcom' is people thrown together in a little place, outsiders all forgotten and together their kindness amongst each other wins, beats the world. The enemy, the nemesis, is the outside world. Very often people come in and they don't understand it, they don't care about it."


"The other theme is that kindness is infectious, but I thought I should have someone who doesn't quite toe the line because, you know, there's lots of stories every week about care homes where there's cruelty or people don't care... or there's negligence. So I thought I should have someone in there undermining it from the inside. And that's Geoff. He's an arsehole. I feel sorry for the actor (Colin Holt) who plays Geoff because he's brilliant and he's already hated on twitter because of the character. David Earl got that with Kev, the poor actress who Dougie referred to as "Mr Fucking T" got it too. But it's a lovely testament to how good they were in their role and how believable the show is."


"Dereks dad moves in and it's not what Derek expects. He loves his estranged father coming back and being part of the family. He can't believe it, it's his best day ever. But he thought this was going to be a nice sweet old man and he's not. He's an old goat who still gets drunk, smokes and chases all the old ladies and Derek can't cope with this."


 "Vickys back and she's growing up fast. She's becoming such a brilliant member of society and a valued member of staff and it's about her journey. Another theme is the sisterhood between Vicky and Hannah. It's a lovely sort of girl power and Hannah really likes Vicky, she sees herself in her when she was younger."


"The residents are fantastic, they're in their 80's and 90's. One of them, Margaret, is 94. She's the oldest working actor in equity in Britain. Not once have they (the residents) said "oh I can't say this" or "I can't do that". They love every minute of it and it's such a great experience. Why shouldn't you lose your fun side when you reach 80? You know? They can't run as fast, that's the only difference. There's this strange myth that you become a different species when you reach 80 and it's just not true."

DEREK streams worldwide on Netflix from May 30th 2014

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

If Derek did Star Wars

Derek Skywalker

Kev Solo

Princess Hannah

Dougie as the little bald wookie


Sunday, 27 April 2014

Saturday, 5 April 2014


Derek season 2 started on Channel 4 in the UK on April 23rd 2014 and will be released on Netflix worldwide from May 30th 2014.


We recently ran a Derek Quiz and you all did very well.  A random winner has been chosen from all of you who scored 30 out of 30 and that winner is... @TheBenFormat 
who wins a DVD signed by Ricky Gervais. Well done Ben and thanks to all of you for taking part in the Derek Quiz.


What was the name of Dereks puppet in series 1? Poppy. 
What is Kevs girlfriends name? Janice. 
Who has been cast to play Kevs brother in series 2 of Derek? Joe Wilkinson. 
What is the name of the care home where Derek works? Broad Hill. 
What is the name of the caretaker in the care home? Dougie. 
What is Vickys favourite thing to read? Twitter. 
Which dictator is linked to a tadpole in series 1? Hitler. 
Who shat their pants in series 1? Kev. 
What did Derek buy at the jumble sale? The ornamental frog. 
What is Kevs favourite lager? Carlsberg Special brew
Who is the manager of the care home? Hannah. 
Who did Derek buy a lottery ticket for? Joan. 
What is Dereks surname (second name)? Noakes. 
In series 1, where does Derek live? In Dougies house. 
Who would get rid of his penis tommorrow? Dougie. 
What is the name of the Derek theme tune? Nuvole Bianche. 
Derek loves all animals... except what? Spiders. 
Why did Derek lick a toad? Because Kev convinced him to. 
Who did Vicky have a crush on in series 1 Deon. 
What is the name of Hannahs love interest? Tom. 
Hannah told Derek not to use the scales to weigh flour, why? Kev used the scales to weigh his Knob. 
How many ounces of 'pure blood sausage' does Kev claim his penis has? 8 ounces
Which character does Doc Brown play? Deon. 
What crime did Vicky receive community service for? For stealing shoes
What is the name of Marge's daughter? Shelley. (Mrs Fucking T)
Which 80s band did Kev write a play about? Duran Duran. 
What is Dereks dad's first name? Anthony. 
How did Derek come to fall in the pond in series 1? He is scared by seeing a spider. 
Which character in Derek is an avid autograph hunter? Kev. 
Who plays Vicky? Holli Dempsey. 

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Six Degrees Of Ricky Gervais

Tweet us the name of any celebrity and we'll try to connect them to Ricky using no more than SIX degrees of separation. Tweet your suggestions to us at @GervaisFanArt using the hashtag #SixDegreesOfRickyGervais

@MichaelMay21 suggested Lucille Ball 

Lucille Ball worked with actor Stephen Lang on the movie Stone Pillow. 
Stephen Lang worked with Val Kilmer on Tombstone
Val Kilmer worked with Ricky Gervais on Life's Too Short.


@Zed____ suggested Charlie Chaplin 

Charlie Chaplin worked with Stan Laurel in the early days of their careers. 
Stan Laurel worked with Peter Cushing on A Chump At Oxford
Peter Cushing worked with actor Salo Gardner on Star Wars Episode IV - A New Hope. 
Salo Gardner worked with Ricky Gervais on Derek.


@jonathonbeggs suggested David Tennant

Too easy Jonathon. 

David Tennant worked with Ricky Gervais on Extras.


@GervaisTwonks suggested Bobby Darin

Bobby Darin was played by Kevin Spacey in the biopic Beyond The Sea. 
Kevin Spacey worked with Samuel L Jackson on The Negotiator.
Samuel L Jackson worked with Ricky Gervais on Extras.


@Atheist_Tweeter suggested Jimmy Nail 

Jimmy ail worked with Sting on The Last Ship album.
Sting worked with Ricky Gervais on Life's Too Short.


@Orionsleftbelt suggested Edgar Winter

Edgar Winter worked with Ben Stiller on Tropic Thunder
Ben Stiller worked with Ricky Gervais on Extras and Night At The Museum.


@josifiah suggested Emma Watson 

Ooh another easy one. 

Emma Watson was in Harry Potter with Daniel Radcliffe. 
Daniel Radcliffe worked with Ricky Gervais on Extras.


@gdhutchison suggested Lucian Freud

Lucian Freud was the grandson of Sigmund Freud.
Sigmund Freud was portrayed in Bill & Teds Excellent Adventure by Rod Loomis.
Rod Loomis worked with Patrick Stewart on Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Patrick Stewart worked with Ricky Gervais on Extras.


@AngFiasco suggested Humphrey Bogart

Humphrey Bogart and Jerry Lewis both appeared in Road To Bali.
Jerry Lewis worked with Robert De Niro in King Of Comedy.
Robert De Niro worked with Ricky Gervais in Extras.


@josifiah suggested Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey was in Bruce Almighty with Steve Carell. 
Steve Carell worked with Ricky Gervais in Life's Too Short & The American Office


@TW4TFACE suggested Danny Dyer

Danny Dyer worked with Vinnie Jones in Mean Machine
Vinnie Jones worked with Ricky Gervais in Extras.


Tuesday, 4 March 2014