Stephen Merchant

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Stephen James Merchant (born 24 November 1974) is an English writer, director, radio presenter, comedian, and actor.wikipedia
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Ricky Gervais

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In collaboration with Ricky Gervais, he was the co-writer and co-director of the British TV comedy series The Office (2001–2003), and co-writer and co-star of both Extras (2005–2007) and Life's Too Short (2011–2013). Merchant met Ricky Gervais for the first time in 1997, when Gervais (in the position Head of Speech at the London radio station XFM London), hired Merchant as his assistant.
He co-wrote and co-directed both programmes with Stephen Merchant.

The Office (British TV series)

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In collaboration with Ricky Gervais, he was the co-writer and co-director of the British TV comedy series The Office (2001–2003), and co-writer and co-star of both Extras (2005–2007) and Life's Too Short (2011–2013).
Created, written, and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, and produced by Ash Atalla, the programme follows the day-to-day lives of office employees in the Slough branch of the fictional Wernham Hogg paper company.

Karl Pilkington

With Gervais and Karl Pilkington, he hosted The Ricky Gervais Show in its radio, podcast, audiobook and television formats; the radio version won a bronze Sony Award.
Pilkington gained prominence as the producer of Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's radio programme on XFM.

Extras (TV series)

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In collaboration with Ricky Gervais, he was the co-writer and co-director of the British TV comedy series The Office (2001–2003), and co-writer and co-star of both Extras (2005–2007) and Life's Too Short (2011–2013).
The series was co-produced by the BBC and HBO and was created, written, and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, both of whom also starred in it.

Life's Too Short (TV series)

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In collaboration with Ricky Gervais, he was the co-writer and co-director of the British TV comedy series The Office (2001–2003), and co-writer and co-star of both Extras (2005–2007) and Life's Too Short (2011–2013). Later in 2010, Gervais and Merchant wrote, and had cameo roles in, Life's Too Short, a television show starring Warwick Davis.
Life's Too Short is a British sitcom mockumentary created and written by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, from an idea by Warwick Davis, about "the life of a showbiz dwarf".

The Ricky Gervais Show

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With Gervais and Karl Pilkington, he hosted The Ricky Gervais Show in its radio, podcast, audiobook and television formats; the radio version won a bronze Sony Award.
The Ricky Gervais Show is a comedy radio show in the UK starring Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, and Karl Pilkington, later adapted into a podcast and a television series.

Hello Ladies

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He has performed as a stand-up comedian, which lead to his writing and starring in the HBO series Hello Ladies, which was based on his stand-up material.
Hello Ladies is an American sitcom created by Stephen Merchant, Lee Eisenberg, and Gene Stupnitsky.

Lip Sync Battle

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Merchant co-developed the Sky1 travel series An Idiot Abroad (2010–2011) and co-created Lip Sync Battle.
The show is based on an idea by Stephen Merchant and John Krasinski, in which celebrities battle each other with lip sync performances.

An Idiot Abroad

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Merchant co-developed the Sky1 travel series An Idiot Abroad (2010–2011) and co-created Lip Sync Battle.
An Idiot Abroad is a British travel documentary/road trip comedy television series broadcast on Sky One, as well as a series of companion books published by Canongate Books, created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant and starring Karl Pilkington.

Portal 2

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He also voiced Wheatley in the 2011 video game Portal 2.
In the single-player campaign, players control Chell, who navigates the dilapidated Aperture Science Enrichment Center during its reconstruction by the supercomputer GLaDOS (Ellen McLain); new characters include robot Wheatley (Stephen Merchant) and Aperture founder Cave Johnson (J. K. Simmons).

Logan (film)

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Merchant had his first serious dramatic role in a film when cast as Caliban in 2017 superhero film Logan.
In addition to Jackman, the film also stars Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, and Dafne Keen.

Caliban (Marvel Comics)

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Merchant had his first serious dramatic role in a film when cast as Caliban in 2017 superhero film Logan.
The character was portrayed in film by Tómas Lemarquis in X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) and his older version by Stephen Merchant in Logan (2017).

Radio X (United Kingdom)

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Merchant met Ricky Gervais for the first time in 1997, when Gervais (in the position Head of Speech at the London radio station XFM London), hired Merchant as his assistant.
The station has employed a number of DJs that have since gone on to even greater fame including Russell Brand, Karl Pilkington, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Simon Pegg, Christian O'Connell, Justin Lee Collins, Adam and Joe, Alex Zane, Tim Lovejoy, Dermot O'Leary and Josh Widdicombe.

The Office (American TV series)

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In March 2005, the American version of The Office premiered, with Merchant and Gervais credited as executive producers.
The original executive producers were Daniels, Howard Klein, Ben Silverman, Ricky Gervais, and Stephen Merchant, with numerous others being promoted in later seasons.

The Convict

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They would later co-write the third-season episode "The Convict", and Merchant would go on to direct the fifth-season episode "Customer Survey".
The episode was the series' only original script written by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, who are the creators of the original British comedy series of the same name.

Blockbusters (British game show)

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He also appeared as a contestant on a 1997 episode of the TV game show Blockbusters and worked for a short time as a DJ for Radio Caroline.
Famous contestants included Stephen Merchant.

Customer Survey

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They would later co-write the third-season episode "The Convict", and Merchant would go on to direct the fifth-season episode "Customer Survey".
This episode was written by Lester Lewis and directed by Stephen Merchant, co-creator, writer and director (along with Ricky Gervais) of the original UK The Office.

Cemetery Junction (film)

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In 2009, Merchant and Gervais collaborated on the film Cemetery Junction, set in working-class England in the 1970s, which received mixed to positive reviews on its release in 2010.
Cemetery Junction is a 2010 British coming-of-age comedy-drama film written and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant.

Warwick Davis

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Later in 2010, Gervais and Merchant wrote, and had cameo roles in, Life's Too Short, a television show starring Warwick Davis.
Davis also starred as a fictionalised version of himself in the sitcom Life's Too Short, written and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant.

Bristol

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Merchant was born in 1974 in Hanham, Bristol, the son of nursery nurse Jane Elaine (née Hibbs) and plumber/builder Ronald John Merchant.
Actor Cary Grant was born in Bristol and comedians from the city include Justin Lee Collins, Lee Evans, Lloyd Langford, Russell Howard and writer-comedian Stephen Merchant.

Wyndham's Theatre

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He starred in his first play, Richard Bean's The Mentalists, at London's Wyndham's Theatre in the summer of 2015.

List of Extras characters

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The series features Merchant in a supporting role as Darren Lamb, the incompetent agent to struggling actor Andy Millman, played by Gervais.
Portrayed by Stephen Merchant, Darren Lamb is Andy Millman's agent.

The Crystal Maze

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He hosted a special celebrity edition of the cult UK game show The Crystal Maze, on Channel 4 on 16 October 2016—all in the aid of the network's Stand Up to Cancer campaign, in partnership with Cancer Research UK.
In October 2016, Stephen Merchant hosted a one-off celebrity edition of the show for Stand Up to Cancer.

Hot Fuzz

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Merchant has played small roles in the films Hot Fuzz (2007), Run Fatboy Run (2007), and The Invention of Lying (2009).

I Give It a Year

In 2013 he starred in I Give It a Year as the best man.