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Ricky Gervais posts 'Learn Guitar with David Brent' clips on YouTube

Ricky Gervais posts 'Learn Guitar with David Brent' clips on YouTube

LONDON, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- British actor, writer and producer Ricky Gervais has posted another YouTube video featuring him as his iconic character David Brent.
Gervais tapes new mini episode of U.K. version of 'Office'

Gervais tapes new mini episode of U.K. version of 'Office'

LONDON, March 1 (UPI) -- Ricky Gervais, creator of the original British version of the comedy series "The Office," has taped a mini-episode of the show to air on the BBC.
Gervais to make 'Office' cameo

Gervais to make 'Office' cameo

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- British comedian and recent Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais has taped a cameo for the U.S. version of "The Office," EW.com reported Wednesday.

'The Office' to get French treatment

PARIS, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Ricky Gervais' hit British and U.S. TV comedy series "The Office" is moving to France.

Slough, England, wants to be new Hollywood

SLOUGH, England, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- The town of Slough, England, the brunt of many jokes in Ricky Gervais' sitcom "The Office," is marketing itself as a prime film location.

Gervais on Bafta award list

LONDON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Ricky Gervais, better known as cult figure David Brent in British TV show "The Office", is back in line for a Bafta award.

TV quips more familiar than classic quotes

LONDON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- The dire sayings of David Brent, fictional middle-manager from Britain's "The Office," are more familiar to 25- to 44-year-olds than Shakespeare quotations.

TV quips more familiar than classic quotes

LONDON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- The sayings of David Brent, fictional middle-manager of the British comedy "The Office," are more familiar to some than Shakespeare's most famous quotations.

Ricky Gervais gets street named for him

READING, England, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Comedian Ricky Gervais will have a street named in his honor in his hometown of Reading, Berkshire, London's Daily Mirror reported Thursday.
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David Brent is a fictional white-collar office middle-manager and the principal character in the BBC television mockumentary The Office, played by co-writer and director Ricky Gervais. He is the general manager of the Slough branch of the Wernham-Hogg paper merchants, and the boss to most of the other characters present in the series. Much of the comedy and pathos of the series centres on Brent's many idiosyncrasies, hypocrisies, self-delusions and self-promotion (including, but not limited to, playing up to the 'documentary' cameras present in his workplace).

Brent was adapted for the American version of the show, and became Michael Scott, played by Steve Carell. He was later adapted to become Gilles Triquet in the French version, Bernd Stromberg in the German version, and David Gervais (an amalgamation of the names David Brent and Ricky Gervais) in the Québécois version.

David Brent is the type of boss who wants to be a friend and mentor to those who work for him. He imagines his workers find him very funny and enjoy his company, while still respecting him and looking up to him as a boss, even a father figure. However, his employees generally find him barely tolerable and often irritating, even offensive. David Brent's character was based on the real life of Douglas Mackie.

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