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STEPHEN MERCHANT is an Emmy, BAFTA and Golden Globe winning actor, comedian, writer, director and producer and one of the most versatile talents in TV and film.

 

Merchant is currently in pre-production on The Offenders (working title), a new drama-comedy series he has co-created for BBC One/Amazon Studios, and in which he will co-star.

Merchant can be seen in the Oscar-nominated war satire Jojo Rabbit, alongside Sam Rockwell and Scarlett Johansson, and recently finished production on BBC’s The Barking Murders, in which he portrays the infamous serial killer Stephen Port.

 

Merchant wrote and directed MGM/Film 4’s Fighting With My Family, a movie he co-produced with Dwayne Johnson, based on the true story of WWE Superstar Paige and her family of professional wrestlers. He also recently co-starred in BBC One Christmas comedy film Click & Collect, alongside Asim Chaudhry, and crime thriller The Girl in the Spider’s Web, opposite Claire Foy.

 

In 2017 Merchant was widely lauded for his role as the mutant “Caliban” in the international blockbuster movie Logan, alongside Hugh Jackman as “Wolverine”. Prior to that he was star, co-creator, co-writer and director of HBO’s Hello Ladies, a sitcom based on his live stand-up show of the same name. The series ended with a feature-length HBO special and received two nominations at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards.

 

Merchant has also made cameo appearances (in roles written specially for him) in hit US sitcoms The Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, The Good Place and The Simpsons.

 

Merchant first shot to prominence as co-creator (alongside Ricky Gervais) of BBC’s The Office and Extras, both of which were critically acclaimed, earning multiple comedy series awards, including three BAFTA Awards, two British Comedy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, and a Peabody Award. Additionally, Merchant received a British Comedy Award for “Best TV Comedy Actor” for his role in Extras and, in 2004, accepted their “Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Award” alongside Gervais.

 

Merchant also served as an executive producer on the long-running US adaptation of The Office, which received five Primetime Emmy Awards and 42 nominations during its run on NBC.

 

He and Gervais appeared alongside Karl Pilkington in An Idiot Abroad, a highly successful live-action travelogue series which Merchant also co-produced. Merchant and Gervais both appeared in Life’s Too Short, a pseudo-documentary on BBC/HBO which they jointly wrote and directed, and in 2010, the two directed their first feature film, a 1970s-set comedy-drama titled Cemetery Junction. Merchant’s additional film credits and cameos include Hot Fuzz, Table 19, I Give It A Year, Hall Pass and Tooth Fairy.

 

Merchant serves as executive producer on Paramount Network’s Emmy-nominated hit series Lip Sync Battle and Adult Swim’s surreal comedy Dream Corp, LLC.

 

Merchant began his career as a stand-up comedian in 1997 in the UK and shortly thereafter became co-host of XFM London’s The Ricky Gervais Show. In 2005, the program was reformatted as a weekly podcast that went on to be consistently ranked as number one in the world, and was certified as the most downloaded podcast of all time by the Guinness Book of World Records. The program was later adapted into an animated version of the same name for HBO and Channel 4.

 

Aside from his on-screen work, Merchant has also toured the US, UK, Australia, and New Zealand with his stand-up show, Stephen Merchant Live: Hello Ladies.

 

He currently splits his time between Los Angeles and London.

Film

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

JOJO RABBIT

Captain Deertz

Taika Waititi

Fox Searchlight Pictures

HALL PASS

Gary

Peter Farrelly

Warner Bros.

I GIVE IT A YEAR

Danny

Dan Mazer

Working Title Films

CEMETERY JUNCTION

Ricky Gervais/Stephen Merchant

Point Productions/Sony

TOOTH FAIRY

Tracy

Michael Lembeck

20th Century Fox

THE INVENTION OF LYING

Ricky Gervais/Matt Robinson

Warner Bros.

JACKBOOTS ON WHITEHALL

Tom

Ed McHenry

Swipe Productions

RUN FAT BOY RUN

David Schwimmer

New Line

HOT FUZZ

Mr P Staker

Edgar Wright

Big Talk

Radio

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

STEPHEN MERCHANT SHOW

Host

BBC 6 Music

THE MARY ANN HOBBS SHOW

Radio 1

THE SARA COX BREAKFAST SHOW

Radio 1

RICKY GERVAIS & STEPHEN MERCHANT

Xfm 104.9

MERIDIAN ON SCREEN

Film Reviews

BBC World Service

Television

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

THE BARKING MURDERS

David Blair

BBC

CLICK & COLLECT

Andrew Bennett

Ben Palmer

BBC

CRITTERS: A NEW BINGE

Mr. President

Jordan Rubin

Abominable Pictures

THE GOOD PLACE

Neil

Morgan Sackett

Universal Studios

MODERN FAMILY

Higgins

Gail Mancuso

20th Century Fox Television/ABC

HELLO LADIES

Self / Creator

Stephen Merchant

ABC / HBO

LIFE'S TOO SHORT Special

Self

Ricky Gervais/Stephen Merchant

BBC

HELLO LADIES (Pilot)

Stephen

Stephen Merchant

HBO

LIFE'S TOO SHORT

Himself

Ricky Gervais/Stephen Merchant

BBC

AN IDIOT ABROAD S1 & 2

Himself

Sky/RiSK

24

CTU Worker

Jon Cassar

Fox Network

EXTRAS 2

The Agent

Ricky Gervais / Stephen Merchant

BBC2

EXTRAS 1

The Agent

Ricky Gervais / Stephen Merchant

BBC 2

BROMWELL HIGH

Voice

Pete Bishop

Hattrick

GARTH MARENGHI'S DARKPLACE

Chef

Richard Ayoade

Talkback / Channel 4

MY LIFE IN FILM

Jones

Paul Schlesinger

BBC

THE OFFICE CHRISTMAS SPECIALS

2 x 60 mins

Co directed with Ricky Gervais

BBC 1

THE OFFICE - SERIES 2

The Oggmonster

Stephen Merchant / Ricky Gervais

BBC 2

CCANCUN

The Tallest Man in Ccancun

Sally Phillips

BBC

PORN CRACKERS

Presenter

Sky One

OPEN MIC AWARDS '98

Stand Up

Channel 5

THE GOLDEN YEARS

Co-written with Ricky Gervais

Comedy Lab / Channel 4

MEET RICKY GERVAIS

Sketch Performer

Talkback / Channel 4

THE ELEVEN O'CLOCK SHOW

Sketch writer

Talkback / Channel 4

Film, TV & Theatre

STEPHEN MERCHANT is an Emmy, BAFTA and Golden Globe winning actor, comedian, writer, director and producer and one of the most versatile talents in TV and film.

 

Merchant is currently in pre-production on The Offenders (working title), a new drama-comedy series he has co-created for BBC One/Amazon Studios, and in which he will co-star.

Merchant can be seen in the Oscar-nominated war satire Jojo Rabbit, alongside Sam Rockwell and Scarlett Johansson, and recently finished production on BBC’s The Barking Murders, in which he portrays the infamous serial killer Stephen Port.

 

Merchant wrote and directed MGM/Film 4’s Fighting With My Family, a movie he co-produced with Dwayne Johnson, based on the true story of WWE Superstar Paige and her family of professional wrestlers. He also recently co-starred in BBC One Christmas comedy film Click & Collect, alongside Asim Chaudhry, and crime thriller The Girl in the Spider’s Web, opposite Claire Foy.

 

In 2017 Merchant was widely lauded for his role as the mutant “Caliban” in the international blockbuster movie Logan, alongside Hugh Jackman as “Wolverine”. Prior to that he was star, co-creator, co-writer and director of HBO’s Hello Ladies, a sitcom based on his live stand-up show of the same name. The series ended with a feature-length HBO special and received two nominations at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards.

 

Merchant has also made cameo appearances (in roles written specially for him) in hit US sitcoms The Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, The Good Place and The Simpsons.

 

Merchant first shot to prominence as co-creator (alongside Ricky Gervais) of BBC’s The Office and Extras, both of which were critically acclaimed, earning multiple comedy series awards, including three BAFTA Awards, two British Comedy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, and a Peabody Award. Additionally, Merchant received a British Comedy Award for “Best TV Comedy Actor” for his role in Extras and, in 2004, accepted their “Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Award” alongside Gervais.

 

Merchant also served as an executive producer on the long-running US adaptation of The Office, which received five Primetime Emmy Awards and 42 nominations during its run on NBC.

 

He and Gervais appeared alongside Karl Pilkington in An Idiot Abroad, a highly successful live-action travelogue series which Merchant also co-produced. Merchant and Gervais both appeared in Life’s Too Short, a pseudo-documentary on BBC/HBO which they jointly wrote and directed, and in 2010, the two directed their first feature film, a 1970s-set comedy-drama titled Cemetery Junction. Merchant’s additional film credits and cameos include Hot Fuzz, Table 19, I Give It A Year, Hall Pass and Tooth Fairy.

 

Merchant serves as executive producer on Paramount Network’s Emmy-nominated hit series Lip Sync Battle and Adult Swim’s surreal comedy Dream Corp, LLC.

 

Merchant began his career as a stand-up comedian in 1997 in the UK and shortly thereafter became co-host of XFM London’s The Ricky Gervais Show. In 2005, the program was reformatted as a weekly podcast that went on to be consistently ranked as number one in the world, and was certified as the most downloaded podcast of all time by the Guinness Book of World Records. The program was later adapted into an animated version of the same name for HBO and Channel 4.

 

Aside from his on-screen work, Merchant has also toured the US, UK, Australia, and New Zealand with his stand-up show, Stephen Merchant Live: Hello Ladies.

 

He currently splits his time between Los Angeles and London.

Film

ProductionCompanyNotes

FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY

2018

Film 4

Director/Writer

CEMETERY JUNCTION

Point Productions/Sony

Director/Co-Writer

In Development

ProductionCompanyNotes

MURDERERS NEXT DOOR

2018

Director/Writer

Radio

ProductionCompanyNotes

RICKY GERVAIS & STEPHEN MERCHANT

Xfm 104.9

STEPHEN MERCHANT SHOW

BBC 6 Music

Television

ProductionCompanyNotes

HELLO LADIES

HBO

Creator/Co-Writer

THE OFFICE

BBC

Co-Writer/Co-Creator/Director

LIFE'S TOO SHORT

BBC

Co-Creator/Co-Writer

THE RICKY GERVAIS SHOW

HBO

Co-Creator/Co-Writer

AN IDIOT ABROAD

Me & You Productions

Co-Creator

EXTRAS

BBC

Co-Creator/Co-Writer/Director

MEET RICKY GERVAIS

Talkback / Channel 4

Co-Writer/Co-Creator

THE 11 O'CLOCK SHOW

TalkBack Productions

Writer

Comedy

STEPHEN MERCHANT is an Emmy, BAFTA and Golden Globe winning actor, comedian, writer, director and producer and one of the most versatile talents in TV and film.

 

Merchant is currently in pre-production on The Offenders (working title), a new drama-comedy series he has co-created for BBC One/Amazon Studios, and in which he will co-star.

Merchant can be seen in the Oscar-nominated war satire Jojo Rabbit, alongside Sam Rockwell and Scarlett Johansson, and recently finished production on BBC’s The Barking Murders, in which he portrays the infamous serial killer Stephen Port.

 

Merchant wrote and directed MGM/Film 4’s Fighting With My Family, a movie he co-produced with Dwayne Johnson, based on the true story of WWE Superstar Paige and her family of professional wrestlers. He also recently co-starred in BBC One Christmas comedy film Click & Collect, alongside Asim Chaudhry, and crime thriller The Girl in the Spider’s Web, opposite Claire Foy.

 

In 2017 Merchant was widely lauded for his role as the mutant “Caliban” in the international blockbuster movie Logan, alongside Hugh Jackman as “Wolverine”. Prior to that he was star, co-creator, co-writer and director of HBO’s Hello Ladies, a sitcom based on his live stand-up show of the same name. The series ended with a feature-length HBO special and received two nominations at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards.

 

Merchant has also made cameo appearances (in roles written specially for him) in hit US sitcoms The Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, The Good Place and The Simpsons.

 

Merchant first shot to prominence as co-creator (alongside Ricky Gervais) of BBC’s The Office and Extras, both of which were critically acclaimed, earning multiple comedy series awards, including three BAFTA Awards, two British Comedy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, and a Peabody Award. Additionally, Merchant received a British Comedy Award for “Best TV Comedy Actor” for his role in Extras and, in 2004, accepted their “Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Award” alongside Gervais.

 

Merchant also served as an executive producer on the long-running US adaptation of The Office, which received five Primetime Emmy Awards and 42 nominations during its run on NBC.

 

He and Gervais appeared alongside Karl Pilkington in An Idiot Abroad, a highly successful live-action travelogue series which Merchant also co-produced. Merchant and Gervais both appeared in Life’s Too Short, a pseudo-documentary on BBC/HBO which they jointly wrote and directed, and in 2010, the two directed their first feature film, a 1970s-set comedy-drama titled Cemetery Junction. Merchant’s additional film credits and cameos include Hot Fuzz, Table 19, I Give It A Year, Hall Pass and Tooth Fairy.

 

Merchant serves as executive producer on Paramount Network’s Emmy-nominated hit series Lip Sync Battle and Adult Swim’s surreal comedy Dream Corp, LLC.

 

Merchant began his career as a stand-up comedian in 1997 in the UK and shortly thereafter became co-host of XFM London’s The Ricky Gervais Show. In 2005, the program was reformatted as a weekly podcast that went on to be consistently ranked as number one in the world, and was certified as the most downloaded podcast of all time by the Guinness Book of World Records. The program was later adapted into an animated version of the same name for HBO and Channel 4.

 

Aside from his on-screen work, Merchant has also toured the US, UK, Australia, and New Zealand with his stand-up show, Stephen Merchant Live: Hello Ladies.

 

He currently splits his time between Los Angeles and London.