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Stephen Merchant

Stephen Merchant

  • 49 years old
  • English
  • Actor, writer, director, executive producer and stand-up comedian
Stephen Merchant. Copyright: Slapstick Festival

Stephen Merchant is an English actor, writer, director and stand-up comedian who began his comedy career as a stand-up in Bristol. However, it was via The Office - the mock-documentary he co-wrote with Ricky Gervais - that he rose to stardom. Regularly working with Gervais, subsequent projects have included Extras and the HBO sitcom Hello Ladies. He now lives in California and has appeared in a number of Hollywood films.

Year Production Role
2023 Comic Relief - Red Nose Day
  1. E21 - Comic Relief 2023
Self
2023 Slapstick Festival Self
2022 The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year
  1. E27 - The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year 2022
Guest
2022 The Outlaws - Series 2
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
Executive Producer
2022 The Outlaws - Series 2
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E3 - Episode Three
  3. E6 - Episode Six
Writer
2022 The Outlaws - Series 2
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
Greg
2021 The Last Leg - Series 23
  1. Special - Christmas Special
  2. Special - The Last Leg Of The Year
Self
2021 The Outlaws - Series 1
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
Executive Producer
2021 The Outlaws - Series 1
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E6 - Episode Six
Director
2021 The Outlaws - Series 1
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E5 - Episode Five
  5. E6 - Episode Six
Writer
2021 The Outlaws - Series 1
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
Greg
2021 The Outlaws Creator
2021 The Graham Norton Show - Series 29
  1. E5 - Eddie Redmayne, Jessie Buckley, Stephen Merchant, Motsi Mabuse, Ian McKellen, Elton John, Charlie Puth
Guest
2021 The Last Leg - Series 23
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Guest
2021 Locked Down Michael Morgan
2020 The Russell Howard Hour - Series 4
  1. Special - Highlights Special
Guest
2020 The Last Leg - The Last Leg: Locked Down Under
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Guest
2020 Russell Howard's Home Time
  1. E6 - Episode Six
Guest
2020 Slapstick Festival Self
2019 The Russell Howard Hour - Series 3
  1. Special - Best Of 2019
Guest
2019 Would I Lie To You? - Series 13
  1. Special - Would I Lie To You At Christmas?
  2. Special - The Unseen Bits
  3. Special - More Unseen Bits
Guest
2019 The Graham Norton Show - Series 26
  1. Special - Graham Norton's Good Show Business Guide
Self
2019 The Russell Howard Hour - Series 2
  1. E14 - Episode Fourteen
Guest
2019 Fighting With My Family Producer
2019 Fighting With My Family Director
2019 Fighting With My Family Writer
2019 The Graham Norton Show - Series 24
  1. E18 - Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Stephen Merchant, Rob Beckett, Calvin Harris, Rag 'n' Bone Man
Guest
2019 The Last Leg - Series 16
  1. E6 - Episode Six
Guest
2018 The Last Leg - Series 15
  1. Special - The Last Leg Of The Year
Self
2018 Click & Collect Andrew Bennett
2018 The Last Leg - Series 15
  1. E6 - Episode Six
Guest
2018 The Graham Norton Show - Series 23
  1. E4 - Orlando Bloom, Stephen Merchant, Tamsin Greig, SuRie
Guest
2017 The Last Leg - Series 12
  1. Special - Christmas Special
Guest
2016 The Jonathan Ross Show - Series 11
  1. E8 - Shawn Mendes, Nicole Scherzinger, Gino D'Acampo, Stephen Merchant
Guest
2015 The Interviews - Series 1
  1. E2 - The Two Ronnies
Self (Archive Material)
2015 Channel 4's Comedy Gala
  1. Channel 4's Comedy Gala 2015
Self
2015 The Graham Norton Show - Series 17
  1. E9 - Samuel L Jackson, Stephen Merchant, Amy Schumer, Muse
  2. Special - Compilation Show
Guest
2013 Have I Got News For You - Series 46
  1. E3 - Episode Three
  2. Special - Highlights Special
Host / Presenter
2013 Stephen Merchant: Hello Ladies Writer
2013 Stephen Merchant: Hello Ladies Host / Presenter
2013 Life's Too Short Executive Producer
2013 Life's Too Short Director
2013 Life's Too Short Writer
2013 Life's Too Short Stephen
2013 I Give It A Year Danny
2013 The Graham Norton Show - Series 12
  1. E14 - Minnie Driver, Stephen Merchant, Clare Balding
  2. Special - Highlights Special
Guest
2012 The Ricky Gervais Show - Series 3
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  1. E1 - Brian's Brain
  2. E2 - Comic Relief
  3. E3 - Armed Forces
  4. E4 - Room 102
  5. E5 - Karl's Day
  6. E6 - The English
  7. E7 - Law And Order
  8. E8 - Medicine
  9. E9 - Earth
  10. E10 - Society
  11. E11 - Wartime
  12. E12 - World Cup
  13. E13 - The Year
Executive Producer
2012 The Ricky Gervais Show - Series 3
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  1. E1 - Brian's Brain
  2. E2 - Comic Relief
  3. E3 - Armed Forces
  4. E4 - Room 102
  5. E5 - Karl's Day
  6. E6 - The English
  7. E7 - Law And Order
  8. E8 - Medicine
  9. E9 - Earth
  10. E10 - Society
  11. E11 - Wartime
  12. E12 - World Cup
  13. E13 - The Year
Writer
2012 The Ricky Gervais Show - Series 3
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  1. E1 - Brian's Brain
  2. E2 - Comic Relief
  3. E3 - Armed Forces
  4. E4 - Room 102
  5. E5 - Karl's Day
  6. E6 - The English
  7. E7 - Law And Order
  8. E8 - Medicine
  9. E9 - Earth
  10. E10 - Society
  11. E11 - Wartime
  12. E12 - World Cup
  13. E13 - The Year
Host / Presenter
2012 Monty Python: Almost The Truth
  1. E2 - Episode II: The Much Funnier Second Episode - Flying Circus Included
  2. E6 - Episode VI: Finally! The Last Episode Ever! (For Now...)
Self
2011 Life's Too Short
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
  7. E7 - Episode Seven
Executive Producer
2011 Life's Too Short
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
  7. E7 - Episode Seven
Director
2011 Life's Too Short
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
  7. E7 - Episode Seven
Writer
2011 Life's Too Short
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E6 - Episode Six
  6. E7 - Episode Seven
Stephen
2011 Ronnie Corbett's Comedy Britain
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  1. E1 - Comic Partnerships
Self
2011 The Graham Norton Show - Series 9
  1. Special - Compilation Show
Guest
2011 The Graham Norton Show - Series 8
  1. E20 - Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Jo Brand, Stephen Merchant, Blue
Guest
2011 The Ricky Gervais Show - Series 2
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
  7. E8 - Episode Eight
  8. E9 - Episode Nine
  9. E10 - Episode Ten
  10. E11 - Episode Eleven
  11. E12 - Episode Twelve
  12. E13 - Episode Thirteen
Executive Producer
2011 The Ricky Gervais Show - Series 2
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
  7. E8 - Episode Eight
  8. E9 - Episode Nine
  9. E10 - Episode Ten
  10. E11 - Episode Eleven
  11. E12 - Episode Twelve
  12. E13 - Episode Thirteen
Writer
2011 The Ricky Gervais Show - Series 2
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
  7. E8 - Episode Eight
  8. E9 - Episode Nine
  9. E10 - Episode Ten
  10. E11 - Episode Eleven
  11. E12 - Episode Twelve
  12. E13 - Episode Thirteen
Host / Presenter
2011 Gnomeo & Juliet Paris (Voice)
2010 Being Ronnie Corbett Self
2010 Chain Reaction - Series 6
  1. E6 - Stephen Merchant interviews Jarvis Cocker
Host / Presenter
2010 Chain Reaction - Series 6
  1. E5 - Harry Shearer interviews Stephen Merchant
Guest
2010 Alan Carr: Chatty Man - Series 4
  1. E9 - Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Minnie Driver, Alexandra Burke
Guest
2010 Are You Having A Laugh? - TV And Disability Self
2010 The Ricky Gervais Show - Series 1
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
Executive Producer
2010 The Ricky Gervais Show - Series 1
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
Writer
2010 The Ricky Gervais Show - Series 1
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
Host / Presenter
2010 The Graham Norton Show - Series 7
  1. E1 - Stephen Merchant, Ricky Gervais, Christina Ricci
Guest
2010 Channel 4's Comedy Gala
  1. E1 - Channel 4's Comedy Gala 2010
Guest
2010 Burke & Hare Hollyrood Footman
2010 Cemetery Junction Executive Producer
2010 Cemetery Junction Director
2010 Cemetery Junction Writer
2010 Cemetery Junction Dougie Boden
2009 Very Nearly An Armful - The Galton & Simpson Story Host / Presenter
2007 Extras - Special
  1. Special
Executive Producer
2007 Extras - Special Director
2007 Extras - Special Writer
2007 Extras - Special Darren Lamb
2007 Friday Night With Jonathan Ross - Series 13
  1. E15 - Andrew Flintoff, Stephen Merchant, Christopher Biggins, Janice Dickinson, Mark Ronson, Ricky Wilson
Guest
2007 Hot Fuzz Peter Ian Staker
2007 Run Fatboy Run Man with Broken Leg
2006 Extras - Series 2
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
Executive Producer
2006 Extras - Series 2
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
Director
2006 Extras - Series 2
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  1. E1 - Episode One
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  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
Writer
2006 Extras - Series 2
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  1. E1 - Episode One
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  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
Darren Lamb
2006 The Ultimate Sitcom Self
2005 Bromwell High
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  1. E1 - Baby Boom
  2. E2 - Prefect
  3. E3 - Sweets
  4. E4 - Sack Race
  5. E5 - Keisha's In Love
  6. E6 - No More Teachers
Mr. Phillips
2005 Extras - Series 1
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  1. E2 - Episode Two
  2. E3 - Episode Three
  3. E4 - Episode Four
  4. E6 - Episode Six
Darren Lamb
2005 Extras - Series 1
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  1. E1 - Episode One
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  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
Director
2005 Extras - Series 1
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
Writer
2005 The Comedians' Comedian Self
2004 Green Wing - Series 1
  1. E6 - Tests
Lab Technician
2004 Garth Marenghi's Darkplace
  1. E2 - Hell Hath Fury
Chef
2003 The Office - Christmas Specials
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  1. E1 - Part 1
  2. E2 - Part 2
Director
2003 The Office - Christmas Specials
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  1. E1 - Part 1
  2. E2 - Part 2
Writer
2002 The Real Derek And Clive (as Steve Merchant) Self
2002 The Last Chancers - Pilot
  1. Episode One
Director
2002 The Office - Series 2
  1. E5 - Episode Five
The Oggmonster
2002 The Office - Series 2
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
Writer
2002 The Office - Series 2
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
Director
2001 The Office Creator
2001 The Office - Series 1
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  1. E1 - Downsize
  2. E2 - Work Experience
  3. E3 - The Quiz
  4. E4 - Training
  5. E5 - New Girl
  6. E6 - Judgement
Director
2001 The Office - Series 1
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  1. E1 - Downsize
  2. E2 - Work Experience
  3. E3 - The Quiz
  4. E4 - Training
  5. E5 - New Girl
  6. E6 - Judgement
Writer
2000 Meet Ricky Gervais (as Steve Merchant)
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
Writer
1999 Golden Years Writer
1999 Golden Years James
1998 Comedy Nation - Series 1
  1. E11 - Episode Eleven
Ensemble Actor
1998 Comedy Nation - Series 1
  1. E6 - Episode Six
Writer
Stephen Merchant: Hello Ladies Self
Stephen Merchant: Hello Ladies Writer

Non-comedy TV and film credits may be found here:
Stephen Merchant on IMDb

Born
Sunday 24th November 1974 (49 years-old)
Nationality
English
National Comedy Awards, The 2023
Outstanding Comedy Actor (Shortlisted)
BAFTA Television Awards 2023
Best Male Performance in a Comedy Programme (Nominee)
BAFTA Television Craft Awards 2022
Writer: Comedy (Nominee)
RTS West of England Awards 2022
Director (Nominee)
I Talk Telly Awards 2022
Best Dramatic Performance (Nominee)
Chortle Awards 2012
Best Tour (Nominee)
Loaded LAFTAs 2012
Funniest Twitterer (Nominee)
BAFTA Television Awards 2008
Best Comedy Performance (Nominee)
Primetime Emmy Awards 2008
Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Dramatic Special (Nominee)
Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Dramatic Special (Nominee)
Broadcasting Press Guild Awards 2008
Best Writer (Nominee)
BAFTA Television Awards 2007
Best Comedy Performance (Nominee)
BAFTA Television Craft Awards 2007
Writer (Nominee)
Primetime Emmy Awards 2007
Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series (Nominee)
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (Nominee)
RTS Awards 2007
Comedy Performance (Winner)
Loaded LAFTAs 2007
Funniest Radio Show (Nominee)
BAFTA Television Awards 2006
Best Sitcom (Nominee)
BAFTA Television Craft Awards 2006
Writer (Nominee)
British Comedy Awards 2006
Best TV Comedy Actor (Winner)
Primetime Emmy Awards 2006
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (Nominee)
Primetime Emmy Awards 2005
Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special (Nominee)
BAFTA Television Awards 2004
Best Sitcom (Winner)
NME Awards 2004
Best Radio Show (Nominee)
BAFTA Television Awards 2003
Best Sitcom (Winner)
Broadcasting Press Guild Awards 2003
Best Writer (Winner)
BAFTA Television Awards 2002
Best Sitcom (Winner)
Broadcasting Press Guild Awards 2002
Best Writer (Winner)

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