Stephen Merchant

Stephen Merchant is an Emmy-, BAFTA- and Golden Globe-winning actor, comedian, writer, director and producer who first shot to prominence as co-creator (alongside Ricky Gervais) of BBC’s The Office and Extras. He wrote, directed and acts in Fighting with My Family, based on the true story of WWE wrestler Paige, which stars Florence Pugh, Lena Headey, Nick Frost and Vince Vaughn; the film opens in theaters on February 14. In 2017 Merchant was widely lauded for his performance as the mutant Caliban in Logan, alongside Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. Prior to that Merchant was star, co-creator, co-writer and director of HBO’s Emmy-nominated Hello Ladies, a sitcom based on his live stand-up show of the same name. In 2010, Merchant and Gervais directed their first feature film, a 1970s-set comedy-drama titled Cemetery Junction. Merchant’s additional film credits and cameos include Table 19, I Give It a Year, Hall Pass, Tooth Fairy and Hot Fuzz.

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Stephen Merchant on How Being Tall and Having a Funny Father Made Him a Comedian

By Stephen Merchant | February 15, 2019

Stephen Merchant on How Being Tall and Having a Funny Father Made Him a Comedian

Fighting with My Family's writer-director Stephen Merchant traces the roots of his comedy career back to a childhood full of laughter.