Stephen Merchant

Stephen Merchant is a British writer, director, radio presenter, stand-up comedian, and actor, best known for his work on The Office, Extras, andThe Ricky Gervais Show.

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Hot Fuzz (2007)

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As a former London constable, Nicholas Angel finds it difficult to adapt to his new assignment in the sleepy British village of Sandford. Not only does he miss the excitement of the big city, but he also has a well-meaning oaf for a partner. However, when a series ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edgar Wright
CAST:  Simon Pegg  •  Nick Frost  •  Timothy Dalton  •  Jim Broadbent

As a former London constable, Nicholas Angel finds it difficult to adapt to his new assignment in the sleepy British village of Sandford. Not only does he miss the excitement of the big city, but he also has a well-meaning oaf for a partner. However, when a series ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edgar Wright
CAST:  Simon Pegg  •  Nick Frost  •  Timothy Dalton  •  Jim Broadbent

Gnomeo & Juliet (2011)

A version of Shakespeare's play, set in the world of warring indoor and outdoor gnomes. Garden gnomes Gnomeo and Juliet have as many obstacles to overcome as their quasi namesakes when they are caught up in a feud between neighbors. But with plastic pink flamingos ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kelly Asbury
CAST:  Jason Statham  •  Emily Blunt  •  James McAvoy  •  Michael Caine

A version of Shakespeare's play, set in the world of warring indoor and outdoor gnomes. Garden gnomes Gnomeo and Juliet have as many obstacles to overcome as their quasi namesakes when they are caught up in a feud between neighbors. But with plastic pink flamingos ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kelly Asbury
CAST:  Jason Statham  •  Emily Blunt  •  James McAvoy  •  Michael Caine

Burke & Hare (2010)

Two 19th-century opportunists become serial killers so that they can maintain their profitable business supplying cadavers to an anatomist.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Simon Pegg  •  Andy Serkis  •  Isla Fisher  •  Tom Wilkinson

Two 19th-century opportunists become serial killers so that they can maintain their profitable business supplying cadavers to an anatomist.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Simon Pegg  •  Andy Serkis  •  Isla Fisher  •  Tom Wilkinson

Hall Pass (2011)

When best buds Rick and Fred begin to show signs of restlessness at home, their wives take a bold approach to revitalize their marriages, they grant the guys a 'hall pass'—one week of freedom to do whatever they want. At first, it seems like a dream come true, but ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bobby Farrelly  •  Peter Farrelly
CAST:  Owen Wilson  •  Jason Sudeikis  •  Jenna Fischer  •  Christina Applegate

When best buds Rick and Fred begin to show signs of restlessness at home, their wives take a bold approach to revitalize their marriages, they grant the guys a 'hall pass'—one week of freedom to do whatever they want. At first, it seems like a dream come true, but ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bobby Farrelly  •  Peter Farrelly
CAST:  Owen Wilson  •  Jason Sudeikis  •  Jenna Fischer  •  Christina Applegate

I Give It a Year (2013)

After a quick courtship, two lovers hastily decide to tie the knot. As their first year of marriage unfolds, temptation and incompatibility put their relationship in jeopardy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Mazer
CAST:  Rafe Spall  •  Rose Byrne  •  Anna Faris  •  Jason Flemyng

After a quick courtship, two lovers hastily decide to tie the knot. As their first year of marriage unfolds, temptation and incompatibility put their relationship in jeopardy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Mazer
CAST:  Rafe Spall  •  Rose Byrne  •  Anna Faris  •  Jason Flemyng

Movie 43 (2013)

A series of interconnected short films follows a washed-up producer as he pitches insane story lines featuring some of the biggest stars in Hollywood.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elizabeth Banks  •  Peter Farrelly  •  Brett Ratner  •  Griffin Dunne  •  James Gunn  •  Steven Brill  •  Steve Carr  •  James Duffy  •  Patrik Forsberg  •  Rusty Cundieff  •  Jonathan van Tulleken  •  Will Graham
CAST:  Dennis Quaid  •  Greg Kinnear  •  Common  •  Charlie Saxton

A series of interconnected short films follows a washed-up producer as he pitches insane story lines featuring some of the biggest stars in Hollywood.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elizabeth Banks  •  Peter Farrelly  •  Brett Ratner  •  Griffin Dunne  •  James Gunn  •  Steven Brill  •  Steve Carr  •  James Duffy  •  Patrik Forsberg  •  Rusty Cundieff  •  Jonathan van Tulleken  •  Will Graham
CAST:  Dennis Quaid  •  Greg Kinnear  •  Common  •  Charlie Saxton

Cemetery Junction (2010)

In 1970s England, three blue-collar friends spend their days joking, drinking, fighting and chasing girls. Freddie wants to leave their working-class world but cool, charismatic Bruce and lovable loser Snork are happy with life the way it is. When Freddie gets a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ricky Gervais  •  Stephen Merchant
CAST:  Christian Cooke  •  Felicity Jones  •  Tom Hughes  •  Jack Doolan

In 1970s England, three blue-collar friends spend their days joking, drinking, fighting and chasing girls. Freddie wants to leave their working-class world but cool, charismatic Bruce and lovable loser Snork are happy with life the way it is. When Freddie gets a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ricky Gervais  •  Stephen Merchant
CAST:  Christian Cooke  •  Felicity Jones  •  Tom Hughes  •  Jack Doolan

The Invention of Lying (2009)

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Set in a world where the concept of lying doesn't exist, a loser changes his lot when he invents lying and uses it to get ahead.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ricky Gervais  •  Matthew Robinson
CAST:  Ricky Gervais  •  Jennifer Garner  •  Jonah Hill  •  Louis C. K.

Set in a world where the concept of lying doesn't exist, a loser changes his lot when he invents lying and uses it to get ahead.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ricky Gervais  •  Matthew Robinson
CAST:  Ricky Gervais  •  Jennifer Garner  •  Jonah Hill  •  Louis C. K.

Tooth Fairy (2010)

When minor-league hockey player Derek Thompson -- who has a penchant for knocking out his opponents' teeth every time he plays -- disillusions a fan, he is sentenced to a stint for one week as a bona fide, tutu-clad, real-life tooth fairy. Soon, Derek is inspired ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Lembeck
CAST:  Dwayne Johnson  •  Julie Andrews  •  Stephen Merchant  •  Ryan Sheckler

When minor-league hockey player Derek Thompson -- who has a penchant for knocking out his opponents' teeth every time he plays -- disillusions a fan, he is sentenced to a stint for one week as a bona fide, tutu-clad, real-life tooth fairy. Soon, Derek is inspired ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Lembeck
CAST:  Dwayne Johnson  •  Julie Andrews  •  Stephen Merchant  •  Ryan Sheckler

Jackboots on Whitehall (2010)

A satirical alternative history of World War II where the Nazis seize London and England must band together to prevent a full on invasion.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward McHenry  •  Rory McHenry
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Rosamund Pike  •  Richard E. Grant  •  Timothy Spall

A satirical alternative history of World War II where the Nazis seize London and England must band together to prevent a full on invasion.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward McHenry  •  Rory McHenry
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Rosamund Pike  •  Richard E. Grant  •  Timothy Spall

Run, Fatboy, Run (2007)

Five years after jilting his pregnant fiancée on their wedding day, out-of-shape Dennis decides to run a marathon to win her back.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Schwimmer
CAST:  Simon Pegg  •  Thandie Newton  •  Hank Azaria  •  Dylan Moran

Five years after jilting his pregnant fiancée on their wedding day, out-of-shape Dennis decides to run a marathon to win her back.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Schwimmer
CAST:  Simon Pegg  •  Thandie Newton  •  Hank Azaria  •  Dylan Moran

Hello Ladies: The Movie (2014)

When Stuart learns that his British ex-girlfriend is planning to visit Los Angeles with her husband, he sets out to impress them with his glamorous lifestyle, enlisting a Russian model he’s just met to play the role of his beautiful girlfriend. What could go wrong?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Merchant
CAST:  Stephen Merchant  •  Christine Woods  •  Kevin Weisman  •  Nate Torrence

When Stuart learns that his British ex-girlfriend is planning to visit Los Angeles with her husband, he sets out to impress them with his glamorous lifestyle, enlisting a Russian model he’s just met to play the role of his beautiful girlfriend. What could go wrong?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Merchant
CAST:  Stephen Merchant  •  Christine Woods  •  Kevin Weisman  •  Nate Torrence

Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie (2016)

Donald Trump has it all. Money, power, respect, and an Eastern European bride. But all his success didn't come for nothing. First, he inherited millions of dollars from his rich father, then he grabbed New York City by the balls. Now you can learn the art of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeremy Konner
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Patton Oswalt  •  Ron Howard  •  Alfred Molina

Donald Trump has it all. Money, power, respect, and an Eastern European bride. But all his success didn't come for nothing. First, he inherited millions of dollars from his rich father, then he grabbed New York City by the balls. Now you can learn the art of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeremy Konner
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Patton Oswalt  •  Ron Howard  •  Alfred Molina

Misery Loves Comedy (2015)

Over fifty very famous American and Canadian funny people (filmmakers, writers, actors and comedians) share life and professional journeys and insights, in an effort to shed light on the thesis: Do you have to be miserable to be funny?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Pollak
CAST:  Jon Favreau  •  Kevin Smith  •  Bobby Cannavale  •  Freddie Prinze Jr.

Over fifty very famous American and Canadian funny people (filmmakers, writers, actors and comedians) share life and professional journeys and insights, in an effort to shed light on the thesis: Do you have to be miserable to be funny?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Pollak
CAST:  Jon Favreau  •  Kevin Smith  •  Bobby Cannavale  •  Freddie Prinze Jr.

Brand: A Second Coming (2015)

Comic Russell Brand uses drugs, sex and fame in a quest for happiness, only to find it remains elusive. As he explores iconic figures such as Gandhi, Malcolm X, Che Guevara, and Jesus, he transforms himself into a political antagonist.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ondi Timoner
CAST:  Russell Brand  •  David Lynch  •  Stephen Merchant  •  Oliver Stone

Comic Russell Brand uses drugs, sex and fame in a quest for happiness, only to find it remains elusive. As he explores iconic figures such as Gandhi, Malcolm X, Che Guevara, and Jesus, he transforms himself into a political antagonist.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ondi Timoner
CAST:  Russell Brand  •  David Lynch  •  Stephen Merchant  •  Oliver Stone

Stephen Merchant: Hello Ladies... Live! (2011)

Stephen Merchant, the Emmy, BAFTA and Golden Globe award winning co-creator of The Office and Extras in his first ever live stand-up comedy tour and it has been well worth the wait. The Guardian says "his performance is priceless...he can do funny just by being ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matt Askem
CAST:  Stephen Merchant

Stephen Merchant, the Emmy, BAFTA and Golden Globe award winning co-creator of The Office and Extras in his first ever live stand-up comedy tour and it has been well worth the wait. The Guardian says "his performance is priceless...he can do funny just by being ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matt Askem
CAST:  Stephen Merchant

Derren Brown: Behind the Mischief (2011)

A documentary about Derren Brown. Discover the story of how he met his co-writer, his mother's feelings about his involvement in Russian Roulette, and an emotional visit back to his old school, university and the Bristol bars where Brown first began his close-up magic.  (more)

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CAST:  Derren Brown  •  Matt Lucas  •  Jo Whiley  •  Stephen Merchant

A documentary about Derren Brown. Discover the story of how he met his co-writer, his mother's feelings about his involvement in Russian Roulette, and an emotional visit back to his old school, university and the Bristol bars where Brown first began his close-up magic.  (more)

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CAST:  Derren Brown  •  Matt Lucas  •  Jo Whiley  •  Stephen Merchant

Sherlock Gnomes (2018)

Garden gnomes, Gnomeo & Juliet, recruit renown detective, Sherlock Gnomes, to investigate the mysterious disappearance of other garden ornaments.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Stevenson
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Emily Blunt  •  James McAvoy  •  Chiwetel Ejiofor

Garden gnomes, Gnomeo & Juliet, recruit renown detective, Sherlock Gnomes, to investigate the mysterious disappearance of other garden ornaments.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Stevenson
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Emily Blunt  •  James McAvoy  •  Chiwetel Ejiofor

Table 19 (2017)

Eloise, having been relieved of maid of honor duties after being unceremoniously dumped by the best man via text, decides to attend the wedding anyway – only to find herself seated with five fellow-unwanted guests at the dreaded Table 19.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeffrey Blitz
CAST:  Anna Kendrick  •  Craig Robinson  •  June Squibb  •  Lisa Kudrow

Eloise, having been relieved of maid of honor duties after being unceremoniously dumped by the best man via text, decides to attend the wedding anyway – only to find herself seated with five fellow-unwanted guests at the dreaded Table 19.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeffrey Blitz
CAST:  Anna Kendrick  •  Craig Robinson  •  June Squibb  •  Lisa Kudrow

Logan (2017)

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In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hideout on the Mexican border. But Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Mangold
CAST:  Hugh Jackman  •  Patrick Stewart  •  Dafne Keen  •  Boyd Holbrook

In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hideout on the Mexican border. But Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Mangold
CAST:  Hugh Jackman  •  Patrick Stewart  •  Dafne Keen  •  Boyd Holbrook
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