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He devised the series because, he says, “half his family” are care workers.
He never had any doubt about creating Derek as he was anxious to show the selflessness of carers and emphasise that, “Kindness trumps everything else”. You have to be a complete fascist.” This bloody-minded attitude may appear at odds with someone who seems to have a genuine concern for ordinary people.
We’re meeting in his trailer on the set of the Channel 4 sitcom Derek, in which he plays the eponymous character, a kind, simple-minded man who works in an old people’s home.
It’s all subjective.” Ricky Gervais is in the mood for an argument, but then you can’t really blame him.That said, Gervais is quite prepared for another kicking. But Gervais says that there has always been compassion in his work.“I know this series is going to be criticised before it comes out, but that doesn’t worry me. ’ There are seven billion people in the world – I don’t need them all to like me.” Gervais also believes that if he were to try to second-guess the critics, it would compromise him as a writer and director. “The Office looked like a cynical portrait of the workplace, but it was actually a love story.They shuffle around in the only clothes they can afford and worry about day-to-day stuff. Most people are not like Brad Pitt or Johnny Depp.” Derek Noakes loves his job.The nursing home he works in is depicted as a wonderful, if perhaps somewhat idealised, institution supervised by good-hearted manager Hannah (Kerry Godliman). “If Derek is disabled, then I think most of the population are, too.