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Ricky Gervais films scenes for black comedy Derek in Hampstead graveyard

PUBLISHED: 10:11 15 August 2012 | UPDATED: 11:08 15 August 2012

Ricky Gervais filming TV show 'Derek' in Hampstead Parish Churchyard

Ricky Gervais filming TV show 'Derek' in Hampstead Parish Churchyard

© Nigel Sutton email pictures@nigelsuttonphotography.com

Ricky Gervais was snapped in a Hampstead graveyard this week filming scenes for his latest controversial black comedy.

The actor and comedian, who has a home and office in the village, picked Hampstead Parish Church in Church Row as the backdrop for the first full series of his new TV show Derek.

The 51-year-old plays an autograph hunter working in a care home in the Channel 4 TV show.

The programme’s pilot in April received a drubbing at the hands of TV critics for apparently mocking people with learning disabilities.

But Channel 4 commissioned a full series of the comedy in May after the first episode drew an audience of 3.2million viewers – the highest rating for a scripted comedy in two years.


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