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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3
Release Date:
23 January 2003 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The story of an office that faces closure when the company decides to downsize its branches. A documentary film crew follow staff and the manager Brent as they continue their daily lives. Full summary »
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Awards:
Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 21 wins & 14 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
The best TV show ever made by far See more (169 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 24 of 42)

Ricky Gervais ... David Brent (14 episodes, 2001-2003)

Martin Freeman ... Tim Canterbury (14 episodes, 2001-2003)

Mackenzie Crook ... Gareth Keenan (14 episodes, 2001-2003)

Lucy Davis ... Dawn Tinsley (14 episodes, 2001-2003)

Ewen MacIntosh ... Keith (14 episodes, 2001-2003)
Ben Bradshaw ... Ben (14 episodes, 2001-2003)
Jamie Deeks ... Jamie (14 episodes, 2001-2003)
Jane Lucas ... Sheila (14 episodes, 2001-2003)
Emma Manton ... Emma (14 episodes, 2001-2003)

Alexander Perkins ... Ralph (14 episodes, 2001-2003)
Philip Pickard ... Phillip / ... (14 episodes, 2001-2003)
Joel Beckett ... Lee (13 episodes, 2001-2003)

Patrick Baladi ... Neil Godwin (8 episodes, 2002-2003)

Julie Fernandez ... Brenda (8 episodes, 2002-2003)
Rachel Isaac ... Trudy (8 episodes, 2002-2003)
Howard Saddler ... Oliver (8 episodes, 2002-2003)
Stirling Gallacher ... Jennifer Taylor-Clark (7 episodes, 2001-2003)

Ralph Ineson ... Chris 'Finchy' Finch / ... (7 episodes, 2001-2003)

Oliver Chris ... Ricky Howard / ... (6 episodes, 2001)

Stacey Roca ... Rachel (6 episodes, 2002)
Robin Hooper ... Malcolm (6 episodes, 2001)
Angela Clerkin ... Jackie (6 episodes, 2001)
Patrick Driver ... Patrick (6 episodes, 2002)
Tony MacMurray ... Tony (6 episodes, 2002)
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Series Directed by
Ricky Gervais (14 episodes, 2001-2003)
Stephen Merchant (14 episodes, 2001-2003)
 
Series Writing credits
Ricky Gervais (14 episodes, 2001-2003)
Stephen Merchant (14 episodes, 2001-2003)

Series Produced by
Ash Atalla .... producer (14 episodes, 2001-2003)
Anil Gupta .... executive producer (14 episodes, 2001-2003)
Jon Plowman .... executive producer (14 episodes, 2001-2003)
 
Series Cinematography by
Andy Hollis (14 episodes, 2001-2003)
 
Series Film Editing by
Nigel Williams (14 episodes, 2001-2003)
 
Series Casting by
Rachel Freck (14 episodes, 2001-2003)
Tracey Gillham (8 episodes, 2002-2003)
Jo Buckingham (2 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Production Design by
Julie Harris (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
 
Series Art Direction by
Alexandra Merchant (8 episodes, 2002-2003)
Jane Fredericks (6 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Costume Design by
Sarah Higbid (14 episodes, 2001-2003)
 
Series Makeup Department
Lucy Cain .... hair and make up designer (14 episodes, 2001-2003)
Kate Roberts .... makeup artist (8 episodes, 2002-2003)
Val Akrill .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Production Management
Gail Evans .... production manager (6 episodes, 2001)
Jane Sprague .... production manager (6 episodes, 2002)
Ian Locker .... assistant production manager (3 episodes, 2002-2003)
Paul Williams .... production manager (3 episodes, 2002-2003)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rob Smith .... second assistant director (14 episodes, 2001-2003)
Steve Roberts .... first assistant director (8 episodes, 2002-2003)
Jo Randall .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 2001)
Zac Thraves .... third assistant director (6 episodes, 2001)
Kieran Baine .... third assistant director (2 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Art Department
Bryan Corbett .... construction foreman (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
Douglas Abrahamson .... assistant property master (8 episodes, 2002-2003)
Matt Wyles .... property master (6 episodes, 2001)
Simon Blackmore .... property master (6 episodes, 2002)
Charlie Sammons .... production buyer (2 episodes, 2003)
Jo Vinton .... property master (2 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Sound Department
Mark Found .... sound recordist (14 episodes, 2001-2003)
James Judge .... boom operator (14 episodes, 2001-2003)
Glenn Calder .... dubbing mixer (8 episodes, 2002-2003)
Katie Harris .... sound assistant / boom operator (8 episodes, 2002-2003)
Andrew Sears .... dubbing mixer (6 episodes, 2001)
Julian Bale .... sound assistant (4 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Matt Holland .... compositor (1 episode, 2001)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Ben Robinson .... assistant camera (8 episodes, 2002-2003)
Drew Seymour .... camera operator (8 episodes, 2002-2003)
Paul Barlow .... gaffer (6 episodes, 2001)
Rupert Burton .... assistant camera (6 episodes, 2001)
Richard Farish .... camera operator (6 episodes, 2001)
Conor Connolly .... camera operator (5 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Casting Department
Siobhan Bachman .... casting assistant (6 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rose Goodheart .... wardrobe supervisor (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
Tabitha Doyle .... wardrobe supervisor / wardrobe assistant (8 episodes, 2002-2003)
Emily Wilson .... dresser (2 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Editorial Department
Trevor Brown .... colorist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Big George .... music arranger: title music (14 episodes, 2001-2003)
 
Series Other crew
Sarah Hitchcock .... production executive (14 episodes, 2001-2003)
Emma John .... script supervisor (8 episodes, 2002-2003)
Caroline Gardener .... script supervisor (6 episodes, 2001)
Linda Hearn .... location coordinator / production coordinator (6 episodes, 2001)
Tracyjane Read .... location manager (6 episodes, 2001)
Debbie Somerville .... production finance associate / programme finance associate (6 episodes, 2001)
Jackie Byrne .... production finance associate (6 episodes, 2002)
Lucy Fewell .... runner (6 episodes, 2002)
Sarah Rose .... production coordinator (6 episodes, 2002)
Tony Boucher .... location manager (5 episodes, 2002)
Grace Boylan .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2003)
Kelley James .... finance associate (2 episodes, 2003)
Alison Marlow .... runner (2 episodes, 2003)
Scott Sidey .... location manager (2 episodes, 2003)
 

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30 min | 44 min (1 episode) | 52 min (1 episode) | 455 min
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Trivia:
(Region 2 DVD) At the first menu let the DVD run for a few minutes until you can hear the phone, then press 'select/ok' on your controller to answer the phone. Then you can watch the full length version of David Brent playing and singing "free love on the free love freeway" featured in episode 4, series 1.See more »
Quotes:
Tim:It's like an alarm clock's gone off, and I've just got to get away. I think it was John Lennon who said: "Life is what happens when you're making other plans.", and that's how I feel. Although he also said: "I am the Walrus I am the eggman" so I don't know what to believe.See more »
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Handbags and GladragsSee more »

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92 out of 131 people found the following review useful.
The best TV show ever made by far, 17 December 2006
Author: laserprinterfeatures from United States

I hold everything I watch to a very high standard and in general I can't watch the vast majority of what is put on TV - 24, Lost, Gray's Anatomy, Heroes, essentially anything you can think of that people seem to go crazy for... and the reason is simple: they aren't driven by the writing.

And to those who are already upset and ready to describe the genius of the plot of X TV show or one I named above, consider that none of those shows are driven by the characters, by pureness of emotion created, by novelty of the plot, it can all be reduced to a few things: 1) Love triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, etc. 2) Action (doesn't take a PhD to blow something, put a child in harm's way, etc.) 3) THE BIGGEST ONE - leaving you hanging (which makes the viewer, in between episodes, feel like they just can't stand to not be watching this show, but really, you could tell one of the worst stories ever and stop just short of an important climax and people will naturally be interested - but why not ask for more)

And in general, what I like to think of as the plot skeleton (the core conflict or plot outline) in these shows is tried and cliché in all of these shows. There's nothing new.

The US version of the Office is just plain unbelievable. The characters are not real people. It's very funny SOMETIMES and I do watch it (which makes it like 1 of maybe 5 shows in the last several years), but Michael Scott could never exist in real life, and he's the only decent actor in the show. Jim and Pam don't have the incredible subtle, Victorian, romance that Tim and Dawn had. Martin Freeman is also 10x more the legitimate actor, and Dawn was significantly better than Pam - Jenna Fischer just doesn't have much of an emotional range. Dwight is just always high strung - Garreth had depth and incredible subtlety and a range of moods. Stanley's humor was meant for 9 year olds. Keith was infinitely better at deadpan and numb-skull humor. Angela, Meredith, Oscar, Creed - all 1 dimensional. Ryan's not awful.

AND THEN THERE WAS THE OFFICE (BBC)...

Incredible realism. Incredible and subtle use of the documentary genre. A barrage of original, subtle, diverse jokes. No laugh track (which many people notice, but it's more than that - it's that the show doesn't hit high hat cymbals to cue you to laugh too, it creates genuinely funny and awkward moments). The actors are outstanding too - such an incredible repertoire each of them has of emotional capacity (even, and in fact ESPECIALLY, Garreth, whose US counterpart Dwight can't come close to the pathos and sadness Garreth can evince - or really even realism, Dwight is just always high-strung and not a real human character).

I've seen lots of movies. More than anyone I know. I'm a pretty smart guy (at least on paper). Movies are my favorite thing in the world. If I put this series as a whole into my list of top movies of all time, and ignored the differences of the media, it would make the top 5.

My life is better because I've seen The Office (BBC). Just don't watch season 1 and 2 and forget about the Christmas special, like I did for a year. But I do think if you give yourself at least a week after watching 1 and 2 before watching the special, you can better "simulate" the time lapse that is meant to exist before the fictional creation of the documentary.

Do yourself a favor.

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