Extras (2005–2007)

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Andy Millman is an actor with ambition and a script. Reduced to working as an extra with a useless agent, Andy's attempts to boost his career invariably end in failure and embarrassment.

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 Andy Millman (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
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 Maggie Jacobs (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
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 Darren Lamb (11 episodes, 2005-2007)
Shaun Williamson ...
 Barry / ... (10 episodes, 2005-2007)
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 Greg / ... (7 episodes, 2005-2007)
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 Kimberley (6 episodes, 2006-2007)
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 Gobbler (6 episodes, 2006-2007)
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Andy Millman is an actor with ambition and a script. Reduced to working as an extra with a useless agent, Andy's attempts to boost his career invariably end in failure and embarrassment.

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According to a featurette on the Season 1 DVD set, "Finding Leo", Jude Law was supposed to appear in one of the episodes but pulled out at the last minute, leaving Gervais and Merchant scrambling to find a replacement. "Finding Leo" follows Gervais' unsuccessful attempts to contact Leonardo DiCaprio. See more »

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Maggie's Boyfriend: [while having sex] Oh, come on love, you're like a dead horse, put a bit of minge round it!
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Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant do it again
18 March 2006 | by (Austria, Vienna) – See all my reviews

"Extras" is another comedic highlight from the men who thought up "The Office". One might think that the success of their previous show put too much pressure on them to come up with a new project as brilliant and hilarious, but they pulled it off. "Extras" is every bit as funny "The Office". The humour is actually very similar with people talking themselves into uncomfortable situations all the time. I think that it's the new setting that turned off a lot of people who have written negative reviews. "The Office" gave us regular guys and something to identify with. A dead end job in a dead end town, gray routine and idiotic colleagues. To laugh about this all too realistic situation had a curative effect on audiences all around the world. With "Extras" it's different. I'm sure that this show is close to reality, too, but only the fewest people have ever worked as extras and can put themselves into the shoes of struggling actors Andy Millman and Maggie Jacobs. If you just accept that this show isn't "The Office" anymore and that there's no Gareth, Tim or Dawn, you'll find out that "Extras" has a lot to offer, too.

Every episode starts with a dramatic scene in Hollywood-style that's dismantled after a moment with someone yelling "cut" or Andy Millman's face popping up in the picture. Each episode also has a different guest star. With the success of "The Office" Gervais and Merchant (who plays a regular part in this series as well) managed to gather some big names for this project. Ben Stiller, Kate Winslet and Patrick Stewart all make very amusing cameos, but it's the British local heroes who really steal the show.

With only 6 episodes (so far) the first season ended way too quickly and I already long for the second series. This show still has lots of different ways to go. Hopefully Gervais and Merchant will explore the private lives of Maggie and Andy more as they did with the characters of "The Office" in the second series. Right now it seems as if everything those two brilliant guys touch turns to gold and I hope this streak of luck continues for a while.


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