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)
Shaun Pye ...
 Greg / ... (7 episodes, 2005-2007)
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 Kimberley (6 episodes, 2006-2007)
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 Gobbler (6 episodes, 2006-2007)
Jamie Chapman ...
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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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His parts are bigger but now they're overexposed. (season 2) See more »

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In some episodes, some lines by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant are different in America than they are in Britain. See more »

Quotes

Andy Millman: What's happening with my script?
Darren Lamb: What script?
Andy Millman: [rolls eyes] The script I gave you two months ago.
Darren Lamb: Is it funny?
Andy Millman: You haven't read it?
Darren Lamb: What's it called?
Andy Millman: "When the Whistle Blows".
Darren Lamb: [writing] "When the W Blows".
Andy Millman: Don't just write "W" you'll forget what the W stands for.
Darren Lamb: "When the Wind Blows".
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Tea for the Tillerman
Written by Cat Stevens
Performed by Cat Stevens
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First episode is highly promising
21 July 2005 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Gervais had a big task on his hands with this project- The Office has now entered into comedy history, and people had very high hopes for his follow-up. The documentary style has been ditched, and Gervais has given his character just a little more dignity than he gave David Brent, so the comedy is a little less squeamish. The changes in direction and style are daring and pay off- the show doesn't feel like a desperate follow up or imitation of The Office. In fact, it's highly original.

It's a pitch black satire, which follows the efforts of Gervais's character as he attempts to progress from being an extra to actually getting a real acting job, or at least a line. The shows also charts his female friend's unsuccessful love-life, his deadpan agent and parodies a celebrity every week. This week it was the turn of Ben Stiller, who was mocked as an evil dictator of a man, who constantly reminds those around him of the box office of his movies and insists that kissing Cameron Diaz "still counts", even though it was for a movie. Stiller is a good sport for joining in, and has fun messing with his image.

Overall the show is gently paced, well written and shows extremely high potential for character study. Definitely one to watch.

STILLER: DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM!? GERVAIS: Starsky or Hutch- I can never remember. STILLER: Was that supposed to be funny? GERVAIS: You were in it- you tell me.


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