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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
25 September 2005 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Once in a great while a man really has a chance to shine. This is not that man. (season 1) See more »
Plot:
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.
Awards:
Won Golden Globe. Another 11 wins & 37 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant do it again See more (61 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 8 of 17)

Ricky Gervais ... Andy Millman (13 episodes, 2005-2007)

Ashley Jensen ... Maggie Jacobs (13 episodes, 2005-2007)

Stephen Merchant ... Darren Lamb (11 episodes, 2005-2007)
Shaun Williamson ... Barry / ... (10 episodes, 2005-2007)
Shaun Pye ... Greg / ... (7 episodes, 2005-2007)

Sarah Moyle ... Kimberley (6 episodes, 2006-2007)
Andrew Buckley ... Gobbler (6 episodes, 2006-2007)
Jamie Chapman ... Brains (6 episodes, 2006-2007)
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Series Directed by
Ricky Gervais (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Stephen Merchant (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
 
Series Writing credits
Ricky Gervais (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Stephen Merchant (13 episodes, 2005-2007)

Series Produced by
Charlie Hanson .... producer (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Jon Plowman .... executive producer (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Eirwen Davies .... line producer (7 episodes, 2006-2007)
Ricky Gervais .... executive producer (7 episodes, 2006-2007)
Stephen Merchant .... executive producer (7 episodes, 2006-2007)
Jenny Penrose .... line producer (6 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Original Music by
John Collins (1 episode, 2005)
Glyn Hughes (1 episode, 2007)
 
Series Cinematography by
Martin Hawkins (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
 
Series Film Editing by
Nigel Williams (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
 
Series Casting by
Tracey Gillham (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
 
Series Production Design by
Anna Higginson (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
 
Series Art Direction by
Kaye Robertson (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
Melinda Styles (6 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Costume Design by
Annie Hardinge (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
 
Series Makeup Department
Lisa Cavalli-Green .... hair designer / makeup designer (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Sophia Burnage .... makeup assistant (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
Susie Munachen .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 2005)
Zoë Styles .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 2005)
Lesley Noble .... make up artist / hair stylist / makeup artist/hair stylist (6 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Production Management
David Colenutt .... unit manager (6 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sam Dawking .... first assistant director (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Jennie Fava .... second assistant director / third assistant director (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
Paul Cathie .... third assistant director (7 episodes, 2006-2007)
Bart Bailey .... second assistant director (6 episodes, 2005)
Jude Campbell .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Art Department
Laurence Archer .... prop master / property master (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Tracy Gallaccio .... production buyer (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
Simon Johnson .... stand-by props (7 episodes, 2005-2007)
Damien Hollands .... assistant art director (6 episodes, 2005)
Elaine Jones .... art department assistant (6 episodes, 2005)
Dawn White .... assistant art director (6 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Sound Department
Glenn Calder .... dubbing mixer (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Leigh Crisp .... sound recordist (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Tom Harrison .... boom operator (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Amber Howorth .... sound assistant / assistant sound / ... (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Matt Stronge .... sound editor (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
John Brady .... fisher boom operator (7 episodes, 2006-2007)
 
Series Stunts
Ray De-Haan .... stunt coordinator (1 episode, 2007)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Graham Banks .... electrician (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Martin Blinko .... focus puller (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Alan Tabner .... grip (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Nathan Wiley .... focus puller (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Oliver Poole .... electrician (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
Jonathan Tanner .... electrician (9 episodes, 2005-2007)
Paul Barlow .... gaffer (7 episodes, 2006-2007)
Louise Edmunds .... assistant camera / camera assistant (7 episodes, 2006-2007)
Guy Littlemore .... camera operator (7 episodes, 2006-2007)
Colin McCarthy .... gaffer (6 episodes, 2005)
Trevor Speed .... assistant camera (6 episodes, 2005)
John E. Walker .... camera operator (6 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Animation Department
Laurie Peters .... animator (1 episode, 2006)
 
Series Casting Department
Siobhan Bachman .... casting assistant (6 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Aaron Timperley .... wardrobe assistant (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Sheena Gunn .... costume assistant (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
Janine Marr .... wardrobe assistant (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
Sarah Ward .... wardrobe assistant (7 episodes, 2005-2007)
 
Series Editorial Department
Vincent Narduzzo .... colorist (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
 
Series Music Department
Glyn Hughes .... composer: incidental music (8 episodes, 2005-2006)
 
Series Other crew
Jez Nightingale .... production executive (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Jo Randall .... location manager (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Jackie Byrne .... production accountant (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
Lloyd Shepherd .... artists contracts (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
Elise Mytton .... script supervisor (7 episodes, 2006-2007)
Tessa Kimbell .... script supervisor (6 episodes, 2005)
Mona Sahlabadi .... production runner (6 episodes, 2005)
Samantha Waite .... production coordinator (6 episodes, 2005)
Matt Walmsley .... production runner (6 episodes, 2005)
Ria Bradburn .... runner (6 episodes, 2006)
Lucy Crayford .... production coordinator (6 episodes, 2006)
Georgie Fallon .... runner (6 episodes, 2006)
Emily Mayson .... runner: work experience (6 episodes, 2006)
Georgina Roberts .... production secretary (6 episodes, 2006)
Jane White .... production coordinator (6 episodes, 2006)

Angela R. Knight .... double: Kate Winslet / stand-in: Kate Winslet (unknown episodes)
Adam White .... assistant location manager (unknown episodes)
 

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Runtime:
30 min | 84 min (1 Episode)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Finland:K-16 | Finland:K-13 (season 3) (tv rating) | Iceland:LH | Singapore:M18 (season 1) | Singapore:NC-16 (season 2) | UK:15

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Damon Beesley and Iain Morris are the names of two real British producers, both of whom worked on projects such as Jimmy Carr: Stand Up (2005) (V).See more »
Quotes:
Maggie's Boyfriend:[while having sex] Oh, come on love, you're like a dead horse, put a bit of minge round it!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Jeopardy!: Episode #25.169" (2009)See more »
Soundtrack:
Tea for the TillermanSee more »

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24 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant do it again, 18 March 2006
Author: Superunknovvn from Austria, Vienna

"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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