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Extras: Season 2: Episode 7 -- Emmy(R) Award-winner Ricky Gervais is back as Andy Millman--a once-hapless extra who has become a sitcom star--in the special finale of the acclaimed HBO comedy series.

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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 & 38 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
The Humor of Mean Hitting its Stride See more (60 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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Language:
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
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 | USA:TV-MA

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The episode with Ross Kemp was originally supposed to be the series opener. According to Ricky Gervais, HBO switched it with the second episode as Ben Stiller was better known in America.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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Soundtrack:
Tea for the TillermanSee more »

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19 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
The Humor of Mean Hitting its Stride, 23 January 2007
Author: J. Wellington Peevis from Malltown

The absolute hilarious look at show business as seen through the eyes of a couple of Waiting for Godot type scene extras. With each episode, Extras has gained momentum like a cartoon snowball.

You can call me crazy, but Ricky Gervais has merely channeled Carroll O'Connor's ghost, and made it his very own. The Gervais Merchant brand of humor likewise is more Norm Lear than anything else. We get the laughs from racial, ethnic, etc. punch-lined jokes because we are really laughing at the ignorance, insensitivity and gross stupidity of the joke teller, who is in the end, the ultimate joke. Every sacred cow topic or taboo joke in the book is conjured triumphantly on this show, and I sit and laugh I mean really laugh, right along with everyone else out there. Borat utilized the same principle. Unlike Borat however, Gervais and Merchant don't go overboard and falsely portray positive stereotypes. That lack of hypocrisy is what makes this show and The Office before it, far superior to Ali G, Borat and company. Make The Office and Extras a top priority in your viewing.

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