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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.
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Awards:
Won Golden Globe. Another 11 wins & 37 nominations See more »
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(1013 articles)
User Reviews:
First episode is highly promising See more (59 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:
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 »
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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Movie Connections:
Featured in "Screenwipe: Episode #2.1" (2006)See more »
Soundtrack:
Tea for the TillermanSee more »

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74 out of 79 people found the following review useful.
First episode is highly promising, 21 July 2005
Author: Super_Fu_Manchu from London, England

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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