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Seasons:
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Release Date:
2011 (UK) See more »
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Tagline:
He's big on ego. And a little short on everything else.
Plot:
The show centers on Warwick Davis in his day-to-day life, complete with the frustrations he faces.
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Good hearted fun See more (42 total) »

Cast

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Warwick Davis ... Warwick Davis (8 episodes, 2011-2013)

Ricky Gervais ... Ricky Gervais (7 episodes, 2011-2013)

Stephen Merchant ... Stephen Merchant (7 episodes, 2011-2013)

Rosamund Hanson ... Cheryl (7 episodes, 2011-2013)
Steve Brody ... Accountant (6 episodes, 2011-2013)
Jo Enright ... Sue (5 episodes, 2011-2013)
Shaun Williamson ... Shaun Williamson (5 episodes, 2011-2013)

Kiruna Stamell ... Amy (4 episodes, 2011-2013)

Les Dennis ... Les Dennis (4 episodes, 2011-2013)
Matthew Holness ... Ian (3 episodes, 2011)
Keith Chegwin ... Keith Chegwin (3 episodes, 2011-2013)
Peter Bonner ... Little Pete / ... (3 episodes, 2011-2013)
Sarah Bennett ... Ebony / ... (3 episodes, 2011-2013)
Colin Hoult ... Bryan / ... (2 episodes, 2011-2013)
Jon Key ... Anthony (2 episodes, 2011)
Raymond Griffiths ... Ray (2 episodes, 2011-2013)
George Appleby ... Dan (2 episodes, 2011-2013)
Lauren Barrand ... Herself (2 episodes, 2011)
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Series Directed by
Ricky Gervais (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
Stephen Merchant (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
 
Series Writing credits
Warwick Davis (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
Ricky Gervais (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
Stephen Merchant (8 episodes, 2011-2013)

Series Produced by
Mark Freeland .... executive producer (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
Ricky Gervais .... executive producer (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
Charlie Hanson .... producer (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
Stephen Merchant .... executive producer (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
Judith Bantock .... line producer (7 episodes, 2011)
Katie Mavroleon .... associate producer (7 episodes, 2011)

Michelle Farr .... producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Martin Hawkins (7 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Film Editing by
Richard Halladey (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
Graham Barker (7 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Casting by
Tracey Gillham (7 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Production Design by
Anna Higginson (7 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Art Direction by
Kaye Robertson (7 episodes, 2011)
Mel Thompson (7 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Andy Grogan (7 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Costume Design by
Amanda Monk (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
 
Series Makeup Department
Lisa Cavalli-Green .... hair and make-up designer (7 episodes, 2011)
Hannah Edwards .... makeup artist (7 episodes, 2011)
Pippa Woods .... makeup artist (7 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Production Management
Kate Scarbrough .... production coordinater (1 episode, 2013)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ian Hughes .... third assistant director / second assistant director (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
Sam Dawking .... first assistant director (7 episodes, 2011)
Freddie Hall .... third assistant director (7 episodes, 2011)
Adam Morris .... second assistant director (7 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Art Department
Stephanie Nicolle .... art department assistant / assistant art director (7 episodes, 2011-2013)
James Baylan .... property master (7 episodes, 2011)
Philip A. Brown .... assistant art director (7 episodes, 2011)
Amrita Ghir .... art department assistant (7 episodes, 2011)
Dean Hawley .... hod painter (7 episodes, 2011)
Kamlan Man .... buyer (7 episodes, 2011)
Shaun Mitcheson .... graphic designer (6 episodes, 2011)
Mark Runchman .... art department assistant (6 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Sound Department
Matt Waites .... sound editor (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
Glenn Calder .... dubbing mixer (7 episodes, 2011-2013)
Ben Coleman .... boom operator (7 episodes, 2011)
Leigh Crisp .... sound recordist (7 episodes, 2011)
Amber Howorth .... boom operator (7 episodes, 2011)
Waldo Valenzuela .... dubbing re-recording mixer (7 episodes, 2011)
Adele Fletcher .... dialogue editor (6 episodes, 2011)
Simon Gershon .... fx editor (6 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Adam Graves .... visual effects (1 episode, 2011)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Louise Edmunds .... focus puller / assistant camera / ... (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
Paul Barlow .... gaffer (7 episodes, 2011)
Martin Blinko .... focus puller (7 episodes, 2011)
Trevelyan Oliver .... camera operator (7 episodes, 2011)
Roland C. Phillips .... second assistant camera: 'b' camera / assistant camera (7 episodes, 2011)
Nathan Wiley .... focus puller (7 episodes, 2011)
Graham Banks .... electrician (6 episodes, 2011)
David Tanner .... electrician (6 episodes, 2011)
Jonathan Tanner .... best boy / gaffer (6 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joanne Bradley .... costume assistant / assistant costume designer (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
Georgina Sparrow .... wardrobe assistant / costume assistant (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
 
Series Editorial Department
Lyndsey Jones .... post-production coordinator (7 episodes, 2011)
Vincent Narduzzo .... colorist (7 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Music Department
Matt Kaleda .... music supervisor (1 episode, 2011)
 
Series Other crew
Ben Hope .... security leadman (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
Josh Adams .... floor runner (7 episodes, 2011)
Benjamin Bailey .... assistant location manager (7 episodes, 2011)
Dylan Davies .... unit medic (7 episodes, 2011)
Eirwen Davies .... production executive (7 episodes, 2011)
Richard Green .... production accountant / production assistant (7 episodes, 2011)
Gurjit Kharbanda .... production coordinator (7 episodes, 2011)
Marilyn Kirby .... script supervisor (7 episodes, 2011)
Becky Page .... post production coordinator (7 episodes, 2011)
Jo Randall .... location manager (7 episodes, 2011)
Lydia Scott .... production coordinator (7 episodes, 2011)
Jago Lee .... developed in association with: Blink Films (6 episodes, 2011)
 

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25 out of 44 people found the following review useful.
Good hearted fun, 21 November 2011
Author: biXen from Stavanger, Norway

I find Life's Too short to be a funny and quirky mockumentary following Warwick around showing us his (not so) glamorous life as an agent for other little people. It seems to me that many English viewers are a bit biased about Gervais, but if you like his other series you'll like this.

Much of the fun revolves around Ricky's office and there's cameos as usual, including Liam Neeson, Carrel, Depp and more. I've watched the episodes a few times to really take them in, and I'd say it grows on me too. Warwick's parody of himself and the comedy Gervais and Merchant add makes him likable and funny. Most of the fun is based on the fact that he's trying hard to present his business and himself as a little person as more glamorous then it is, but then it's apparent to viewers that it's not. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise, that's what the comedy is about here.

I think other reviewers show they don't pay attention when they say it's cheap or lazy comedy, and criticize Warwick falling off his heightening phone books and out of the car, it comes right after he narrates that he wants to show viewers that he's a classy guy, and that's just funny. Simple, but funny.

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