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Andy Millman (Ricky Gervais) 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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Complete series cast summary:
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 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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Andy Millman (Ricky Gervais) 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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Trivia

According to a featurette on the season one 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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Tea for the Tillerman
Written by Cat Stevens
Performed by Cat Stevens
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Comical drama
6 August 2008 | by boboncelSee all my reviews

I think the genre of the movie is not clear to all... This is FAR from your normal comedy. It's borderline dramatic. You'll get to gigel and even laugh yourself to tears but the genius of the show doesn't lie here. It's the awkward moments and the depressing ones that make this show like no other.

I find myself sometimes wishing that Andy would find a new best friend, a new agent or at least a small break but the awkward comedy that follows always leaves me wanting for more, wanting to see how much he can take before he breaks.

The sadness that sometimes appears in Andy's eyes reminds us of all the unfortunes we had to go through in our lives. But he stands strong and so do we, just waiting to "have a laugh".

The ending fits perfectly with the theme of the show. "Tea for the Tillerman" offers a strangely thin comfort until the next time it will play, maybe under somewhat better circumstances (witch never really happens). I really think there is no better show to watch after a hard day at work. It always leaves you satisfied. So chin up Andy and do the magic that you do and maybe one day it will all be worth it!


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