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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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 15 wins & 46 nominations. See more awards »

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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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His parts are bigger but now they're overexposed. (season 2) See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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In the Kate Winslet episode, she states the reason she's doing a movie about the Holocaust is because she'd been nominated for four Academy Awards and hadn't yet won, but doing a movie of this nature would guarantee her an Oscar. Four years later, after five nominations in total, she finally won the Oscar for Best Leading Actress, for her Holocaust based drama The Reader (2008). See more »

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Maggie's Boyfriend: [while having sex] Oh, come on love, you're like a dead horse, put a bit of minge round it!
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Referenced in Ricky Gervais Live 3: Fame (2007) See more »

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Tea for the Tillerman
Written by Cat Stevens
Performed by Cat Stevens
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You having a Laugh?
30 March 2011 | by MadameGeorgeSee all my reviews

'Extras' is an amazing stand out comedy from the the genius brain of Gervais and Merchant. 'Extras' focuses on the life of a movie extra and his best mate, Maggie who constantly have interactions with famous people. The cameos of the series are extremely funny, especially that of Daniel Radcliffe, David Bowie and Robert DeNiro. I enjoyed this show, I bought it online, the best way to watch them over and over (which I do and you will). The story lines are fresh and there is never a moment when I was wishing that it would end already.

The brilliance behind this show is the writing. The fact that the writers have dealt with the industry that they are making fun of makes the scenes sweeter. The Kate Winslet, which is one of the first episodes, is so spot on that I could not believe that anyone ever thought that ending this show was a good idea. The jokes that even the start (cameos) deliver makes me believe that Gervais and Merchant can get an way with anything.

The unique thing that makes Gervais and Merchant so popular is that they see the funny things in life and make them even more disastrous. I love how they can point out the insanity of the movie industry, while making a point to remind the viewer, that it is because of the public movie stars behave the way they do and get away with it. The transformation from movie extra to big star to fallen star is one that is the main storyline, but I laughed the whole way through...either I missed the point of the series, or I fully get it.

If you want to laugh-


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