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David Brent: Life on the Road (2016)

A camera crew catches up with David Brent, the former star of the fictional British TV series The Office (2001), as he now fancies himself a rock star on the road.


Ricky Gervais


Ricky Gervais
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ricky Gervais ... David Brent
Rob Jarvis ... Client
Abbie Murphy ... Serena Wilson
Mandeep Dhillon ... Karen Parashar
Jo Hartley ... Pauline Gray
Andrew Brooke ... Jerry 'Jezza' Collins
Miles Chapman ... Andy Chapman
Tom Bennett ... Nigel Martin
Rebecca Gethings ... Miriam Clark
Kim Benson Kim Benson ... Office Worker
Alfie Stewart ... Office Worker
Ben Bailey Smith ... Dom Johnson
Tom Basden ... Dan Harvey
Andy Burrows Andy Burrows ... Foregone Conclusion: Drums
Stuart Wilkinson Stuart Wilkinson ... Foregone Conclusion: Guitar


About 13 years on from his appearance in the documentary series The Office, a documentary film crew is once again following the life of David Brent. He is now working as a rep for cleaning goods distributor but still harbours dreams of making it big in the music business. Acting on this, he takes three weeks off work and tours with a new-look version of Foregone Conclusion, the band he was in in the 90s (he's the only remaining original member, for various reasons...). Written by grantss

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The boss is back


Comedy | Music


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Did You Know?


The song "Don't cry, it's Christmas" has been performed before in a previous podcast, The Podfather Christmas Special in 2001, by Ricky Gervais to Karl Pilkington and Stephen Merchant. Although the lyrics has been altered a little for the movie, it is the same song. See more »


When David Brent is doing his Chinese impersonation, his 2 female colleagues are seen watching disapprovingly in the background. However, a matter of seconds later, one of those women is emerging from the office of Miriam, having evidently had a conversation with her, with no time to get there and have a conversation so quickly. See more »


David Brent: On the road is where I really come alive.
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References The Office: Training (2001) See more »


Devils Gun
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I don't care what others say, I loved it!
4 March 2017 | by anetkamSee all my reviews

OK, don't shoot me, I'm a humongous Ricky Gervais fan, ever since I saw The Office for the first time, so I may not be the most objective of people. But films are made for us all, including crazy fans like me, and we're all entitled to our opinion. And my opinion is - it is brilliant and I love it. I loved cringing all the time at Brent's pathetic ridiculousness, but I also loved his humanity and true heartbreak. I don't agree the film is over-sentimental. We get a chance to see Brent's soft side, though he's trying his best to hide it, and it's great. Ricky Gervais is an absolute genius at portraying this character, and I hope it's not the last we see of him. Additionally, since I have a chance to do it here, I want to express my admiration for Ricky Gervais as a person, a beautiful person who stands up for those who have no voice. RESPECT!!!

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10 February 2017 (USA) See more »

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