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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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Cast

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 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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Meet Maggie Jacobs, actor. Would love to throw herself into a good part, but she's more likely just to put her foot in it. (season 1) See more »

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25 September 2005 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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16 : 9
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In the closing credits, the character of Darren Lamb is listed only as "Agent". Shaun Williamson's character is listed as "Barry", although he actually plays himself, which mirrors Darren's habit of always referring to him as "Barry from EastEnders (1985)", although Andy calls him "Shaun". 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
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Oh So Brilliant!
27 August 2008 | by EijnarAmadeusSee all my reviews

Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant is the peerless comedy-duo whose brilliant eye for comedy and drama surprised and shocked the world a few years ago with the Award-winning The Office, who later transformed itself into one of TV-comedy-history's most memorable and successful series. This is their Difficult Second Album, and its such a fantastic volume two of their already stunning career. Gervais takes the role as Andy Millman, a pretty straight-forward everyday man whose situation finds him seeking for more to life as he and his friend Maggie (Ashley Jensen) both work as extras, or supporting artists if you like, and Merchant takes a supporting character as Darren Lamb, his literally useless agent.

Extras is such a fantastic show in every aspect, and the transaction between comedy and drama is purely class, the way you'll find the celebrity-parts (oh, it's just Patrick Stewart, Kate Winslet, Samuel L. Jackson, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, David Bowie and Robert De Niro to mention some) egoism and embarrassing self-awareness adds realism to it, and it's sort of every fan's nightmare to see their favorite actor/actress act themselves into embarrassing situations. 'Extras' is something very few artists can pull off, it's a follow-up that adds depth to something already brilliant by not only making the funny bits even more subtle and the gags even more layered, but adding emotional resonance with outstanding pace. 'Extras' can't really be compared with the Office, it's worth more in its own right and it's downright one of the most incredible shows of all time.


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