Extras (2005–2007)
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Sir Ian McKellen 

Andy's school mate Steve Sherwood visits him on set and inspires Darren to ask Maggie out on a date. Wanting to be recognized more for his acting abilities, Andy auditions for a new play directed by Sir Ian McKellen.
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ricky Gervais ... Andy Millman
Ashley Jensen ... Maggie Jacobs
Stephen Merchant ... Darren Lamb
Shaun Williamson ... Barry
Guy Henry ... Iain Morris
Martin Savage Martin Savage ... Damon Beesley
Shaun Pye ... Greg
Ian McKellen ... Ian McKellen
Liza Tarbuck ... Rita / Liza Tarbuck
Sarah Moyle Sarah Moyle ... Kimberley
Andrew Buckley ... Gobbler
Jamie Chapman Jamie Chapman ... Brains
Gerard Kelly ... Bunny
Jonathan Cake ... Steve Sherwood
Sarah Preston Sarah Preston ... Make-up Woman
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Andy's school mate Steve Sherwood visits him on set and inspires Darren to ask Maggie out on a date. Wanting to be recognized more for his acting abilities, Andy auditions for a new play directed by Sir Ian McKellen.

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Comedy | Drama

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UK

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English

Release Date:

12 October 2006 (UK) See more »

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Goofs

Ice cream cups in 24.48 are almost full with ice cream, but in the next second they become half empty. See more »

Quotes

Ian McKellen: [explaining how he acts so well] Case in point: Lord of the Rings. Peter Jackson comes to me in New Zealand and said to me: Sir Ian, I want you to be Gandalf the Wizard. And I said to him: You are aware that I am not really a wizard?
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References The Six Million Dollar Man (1974) See more »

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acting is the gayest profession..
15 March 2018 | by merelyaninnuendoSee all my reviews

Extras

Sir Ian McKellen

A Golden Globe Winning series; Extras is another one of Ricky's gem that came out from his pot and just as it predecessor it stands out alone on witty humor, practicality awareness and no nonsense sequences that glues this majestic series. Ricky Gervais keeps it true and to-the-ground one of the main reasons why it works everytime when he draws the curtains.

The season ended up in an intense point that proves Ricky Gervais's brilliant writing skills and keen towards the art on handling the characters revolving around its amusing world. The development towards his career is projected swiftly not to make look like all hoax but the more interesting and intellectual arc created is on his relation with Ashley Jensen that hopefully will turn out to be entertaining and delight to watch.

Ashley Jensen's character could not go more awesome than that especially when Ricky is in need of and the irony to that is that he does rely upon her a lot when in a cornered situation and tells her everything (the whole 'autograph' sequence is flat out hilarious and quirky).


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