"Extras" is about an out-of-work actor (Gervais) who struggles for work when he keeps losing his parts to stars like DeNiro. However, he insists that they're "just lucky".
Last EpisodeTV Special: Christmas Special Aired: Dec. 27, 2007
Andy is now starring in a successful television series and has a new agent to represent him but he still wants more. Maggie has had a tough time …
Series Fun Facts
- The episode with Ross Kemp was originally supposed to be the series opener. According to Ricky Gervais, HBO switched it with the second episode as Ben Stiller was better known in America.
- Damon Beesley and Iain Morris are the names of two real British producers, both of whom worked on projects such as Jimmy Carr: Stand Up (2005) (V).
- In the Kate Winslet episode, she states the reason she's doing a film about The Holocaust is because she'd been nominated for four Academy Awards and hadn't yet won, but doing a film of this…
[show]In the Kate Winslet episode, she states the reason she's doing a film about The Holocaust is because she'd been nominated for four Academy Awards and hadn't yet won, but doing a film of this nature would guarantee her an Oscar. Four years later, after five nominations in total, she finally won the Oscar for Leading Actress, for her Holocaust based drama 'The Reader'.