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Extras: Season 1 (2005)




Critic Consensus: Nothing is off-limits when it comes to Extras, as Andy, Darren, and Maggie touch on every taboo in the book with the help of each episode's featured celebrity.


Tv Season Info

Series 1 sees Andy and Maggie starring as extras in various television series' with stars that include; Ben Stiller, Ross Kemo, Vinnie Jones, Kate Winslet, Les Dennis, Samuel L. Jackson and Patrick Stewart. Late in the series, Andy sells his script for a sitcom to the BBC.


Ricky Gervais
as Andy Millman
Ashley Jensen
as Maggie Jacobs
Stephen Merchant
as Darren Lamb
Kate Winslet
as Herself
Ben Stiller
as Himself
Ben Stiller
as Himself
Kate Winslet
as Herself
Ross Kemp
as Himself
Eleanor Matsuura
as Producer's wife
Liza Sadovy
as Jackie Greer
Jay Villiers
as Producer
Eleanor Matsuura
as Producer's wife
Natasha Little
as Lady Hamilton
Jo Wyatt
as Woman in bar
Peter Sullivan
as Film Director
Pamela Lyne
as Old Lady
Emma Gilmour
as Female extra
Katherine Parkinson
as Woman in queue
Vinnie Jones
as Himself
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Critic Reviews for Extras: Season 1

All Critics (34) | Top Critics (18)

"Extras" was one of our first peeks behind the curtain in a century that would showcase many meta industry narratives, and few could compete with Gervais' deft blend of charming original characters and hilarious Hollywood commentary.

June 18, 2018 | Full Review…

''Extras" goes as much for pathos as it does for open laughs, as its backstage nobodies strive for their close-ups. Something extra lurks around the edges of Gervais's show, and that would be desperation.

June 15, 2018 | Full Review…

Clueless at some points, quick-witted at others, Andy Millman does not feel consistent.

June 14, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The real key is the characters that Gervais and Merchant have created, people you may not always like but understand totally, even at their worst moments.

June 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Even if Extras never accedes to The Office's heights of comic sublimity, it's still a rare find...a series that combines the ascendant genre of cringe comedy with Gervais' rich comic gifts, and his trademark humanism.

June 14, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

More worryingly, Extras was so reliant on its characters offending minorities that it looked as if Gervais and co-creator Stephen Merchant were having their cake and eating it.

June 19, 2018 | Full Review…

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