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Friday 19 September 2014

Brent back in new Gervais venture

Ricky Gervais is taking David Brent to the big screen in a film called Life On The Road

Ricky Gervais is starting work on a follow-up film to his hit sitcom The Office which will bring his David Brent character to the big screen.

The film, called Life On The Road, will catch up with the middle-manager and would-be rock star 15 years after the end of the hit BBC show with him struggling to attract an audience to a self-financed UK tour.

The Office, set in a paper merchants in Slough, made Gervais a star and was shown in more than 100 countries and remade in countries including the United States, Chile and the Czech Republic.

It also boosted the careers of stars including Martin Freeman and Mackenzie Crook who played rival salesmen Tim and Gareth.

Gervais, who has gone on to write and appear in shows including Extras and Derek, recently posted a series of videos on YouTube called Learn Guitar With David which led to him reviving the character for a series of gigs.

His performance in Derek saw him nominated for the outstanding lead actor in a comedy series Emmy alongside names including The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons and Episodes' Matt LeBlanc.

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