Ricky Gervais gets guest role in US ‘Office’
Ricky Gervais is to make a guest appearance in the US version of The Office, playing blundering boss David Brent.
The comic will come face to face with Steve Carell, who plays his counterpart, Michael Scott, in the US remake of the hit BBC show.
Writing on his blog, Gervais confirmed the news and said: “Blink and you'll miss it, but just a little thanks to Steve Carell. A pleasure to work with the great man.”
Gervais became a worldwide star when he co-wrote, directed and starred in the original version of The Office as the well-meaning but foolish Brent.
But earlier this week he was criticised for delivering a string of acerbic put-downs while hosting the Golden Globes.