Freeman's Swipe At Gervais
LOVE ACTUALLY actor MARTIN FREEMAN has taken a sly swipe at his former THE OFFICE co-star RICKY GERVAIS - insisting he is not "supportive" of the British film industry.
Funnyman Gervais once famously claimed there have been no good movies to come out of the U.K. for decades, but the comments surprised Freeman.
The actor, who shot to fame in the original U.K. version of The Office, written by Gervais and Stephen Merchant, is adamant his former boss' comments are typical of the British attitude to success.
He says, "We're an odd country in that we don't celebrate ourselves. Ricky Gervais has said we haven't made a good (British) film for 50 years so he's not the most supportive person."