Gervais To Give Up Comedy?
British actor/writer RICKY GERVAIS wants to move away from the comedy world to focus on more large-scale TV drama shows. The funnyman made his name with British comedies THE OFFICE and EXTRAS - but now he wants to be involved in larger, American-style programmes. Gervais says, "I wouldn't necessarily film it in Britain. I'd want it to be like 24 or THE SOPRANOS. I wonder why we've never done anything like those shows in this country. Maybe it's something to do with the climate or our accents or something. "But I'd want to try to do a big, brilliantly made drama. And I wouldn't necessarily be in it."