Patrick Stewart has joined the all-star cast for Ricky Gervais' new British
TV comedy EXTRAS - even though the GOLDEN GLOBE-winning funnyman pokes fun at
his varied acting career.
The Office creator and his writing partner Stephen Merchant have penned an
episode which makes fun of Stewart's appearances in cult sci-fi series STAR
TREK as well as his more serious work on the London stage.
A set insider tells British newspaper The Sun, "In every episode, Ricky
finds some way to mock his guest stars by taking the mickey out of (poking fun
at) their public persona.
"Patrick will be no different. He's a serious Shakespearian actor so
that's ripe for the picking. Ricky and Stephen have written a script that's got
lots of references to all of Patrick's work, from Star Trek to theatre, and the
Stewart will join a host of Hollywood stars including Samuel L Jackson,
Kate Winslet and Ben Stiller when the first series of Extras hits British
screens this summer (JUN05).