Hollywood star Samuel L Jackson jumped at the chance to appear in British comedian Ricky Gervais' new comedy show - because The Office creator is his "comedy hero".

Jackson will line-up alongside a star-studded cast including Ben Stiller and Kate Winslet in EXTRAS - about film extras chasing their big break.

The Pulp Fiction actor says, "I started watching The Office when I was over here (Britain) and I loved it so much, I bought the first series on DVD.

"I've not seen the script yet for Extras, so I don't know what I'm doing, but it's great to work with one of my comedy heroes."

21/02/2005 09:41