Saturday 22 July 2017

Gervais says he plans to kill off David Brent 'soon'

Ricky Gervais as David Brent in The Office. Photo: PA
Ricky Gervais as David Brent in The Office. Photo: PA

Kerr-Ann Roper

Ricky Gervais has revealed he plans to kill off his famous character from The Office "soon".

The actor is bringing David Brent to the big screen. In 'David Brent: Life On The Road' fans will see him trying for a last shot at fame with his band, Foregone Conclusion.

Asked if the character would die any time soon, he told Radio Times: "I don't know. Never say never, but I'll have to kill him off soon."

The original TV series was inspired by his own experiences working in an office for seven years.

He said: "I see a lot of him (David Brent) in me, but also in others over the years. We all want to be loved, to think we're popular and respected, to be thought of as interesting.

"And we're all prats sometimes, with egos we have to curb. I say if you don't know who the David Brent is in your office, it's you."

Irish Independent

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