Brent’s Back. In a new feature-length film David Brent: Life On The Road, Ricky Gervais has resurrected his classic sitcom character from The Office as Brent sets out to revive his failing music career. Gervais however is the only original Wernham Hogg worker to star in the film, with Tim (Martin Freeman), his love interest Dawn (Lucy Davis) and more nowhere to be seen. So what have the actors from the cult TV show been up to in the decade since the end of the show?
As Brent makes his return, we look at where other key members of the cast have been up to in the 13 years since the show ended.
Martin Freeman – Tim
His role as the lovable worker Tim set him good stead for the future in film, television and theatre. He bagged the role of Dr. Watson in BBC’s Sherlock, became Bilbo Baggins for the big-screen adaptation of fantasy trilogy The Hobbit and recently starred as the titular Richard III in a modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s play in London.
Lucy Davis – Dawn
After the show wrapped production, Davis continued her voice role in cult BBC radio soap The Archers as well as starring in US TV shows such as Ugly Betty (2006) and Californication (2007). In 2017, she’ll star as Etta Candy in DC comic-book flick Wonder Woman.
Mackenzie Crook – Gareth
Following The Office, Crook was cast as a scallywag pirate Bagetti in the Pirates Of The Caribbean film franchise and Orell in HBO TV drama Game of Thrones. In 2014, he wrote and starred in BAFTA-winning BBC Four sitcom Detectorists.
Ralph Ineson – Finchy
After his role as workplace bully Finchy, Ineson went on to star in television shows such as HBO’s Game Of Thrones and ITV mini-series Titanic. He also acted in the final three Harry Potter films as evil wizard Amycus Carrow and later had a small role in Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy in 2014.
Joel Beckett – Lee
Since The Office, Beckett has become a regular on British television with roles in various soaps. He had a two-year stint as Alfie Moon’s cousin Jake in EastEnders between 2004-06 and has recently starred as a one-off character in other British soaps including Coronation Street, The Bill and Holby City.
Patrick Baladi – Neil
Following his role as Brent’s polished nemesis Neil, Baladi has acted intermittently in various television shows such as Silent Witness and Sky comedy-drama Stella. He’s also appeared on stage in various reproductions of Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Much Ado About Nothing.
Ewen MacIntosh – Keith
Once The Office finished in 2003, his deadpan comedic style won him roles in more BBC comedies, such as Miranda and Little Britain. He later featured in a TV advert for online retailer ao.com and recently starred as the lead role in independent comedy series For The Love of Ella.