lifes-too-short-hbo-stephen-merchant-warwick-davis-ricky-gervaisThe show started a while ago in England, and I actually had a chance to watch some episodes of it, and now it´s coming to HBO. I recommend it if you are into the whole mockumentary thing.

He?s a self-aggrandizing actor who?s appeared in some of Hollywood?s biggest hits.
But now his career is on the wane, and he?ll do anything to reverse his fortunes.
From  Ricky  Gervais  and  Stephen  Merchant,  LIFE?S  TOO  SHORT  is  a  faux
documentary  starring  Warwick  Davis  (“Willow,”  the  “Harry  Potter”  and  “Star  Wars”  films) as a fictionalized version of himself:  a little person who?s down on his luck, desperately trying to hustle and connive his way back into the spotlight.  The comedy series kicks off its  seven-episode  season  SUNDAY,  FEB.  19  (10:30-11:00  p.m.  ET/PT),  following  the third-season  debut  of  the  comedy  series  “Eastbound  &  Down,”  with  other  episodes debuting subsequent Sundays at the same time, exclusively on HBO.

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In  LIFE?S  TOO  SHORT,  actor  Warwick  Davis  is  struggling  to  jumpstart  his  fading
career and maintain his status as Britain?s “go-to” little person.  He runs a talent agency
for fellow showbiz little people called “Dwarves for Hire,” though he often takes the best
roles for himself, and serves as vice chairman of a society for small people, though he?d
rather  be  chairman.    Davis  also  seeks  advice  from  his  old  pals  Gervais  and  Merchant (playing versions of themselves) in hopes that their A-list celebrity connections will aid his career.
Each episode features cameos by top stars, including Johnny Depp, Liam Neeson,
Sting, Helena Bonham Carter, Steve Carell and Kat Deeley.  Other cast regulars include Jo  Enright  as  Davis?  soon  to  be  ex-wife  Sue,  Rosamund  Hanson  as  his  dim-witted
assistant  Cheryl,  Steve  Brody  as  his  incompetent  accountant  and  “EastEnders”  actor Shaun Williamson as himself.

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February?s episodes:

Episode #1
Debut:  SUNDAY, FEB. 19 (10:30-11:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates:  Feb. 19 (12:30 a.m.), 20 (11:00 p.m.) and 23 (9:30 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates:  Feb. 20 (9:30 p.m.), 21 (1:25 a.m.), 22 (12:10 a.m.) and 24 (8:30
For more than two decades, Warwick Davis was Britain?s “go-to dwarf.”  Now, with
his  career  on  the  slide,  a  massive  tax  bill  caused  by  his  useless  accountant and a wife who’s  divorcing  him,  he  decides  to  open  his  doors  to  a  reality  TV  film  crew.    After interviewing a new assistant, he drops by unannounced to see old pals Ricky Gervais and Stephen  Merchant,  but  Liam  Neeson  already  has  an  appointment  to  pitch  himself  as  a serious actor who is serious about breaking into comedy.
Written and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant.

Episode #2
Debut:  SUNDAY, FEB. 26 (10:30-11:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates:  Feb. 26 (12:30 a.m.) and 27 (11:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates:  Feb. 27 (9:30 p.m.), 28 (1:25 a.m.) and 29 (11:30 p.m.)
While  selling  autographs  at  a  sci-fi  convention,  Davis  agrees  to  be  the  special
guest at a “Star Wars”-themed wedding.  His fortunes appear to rise when Johnny Depp
hires him to help research a new movie role, but Depp ends up having a bone to pick with
Ricky Gervais.
Written and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant.
Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant are the creators of the Golden Globe-winning
BBC  comedy  series  “The  Office”  and  the  HBO  series  “Extras”  and  “The  Ricky  Gervais Show.”  In addition to his feature film credits, Warwick Davis guest-starred on the series “Extras.”
LIFE?S TOO SHORT was created by Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant & Warwick
Davis;  executive  producers,  Ricky  Gervais  &  Stephen  Merchant;  producer,  Charlie

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