Gervais signs up for Curb

Playing himself in Series 8

Ricky Gervais will star in the next series of Curb Your Enthusiasm, he confirmed today.

Earlier this year, creator Larry David revealed that he had asked The Office creator to be in the shows eight series and now his casting has been confirmed.

I was offered a role a few seasons back but couldnt do it as I was filming Extras, Gervais said.

Ive always wanted to work with Larry as I consider him one of the most important comedic minds of the past 50 years. He is also one of the nicest people I know.

David said of Gervais: Hes one of the funniest people Ive ever met. I also used to watch Extras and think, I wish Id thought of that.

The series will be filmed this summer in New York, where Gervais has a home. Its perfect for me as I can walk to work, he said. I wont walk obviously. Ill take a limo. But I could walk if I had to.

Gervais will play himself in the acclaimed HBO series.

Posted: 12 Jun 2010

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