Brian Gittins

Brian Gittins

The alter-ego of David Earl, Brian Gittins is the owner of a roadside café owner somewhere off the A32. A couple of the café's regulars have said he's 'quite funny', so he's been attempting to make it in the world of comedy.

He supported Ricky Gervais for some of his tour in 2009.

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Revealed: Cast and first images from Ricky Gervais's Afterlife

New comedy coming to Netflix on March

Ricky Gervais’s new comedy series AfterLife will launch globally on March 8, Netflix has announced.

The streaming giant has also released the first images to promote the series as well as the names of his co-stars.

AfterLife will include regular Gervais collaborators such as his Extras co-star Ashley Jensen; David Earl (known for his alter-ego Brian Gittins) and Kerry Godliman from Derek;  and Tom Basden, Roisin Conaty and Diane Morgan from David Brent: Life On The Road.

Godliman plays Lisa, the wife of Gervais's character, Tony. Basden is his brother-in-law Matt, Tony Way is his best-friend Lenny, and David Bradley from the Harry Potter series is his dad, who is being nursed by Jensen's character,

AfterLife Godliman

Also appearing are Mandeep Dhillon, Joe Wilkinson, Jo Hartley, Tracey Ann Oberman, Paul Kaye, Tim Plester, Penelope Wilton and Sean McLoughlin, the stand-up who has supported Gervais on tour.

One of the scenes appears to take place in a pub’s comedy night, with Gervais’s character Tony the only audience member not laughing.

Afterlife Gervais

Chortle revealed some of the cast back in June.

In six-part series, writer-director Gervais plays a man who becomes suicidal after the death of his wife but decides to live long enough to punish the world by saying and doing whatever he likes.

Gervais will executive produce the show with Charlie Hanson, who previously worked with him on Derek and Extras. 


Netflix also distributed Life on the Road, Gervais's film Special Correspondents and his last stand-up special Humanity, as well as having the rights to his next one, SuperNature.

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Published: 14 Jan 2019



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