Bowie Filming Extras With Gervais
Golden Globe-winning comedian Ricky Gervais has filmed an episode for the second series of hit British TV comedy Extras with rock icon David Bowie. The Office creator's character ANDY, who is an aspiring actor, bribes his way into a private members club where Bowie is performing - but he is ejected soon after the Ziggy Stardust icon takes to the stage. Other stars set to appear in Extras include SIR Ian McKellen, who kisses Gervais, Orlando Bloom and HARRY POTTER star Daniel Radcliffe. A show insider tells British newspaper The Sun, "Ricky had dozens of people ask for a part. "But the names he's got are fantastic and Ricky's chuffed to bits. Ricky feels a bit awestruck to be starring alongside such big names, but he's had a ball so far. "He's been really careful to pick the right stars." Madonna was set to cameo but had to pull out because filming clashes with her world tour, and Tom Cruise requested a role but took a rain check when he discovered he was set to become a father.