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Episode 5: Ian McKellen

Season 2, Ep 5, Aired 10/12/06
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  • Episode Description
  • Andy, in search of some credibility, gets a part in a play with Sir Ian McKellen. But when he finds out that the play - 'A Month of Summers', is a tale of love between men, he's uncomfortable with the part. He feels even less comfortable when some of his old school friends come to see the play.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jamie Chapman

    Brains

  • Ricky Gervais

  • Stephen Merchant

    Andy's agent

  • Ashley Jensen

    Maggie Jacobs

  • Shaun Williamson

    Barry

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • The best of Season Two

    By tsreeder, Feb 23, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • Andy: Idiot. Agent: You talking to me? Andy: Yes, I'm talking to you! Didn't you read the play? Agent: What play? Andy: The play I'm in, the play that you got me a part in. It's a gay play. I've got to play a gay, with another gay. Acting all gay. All through the play, it's so gay!

    • Ian McKellen: How did I know what to say? They had my lines written down on a script. How did I know where to stand? People showed me.

    Notes (1)

    • After the hairdresser storms out because Andy doesn't know her name, a crew member is visible in the background mirror.

    Trivia (1)

    • The song featured in this episode is, 'Boys keep swinging' by, David Bowie - it reached No. 7 in the U.K. Top 40 in May 1979.

    Allusions (1)

    • (Andy is involved in a scene in which Ian McKellen is physically holding Andy's head while another male character is attempting to kiss him) Andy: It's like bloody Deliverance... Deliverance is a 1972 film that is shot primarily in the rivers and woods of Appalachia. In the film's most psychologically terrifying sequence a sexually-perverted Appalachian native humiliates the character of Bobby (a chubby-faced, defenceless man). He forces the man to first strip down to his underwear. He then makes Bobby squeal like a pig before sodomising him.

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