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Life’s Too Short is a mockumentary following the fictionalized life of dwarf actor Warwick Davis, playing himself. Warwick attempts to revive his B-list career, runs a talent agency for fellow little-person actors and periodically meets with Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, who also play themselves.

Premiered:

February 19, 2012

See It:

Sundays at 10:30 p.m. EST on HBO.

History:

Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant first came up with the idea of a show centered around Warwick Davis when Davis guest-starred on Gervais and Merchant’s previous series Extras. Gervais and Merchant developed Life’s Too Short with Davis, and the first season premiered in the U.K. on BBC Two in November 2011, and then on HBO in the U.S. the following February. After the first season finished airing in the U.K., HBO and the BBC commissioned a second to air in 2013.

Cast:

Warwick Davis as Warwick Davis
Rosamund Hanson as Cheryl Wilkins
Jo Enright as Sue Davis
Steve Brody as Eric Biddle
Ricky Gervais as Ricky Gervais
Stephen Merchant as Stephen Merchant

Creators:

Life’s Too Short was created by Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Warwick Davis. Gervais and Merchant are the executive producers, as well as the writers and directors of each episode.
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