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The Best Episodes of Extras

Every episode of Extras ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Extras!

Andy Millman gave up his day job five years ago in the hope of achieving the big time, but he’s yet to land a speaking part, let alone saunter down the red carpet to pick up an Oscar. He remains optimistic however, as rubbing shoulders with the A-list on-set only serves to reinforce his belief that the big time is just a job or two away.

Genre:Comedy
Networks:HBOBBC Two

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "Extras" is "Kate Winslet", rated 8.7/10 from 1538 user votes. It was directed by Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant and written by Stephen Merchant, Ricky Gervais. "Kate Winslet" aired on 8/4/2005 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Daniel Radcliffe".

  • Kate Winslet
    8.7/10 1,538 votes

    #1 - Kate Winslet

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2005-08-04

    Andy and Maggie work on a Holocaust film that stars Kate Winslet.

    Director: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant

    Writer: Stephen Merchant, Ricky Gervais

  • Daniel Radcliffe
    8.6/10 1,285 votes

    #2 - Daniel Radcliffe

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2006-09-28

    First comes the success, then the backlash and the British press aren't about to change the rules. Andy has incurred their wrath and needs an experienced P.R. guru to help him. On the set of his new film, Daniel Radcliffe is trying his staggeringly poor chat-up lines on anything female.

    Director: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant

    Writer: Stephen Merchant, Ricky Gervais

  • Patrick Stewart
    8.5/10 1,181 votes

    #3 - Patrick Stewart

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2005-08-25

    As Andy's useless agent still hasn't managed to get him any work, he takes it upon himself to get his sitcom script read by somebody. He manages to get it to Patrick Stewart, who passes it onto the BBC, who decide to develop it. However, Andy finds himself stuck developing the script with a nearly unbearably camp man, a problem he shares with Maggie, who unwittingly repeats it to Andy's colleague later on, possibly jeopardizing Andy's chances of getting his sitcom made.

    Director: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant

    Writer: Stephen Merchant, Ricky Gervais

  • Sir Ian McKellen
    8.4/10 1,088 votes

    #4 - Sir Ian McKellen

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2006-10-12

    Andy's school mate Steve Sherwood visits him on set and inspires Darren to ask Maggie out on a date. Wanting to be recognized more for his acting abilities, Andy auditions for a new play directed by Sir Ian McKellen.

    Director: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant

    Writer: Stephen Merchant, Ricky Gervais

  • Orlando Bloom
    8.3/10 1,166 votes

    #5 - Orlando Bloom

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2006-09-14

    Andy finally gets the chance to make his sitcom, but things aren't going his way. Meanwhile Maggie is an extra on an Orlando Bloom film.

    Director: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant

    Writer: Stephen Merchant, Ricky Gervais

  • David Bowie
    8.2/10 1,130 votes

    #6 - David Bowie

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2006-09-21

    The first episode of Andy's sitcom, "When the Whistle Blows" is getting harsh reviews but draws respectable viewing numbers. Andy begins to get recognized on the street and in pubs.

    Director: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant

    Writer: Stephen Merchant, Ricky Gervais

  • Robert Lindsay & Jonathan Ross
    8.2/10 999 votes

    #7 - Robert Lindsay & Jonathan Ross

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2006-10-19

    Andy becomes fast friends with Jonathan Ross after making his first chat show appearance. The mother of an ill fan forces him to come and visit her boy at the hospital, so Andy takes Maggie along. Darren is given an ultimatum: arrange a meeting with Robert De Niro or get fired.

    Director: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant

    Writer: Stephen Merchant, Ricky Gervais

  • Chris Martin
    8.1/10 981 votes

    #8 - Chris Martin

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2006-10-05

    Andy encounters Coldplay's Chris Martin while recording an ad for charity and reluctantly agrees to have him do a cameo on 'When the Whistle Blows'. When his show is nominated for a Bafta Award, everything that could possibly go wrong for Andy during the night of the ceremony does.

    Director: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant

    Writer: Stephen Merchant, Ricky Gervais

  • Samuel L. Jackson
    8.0/10 1,118 votes

    #9 - Samuel L. Jackson

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2005-08-18

    Andy and Maggie are this time working on an action movie starring Samuel L Jackson. Andy finds himself cornered into a friendship with an incredibly over-friendly middle-aged Welshman also working on the set. Maggie finds herself attracted to black actor Danny on set, but isn't sure how to talk to him because of his race.

    Director: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant

    Writer: Stephen Merchant, Ricky Gervais

  • Ben Stiller
    7.7/10 1,393 votes

    #10 - Ben Stiller

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2005-07-21

    Andy and Maggie are both extras in a serious genocide movie being shot by Ben Stiller in England; however, Andy isn't satisfied with his minuscule role, and so goes to the genocide witness Goran to try and get him a bigger part.

    Director: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant

    Writer: Stephen Merchant, Ricky Gervais

  • Les Dennis
    7.7/10 1,151 votes

    #11 - Les Dennis

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2005-08-11

    Andy gets a role in a pantomime, starring opposite British TV presenter Les Dennis. As Dennis begins to approach a breakdown, Maggie gets to know the pantomime director's daughter, who appears to have had her life greatly warped by her parents.

    Director: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant

    Writer: Stephen Merchant, Ricky Gervais

  • Ross Kemp and Vinnie Jones
    7.5/10 1,231 votes

    #12 - Ross Kemp and Vinnie Jones

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2005-07-28

    Again Andy and Maggie are both extras on the same production, this time it's a period drama starring "hard-man" British actor Ross Kemp, who likes to play up to his tough persona. Another tough-guy actor, Vinnie Jones, is filming something nearby. When Andy brags to his rival, Greg, who's an extra on Jones' set, that Kemp could beat up Jones, the rivalry switches hands from the extras to the actors.

    Director: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant

    Writer: Stephen Merchant, Ricky Gervais