Helen Bonham Carter joins Ricky Gervais' sitcom

Friday August 19, 2011

Helena Bonham Carter is to be among the guests in Ricky Gervais's new BBC sitcom.

The Oscar-nominated star – who was up for the best supporting actress prize for her role in The King's Speech – has been added to the line-up for the funnyman's BBC Two series Life's Too Short.

Also newly cast in the programme about a dwarf, played by Warwick Davis, is Liam Neeson.

Ricky has also persuaded leading names such as Johnny Depp, Steve Carrell and Sting to appear in the show, which is written and directed by Ricky and Stephen Merchant.

Life's Too Short is a fake documentary following the daily life of an actor – played by Warwick – who runs a talent agency for fellow dwarves but nabs the best jobs for himself.

Ricky has said of the seven-part show, which launches in October: "If Warwick Davis isn't the comedy sensation of next year, I'll eat Johnny Depp's hat."

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