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Mackenzie Crook 'can't wait' for David Brent movie

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Mackenzie Crook 'can't wait' for David Brent movie

Mackenzie Crook "can't wait" to see Ricky Gervais' David Brent movie.

The 'Detectorists' actor - who starred alongside Gervais in 'The Office' from 2001 to 2003 - has confessed he's excited to see his former co-star reprise his role as annoying office manager David Brent in new movie 'Life on the Road'.

Asked if the 54-year-old actor had been in touch about his new project, Crook exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "No I've not heard from him about that. That's going ahead without any of the other 'Office' cast as far as I know, but that doesn't surprise me to be honest. I didn't think he ever would go back and visit those old cast members.

"At the time they always said that that was it after two series, they weren't going to go back and do 'The Office' again and I don't see this David Brent project as being an 'Office' thing really. It's something entirely different. I think it will work brilliantly, I can't wait to see it."

The 44-year-old star also admitted that while he and his former co-stars - including 'The Hobbit' actor Martin Freeman - no longer see each other very often, they're all grateful for what the show has done for their careers.

He added: "I haven't seen any of them for a while. We don't have reunions or anything but when we do bump into each other it's great.

"It was a springboard for all of us and it's incredible to think back actually and trace everything back to 'The Office' and all of those doors that have opened for me because of it.

"I could never have predicted what it would lead me on to do. In between the first and second series of 'The Office' I went and did the first 'Pirates of the Caribbean' so it was like immediately jumping from Slough to Hollywood and I've sort of continued doing lots of strange jobs."

'Detectorists' Series 2 and Series 1 & 2 Box Set will be available on DVD from December 7, 2015.