Life's Too Short. Warwick (Warwick Davis). Copyright: BBC.

Life's Too Short

BBC Two sitcom about a dwarf actor. 8 episodes (1 series), 2011 - 2013. Stars Warwick Davis, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Steve Brody and others.

Series 1, Episode 3

After complaints that he takes all the best roles for himself, Warwick launches a website and creates showreels for his clients. But he still takes on a role opposite Helena Bonham Carter.

Further details

Life's Too Short. Image shows from L to R: Helena Bonham Carter, Warwick (Warwick Davis). Copyright: BBC.

Warwick launches a new website in a bid to get more work, but it only gets 12 hits - and some nasty online comments.

Meanwhile, after his clients at Dwarves For Hire complain that Warwick takes the best roles for himself, he tries to appease them by making showreels re-enacting famous movie scenes.

However, when a call comes looking for someone to take a role opposite Helena Bonham Carter, Warwick takes it for himself. But, is it as glamorous as he hoped...?

Broadcast details

Thursday 24th November 2011
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Warwick Davis Warwick
    Ricky Gervais Ricky
    Stephen Merchant Stephen
    Rosamund Hanson Cheryl
    Guest cast
    Peter Bonner Little Pete / Maximus
    Raymond Griffiths Ray
    Jon Key Anthony
    Anthony Welsh BBC Director
    George Appleby Dan
    Dean Whatton Little Jesus
    Binde Johal Brokeback #1
    Steve Haze Brokeback #2
    Rupert Holliday Evans Police Officer
    Alec Nicholls Teacher
    Jack Binstead Justin Palmer
    Christian Stevens Little Lord
    Kerry Shale Film Director
    Shend Nobby
    Sarah Bennett Little Sharon Stone
    Helena Bonham Carter Self
    Victoria Hollins Self
    Writing team
    Ricky Gervais Writer
    Stephen Merchant Writer
    Production team
    Ricky Gervais Director
    Stephen Merchant Director
    Charlie Hanson Producer
    Ricky Gervais Executive Producer
    Stephen Merchant Executive Producer
    Mark Freeland Executive Producer
    Richard Halladey Editor
    Graham Barker Editor
    Anna Higginson Production Designer


    Brokeback Mountain

    Warwick tries to explain to the dwarves that his talent agency 'Dwarves For Hire' is working on behalf of them, rather than Warwick. Meanwhile, Ricky and Stephen attempt to re-create a scene from Brokeback Mountain.

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    Phone Hasn't Rung

    Warwick's clients are unhappy about the lack of work... but they're not the only ones keen for more work.

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