The Hobbit star played sales representative Tim Canterbury alongside Gervais' general manager David Brent in the U.K. TV show, which ran from 2001 to 2003.

Ricky has revived Brent for a spin-off movie titled Life on the Road, which is set 15 years after The Office and features Brent attempting to make it as a rock star.

However, his former co-star Martin is glad he was not approached to appear in the film because he is fears it will not match up to the success of the TV series.

"I don't know about it, and I think that's for a good reason, because I've not been asked," he tells Britain's The Sun newspaper. "And I think it's right that I've not been asked. I'm not a big fan of reunions. I don't think they're ever as good as the first one.

"I wish it luck. I think Ricky is brilliant as David Brent, but they won't be bringing us back."

None of the series regulars, including MACkenzie Crook and Lucy Davis, will return and the show's co-creator Stephen Merchant is not involved in the film, which has been written and directed by Ricky.

Martin had previously credited the creators with making the show's end definite so it could not be ruined with more seasons.

"One of the best things Ricky and Steve did was ending it and making it finite and making it something people look back and go, 'I wish there was more of that', as opposed to doing loads and people saying, 'I wish there was less of this'," he told BBC 5 Live last year (14).

"I'm glad not to be doing The Office any more, not for any career reason or any selfish reason, but as a punter, just as a viewer. I'm glad we're not ruining it."