British comedy star Ricky Gervais has turned down the chance to appear in new George Clooney movie OCEAN'S TWELVE - so he could concentrate on his new UK TV series.

The genius behind multi-award-winning hit The Office was inundated with film offers after the spoof series won two Golden Globe Awards - but Gervais, currently penning new comedy EXTRAS, insists he's not tempted by the lure of Hollywood.

He says, "Why say a couple of lines opposite Brad Pitt when I could be playing lead back home?"

07/07/2004 13:45