The Office

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Title card for the UK original (above) and US version (below).

The Office is a popular mockumentary sitcom that was first made in the United Kingdom and has now been remade in many other countries. The total overall viewership is in the hundreds of millions worldwide. It is considered one of the earliest documentary/comedies on television.[citation needed]

The original United Kingdom TV series was created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. It starred Gervais as the boss and main character. First broadcast on BBC Two on 9 July 2001, the show ran for 14 episodes – two series of six episodes and a two-part Christmas special. The longest running version is the United States adaptation, which ran for 9 seasons from 2005 to 2013. Germany's Stromberg has seen 46 episodes over five seasons and a movie aired 2014 in German cinemas.

Counterparts

English-language German-language French-language Spanish-language Hebrew-language Swedish-language Czech-language Finnish-language Japanese-language
British version
(2001–2003)
American version
(2005–2013)
German version
(2004–2012)
French version
(2006)
Canadian French
version
(2006–2007)
Chilean version
(2008)
Israeli version
(2010–2013)
Swedish version
(2012)
Czech version (2014) Finnish version
(2017)
Japanese version
(2018)[citation needed]
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("The Office")
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("The Office")
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("The Office")
Kancl ("The Office") Konttori
("The Office")
Ofisu
(オフィス, "The Office")[citation needed]
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Location Slough Scranton Unspecified city in Germany Villepinte Côte-de-Liesse Santiago Centro Yehud Brno
Regional
Manager
David Brent
(Ricky Gervais)
Michael Scott
(Steve Carell)
Bernd Stromberg
(Christoph Maria Herbst)
Gilles Triquet
(François Berléand)
David Gervais
(Antoine Vézina)
Manuel Cerda
(Luis Gnecco)
Avi Meshulam
(Dvir Benedek)
Ove Sundberg
(Henrik Dorsin)
Marek Chvála

(Václav Kopta)

Pentti Markkanen
(Sami Hedberg)
Assistant to the Regional Manager Gareth Keenan
(Mackenzie Crook)
Dwight Schrute
(Rainn Wilson)
Berthold "Ernie" Heisterkamp
(Bjarne Mädel)
Joel Liotard
(Benoît Carré)
Sam Bisaillon
(Paul Ahmarani)
Cristián Müller
(Mauricio Dell)
Yariv Shauli
(Maayan Blum)
Viking Ytterman
(Björn Gustafsson)
Jaakko
(Antti Heikkinen)
Senior Sales
Representative
Tim Canterbury
(Martin Freeman)
Jim Halpert
(John Krasinski)
Ulf Steinke
(Oliver Wnuk)
Paul Delorme
(Jérémie Elkaïm)
Louis Tremblay
(Sébastien Huberdeau)
Diego Ramírez
(Pablo Cazals)
Yossi
(Eldad Fribas)
Erik Lundkvist
(Kim Sulocki)
Timo
(Pyry Äikää)
Receptionist Dawn Tinsley
(Lucy Davis)
Pam Beesly
(Jenna Fischer)
Tanja Seifert
(Diana Staehly)
Laetitia Kadiri
(Anne-Laure Balbir)
Anne Viens
(Sophie Cadieux)
Rocío Poblete
(Nathalia Aragonese)
Dana
(Mali Levi)
Therese Johansson
(Sissela Benn)
Anna
(Linda Wiklund)
Temp Ricky Howard
(Oliver Chris)
Ryan Howard
(B. J. Novak)
Jonas Fischer
(trainee)
(Max Mauff)
Felix Pradier
(Xavier Robic)
Felipe Tomic
(César Sepúlveda)
Regev Steiner
(Amir Wolf)
"OP"
(K. Puura)
Corporate
Supervisor
Jennifer Taylor‑Clarke
(Stirling Gallacher)
Jan Levinson-Gould / Jan Levinson
(Melora Hardin)
Tatjana Berkel
(Tatjana Alexander)
Juliette Lebrac
(Astrid Bas)
Emmanuelle Sirois-Keaton
(Nathalie Coupal)
Jimena Ibarra
(Liliana García)
Yelena
(Helena Yaralova)
Idun Falkenberg
(Lisa Linnertorp)
Katariina
(Vera Kiiskinen)
Accountants Sheila
(Jane Lucas)
Angela Martin
(Angela Kinsey)
Daniel Gabarda
(Frédéric Merlo)
Yanni
(Jimena Nuñez)

Teresita
(Luz María Yacometti)
Karol
(Roberto Pollak)

Ababa "Avi" Sharon
(Yossi Vassa)
Lennart Forsström
(Rikard Ulvshammar)

Anna Norén
(Anna Åström)

Margareta Wivallius
(Ingbritt Hjälm)
Maarit
(Lotta Lindroos)
Oliver
(Howard Saddler)
Oscar Martinez
(Oscar Nunez)
Farzin
(Mazdak Nassir)
Keith Bishop
(Ewen MacIntosh)
Kevin Malone
(Brian Baumgartner)
César
(Alfredo Portuondo)
Teppo
(Jan Nyquist)
Travelling Sales
Representative
Chris Finch
(Ralph Ineson)
Todd Packer
(David Koechner)
Theo Hölter
(friend)
(Andreas Schmidt)
Didier Leguelec
(Jean-Pierre Loustau)
Rocky Larocque
(Yves Amyot)
Carlitos García
(Sergio Piña)
Shimi Guetta
(Shai Avivi)
"Boozen"
(Kristoffer Appelquist)
Receptionist's
fiancé
Lee
(Joel Beckett)
Roy Anderson
(David Denman)
Roland
(off camera)
Ludovic Correia
(Julien Favart)
Luc
(Martin Tremblay)
Marco Lavi
(Alon Hamawi)
Kenneth Gustavsson
Peter Jansson
Ripa
(Leo Honkonen)
Senior Sales Representative's
girlfriend
Rachel
(Stacey Roca)
Katy Moore
(Amy Adams)
/ Karen Filippelli
(Rashida Jones)
Sabine Buhrer
(Maja Beckmann)
Shiri
(Noa Wollman)
Other office
co-workers
Jamie
(Jamie Deeks)

Ben
(Ben Bradshaw)

Emma
(Emma Manton)

Donna
(Sally Bretton)

Joan
(Yvonne D’Alpra)

Malcolm
(Robin Hooper)

Brenda
(Julie Fernandez)

Trudy
(Rachel Isaac)

Rachel
(Stacey Roca)
Stanley Hudson
(Leslie David Baker)

Phyllis Lapin-Vance
(Phyllis Smith)

Kelly Kapoor
(Mindy Kaling)

Toby Flenderson
(Paul Lieberstein)

Meredith Palmer
(Kate Flannery)

Creed Bratton
(Creed Bratton)

Andy Bernard
(Ed Helms)
Erika Burstedt
(Martina Eitner-Acheampong)

Jennifer Schirrmann
(Milena Dreißig)

Lars Lehnhoff
(Laurens Walter)

Nicole Rückert
(Angelika Richter)

Hans Schmelzer
(Ralf Husmann)
Trini
(Karla Matta)

Benito Rojas
Dante Espinoza
Yevgeni
(Dima Ross)

Leah
(Ayelet Robinson)

Riki
(Hilla Sarjon)

Abed
(Jamil Khoury)
Britt-Marie Lind
(Veronica Dahlström)

Massoud Ghorbani
(Hassan Brijany)

Robin T. Larsson
(David Druid)

Örjan Almqvist
(Christoffer Olofsson)
Aune
(Paula Siimes)

Leyla
(Ushma Olava)
Warehouse
Foreman
Glynn "Taffy"
(David Schaal)
Darryl Philbin
(Craig Robinson)
Sami
(Yaniv Suissa)
Kenneth Gustavsson
Peter Jansson

Awards and honors

Selected major awards won only

  • UK version: 2004 Golden Globes for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy and Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy (Ricky Gervais); 2001, 2002 and 2003 British Academy Television Awards for Situation Comedy and Best Comedy Performance (Ricky Gervais)[1][2][3]
  • US version: 2006 Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy (Steve Carell); 2006 Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series; 2007 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series; 2007 Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (Greg Daniels)
  • German version: 2006 Grimme Award for Fiction/Entertainment – Series/Miniseries

Notes

  1. ^ The 2001 British Academy Television Awards, winners and nominees.
  2. ^ The 2002 British Academy Television Awards, winners and nominees.
  3. ^ The 2003 British Academy Television Awards, winners and nominees.

External links

  • A comparison of the US, UK, French, and German shows on Slate
  • The Office on Comedy Central UK
  • The Office: A decade around the world

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