"Life's Too Short" (HBO TV show) is a faux documentary starring Warwick Davis ("Willow," the "Harry Potter" and "Star Wars" films) as a fictionalized version of himself: a little person who's down on his luck, desperately trying to hustle and connive his way back into the spotlight.
He's a self-aggrandizing actor who's appeared in some of Hollywood's biggest hits. But now his career is on the wane, and he'll do anything to reverse his fortunes.

In "Life's Too Short," actor Warwick Davis is struggling to jumpstart his fading career and maintain his status as Britain's "go-to" little person. He runs a talent agency for fellow showbiz little people called "Dwarves for Hire," though he often takes the best roles for himself, and serves as vice chairman of a society for small people, though he'd rather be chairman. Davis also seeks advice from his old pals Gervais and Merchant (playing versions of themselves) in hopes that their A-list celebrity connections will aid his career.

Written, directed and executive produced by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, the show features cameos by top stars, including Johnny Depp, Liam Neeson, Sting, Helena Bonham Carter, Steve Carell and Kat Deeley. Other cast regulars include Jo Enright as Davis's soon to be ex-wife Sue, Rosamund Hanson as his dim-witted assistant Cheryl, Steve Brody as his incompetent accountant and "EastEnders" actor Shaun Williamson as himself.

"Life's Too Short" is produced by Backlash Productions.

What to Watch This Weekend: Life's Too Short's Series Finale Special, a Walking Dead Zombiethon, True Blood, and Dexter
Warwick Davis Comedy Life's Too Short to Wrap Up with a Special
Ricky, Karl And Warwick Off On Another Adventure
Little People vs. Snow White: Life's Too Short Star Calls Dwarf Casting 'Inexcusable'
Life's Too Short Gets a Second Season, an Idiot Abroad Gets a Spin-off
Top Moments: Desperate Housewives' Tragic Death and Walking Dead's Zombie Shocker
'Life's Too Short': Warwick Davis splits our sides
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Cutting it 'Short'
'Life's Too Short': Ricky Gervais, Warwick Davis Tackle The Taboo


Network: HBO
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 30 mins.
Premiere Date: February 19, 2012
Seasons: 2
Production Company: Backlash Productions

Warwick Davis to Star in 'Life's Too Short' — Premiering Sunday, February 19, the new HBO comedy series from Ricky Gervais features cameos by top stars, including Johnny Depp, Liam Neeson, Sting, Helena Bonham Carter, Steve Carell and Kat Deeley. Read more...

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