Office Is Comic Gold!; DOUBLE TRIUMPH

Birmingham Evening Mail (England), January 26, 2004 | Go to article overview

Office Is Comic Gold!; DOUBLE TRIUMPH


BRUMMIE actress Lucy Davis was one of the surprise winners at the Golden Globe awards in Hollywood last night.

Lucy, daughter of comedian Jasper Carrott, was at the glittering ceremony when spoof documentary The Office beat off American competition to win two awards.

Lucy played receptionist Dawn in the comedy about a Slough paper mill. And, to massive applause, The Office triumphed over big hitterssuch as Sex and the City and Will and Grace to win best comedy TV series .

Creator Ricky Gervais beat Friends star Matt LeBlanc to take the best comedy actor gong. It was the first time a British comedy series has won at the awards.

Gervais, who plays cringeworthy boss David Brent, told the assembled stars: 'They told me to thank people, and I said we're not going to win anyway.'

Grinning sheepishly, he said: 'I'm not from these parts, I'm from a little place called England. We used to run the world before you. …

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