Liam Neeson has taken up a role in the next Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant comedy “Life’s Too Short” staring Warick Davis. With anything that this writing duo comes up with it’s sure to be right move for Neeson if a little bit different from his usually movie roles of late in thrillers such as “Taken”.

Gervais and Merchant are responsible for the original UK comedy “The Office”, “Extras”, the HBO show “The Ricky Gervais Show” and “An Idiot Abroad” staring comic genius Karl Pilkington.



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The new show, “Life’s Too Short”, on BBC Two this autumn, follows the misadventures of Warick Davis (star of “Willow” and “Star Wars”) who deals with a “career on the slide, a massive tax bill caused by his useless accountant, and a wife who's divorcing him".

The cast will also include  Johnny Depp, Sting, Steve Carell, Helena Bonham Carter, Cat Deeley, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Les Dennis, Keith Chegwin and Shaun Williamson.