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David Schwimmer to helm Little Britain

by Kristin Sample, posted Jun 10th 2008 7:41AM
David SchwimmerThe former Friends cast member will be heading up the Los Angeles-set parts of the new HBO s comedy show Little Britain.The show is the U.S. counterpart to the BBC sketch show of the same name. The series will focus on the hijinx of British comedians Matt Lucas and David Walliams (stars from the BBC show) here stateside. They are currently filming in North Carolina. Schwimmer will be directing the studio segments of the six-part HBO series here in California. Guests for his segments include Rosie O'Donnell and Sting.

This isn't the first time Schwimmer will be directing or showing his love of all things British. He directed a few episodes of Friends. And this past year, made his feature directorial debut with Run Fat Boy Run The film starred Simon Pegg as a non-committal cad who has a change of heart toward the mother of his child and enters a marathon to prove his love.

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Phish

i like schwimmer when he does physical comedy, he's natural at that, like a more current jack tripper.

however, HOW THE FRAK are they going to do a us version of LB???

this is gonna bomb soo badly! everybody enter your shelters now.......

June 11 2008 at 4:42 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
susan

Not David Schwimmer!!! He's so not funny and he's a bad actor!! Also, Friends is a horrible show.
LB is hilarious and he's going to totally suck at doing an American remake.

June 10 2008 at 12:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Edd

Yeowch I hate Little Britain, one season was enough, but instead it gets three seasons and a remake! I like David Schwimmer and David Walliams, but LB is mostly lame.

"Everytime I see him with Simon Pegg I get nervous that he'll steal him away from Edgar Wright :-)"

Haha

June 10 2008 at 9:59 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
RR

Quote: "This isn't the first time Schwimmer will be directing or showing his love of all things British. He directed a few episodes of Friends."

Oh yeah, Friends, that famous British comedy.

June 10 2008 at 8:56 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
keithnl

I was listening to Russel Brands show yesterday and they mentioned Matt Lucas was in L.A filming "Big Britain" they called it, but they might have been joking.

I didn't know David Schwimmer was mixed up in it though. How did he get mixed up with the Brits, does friends carry some mystery weight in the UK. Everytime I see him with Simon Pegg I get nervous that he'll steal him away from Edgar Wright :-)

June 10 2008 at 8:22 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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ashfalt

friends is massive over here, 2-6 episodes a DAY!

June 10 2008 at 12:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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