07/08/2011 10:14 am ET Updated Sep 07, 2011

The Office Ten Years On: Where Are Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman And The Other Personnel Now?

Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant struck gold on 9th July 20001, when their sitcom about the day-to-day lives of the employees of a Slough paper merchant became the most successful British comedy export of all time.

In a frighteningly confident burst of comic vision, The Office ran for two seasons (just like its natural forebear Fawlty Towers), two Christmas specials and then was gone from UK premises - enjoying instead a lucrative and longrunning US counterpart to prop up its offshore accounts.

The doors of its Slough branch closed a full decade ago (yes, it really has been that long), so what happened to the stalwart staff of the Wernham Hogg Paper Company? On the tenth anniversary of the sitcom that changed British comedy AND fly-on-the-wall documentary, here's a fresh look at the personnel who helped shape it...

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The Office: Where Are They Now?