"Fame? It"s a pain in the neck": says Ricky Gervais"s sidekick Mackenzie Crook

“Fame It”s a pain in the neck”: Walking like a hunchback to hide from fans has left Ricky Gervais”s sidekick Mackenzie Crook with five slipped discs

Mackenzie Crook is deeply uncomfortable with being famous

Mackenzie Crook is deeply uncomfortable with being famous

Life changing: Starring in The Office with Ricky Gervais (left), shot Crook to fame - he played the role of Gareth Keenan in the BBC sitcom

Life changing: Starring in The Office with Ricky Gervais (left), shot Crook to fame – he played the role of Gareth Keenan in the BBC sitcom

A-list co-stars: Mackenzie Crook with Jonny Depp and Keira Knightley at the European premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man

A-list co-stars: Mackenzie Crook with Jonny Depp and Keira Knightley at the European premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man”s Chest in London in 2006

On set: Crook as Ragetti alongside Johnny Depp, as Captain Jack Sparrow, in the Pirates Of the Caribbean franchise

On set: Crook as Ragetti alongside Johnny Depp, as Captain Jack Sparrow, in the Pirates Of the Caribbean franchise

Film career: Crook starred in the film 3 And Out in 2007 alongside Colm Meaney (right)

Film career: Crook starred in the film Three And Out in 2007 alongside Colm Meaney (right)

Theatre rolls: Crook alongside Kristin Scott Thomas in The Seagull at the Royal Court Theatre in 2007

Theatre rolls: Crook alongside Kristin Scott Thomas in The Seagull at the Royal Court Theatre in 2007