Despite being far from a household name, Mackenzie Crook continued to win over audiences on both sides of the Atlantic with his quirky comic turns in film and on television. Crook first became known in the U.K. as a stand-up comedian and popular television performer, most notably as the humorless and possibly deranged Gareth Keenan on Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's creation, "The Office" (BBC 2, 2001-03). As Ragetti, the formerly immortal pirate with an uncooperative wooden eyeball in "Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl" (2003) and its mega-successful sequel, "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" (2006), Crook nearly stole every scene he was in. While a third appearance in the second "Pirates" film kept him working, acclaimed performances onstage in London and on Broadway in such productions as 2011's "Jerusalem" garnered the actor a well deserved respectability. Exceptionally versatile and thoroughly committed to honing his craft, Crook's unique attributes ensured him a robust career in virtually any medium he chose to work within.