Ash Atalla (born 1972) is an Egyptian television producer responsible for producing several British TV series such as The IT Crowd, The Office and Man Stroke Woman. He has also various cameo appearances in productions such as in Ricky Gervais's Politics. Atalla made his first appearance on TV in 1999, when he starred in a documentary charting the lives of several disabled people.
Atalla developed Polio as a baby, and emigrated to London due to his father's job constrictions. It was Atalla who played a major role in getting The Office on the air; a risky decision which would ultimately prove to be a success.
Atalla is occasionally mentioned by Ricky in his shows, usually with an affectionate joke about his disability.