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Tony Robinson to bring Maid Marian to the West End

Tony Robinson to bring Maid Marian to the West End

Sir Tony Robinson is in talks with a producer to bring back his TV series ‘Maid Marian and her Merry Men’ as a West End musical. The 73-year-old actor – who created the hit 80s children’s show which rewrites the English folk tale of Robin Hood – says negotiations are ongoing to get the production onto the stage and he remaining optimistic that it could happen in the &... »

Joe Sugg joins Waitress

Joe Sugg joins Waitress

Joe Sugg has joined the cast of ‘Waitress’. The YouTube star will make his stage debut in the musical in the role of Ogie, taking over from ‘Inbetweeners’ star Blake Harrison, from September 9th at London’s Adelphi Theatre. He said: "I’m so excited I’ve been given the opportunity to play Ogie in ‘Waitress’ starting the 9th September. "... »

Blake Harrison: Channel 4 bosses didn’t believe in Inbetweeners

Blake Harrison: Channel 4 bosses didn’t believe in Inbetweeners

Blake Harrison says Channel 4 bosses didn’t have "high hopes" for ‘The Inbetweeners’. The 34-year-old actor played Neil Sutherland in the hit coming-of-age sitcom – which enjoyed a hugely successful run of three seasons between 2008 and 2010 and two feature films – but he admitted he had to work a second summer job for extra money. Speaking to Radio Times ma... »

James Buckley says Russell Brand influenced The Inbetweeners

James Buckley says Russell Brand influenced The Inbetweeners

James Buckley says Russell Brand had a huge influence on ‘The Inbetweeners’. The 31-year-old actor played crude Jay Cartwright on the British sitcom – which spawned two spin-off movies – and says the 43-year-old comedian was a huge inspiration behind the comedy show. James is quoted by the Daily Star newspaper as saying: "Russell Brand was such an influence. "A ye... »

James Buckley up for another Inbetweeners movie

James Buckley up for another Inbetweeners movie

James Buckley would be willing to make another ‘Inbetweeners’ movie. The 31-year-old actor played Jay Cartwright on the cult British sitcom – which spawned two spin-off movies – and he has admitted that he would be up for revisiting his outrageous character. Appearing on Channel 4′s special ‘The Inbetweeners: Fwends Reunited’ programme – which marked... »

Inbetweeners: James Buckley reveals near-death experience

Inbetweeners: James Buckley reveals near-death experience

‘The Inbetweeners’ star James Buckley nearly died in a filming mishap during the ‘Field Trip’ episode. The infamous scenes from the second series of the hit E4 comedy saw the actor’s alter ego Jay Cartwright set of a flare, and it nearly took a horrible turn when James didn’t properly listen to instructions while he was on a boat with co-stars Blake Harrison, Si... »

Inbetweeners bosses thought Simon Bird was ‘too camp’ for Will role

Inbetweeners bosses thought Simon Bird was ‘too camp’ for Will role

Simon Bird says ‘The Inbetweeners’ bosses thought he was "too camp" to play Will McKenzie. The 34-year-old actor has revealed the sitcom’s writers Iain Morris and Damon Beesley didn’t think there was a part for him or Joe Thomas (Simon Cooper) when they were putting the show together. He said: "Well I remember not being allowed to audition for about a year be... »

Blake Harrison to star in Death in Paradise

Blake Harrison to star in Death in Paradise

Blake Harrison has landed a role in ‘Death in Paradise’. The ‘Inbetweeners’ actor will portray Theo Roberts, a reformed convict and zookeeper, who falls under suspicion in the drama series, and though he had a great time working in Guadeloupe with the likes of Ardal O’Hanlan (DI Jack Mooney), he had problems with some of his animal co-stars. He said: "All of the ... »

Sean Bean joins WW2 drama

Sean Bean joins WW2 drama

Sean Bean has joined the cast of ‘World on Fire’. The ‘Game of Thrones’ actor’s role in the upcoming BBC1 Second World War drama series is currently unknown, but he’s "thrilled" to have been cast in the "ambitious" programme, which has been written by Peter Bowker. He said: "I am thrilled to be part of this ambitious drama. Peter Bowker&... »

James Buckley won’t let kids watch The Inbetweeners

James Buckley won’t let kids watch The Inbetweeners

James Buckley would "never" let his kids watch ‘The Inbetweeners’. The 31-year-old actor played foul-mouthed Jay Cartwright in the E4 series, and as a result of his alter-ego’s crude antics he doesn’t want his and wife Clair Meek’s children, Harrison, seven, and Jude, five, to ever see the comedy show. He said: "I would never let them watch ‘The I... »

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