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David Walliams to star in new Gold comedy Sandylands

David Walliams to star in new Gold comedy Sandylands

David Walliams is to star in new Gold comedy show ‘Sandylands’. UKTV has commissioned the three-part series which will follow 27-year-old Emily Verma – played by Natalie Dew, who starred in the West End version of ‘Bend It Like Beckham’ – who has escaped her seaside hometown to start a new life in London. Emily’s semi-estranged father Les Vegas – por... »

Simon Bird: ‘Acting isn’t creatively satisfying’

Simon Bird: ‘Acting isn’t creatively satisfying’

Simon Bird doesn’t find acting "creatively satisfying". The ‘Inbetweeners’ actor has directed the coming-of-age comedy-drama ‘Days of the Bagnold Summer’, starring Earl Cave as angry teen Danny and Monica Dolan as his lonely, single mother Sue, and Simon loved the control he had as a director on set. He told Variety: "In my parallel careers I’ve b... »

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... »

Simon Bird: Inbetweeners reunion would be depressing for everyone

Simon Bird: Inbetweeners reunion would be depressing for everyone

Simon Bird says it would be "depressing for everyone" if there was an ‘Inbetweeners’ reboot. The 34-year-old star portrayed Will McKenzie in the E4 sitcom, which told the story of a group of sixth formers trying to get through life, but the ‘Friday Night Dinner’ actor "cannot see" any more episodes being made because nobody would "buy" he and h... »

Friday Night Dinner renewed for 6th series

Friday Night Dinner renewed for 6th series

‘Friday Night Dinner’ has been commissioned for a sixth series. The popular Channel 4 comedy has been renewed by bosses for another season with Tamsin Greig, Paul Ritter, Simon Bird and Tom Rosenthal set to return as the Goodman family. Writer and producer Robert Popper said: "I’m really looking forward to exploring new avenues with series six. "Inspector de Vries (Paul... »

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 ... »

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