‘The Inbetweeners’ success down to ‘four best comic actors of their generation’ – video

Comedy writers reflect on big-screen adaptation and why it works

In an exclusive interview with NME.COM, the writers of The Inbetweeners have spoken about why they think the comedy has been so successful.

In the video, which you can watch above, Iain Morris and Damon Beesley lay much of the kudos at the feet of the four main actors. Morris said of Simon Bird, James Buckley, Blake Harrison and Joe Thomas:

Those four men are four of the best comic actors of their generation, if not the four best. To get them all together in one show has been amazing.

The new film, out last Wednesday (August 17) tells the story of the four friends, Will, Simon, Jay and Neil, taking a lads holiday to Malia, Crete.

In the exclusive interview the creators of the show went on to say how they came to the conclusion that a film would be the best step forward for all involved. As Iain Morris explained:

We always wanted to make a film, we always wanted to make a teen film. We love those actors, we love those characters. It felt like the right thing to do.


The Inbetweeners Movie took over £2.5 million on its opening day and brought in a further £10m over the weekend, earning a staggering opening box office of £12.5million.