James Buckley: ”The Inbetweeners’ will never return’

Actor also tells NME all about his directorial debut

James Buckley, one of the stars of The Inbetweeners, has said that show is almost certain to never return.

Speaking to NME, the actor said that all talk of a sequel to last summer’s film and a fourth television series is unfounded and that he believed the film will be “the last you see of The Inbetweeners“.

Asked what the situation was with The Inbetweeners, Buckley said: “I’ve not been spoken to about it at all. I’ve had interviews in paper just completely made up. I’ve not spoken to anyone for six months. There was an interview in the Daily Star where I was quoted saying we were going to do a fourth series and one of the characters was going to die, which wasn’t true.”

He continued:

There are no plans to do any more, unfortunately. I think that will be the last you see of ‘The Inbetweeners’.


Buckley also spoke about his future plans and revealed that he is set to film a part in a new movie withTransformers star Shia LaBeouf, which will be his first role since the birth of his son six months ago.

Asked what he’d been up to recently and what his immediate plans were, Buckley said: “I’ve spent the last few months at home, getting to know my son, who’s six months old now. I haven’t done anything. I haven’t spoken to anyone. I’m off to Bucharest on Monday (May 14) to film something with Shia LaBeouf, which I’m really excited about.”

The actor also spoke about his directorial debut, which he has made on The Milk‘s new music video for their single ‘Every Time We Fight.’

Asked how he got involved, Buckley said: “I got involved through mutual friends. I’ve liked the band for some time and I just an email out of the blue from a mate of mine who knows the band asking if I’d get involved in the video. I put myself forward to direct and I came up with the concept of the video as well. It’s been the most rewarding thing I’ve done in my career so far.”

Then asked what the video was about and his role in it, the actor added: “The band have described the song as a love letter to the working class and I’ve basically filmed the video in the working men’s club where my dad would drag me to on a Friday and I still drink in now.”

He continued: “It’s about those characters that you see in the every pub and capturing that in a beautiful manner. There’s a back story of a factory closing and how the people then come together as a community. The song was written at the same time as the London riots and it’s a kick back at that. I play a worker, who rallies everyone together.”


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