Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 17 April 2014

Buckley: I wanted Partridge role

James Buckley wanted a role in Alpha Papa

James Buckley has revealed that he auditioned for a part in Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa.

The Inbetweeners star admitted he tried out for a role in the TV spin-off film, starring Steve Coogan as his alter-ego Alan, on Twitter.

"God I love Partridge! I read for a part in AlphaPapa," tweeted the self-confessed Partridge fan.

James, best known for playing cocky student Jay in the E4 sitcom, revealed he failed to win the part after suffering from nerves.

"Embarrassingly I'm such a Coogan geek I was literally starstruck of the script. Was v nervous, I wasn't cast," he added.

The 26-year-old, who is expecting his second child with wife Clair Meek, got to see the film as a birthday treat on August 14.

"Off to see alpha papa this afternoon with my wife for my birthday! :)" he wrote.

James is set to reunite with his Inbetweeners co-stars Simon Bird, Joe Thomas and Blake Harrison for the second Inbetweeners film, which has started production and will hit cinemas in August 2014.

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