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Simon Bird To Star In Channel 4 Comedy ‘Everyone Else Burns’ From ‘Russian Doll’ Producer Jax Media & Universal International Studios

Click here to read the full article. British broadcaster Channel 4 has ordered an apocalyptic comedy series starring Friday Night Dinner and The Inbetweeners star Simon Bird. The ad-supported, public service broadcaster has handed the six-part order to Jax Media, the company behind series including Netflix’s Russian Doll and HBO Max’s Search Party, and Universal International Studios, the London-led global production arm of the NBCU studio. Everyone Else Burns explores life in a hyper-religious community and asks: how does an idiosyncratic family navigating modern day life protect themselves from eternal hell fire? Bird stars alongside Kate O’Flynn, Amy James-Kelly, Lolly Adefope, Al Roberts,...
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Simon Bird opens up about the possibility of a future Inbetweeners reunion

Simon Bird has spoken about the possibility of returning to The Inbetweeners – and we’re sorry to say, it’s not looking likely. The actor made his name playing Will McKenzie in the era-defining comedy, but confirmed it’s 'a hard no' when it comes to taking on the role again. The actor said that he still gets “briefcase w*****” and “bus w*****” shouted at him by fans, and while it's a 'happy memory' he won’t be returning any time soon. Speaking to The Guardian, he was asked the question: "How about more Inbetweeners, but this time you're the embarrassing parents?" Sign up to...

Post your questions for Simon Bird

There’s a lot more to Simon “Will from The Inbetweeners” Bird than meets the eye. As he’s said himself, he’ll probably never quite get away from his role at the posh one with the briefcase in three Channel 4 series and two films of Iain Morris and Damon Beesley’s teenage-angst-ridden sitcom. Although he had a damn good try as slightly less annoying son, Adam, in six series of Channel 4’s gone, but not forgotten, Friday Night Dinner.
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Simon Bird: Debrief review – winningly silly standup spins jokes in the air

Simon Bird always intended to be a live performer. An ex-president of Cambridge Footlights, he duly took to the Edinburgh fringe stage – before stardom, in the shape of The Inbetweeners (and later Friday Night Dinner), intervened. Recently, he’s been heard plotting a return to standup. But he can’t have expected it to happen like this: to row upon row of empty seats, his every joke evaporating into silence.

Friday Night Dinner star Simon Bird announces next project

Simon Bird, star of The Inbetweeners and Friday Night Dinner, is going it alone with his latest project – and it's available to watch right now. Simon – who starred as Will McKenzie in The Inbetweeners and Adam Goodman in Friday Night Dinner – has filmed his first-ever stand-up routine, which is premiering exclusively on Channel 4's streaming service All 4.

Paul Ritter death: Simon Bird pays tribute to his Friday Night Dinner co-star in heartbreaking post

Simon Bird has written an emotional tribute to his late Friday Night Dinner co-star Paul Ritter. Ritter died “peacefully at home” on Friday (2 April) aged 54 after being diagnosed with a brain tumour, his agent announced on Tuesday (6 April).Among the actor’s most notable screen credits – which include Harry Potter and HBO’s Chernobyl – is Channel 4’s Friday Night Dinner, in which he starred as the patriarch of a family portrayed by Bird, Tamsin Greig and Tom Rosenthal. In the wake of his death, stars including Rob Delaney and Nicola Coughlan have paid tribute to Ritter.Now Bird, who plays...