It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years since The Inbetweeners finished (yes, really), but the show launched the careers of many of its biggest stars.
Following four boys at secondary school – Will, Simon, Jay and Neil, the much-loved teen sitcom saw them tackle everything from navigating school life to their (mostly failed or grossly over-exaggerated) sexual exploits.
The show ran for three series on E4 from 2008 until 2010, and spawned two spin-off films, The Inbetweeners Movie and The Inbetweeners 2.
The cast have squeezed a lot into the subsequent ten years – from hugely successful comedy careers, starting families and even a stint on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here too.
Here’s what happened to the cast next…
Will McKenzie aka Simon Bird
Aside from playing bespectacled ‘briefcase w**ker’ Will in The Inbetweeners, Simon is also known for starring as Adam Goodman in Friday Night Dinner since 2011.
As well as several other TV and movie appearances, Simon also took on a directing role for 2019’s Days of the Bagnold Summer.
Simon’s personal life saw him marry Lisa Owens in 2012, who he had met at Cambridge University after starring in a sketch together, and the couple now have two children together
Jay Cartwright aka James Buckley
James’s TV career continue to flourish after playing Jay in The Inbetweeners – the one who would always over-exaggerate and one-up the rest of the group, even if his tales mostly consisted of outright lies.
Standout roles included playing the younger Del Boy in Only Fools And Horses spin-off Rock & Chips from 2010 until 2011 as well as double-glazing salesman Brian Fitzpatrick in White Gold.
He has also founded a gaming YouTube channel called Completed It Mate – in reference to Jay’s iconic slogan from the show – which has over 419,000 subscribers to videos of him playing old and new computer games.
James married Clair Meek in 2012 and the pair have had two children. James also does voiceover work thanks to his unmistakable accent and also starred in and directed music videos.
Neil Sutherland aka Blake Harrison
Blake starred as the hapless Neil in the show, often the butt of the jokes thanks to his frequent misunderstandings.
He went on to star in films including Dad’s Army in 2016, as well as a host of TV credits including BBC Three’s Him & Her, A Very English Scandal and Death In Paradise.
Since 2015, Blake has lent his voice to Scoop on the British and American reboot of Bob The Builder, which is pretty iconic itself, as well as directing award-winning short film Hooves of Clay in 2018.
Blake is also a father of two, having a son and daughter with wife Kerry Ann Lynch, who he married in 2016.
Simon Cooper aka Joe Thomas
Joe played Simon, arguably the most level-headed of the Inbetweeners who had a borderline-stalker level crush on Carli D’Amato and was prone to the odd hysterical outburst.
Following the end of the show, Joe starred as Kingsley Owen in Fresh Meat from 2011 until 2016 and later joined James Buckley on White Gold, of which he also wrote two episodes.
As well as film and TV, Joe turned his hand to comedy radio series Proposal in 2018 on BBC Radio 2.
He has been dating his Inbetweeners co-star Hannah Tointon, who played his love interest Tara Brown, since they worked on the show together, and the pair got engaged in 2017.
Charlotte Hinchcliffe aka Emily Atack
Emily’s role as blonde bombshell Charlotte Hinchcliffe – aka the crush of all the teenage boys at Rudge Park Comprehensive – shot her to fame and huge success.
Breaking out from the character and allowing viewers to see her real personality shine through, Emily took on Dancing on Ice in 2010, being voted out in the eight week.
While she did well as a skater, her time to shine came as a contestant on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here in 2018, winning a legion of new fans for her funny impressions, down to earth personality and ultimately coming second to Harry Redknapp.
Emily went on to co-host I’m A Celebrity: Extra Camp in 2019 alongside Joel Dommett and Adam Thomas.
She starred in the movie remake of Dad’s Army alongside Blake Harrison, and her TV credits include Rock & Chips with James Buckley, Birds Of A Feather and The Keith And Paddy Picture Show.
She has also starred in several of Keith Lemon’s shows, including being named a team captain for Celebrity Juice from 2020.
Emily also has her own sketch show coming up as well as a stand-up tour, and wrote her first book, an autobiography, in 2019.
Mr Gilbert aka Greg Davies
Greg played the evil headteacher of the school, who took great pleasure in tormenting the pupils in his charge.
Following his time on The Inbetweeners, Greg has fronted several of his own stand-up shows as well as staring in Cuckoo, Man Down and Doctor Who.
He has also been the host of Taskmaster since 2015 as well as finding out about his rots in Who Do You Think You Are in 2017.
Carli D’Amato aka Emily Head
Emily played Carli, the subject of Simon’s undying love in the show before going on to star in several more TV shows.
She starred in MI High, Doctors and William & Catherine: A Royal Romance, as well as starring as Rebecca White on Emmerdale from 2016 until 2018.
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