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Inbetweeners James Buckley: 'I auditioned for Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa'

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

The Inbetweeners star - who turned 26 yesterday (August 14) - went to see the movie with his wife Clair Meek and suggested to his Twitter followers that his nerves prevented him from securing the part.

James Buckley


James Buckley

James Buckley, Clair Meek, Trance premiere


James Buckley and Claire Meek

He tweeted: "Off to see alpha papa this afternoon with my wife for my birthday!

"i read for a part in AlphaPapa. Embarrassingly Im such a Coogan geek i was literally star struck of the script. Was V nervous, I wasn't cast."

The Steve Coogan comedy has topped the UK box office this week, taking £2.175 million.

Earlier this month, it was confirmed that Buckley and his Inbetweeners co-stars Simon Bird, Blake Harrison and Joe Thomas would reprise their roles for a sequel to their 2011 movie.

The Inbetweeners Movie 2 is due to open in UK cinemas in August 2014.

Watch a clip from Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa below:

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