Joe Thomas (actor)
Thomas at the 2012 BAFTA Television Awards in London, May 2012
28 October 1983
Chelmsford, Essex, England
|Alma mater||Pembroke College, Cambridge|
Joseph "Joe" Thomas (born 28 October 1983) is an English actor best known for his role as Simon Cooper in the E4 sitcom The Inbetweeners. Thomas recently appeared as Kingsley in the Channel 4 comedy-drama series Fresh Meat.
Early life and education
As a teenager, Thomas attended King Edward VI Grammar School in Chelmsford before proceeding to read History at Pembroke College at Cambridge University, where he was a member of the Footlights, alongside his Inbetweeners co-star Simon Bird. He also performed with fellow Cambridge students at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in a production of All's Well That Ends Well directed by author Duncan Barrett.
His big break in television was his role as Simon Cooper in The Inbetweeners and its feature film The Inbetweeners Movie. Together with Bird and writing partner Sweet, they wrote Chickens, a satirical sketch about three conscientious objectors during World War I, which was a part of a proposed series, Comedy Showcase. It debuted in September 2011 and a full series was commissioned. Following this he starred in the student sit-com Fresh Meat. He played a maths teacher in the first episode of the second series of Threesome.
|2011||The Inbetweeners Movie||Simon Cooper|
|2011||A Trick of the Light||Joe||Voice
|2014||The Inbetweeners Movie 2||Simon Cooper|
|2008–2010||The Inbetweeners||Simon Cooper|
|2011||Comedy Showcase||George||Episode: "Chicken"|
|2012||Threesome||Teacher||Episode: "Back to School"|
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- Cambridge Footlights Presents: Niceties
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- "Chickens: What the Inbetweeners did next". guardian.co.uk. 29 August 2011.
- "Jonny Sweet: smell of success". independent.co.uk. 18 January 2011.