List of The Inbetweeners characters
- 1 Major characters
- 2 Secondary characters
- 3 Minor and one-off characters
- 3.1 David Glover
- 3.2 David
- 3.3 'Football Friend'
- 3.4 Lauren Harris
- 3.5 Susie
- 3.6 Samantha Leah
- 3.7 Daisy
- 3.8 Miss Timms
- 3.9 Chris D'Amato
- 3.10 Chloe
- 3.11 Rachel
- 3.12 Tom
- 3.13 Patrice
- 3.14 Danny Moore
- 3.15 Hannah Fields
- 3.16 Kerry
- 3.17 Alistair Scott
- 3.18 The Tramp
- 3.19 Angry Neighbour
- 3.20 Drug Dealer
- 3.21 Mrs. D'Amato
- 3.22 Sophie
- 3.23 Heike
- 3.24 The University Boys: The Bombardier, The Commander and The Admiral
- 3.25 Fergus
- 3.26 Mrs. Springett
- 4 Family
- 5 Unseen characters
- 6 References
Will moves from a typical private school to a local sixth form comprehensive school, he is an unconventional hero - although he is generally the wittiest and most level-headed of the group, he is prone to making bad choices and outrageous remarks. He is generally sophisticated, sensible and possesses intelligence that surpasses that of his friends. Another dominant characteristic is his tendency to deliver sarcastic, dryly humorous remarks, some of which get him into trouble. Will also appears to follow certain ethical laws, though is not above occasionally committing dubious acts i.e. purchasing alcohol illegally, insulting Neil's father while intoxicated etc. His mother, Polly, attributes the move to bullying rather than money problems. Everyone in the school – even the school bully, Mark Donovan, and Phil Gilbert, the Head of sixth form; think Polly is "fit". On moving to the new school, Simon, Neil and Jay reluctantly become Will's friends after initially trying to avoid him. The group warm to him after several efforts to win their friendship – including successfully buying alcohol and almost having sex with the school's most attractive girl.
Will aspires to have a career in law or maybe the media, and was supposed to be attending a local newspaper for work experience. However, a mix-up with applications sends Neil to the newspaper (instead of "driving aeroplanes") and Will spends his placement at a garage. At the end of the second series, when the boys face exams, Will began to crack under pressure and relies on energy drinks to keep him going. This leads to him soiling himself in his final exam, and after sitting it several hours late, he goes to the pub and intoxicates himself, compensating for the fact that he has probably failed his Politics AS level. He is seen to be interested in Charlotte "Big Jugs" Hinchcliffe, and the two of them have been known to spend time together, with Will usually accidentally ruining their relationship. He nearly lost his virginity to Charlotte after telling her in school a few days before that he had had numerous lovers, although when they did attempt to have sex, Charlotte was let down by Will's unsuccessful attempt; in his own words "rubbing up against the perineum".
In series 3, Will is convinced into going on a double date with Simon, Tara, and Tara's friend, Kerry (or "Big" Kerry according to Will). He is repulsed by her as she is taller than him, rather ditzy and boring; however once he hears how she is infamous for fellating her last few boyfriends, he goes along with it. They unexpectedly share a kiss when Kerry escorts him back home, which gives her the impression that they are now going out. At Neil's birthday party, Will causes outrage by attempting to harshly break-up with Kerry, not knowing that her father had died a month before and that Tara had arranged their relationship to comfort her. Will later attempts to arrange a final camp-out with the gang before they split up after leaving school.
Will serves as the narrator in the show and is therefore the principal character.
Simon is the oldest of the group. He becomes best friends with Will after initially avoiding him due to his "actual briefcase", "clumpy shoes" and "gay hair". Simon's first task of the new term is showing Will to his classes – a task assigned by the head of sixth form, Mr Gilbert. Simon was also the first to learn how to drive, having passed his practical test (in dubious circumstances) before Christmas. His father bought him a small, yellow Fiat Cinquecento Hawaii – Simon, his friends and others think the car is highly embarrassing and a horrible colour, and specifically mock the fact that it has a tape deck. The car loses its passenger-side door due to a reversing incident at Thorpe Park, but in series 2 the door has been replaced, albeit with a red one.
Simon has had a crush on his childhood friend Carli D'Amato since she was eight, an interest which becomes more apparent throughout the series. Despite many pathetic attempts to show her his feelings – such as spray painting "I Love Carli D'Amato" on her driveway – for a long time she didn't reciprocate, partly due to having a boyfriend, but in the final episode of the second series: "Exam Time", Carli seemed interested in Simon after she split up with her boyfriend and they end up kissing while studying for A-levels at Simon's house. Carli agreed to meet Simon at the local pub for a post-exam drink, but when she arrived it was revealed she had reconciled with Tom, her boyfriend.
In series 3, Simon takes part in the school fashion show, but embarrasses himself and Carli when he walks along the catwalk in Speedos with his bare testicle visible. In the episode "The Gig and the Girlfriend", Simon gets a girlfriend, Tara, with whom he kisses at a concert. In "Will's Dilemma", he is seen receiving a handjob from Tara at Neil's party. His parents briefly split up in "The Duke of Edinburgh Awards", but they had reconciled by the end of the episode. Simon is perhaps the most irritable of the group, especially when in discussions with his family, where he frequently overreacts to gentle goading and even kindly advice. He is often shown to be extremely impulsive and vulgar, saying and doing things that cause him great embarrassment. In the last episode, the boys play a phone game where they have to send embarrassing messages to anyone on their phonebook. Simon later receives a text back from Carli that leaves him with a smile, which suggests she feels the same way as Simon, and indicates that there is more in store for him and Carli.
In The Inbetweeners Movie, the group goes to Malia, Crete after their last day of school. It turns out Carli is there, too, because Neil asked her where she was going and copied her idea. Simon chases Carli for the whole movie, leaving a girl named Lucy in the dust. In the end, Carli kissed Simon on a party boat, but only to impress another boy. Simon tells her that it probably wouldn't work out and tries to swim from the boat back to the shore to Lucy. He almost drowns, gets air-lifted to the shore where he tells Lucy how he feels about her, then goes to a hospital. In the credits, there was video footage where all the boys were with their new girlfriends, which indicates that they all found the right person in Greece and it all ended "happily ever after".
However, in The Inbetweeners 2, Lucy is seen forcing Simon to swear an oath that he will never cheat on her, tearing his hoody apart with a knife as leverage. Simon considers that suicide will be easier than splitting up with Lucy, indicating that he is now fed up with her.
Jay is obsessed with sex, with almost all his comments being about the subject. He frequently lies and exaggerates about his experiences – sexual and otherwise – often making crude comments about girls/women in general and offering highly questionable 'advice' to his friends. In fact he is the least sexually experienced of the group, frequently relying on pornography to attain gratification, as he finds it difficult engaging with girls. His dad contradicts Jay's claims in an often bullying nature, claiming Jay is very unsuccessful with women (this is likely the source of Jay's obsession), and is always 'putting him down' in some way or another. He is insecure and two-faced, often inventing stories about his various exploits and giving his friends advice about sex to bolster his ego, while being aware that they will inevitably fail.
At the end of the first series, Jay opens up to John, admitting that many of his stories are somewhat exaggerated because he is worried that people do not notice him, and that he is afraid of being ignored. He seldom performs any acts of kindness he routinely insults even his closest friends, with his comments reaching a more severe level than the insults the rest of the group frequently exchange. It is implied in the last episode that Jay may have been sexually abused by his neighbour, when Neil mentions a "game" that Jay and the neighbour used to "play" in the garden shed, which Jay denies abruptly. In one of the deleted scenes he insults Will in German. Jay's only friend who genuinely likes him is Neil, purely because he is unable to work out that Jay's extravagant stories about himself are lies. He is often quite arrogant, another recurring theme of Jay's character is that he often steals things, such as hair removal cream ("Duke of Edinburgh Awards") and a flyer for a party ("Will's Birthday") from a girl named Sadie Cunningham during registration.
In 'The Inbetweeners Movie', Jay is the force behind the idea that the boys should go out, drink and sleep with random girls; however, he ends up falling for a girl named Jane who, despite being overweight, is easy going and funny. He initially insults her and implies he is embarrassed by her weight, to which she writes him off, but they reconcile when he realises his pre-conceived ideas about girls aren't quite right and that he really likes Jane. Despite his series-long judgemental nature about girls' appearances, he appears to have overcome it when Neil makes a careless remark about her weight, and he replies with "What a horrible thing to say". She gives him his first ever blow job and they immediately become quite coupley.
- Played by Blake Harrison
- 2008–2010,2011, 2014
Neil is known to be the slow, and somewhat dim-witted member of the group. He takes part in the school's version of Blind Date and wins an unwanted date with Susie. He works at Thorpe Park, and also works on-off over the series at Asda. He can do "The Robot" and has a crush on his biology teacher Miss Timms. Due to his slow nature, he is often the only person who believes Jay's outrageous stories, and often fails to pick up the sarcasm in Will's one-liners. His friends tease him about his father being a "bender", both Neil and his father strongly deny these rumours. He has, along with Simon, passed his driving test and also owns a car, a souped-up 1988 Vauxhall Nova, but he is yet to drive it as it does not have an engine. Despite being mentally slow, he is friendly and outgoing compared to the rest of the group.
Neil is the most sexually experienced of the group and spent a night in Simon's car with a Goth in the series one episode "Caravan Club". It is also revealed that he snogged and fingered Charlotte Hinchcliffe after Will was with her, although informing Will only of the snog to protect his friends feelings from further being hurt. He tells the other two silently via hand gestures when Will turned his back. He also managed to get a blow job off Will's crying date Kerry after his 18th birthday party. Neil is revealed to have sexual encounters with various seen and unseen female characters on the show, including a co-worker at Asda. In the final episode of series 3, Neil worries that he has impregnated her, but receives a text stating otherwise. He celebrates the fact that he has contracted an STI from her, assuming that this is a good thing. Neil's middle name is revealed to be Lindsay in a deleted scene from series 3, at his 18th birthday party.
Neil has an extremely attractive older sister, whom the boys stare at when around at Neil's; however, he usually doesn't get embarrassed or annoyed by the attention like Will does about his mum, more likely because he is simple-minded and doesn't dwell on it. His dad is often shown to be annoyed by Neil's thoughtlessness, and constantly says in an exasperated tone "Neil!". Recurring jokes are that despite his lack of intelligence, Neil tends to be right about meaningless facts, and that he often unintentionally gets with girls Will is pursuing. Neil often hooks up with much older, unattractive women - he is shown to be surprised when he thinks Saucy Asda Karen is pregnant, because "she told me couldn't have any more kids". In the extended 'The Inbetweeners Movie', an extra scene reveals that he pursues old women because of his lust after Will's mum and he thinks that they look like her, despite clearly not looking anything like her.
In the movie, he has an age-appropriate girlfriend named Nicole, whom he swears he couldn't cheat on whilst on holiday because he thinks he loves her and he has "effics" (ethics); however, his definition of cheating changes conveniently with his sexual activity, such as it's not cheating if there's no kissing, or not if only "the tip goes in; any more than that is cheating". When he finally gets together with Lisa and she expresses her unhappiness with the situation because she too has "effics", he tells her Nicole dumped him before they left for Malia so it isn't cheating at all. This is implied to have been a lie when in the credits, Nicole shows up to greet him at the airport and he runs away with Lisa to avoid her, leaving Nicole confused.
- Played by Greg Davies
- 2008–2010, 2011
- Mr Gilbert is the head of sixth form, and has taken a strong dislike to the boys, Will, in particular. He is somewhat sardonic, often taking delight at any misfortune that happens to Will – even going so far as to threaten him if he snitched on whoever tied him up and put a bin over his head. Gilbert is a totally merciless teacher, and punishes anyone who steps out of line, especially the boys. He is very cynical, dry witted and dead pan and appears to possess little or no enthusiasm for his occupation, and tells Will that the only reason people go into teaching is because they are unambitious, unlucky and the relaxed rules on police background checks. He went into complete hysterics upon hearing that Will was thrown into the lake during the work placement, in front of Will's mother. In Series 3, he gives Jay and Neil four weeks' detention after they mention "Waterside", the shopping centre they spotted him buying soft toys in. He initially was dating Miss Timms, the attractive biology teacher, but by the third series he is single, and refers to Will's mum as "very much his type". He also threatens Will that he will completely ruin his university application if he does not find out who destroyed a local roundabout's flower arrangement, as he believes Will sticks his "beaky nose" into everybody's business and must know who did it.
In the movie, Gilbert gives the top year a speech in which he explains that he will forget each and every one of them, that he hates them because of their poor personal hygiene and irritating personalities, and not to drop in "to see how we've doing" or tell him of how much growing up they've done since leaving school. He ends this hate-filled speech with asking that they not murder anyone, as it reflects badly on the school, and that he can be one "truely nasty fucker" when crossed. In an extended version, Gilbert is seen holidaying in Malia and downing a yardie to a cheering crowd, and threatens Will silently if he continues to talk to him; in the credits, he is seen riding a four-wheeler down the main street shirtless.
- Played by Emily Head
- 2008–2010, 2011, 2014
- Carli is Simon's love interest and has been since they were eight. She is popular and attractive, with an older rugby-player boyfriend, making her even more unattainable. Although she is well aware of his crush on her, she only seems to think of Simon as a platonic friend - it is implied that she is strings him along more out of how useful he can be to her. Simon is oblivious to Carli's shallow, manipulative and selfish personality, although his friends are not as fooled. On several occasions, Will and Jay have openly expressed contempt for her, with Will pointing out that she merely strings him along, and Jay calling her "stuck-up." She throws Simon small bits of affection to keep his hopes up in her. In "Exam Time", she asks if she can study for exams at his house, and when there, mentions she has broken up with her boyfriend; when she notices Simon trying to impress her, she uses the opportunity to get him to help tutor her for another subject that he is not even taking himself. He ends up spending the entire revision period studying for only her Geography final, so he can continue to tutor her, instead of his own exams. She kisses him after they finish revising, but right when he thinks they have a chance at dating, she promptly tells him she is back with Tom.
In episode one of series three, a wedge is driven between Carli and Simon after he accidentally revealed one of his testicles in the fashion show, believing he did it on purpose to make a fool out of her. However, in the series finale, Carli seems to be more affectionate towards Simon, hinting at a potential relationship, were Simon not moving to Swansea. She later replies to a prank text, sent by the boys from Simon's phone. However Simon refuses to reveal the nature of the response, but expressing great pleasure upon reading it.
Between the end of the series and the beginning of the film, Simon and Carli have been dating, but she breaks up with him as she wants to be single whilst going on holiday and at uni, obviously having viewed their relationship with a lot less investment than Simon. The boys' attempts to get him over Carli are the catalyst for going on holiday in Malia, although they find once there that Neil had thoughtlessly booked them onto the same holiday as her, which Simon views as a sign he should win her back. He rebuffs the advances of a nice girl named Lucy in his attempts to win Carli back, but eventually realises that Carli is once again using him to make her current hook up James jealous, he ends things for good. Carli is shown to not be very affected by his dramatic declaration of the end of their relationship.
- Played by Henry Lloyd-Hughes
- Donovan is the school bully, who often picks on Will. This is partly because he caught Will kissing his ex-girlfriend Charlotte. Donovan is somewhat sensitive, ensuring that Will is "gentle" with Charlotte and becoming violent towards exchange student Patrice when he is caught in bed with her. He is the typical bully, who is polite and friendly in front of parents or teachers, but is otherwise a thug. When he reveals his sensitive side to Will, he threatens him with death if he speaks of it. He appears to be less hostile, but by no means friendly, towards Jay, Simon or Neil. In Series 3, it is revealed that Mark is doing drugs, what seems to be cannabis.
- Played by Emily Atack
- 2008–2010, 2014
- Charlotte "Big Jugs" Hinchcliffe is a very attractive and promiscuous girl, and the most popular girl in school. Will kissed her twice, and attempted to have sex with her, claiming he had had sex before. Despite her reputation, nickname and the stereotypes shown with other popular girls in the school, notably Carli, Charlotte is a very friendly, compassionate girl. She is also not as shallow as the other popular girls in the school, and appears interested in Will somewhat, serving as his chief love interest in the series. Unfortunately, he often makes a fool of himself in front of her, and occasionally offends her. She works as a barmaid, and is often found upstairs at a party having sex, including with Simon's sex-crazed French exchange student, Patrice – shortly after meeting him. In the first series Charlotte claimed to have slept with eleven boys, and Jay mentioned that "she once munched off the whole rugby team" in spite of the fact that their school doesn't even have a rugby team. Neil also admits to kissing her shortly after she had 'broken it off' with Will and hints that he had also fingered her. When will is given a work placement in a garage, in an attempt to fit in with the staff he loudly claims that Charlotte is his girlfriend and that she is a porn star. Since she is in the year above the boys, she goes off to university at the end of Series 2 when the boys go into Year 13, but in the first episode of series three, she returns home because she had a 'reading week' and is chosen to enter the fashion show. It is revealed that she has done catalogue modelling, and that she was a special guest in the fashion show. She admits to Will that he is the sort of person she would like to date, but then reveals she does not want him specifically, and when she returns to university after the Fashion show she isn't seen again.
- Played by Hannah Tointon
- Tara Brown is in the year below the four main characters and becomes a love interest for Simon when he accidentally sits on her in the common room, after which they get talking and she invites him to a gig. A confident, vivacious and adventurous girl, she becomes Simon's girlfriend in the episode "The Gig and the Girlfriend". Simon promises to bring cannabis to the gig, after Jay claims (though he was lying) that his friend could get them some. They eventually do find some weed and all get high.In the same episode, Tara gets injured while "moshing" and, being a combination of stoned and concussed she feels queasy and faint and is sick just as she is about to kiss Simon. The two do eventually get together and kiss, but not before she has to stop to be sick again over herself, Simon, their shoes and the floor. Will goes to Simon for help when he has an averse reaction to the drugs but he is too busy, as Will puts it, "licking the vomit off her tonsils" and stopping her being sick profusely, to care.
- Her final appearance is in the episode "The Trip to Warwick", in which Simon and Tara plan to go to her sister's house in Warwick to have sex. Simon brings along the other boys, angering Tara. Simon scares Tara after he can't get an erection (after following some fairly unhelpful advice from Jay), and attempts to induce one by hitting himself. He and the other boys then get kicked out of Tara's sister's house and Simon receives a text telling him to "never contact her again".
- When her name is mentioned, Jay often mimics the sound of Morse code on a Telegram as if in a newsroom making a "beepity beep beepity beep" noise as a "Tara Update", because Simon talks about her constantly. He manages to keep this up even when vomiting profusely due to a hang-over on the car journey back from Warwick.
- Played by John Seaward
- John Webster, better known as 'Big John' is a simple student who joined the school at the same time as Will. He is constantly bullied for being overweight, and is often seen eating. In the final episode of the first series Despite his general unpopularity, he is invited to a party to which Will, Simon, Jay and Neil were not invited, and is seen successfully flirting with a girl at the party - with his hand on her breast. He is seen sporadically throughout the series and is often seen eating. In the Inbetweeners Yearbook, his full name is revealed to be 'John Webster' and he is featured prominently throughout the yearbook; including his artwork and reviews of food in the yearbook. He reveals he is somewhat obsessed with Jay after their encounter at the prom and wishes to remain in contact with him after Sixth Form. He also wishes for people to call him 'Awesome John'.
- Played by Waen Shepherd
- John "Paedo" Kennedy is a Geography teacher at Rudge Park. Many rumours circulate of him being a paedophile, and he shows a particular attraction toward Neil. He goes as far in Series 2 to take Neil "skinny dipping" whilst on a geography trip and uses vodka as an incentive for him to do so. Mr Gilbert makes it clear that he is aware of Mr Kennedy's tendencies, usually stating that he "has his neck on the line" for him, he is still, however, employed by the school, much to Will's and the others' incredulity.
Minor and one-off characters
- Played by Richie Hart
- David is a student at the school who appears in several episodes but does not say very much. He is popular and looks down on the four primary characters, referring to Will as a "posh little prick" and calling Neil a "twat". He ignores Will on his first day when he attempts to make friends with him. David plays Nintendo DS and snooker at school. On the school trip to Swanage, he is seen answering the door at the party and conferring with Donovan as to whether to let the boys in. In 'Exam Time', Neil mentioned he thinks that Jay's new girlfriend Chloe got off with Glover. In The Inbetweeners Yearbook, he is briefly mentioned by Neil in the map of Rudge Park; Neil says that him and Jay had a fight outside of school and that the video was uploaded to YouTube but taken down shortly after for being too violent. This is highly doubtful however and is probably a lie fabricated by Jay to Neil.
- Played by Unspecified Actor
- David is a new student who arrives at the school the same time as Will. He is sporadically seen throughout the series, helping with the Christmas prom and attending Neil's 18th birthday party. He is known for having acne and being a member of the 'freaks'. He is friends with 'Big John'. His only lines are in the Deleted Scenes of Series 1, where he is also forced to eat his own badge by Mark Donovan. He is virtually unseen in the rest of the show, however in the first episode of Series 2 during the scene where Simon and Will are in the canteen with Lauren, he can seemingly be seen on the table behind them staring into space for the whole few minutes of that scene.
- Played by Luke Norris
- Jay's older friend who he allegedly met during trials for West Ham "that never happened" so said Simon. Jay later bumps into him at a party. The rest of the group continuously mock Jay for having a friend outside of those four by saying 'friend', 'football friend' or 'car friend' in a high-pitched voice, and giving him the double thumbs-up. This irritates Jay to the extent that, upon seeing the car at the side of the road, jumps upon the bonnet aggressively, yelling "fucking football friend" until the man arrives on the scene and chases them off. Jay mentions later that he had to borrow £300 to have the car repaired to stop 'Football Friend' calling the police.
- Played by Jayne Wisener
- Lauren is a Northern Irish girl who joins the school in the second term. Will meets her on the coach to Swanage and he sit with her, confusing her with his Yoda impression that she assumes is a social impairment. Will fancies her, but when Lauren meets Simon she fancies him, and asks him to hang out, just the two of them, which Simon later dives out of to hang out with Carli on Will's advice. She takes an extreme dislike to Jay after witnessing his crass behaviour. After the school's field trip to Swanage, she has to move away and is not seen after Episode 1 of Series 2.
- Played by Anabel Barnston
- Susie is a geeky girl who joined the school along with Will. She is taking her A-Levels 4 years early. She has an interest in Russian literature, and Neil (regrettably) picked her in the charity Blind Date. Neil unwillingly takes Susie to Milwaukee Fried Chicken (an analogue of KFC); however, owing to the age difference, Susie's mother must come with them. Simon, Jay and Will come to watch them under the impression that Neil and his date are sitting around a bargain bucket.
- Played by Jo Maycock
- Samantha is a female version of Jay, stating that Jay's monologue on sensitivity and trust made him seem "bent" (a word for word copy of the statement Jay made to Simon earlier in the same episode) and telling an unbelievable lie that she "used to DJ at a top club in Ibiza" (highly unlikely for someone of school age) and that she could "probably get him a gig" there. Taken aback by this which seemed more like something that Jay himself would say, he invites her to spend part of the school prom in the DJ booth. He later claims that she gave him a blow job; another outrageous lie that is quickly dismissed by the other boys and logically broken down to a handjob and then just to that he had ejaculated in his pants with little outside stimulus at all.
- Played by Catherine Steadman
- Daisy used to be Will's babysitter. She is invited to Will's mum's barbecue, and mentioned how she works at the care home. Will, Simon and Neil later work at the care home as a volunteer on part of their Duke of Edinburgh award scheme. Will hits it off with Daisy, and after going on a date (which is actually just Daisy saying thank you to Will for covering her at work) they go back to her apartment. Unfortunately, Will has no pubic hair because Jay has used hair remover on Will whilst he was sleeping in the common room. Will decided to follow Simon's advice and "wear a wig down there". When Daisy finds the wig, she is not amused. She has been concerned throughout their relationship that Will was too young for her, and seeing him now without any pubic hair causes her to feel very guilty and want nothing more to do with him in that sense.
- Played by Amanda St. John
- Miss Timms is a Biology teacher at Rudge Park Comprehensive. Neil, Jay and Simon find her very attractive, although Will, as an outsider, thinks that the idea of her extreme attractiveness is just a subconscious comparison to the other older, unattractive teachers at their school. When drunk at the school disco, Neil attempts to kiss her, but gets an erection then is escorted out by Mr. Gilbert.
- Played by Deo Simcox
- 2008, 2010
- Chris is Carli's younger brother. In the series one episode Bunk Off, Will upsets him by telling him about terrorists. Afterwards, Simon accidentally vomits on his head. In the series three episode Camping Trip, a drunk Simon sneaks into his bedroom in the middle of the night and feels him up, believing it to be Carli's room. This causes Chris further distress.
- Played by Lizzie Stables
- Chloe dated Jay in the finale episode of the 2nd series. We are told that Jay met her at the bus stop and their relationship followed on from there. Jay possesses genuinely compassionate feeling and the character exists to expose Jay's sensitive side that is typically concealed by his cruel self-centred personality. Jay dismisses sexual comments made by Neil regarding Chloe (which Neil had only initially passed to gain Jay's approval, as such comments are more typical of Jay's character). Later on Chloe ends the relationship due to Jay following his father's advice and constantly checking up on her, she believing, paradoxically, that Jay was too sensitive.
- Played by Lily Lovett
- Rachel is Carli's best friend who strongly dislikes Simon over his obsession with Carli. She plays a main role in the episode Night Out in London where Will attempts to 'pull' her in a London nightclub when he is amazed that she likes him enough to speak to him. However, she goes for another boy. Rachel is seen in numerous other episodes in the other series as well, mostly with Carli, although doesn't have any other major lines.
- Played by Ollie Holme
- Tom is Carli's boyfriend. A few years older than she is and so not at the school, he is a rugby type who neglects her for his teammates at times and the couple have split in the final episode of series 2, only to get back together again. Tom seems a kind hearted and wise man, and has never been anything but civil towards Simon, who despises him for the romantic connection he has with Carli. Simon also tries to deny and challenge the fact that the two are even involved.
- Played by Vladimir Consigny
- Patrice is a French exchange student, the son of Pamela Cooper's friend. He lives with Simon for a short time, displays little interest in the boys, and has bad habits that include urinating in gardens. Patrice is a racist who spontaneously tells Will that he dislikes Arabs - perhaps a misunderstanding of Will's dark hair, complexion and eyes. He shows little regard to accepted social norms and openly tells Will that his mother "has the sex" (is sexy) and later that he had just masturbated in the bathroom whilst fantasising about her. Patrice is very attractive to women - even Simon and Will's mothers seem to fancy him - Will's mother is clearly taken aback when she first meets him and seems to revert to being a starstruck school-girl momentarily. He is seen in bed with Charlotte at a party; Mark Donovan shows up and Will tells him that Charlotte is upstairs. The closing narration of the episode alludes to Patrice having been beaten up by Donovan - to Will's delight.
- Played by Charlie Wernham
- Danny appears in season 2, Work Experience. He is a 12-year old boy from Northwood and his family are said to be involved in crime. He starts a feud with Simon after he bumped into him while walking to class. Jay insults him for his angry reaction, but Danny believes that Simon said this. When Simon is receiving a handjob from Hannah Fields at a disco, Danny comes out of nowhere and knocks Simon to the floor before kicking him in the penis, thereafter finding several older boys from Northwood who hunt the boys with the intention of beating them up. The boys hide in the toilet until Will's mum arrives to pick them up.
- Played by Holly Peplow
- Hannah appears in Series 2 Episode 2. She is discussed when it is found that Simon has received a Valentines card from her. She then appears later in the episode at the under 18's disco where she gives Simon a hand job, due to being drunk before he was attacked by Danny Moore.
- Played by Abbey Mordue
- Kerry (aka 'Big Kerry' or 'Bigfoot') is a friend of Tara's whom Will unwillingly went on a date with. Although not attracted to her because of her height, he stays with her in the hope that according to Simon he may get oral sex from her. Unsuccessful, he tries to break-up with her at Neil's party, but is thrown out because it turns out that her father had died recently (without Will knowing), and Will has offended her in trying to defend himself.
- Played by Steven Webb
- Alistair is a wheelchair-bound student, who suffered a kidney failure and had a transplant. Rudge Park school organised a fashion show in support of his charity. Despite being popular on his return, this may be the "celebrity" of being the focus of surviving a serious illness. He is arrogant, short tempered, immature and unpleasant. He throws tantrums when upset by Will who tries to usurp the fashion show because he believes it is too vain to be a suitable charitable event - at one point becoming hysterical and trying to ram Will's legs with his chair. Jay shows rare insight into the boy at the beginning of the episode stating that "He's a dick! I never liked him when he was well, I never liked him when he was ill and don't like him now he's getting better... He was a complete bell-end. He was worse than briefcase (a reference to Will)... He's not going to have got more interesting in a hospital bed attached to a drip for a year... and he used to stink." - In true Jay style; harsh but in this instance, an accurate assessment of the boy.
- Played by Robert McCafferty
- A Scottish tramp who lives in an alleyway beside the nightclub the boys go to. When Simon is unable to enter because of his trainers, he reluctantly trades shoes with him to get in, only to find that they are soaked with urine. Carli notices this, and leaves Simon, unflattered. Simon returns to him after leaving the club, to discover that his new trainers are also now saturated with urine and fecal matter.
- Played by Mark Roper
- A man whose front garden is frequently vandalized by Jay and Neil. When Will eventually participates in the vandalism, the boys are caught. Angry at the vandalism he has received from the four boys he arrives at Will's house next day to try and punish them, but instead informs Will's mother, who has just arrived home.
- Played by Doc Brown.
- When the group are looking for drugs at the gig after Jay lied about being able to get drugs for them in the Series 3 episode "The Gig And The Girlfriend", Jay and Neil are attempting to find a drug dealer at the gig, they suddenly see a man giving someone something discreetly that they assume is drugs, and so they walk over to him. When Jay asks him for drugs, the guy asks him why they came to him. Neil tries to explain to him that they saw him dealing but he presumes that they think he is a drug dealer because he is black.
- Played by an unnamed extra.
- Mrs. D'Amato is Carli's mother. She only appears in the series one episode Bunk Off, when the boys are waiting outside the off-license for Will. She so happens to be passing by on the street and Jay takes the opportunity to embarrass Simon by quickly telling her Si's feelings towards Carli. Mrs. D'Amato doesn't actually say anything though, just giving a rather nasty look towards the boys. The only other time she is mentioned is in the last episode of Series 2; Carli tells Simon that she was always listening in when Carli split up with Tom (which is the cause of how Si discovers they have actually split up).
- Played by Charlie Covell.
- Sophie is Tara's sister. She is incredibly mean and is suspicious of Simon and Will. She throws out Will, Simon, Jay and Neil from her house when Jay breaks into her room at night whilst drunk and attempts to seduce her roommate Heike, Neil urinates while sleeping in Heike's bed, Will eats one of her plants for a dare and Simon starts acting strangely - sexually - with Tara.
- Played by Ambrosine Falck.
- Heike is Sophie's foul-mouthed Dutch roommate. Jay attempts to have sex with her and Sophie, but is thrown out along with the rest of the boys.
The University Boys: The Bombardier, The Commander and The Admiral
- Played by Lewis Linford, Jack Brear and Daniel Kirrane
- Lewis, Joe and Daniel are three obnoxious teenagers who frequently play loud drinking games in Sophie's living room. When Will joins their company, they dare him to eat a bonsai tree to prove that he is not boring.
- Played by Scott Biggerstaff
- Fergus is Will's Mum's friend that she is going on holiday with to the Cotswolds in Series 3 episode 5. Will's Mum apparently caught up with him on Facebook and Will quickly has suspicions that there is love involved; this and the fact Will's Mum is on Facebook is the basis for much interest from Jay and Neil who repeatedly make jokes about it. Fergus himself is only seen for about two seconds in his car waiting to set off with Will's Mum. Will immediately has a dislike towards him and berates his mother for her lack of judgement in going on an internet date with someone she hardly knows asking "where's he taking you? A ditch off the A40?". He is mentioned again at the very end of that episode in the closing narrating comments when Will says his Mum was dumped immediately because Fergus couldn't put up with a 'problem child'.
- Played by an unknown actor
- Mrs Springett is an elderly person, presumed to be a close neighbor or relative of Will's Mum. Will's Mum asks her to pop by to check if everything is okay during Series 3 episode 5 when Will is home alone for the weekend. She makes her extremely brief appearance later on in the episode the next morning when she 'hears banging' (not knowing it was coming from the angry neighbor) and tries to come into the house. Will then panics and quickly closes the door on her knocking her out; a few minutes later when Will's Mum arrives back home Mrs Springett is shown to have suffered from a nose bleed after being hit by the door.
Polly is Will's attractive mother, who several of his classmates have stated their attraction to. Because of her separation she cannot afford to continue sending Will to a private school, which sets up the pilot episode, but she attributes their house and school move to bullying. Will is often teased about his mother's attractiveness, although Polly is often oblivious to their desires, such as assuming in the series 3 episode Home Alone that the boys are giving genuine gaming advice, when they tell her to 'bounce around' to improve her performance in a video game.
Polly often overshares details or stories about Will, who is seen to be embarrassed by his mother, like in Home Alone she asks Neil to insert a suppository to cure Will's migraines, or when she told Simon and Mark Donovan in Thorpe Park about the time he cried on the ghost train, or when, as a child, he stripped off his clothes and ran around yelling "I've got a white slug". She also often gives well-intentioned advice or praise to Will, but phrases it horribly and makes him feel self-conscious, like when she tells Will not to pursue Charlotte Hinchliffe, one of the most popular girls in school, by telling him that someone like himself should "go for one of the plainer girls. Let the good-looking boys go out with the good looking girls" or when she tells him she can trust that he won't do drugs because he is scared. Because of Will's sarcastic replies, she usually looks pleased with herself afterward. However, Will seems to have quite a child-like attachment to his mother, whom he cries to when he is upset, gets her to report his bullying to Mr Gilbert, and relies on to insert his suppositories.
Polly attempts to begin a relationship with a former schoolfriend named Fergus, the first since her separation, but it is ruined by Will's dramatic reaction and consequently getting drunk and vandalising a garden; Fergus breaks up with Polly because he can't deal with a "problem child".
Pamela is Simon's mother. She is a stern but supportive mother, however this is often met by embarrassment and surliness from Simon. The details of her and Mr. Cooper's sex life are often shared with the boys by him, which makes Simon feel awkward. When Simon is being unreasonable, she attempts to reason with him and make the best of things, which usually serves to make him more ill-tempered.
In one episode, Mr. and Mrs. Cooper separate temporarily, which upsets her greatly; however when Simon hears her about her crying he gets embarassed and annoyed by her "blubbing". However, they reconcile by the end of the episode, and according to Will's narration, have noisy sex upstairs whilst the boys are in the front room.
- Played by Martin Trenaman
- 2008–2010, 2011
- Alan is Simon's father. He constantly reminds Simon (and the other boys) of his sex life, often going into unwelcome, inappropriate, intimate detail of his sexual life both with and before his marriage to Pamela. While dropping the boys off at the airport he tells the boys that they are in for a great time stating "girls just seem to let themselves go a bit more abroad". Despite his sexual nature Alan is an ultimately caring parent and reasonable disciplinarian.
Andrew is Simon's younger brother, with whom he often argues. He has been seen to outsmart Simon on more than one occasion, and it seems that he has a bit of disdain for Simon's uncool "sad case" status, suggesting he is probably more popular and well-liked at school than Simon.
In the series finale when Mr Cooper announces that after a hard decision, he is moving the family to Wales, Simon reacts badly and says he will stay in London and get a flat with Jay, and that Andrew can live there too; Andrew flatly refuses to even consider it, implying that he would rather move to Wales than flat with Simon and Jay.
- Played by Victoria Willing
- 2008–2010, 2011
- Mrs Cartwright is Jay's mother. She often unwittingly interrupts Jay while he is doing things in private, such as masturbating or looking at his fake ID.
- Played by David Schaal
- 2008–2010, 2011, 2014
- Terry is Jay's overweight and abusive father. He has poor toilet hygiene, and laughingly ridicules Jay's attempts at approaching girls. Despite being condescending towards Jay, he is actually very easy-going and seems to get along well with the group, especially Will and Simon. He enjoys revealing to them that all of Jay's stories about his alleged numerous sexual experiences are lies.
- Played by Alex MacQueen
- 2008–2010, 2011
- Kevin is Neil's easy going mild-mannered father, who is often the subject of rumours of his closet homosexuality. He vehemently denies this, despite the boys (bar Neil) and their parents being convinced that he is homosexual, with Will even calling him a "bumder" to his face. Despite the frequent accusations, there is no true evidence to the viewer or the characters that Kevin is actually a homosexual.
- Played by Kacey Barnfield
- Katie is Neil's attractive elder sister who currently lives at home with the Sutherlands, along with her boyfriend. Katie is incredibly assertive and often loosely hostile towards the boys (bar her brother, Neil) and reveals in the series 2 episode "A Night Out In London" that she is fully aware of Will, Jay and Simon's physical attraction towards her.
- Played by Stephanie Fayerman
- Neil's gran is only ever seen once at Neil's 18th birthday party and is shocked when Neil tells Simon not to spunk on his bed sheets.
- Played by Anthony Head
- Will's dad is mentioned throughout the series but he does not appear until the movie, in which he announces he has just got married to a woman who is, according to Will, only four years older than Will, making her twenty-two. It also appears he has no real interest left in Will due to his social awkwardness. He appears first right at the beginning of the film and again during the credits, where he receives a picture of Will with Alison in Malia. Upon seeing it, he smiles, knowing he can now be proud of his son.
Katie Sutherland's boyfriend
Katie's boyfriend is first mentioned in the episode "Thorpe Park" in which Neil tells the boys that he works as a cashier at a local BP garage (the boys mistakenly assume that he's a mechanic). He is mentioned again later in the show and is then called a mechanic.
The Headmaster - Mr Hopkins
He has a speaking role in a deleted scene in series 1 in which he is played by Martin Ball. In the first episode he can be seen sitting next to Mr. Gilbert but he does not say anything. He does not appear in the assembly in the film.
Sadie is a girl in Jay's tutor group, and sits next to Jay. Jay often steals things out of her bag such as hair removal cream and an invite card to Louise Graham's birthday party. It is not clear whether she sits in the assembly near Jay in the film. Interestingly, there is a real actor who plays Sadie and it turns out that she has a 'voice only' part; in Series 3 Episode 1 when Neil is complaining with Simon that he cannot see the girls because of the curtain, one of the girls overhears and angrily tells Neil from the other side "We can hear you". This is the voice of the actor who plays Sadie (it is revealed in the commentary from the main characters on the DVD).
Neil mentions that he dropped a ruler next to Miss Timms. It is unknown whether he is Neil's friend.
In the first episode of Series 2, Jay mentions that he has a mate in Year 13 by this name. He mentions his name again in the Series 3 preview. Due to the outlandish nature of Jay's claims, it is questionable whether he even exists, since Simon had never heard of him. However due to Jay's determination that is stemmed from a claim presumably made by Chris, it is highly possible that the character is real.
In the first episode of series 3, Neil is very annoyed that a curtain has been put up meaning he cannot see (or help) the girls getting changed for the fashion show. He mentions to Si that he imagines that "Sarah Bell's got lovely big nipples", much to Sarah's disgust (who overhears from the other side of the curtain).
Similarly to Sarah Bell, Neil quickly also tells Si that he reckons "Jo Larken shaves her pubes" when he realizes a curtain has been put up meaning he cannot see the girls.
In the first episode of Series 3, "The Fashion Show", Paul is supposed to be modelling with Charlotte Hinchcliffe in the 70's disco theme section. However he supposedly drank a bottle of vodka and passed out due to a mix of alcohol and nerves, leading Will to take his place, despite his previous criticisms of the Fashion Show, saying it was "exclusive vanity".
In "The Fashion Show", he is supposed to be modelling with Carli D'Amato in the 'Sexy Finale' Theme in which he had to wear speedos, DMs, a tophat and a leash. But according to Carli, his back was disgustingly hairy so she sacked him. He can actually be seen in the episode, if one looks behind Carli whilst she is talking to Simon, he can be seen in the back ground with a hairy back, technically making him a 'one off' character.
Saucy Asda Karen
Neil mentions in the series 3 finale that he had sex with a woman at her house after flirting with each other at a supermarket. He also notes that she was likely twice his age. He receives a text message from her saying that "the test was positive", making Neil and the rest of the group think that he got her pregnant. However she later texts him - in reply to a prank text sent by Simon - saying the test was positive for Chlamydia, not pregnancy. Her name is revealed to be Karen, due to Neil having her as 'Saucy Asda Karen' on his phone.
Steve is Carli's father. Carli tells Simon that he went ballistic when Simon vandalised their driveway, and Mr. Cooper tells Simon that Steve threatened to "fuck him up" when he sneaks into his young son's Chris' bedroom in the middle of the night which he mistook for Carli's.
Neil's mother is mentioned several times throughout the show. She is divorced from Neil's father, Kevin. Neil claims that she was in a difficult place, though many assume the reason for the divorce was Kevin's supposed homosexuality. She has since dated a man similar to Kevin, leading Neil to believe that she has a type. She bought Neil a motorbike for his eighteenth birthday, but Jay crashed it shortly afterwards. She is the only parent among the four boys who is never seen.