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Starstruck James Buckley failed Alan Partridge audition

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Aug 16, 2013 | 8:11am EDT

British actor James Buckley failed to land a role in Steve Coogan's Alan Partridge movie after falling apart with nerves during his audition. The Inbetweeners star was invited to read for a part in the comedy character's big screen debut, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, which opened at the top of the U.K. box office last weekend (09-11Aug13). However, the read-through proved too much for Buckley, who is a huge fan of Coogan's work. Telling fans of his embarrassing time in front of the film's producers, the star writes in a post on Twitter.com, "I read for a part in Alpha Papa. Embarrassingly I'm such a Coogan geek I was literally starstruck of the script (sic). Was V (very) nervous, I wasn't cast." The film co-stars Sean Pertwee and Colm Meaney.

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