You might know Blake Harrison best as dopey schoolkid Neil from The Inbetweeners, but he's currently playing a very different character in BBC Three's Way To Go.


The new show is a black comedy that focuses on the extremely sensitive subject of assisted suicide - marking quite a departure from Blake's most famous role.

We got Blake into The Student Room offices to answer your questions about Way To Go, what life is like after The Inbetweeners, how to get into TV and more...

Blake at TSR office

Check out some of the highlights below, or head to the forums for the whole Blake Harrison Q&A.


On The Inbetweeners


CJ asks...

How much involvement did you have in the US version of the Inbetweeners, and what were your first thoughts about it?


BH: Absolutely none. I didn't have any say or input in it whatsoever. I also don't get any say in the British Inbetweeners. I just act in it.
James A asks...

Are you going to consider another Inbetweeners series?


BH: No. I'm sorry but we won't be filming another series. If anything we may do another movie, but to be honest I think that is also unlikely.
On becoming an actor


myusername. asks...

Just wondering did you go to uni? If so what did you study?


BH: I went to a drama school called East 15. I always wanted to be an actor so the best place for me to study was a school that specialised in acting.
xxm asks...

What would you now be doing if you weren't an actor?


BH: I'd be an out-of-work actor.
Blake answering your questions

Lacney asks...

As a TV production student, I was wondering what sort of advice you would give to anyone wanting to work in TV.


BH: Send off to all production companies and be prepared to work for free for a while.
On his new show Way To Go


k1rby asks...

In Way to Go, Scott agrees to assist a terminally ill man with his suicide and later makes a business out of it. What do you think about euthanasia?


BH: I believe that if you're of sound mind you should be able to dictate all aspects of your own life. For assisted suicide to be legal it has to be regulated in a safe manner, making sure it isn't open to abuse. Someone far more intelligent than me will have to come up with these measures.
shooks asks...

What was your first reaction when you were approached and heard it would be about such a controversial subject as assisted suicide?


BH: I didn't think it would be that controversial. After all it is just a sitcom. But I loved the part and that it had a real dramatic edge to it.
Biffy asks...

What made you choose the Way To Go role?


BH: It was great to play an intelligent character and the role gave me an opportunity to play dramatic scenes as well as comedic ones.
oliviarheya asks...

What would you say to critics who say that a comedy about assisted suicide is pushing it too far?


BH: I'd say that we are not the first show to try to push boundaries. M*A*S*H* was about war. Allo Allo was about Nazi-occupied France. The show deals with the subject matter in a sensitive way as if it were a drama. The comedy comes from the characters not the subject matter.
On what comes next


Monster Mnch asks...

I hear you were filming just round the corner from me the other day for some new show on Comedy Central. Could you enlighten me on what this is about?


BH: This is a sitcom called Big Bad World. It will be on Comedy Central sometime in the spring.
And one final question...


The Wild Youth asks...

Will you marry me?


BH: Do you have a ring for me?


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