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Steve Coogan Biography

Steve Coogan (born 14.10.1965)
Steve Coogan is an English comedian and actor best known for his character Alan Partridge.

Steve Coogan: Childhood
Steve Coogan was born in Middleton, Greater Manchester. His parents are Kathleen and Anthony Coogan, an engineer.
He was brought up in an Irish Roman Catholic family.
He attended Cardinal Langley Roman Catholic High School and later joined Manchester theatre company New Music. He was then accepted into the Manchester Metropolitan School of Theatre.

Steve Coogan: Acting career
Steve Coogan was originally an impressionist on 'Spitting Image'.
His character Alan Partridge started out on Radio 4's 'On The Hour' in collaboration with Chris Morris and Armando Iannucci.
In 1997, he starred in the sitcom 'I'm Alan Partridge' which returned in 2002.
Paul Calf was another of his characters, originally called Duncan Disorderly. In 1993, he appeared on the Channel 4 variety show 'Saturday Zoo'. He is an unemployed Mancunian who hates students, has a mullet and likes Wagon Wheels.
His other characters include Tommy Saxondale, Duncan Thicket and Portuguese Eurovision Song Contest winner Tony Ferrino.
Among his TV roles are 'Coogan's Run', 'Dr. Terrible's House of Horrible', 'Monkey Trousers' and 'Saxondale'.
In 2003, he appeared in 'The Private Life of Samuel Pepys'
He had a small cameo role in the 2006 'Little Britain' Christmas special which stars Matt Lucas and David Walliams.
In 2010, he teamed with Rob Brydon and Michael Winterbottom who he worked with in 2006's 'A Cock and Bull Story' for BBC2 sitcom 'The Trip'. The show earned him a BAFTA.
He voiced characters in animation series 'I Am Not an Animal' and was the voice of Satan in 'Neighbors from Hell'.
He voiced characters in animation series 'I Am Not an Animal' and was the voice of Satan in 'Neighbors from Hell'.
He has appeared in various films including Michael Winterbottom's '24 Hour Party People', Terry Jones' 'The Wind in the Willows', Disney's 'Around the World in 80 Days' alongside Jackie Chan, 'Marie Antoinette' with Kirsten Dunst and 'Night at the Museum' opposite Ben Stiller. He had an uncredited cameo in 'Hot Fuzz' alongside Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.
In 2010, he played Hades in 'Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief'.
In 2013, he appeared as the lead character in a movie about the life of porn entrepreneur Paul Raymond called 'The Look of Love'.
In 2008, he returned to stand-up comedy in a tour named 'Steve Coogan as Alan Partridge and other less successful characters' though it was not particularly well-received.
He founded Baby Cow Productions in 1999 with Henry Normal. They are executive producers of 'The Mighty Boosh', 'Nighty Night', 'Gavin and Stacey' and Human Remains.

Steve Coogan: Personal life
Steve Coogan married Caroline Hickman in 2002 though they divorced 3 years later.
He currently lives in Brighton near his daughter Clare, whom he fathered with solicitor Anna Cole.
He is a strong supporter of the Labour Party.
He has always struggled with the tabloid press which he has found extremely intrusive and aggressive throughout his career. He was one of the celebrities targeted in the News of the World phone hacking scandal and subsequently provided a witness statement to the Leveson Inquiry.

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The Latest Steve Coogan News

Steve Coogan To Revive Alan Partridge For Movie Sequel

4th April 2014

Steve Coogan's comic creation Alan Partridge is returning to the big screen for a follow-up to his film debut.Alan Partridge:...

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28th February 2014

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After Bafta Win, Steve Coogan Teases New Alan Partridge Projects

17th February 2014

There might still be life in Alan Partridge's media career yet, after creator Steve Coogan told journalists at the BAFTA's...

A Week In Movies: 12 Years Rules London, Stars Mourn Hoffman, New Films From Russia, Macfarlane And Gyllenhaal

7th February 2014

Awards season finally hit London on Sunday night as Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave collected three top awards at...

Bfi Investment In British Film Reaches The Billions

31st January 2014

BFI figures have shown the UK film industry is celebrating a record breaking year for investment with imput reaching over...

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Steve Coogan Footage Film / Movie Reviews

Despicable Me 2 2013, Review by Rich Cline

With the same teams of writers and directors, this sequel sticks closely to the winning...

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa 2013, Review by Rich Cline

In bringing his iconic 1990s radio and TV character to the big screen, Coogan refreshingly...

What Maisie Knew 2013, Review by Rich Cline

Even though this drama is based on a 115-year-old novel, it feels powerfully timely today...

Philomena 2013, Review by Rich Cline

Based on a true story, this warm drama uses sharp humour to keep from tipping...

The Look of Love 2013, Review by Rich Cline

Michael Winterbottom vividly recreates swinging 1960s London in this biopic about one of Soho's most...

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Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa Is Number 1 At The UK Box Office

13th August 2013

STUDIOCANAL is delighted to announce ALAN PARTRIDGE: ALPHA PAPA is Number 1 at...

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