Steve Coogan

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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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After BAFTA Win, Steve Coogan Teases New Alan Partridge Projects

17th February 2014 -

 News

There might still be life in Alan Partridge's media career yet, after creator Steve Coogan told journalists at the BAFTA's that he plans to "do something else" with his most famous character.Jeff Pope [L] and...

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

7th February 2014 -

 News

Awards season finally hit London on Sunday night as Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave collected three top awards at the London Critics' Circle Film Awards: Film of the Year, best actor Chiwetel Ejiofor and...

BFI Investment in British Film Reaches The Billions

31st January 2014 -

 News

BFI figures have shown the UK film industry is celebrating a record breaking year for investment with imput reaching over £1 billion. The investment in British film production from overseas sources has risen by 14%...

Steve Coogan & Rob Brydon Bring Their 'Trip To Italy' To Sundance

23rd January 2014 -

 News

2010's The Trip was a surprise success when it was released to a limited audience and an immense amount of critical praise. It's success was such a surprise because, to put it bluntly, not a...

What Every Fan of 'The Trip' Wanted To Hear: "It's Sort Of The Same As The First"

22nd January 2014 -

 News

Plenty of shows try to push the envelope with their second season; developing new and crazy ideas in a bid to keep the fans hooked to the fresh new take. Not Steve Coogan and Rob...

Rob Brydon Announces 'The Trip To Italy' Will Premiere at Sundance 2014

10th December 2013 -

 News

Rob Brydon has taken to Twitter to give fans of The Trip a welcome announcement; a film version of the second series – which sees the pair travel to Italy instead of England’s lush North...

Tonight in Cinemas: Oldboy, Philomena, Frozen, Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Pick a Winner?

29th November 2013 -

 News

Thanksgiving weekend represents a real mix of genres should you venture out to the pictures. From animated Disney musical action in Frozen, to hyper-violent revenge seeking in Oldboy, there’s truly something for everyone. But what...

Will 'Philomena' Translate To U.S Market with its Thanksgiving Release?

29th November 2013 -

 News

Philomena enjoyed a brilliant critical response in the UK, with special mentions for actors Steve Coogan and Judi Dench for the way they handled the emotive subject matter with grace, dignity and a level of...

And A Partridge In A....Lights Display? Merry Christmas From Norwich Residents And Their Giant Alan Partridge Christmas Lights!

22nd November 2013 -

 News

Go big or go home seems to be the motto for Norwich’s lights switch-on. Also Alan Partridge. Really, who wouldn’t want to look at the fictional funnyman’s face in lights every time they go out?...

Review Round-Up: 'Philomena' Receives High Praise From Critics

22nd November 2013 -

 News

Philomena, starring Steve Coogan and Judi Dench, is due to be released in US cinemas today (22nd November). Reviews have been overwhelmingly positive. Judi Dench and Steve Coogan star in Philomena.The biopic, based on a...

'Philomena' Actors Shortlisted For British Independent Film Awards

12th November 2013 -

 News

Philomena has been released in UK cinemas and is proving to be one of the British film events of the year as critics flock to praise Steve Coogan and Judi Dench's performances in this touching,...

BAFTA Bound, But Could 'Philomena' Feature at the Oscars?

1st November 2013 -

 News

Don't laugh. We're serious. Stephen Frears' new movie Philomena, based on the investigative book by BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith, could well figure in the behemoth that is the American movie awards season following stunning reviews...

Critics Agree, 'Philomena' Is A "Serious" Comedy That Needs To Be Seen

1st November 2013 -

 News

Philomena stars Judi Dench as Philomena Lee in the movie adaptation of Martin Sixsmith's 2009 novel The Lost Children of Philomena Lee. Co-starring Steve Coogan as Sixsmith, the film is an emotionally moving and shocking...

Philomena

31st October 2013 -

 Movie Review

Based on a true story, this warm drama uses sharp humour to keep from tipping over into sloppy sentiment. It's still hugely emotional, but in a shamelessly entertaining way. And it gives Judi Dench and...

Steve Coogan on 'Philomena': It's Not Simply "An Angry Attack on The Church"

30th October 2013 -

 News

Best known for his seminal comedy creation, Alan Partridge, Steve Coogan’s dramatic work sometimes slips under the radar.But with Philomena, the British actor’s emotional attachment, combined with the technique and skill from both he and...

A Week In Movies: Stars come out in London, we get a glimpse of the new Jack Ryan, and Keanu brings us a Japanese fantasy

18th October 2013 -

 News

The stars continue to be out in London in the second week of the 57th London Film Festival. Judi Dench and Steve Coogan were on-hand with their new film Philomena, Joseph Gordon-Levitt got the crowd...

Steve Coogan Gets Plenty of 'Ahas!' at Philomena's BFI Screening

17th October 2013 -

 News

Perhaps it’s testament to the timeless power of Steve Coogan’s character, Alan Partridge, that people can’t stop quoting his most famous catchphrase, but last night, when the actor was on the red carpet for his...

London Film Festival Line-Up Revealed: Are There Any Movies Without Tom Hanks In?

4th September 2013 -

 News

From the 9th October, London will play host to its annual film festival; an event increasingly becoming recognised alongside the likes of Venice, Cannes and Toronto for launching an impressive array of films as the...

The Dramatic Side Of Steve Coogan In 'Philomena'

2nd September 2013 -

 News

Steve Coogan is known for his seminal character: Alan Partridge. He even mocked the disparity of popularity between his work with a live show entitled ‘Steve Coogan Live - As Alan Partridge And Other Less...

'Gravity', Starring George Clooney & Sandra Bullock, Premieres At Venice Film Festival

29th August 2013 -

 News

Gravity opened the 70th Venice Film Festival yesterday (28th August). The film's two actors, George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, were there on the red carpet to see their efforts at the prestigious festival.Sandra Bullock and...

Ricky Gervais Planning 'David Brent' Film Based On YouTube Series

23rd August 2013 -

 News

Ricky Gervais is taking a leaf out of Steve Coogan's book by resurrecting his most famous comic creation for a big screen outing. Following the universal praise and significant success of Alan Partridge's first big...

What Maisie Knew

22nd August 2013 -

 Movie Review

Even though this drama is based on a 115-year-old novel, it feels powerfully timely today in the way it recounts events surrounding a particularly grim divorce. As we see the story through the eyes of...

A Week In Movies: Jennifer promotes the Millers, Angelina goes evil, Coogan moves beyond Alan Partridge

16th August 2013 -

 News

We're the Millers had a huge premiere in London this week, and stars Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis and Will Poulter were all over town promoting the film before walking the blue carpet in Leicester Square....

James Buckley Read For Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa: "I Wasn’t Cast"

15th August 2013 -

 News

Before he went off to the Cinema, paid £9 for a large popcorn, handed over his Odeon card and sat down in his premiere seats, The Inbetweener’s James Buckley admitted to his Twitter followers that...

'Philomena': Steve Coogan & Judi Dench Star In Heart-Warming Drama [Trailer]

13th August 2013 -

 News

The trailer has been released for Philomena, a heart-warming drama with a moving story. Steve Coogan (Alan Partridge) and Dame Judi Dench (Skyfall) will star as the main characters who become unlikely friends in their...

Philomena

13th August 2013 -

 Video

Judi Dench stars as Philomena Lee in the emotionally moving and shocking true story based on Martin Sixsmith's novel: The Lost Children of Philomena Lee released in 2009. In a controversial pregnancy during the 1950's,...

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa

8th August 2013 -

 Movie Review

In bringing his iconic 1990s radio and TV character to the big screen, Coogan refreshingly refuses to play to American audiences: this film is purely British in its story, setting and characters. And as it...

Alan Partridge (Steve Coogan) Going On 'The One Show' Tonight!

6th August 2013 -

 News

Fans of Alan Partridge, who will be flocking to cinemas in their droves tomorrow night (Wed, Aug 7) in search of some laughs as Alpha Papa is released, can at least get a comedy shot...

It's Nearly Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa Time - Are You Ready, UK? [Clips + Pictures]

2nd August 2013 -

 News

Alan Partridge has morphed from cult comedy figure, revered by the minority to a national hero, quoted by the masses. There’s only one reason for that, and it’s the character’s creator, Steve Coogan and his...

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa

2nd August 2013 -

 Video

Alan Partridge is a fatuous, egocentric radio host that has been one of telly's most famous fictitious comedy icons for several years. He now makes a return to screen as his employers, North Norfolk Digital...

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