Steve Coogan (born 14.10.1965) Steve Coogan is an English comedian and actor best known for his character Alan Partridge.
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.
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 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.
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.
Rapper Tyler, the Creator has landed a new acting role opposite Jeffrey Tambor as God and Steve Coogan as the devil in a new animated adult comedy.
The hip-hop star has been cast as the voice of foul-mouthed, disabled cat Oscar in The Adventures of Drunky, which follows Sam Rockwell as the titular character, a "hapless barfly" who has to travel through heaven and hell to save his girl - and the world.
John Leguizamo and comedians Dave Attell and Jay Pharoah are also lending their vocal talents to the project, which is being directed by Aaron Augenblick, who has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.com to raise the money he needs to complete the star-studded project.
He shared a trailer for the project on Indiegogo on Tuesday (26Apr16) as he launched the fundraiser. The campaign is already off to a strong start, with more than $19,000 (£13,000) raised in just 24 hours.
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Steve Coogan - World premiere of Florence Foster Jenkins at the Odeon Leicester Square London attended by cast and crew of the film at Odeon Leicester Square London, Odeon Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 12th April 2016
Coogan was snapped travelling at 54 mph in a 30 mph zone in Brighton in October 2015.
British actor and comedian Steve Coogan has been banned from driving for a month after he was caught speeding in Brighton in October last year.
The 50 year old actor, behind comic creations such as Alan Partridge, pleaded guilty to driving at nearly twice the speed limit in the Sussex city on October 14th 2015. He was snapped in his £25,000 Mazda MX-5 SE sports car travelling at 54 miles per hour in a 30 mph zone, according to Sussex Police.
Coogan, thought to be worth approximately £7 million, was not present at the hearing at Worthing Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday (February 24th), but he was represented via his solicitor.
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Steve Coogan has been banned from driving for 28 days after he was caught speeding.
The 50-year-old British comedian was found to be travelling at 54 miles (87 kilometres) per hour in a 30 miles (48 kilometres) per hour zone in his Mazda MX-5 in the English seaside town of Brighton last October (15).
He did not appear at Worthing Magistrates' Court but admitted the offence through his lawyer, Britain's The Sun newspaper reports.
Coogan was handed a 28-day driving ban and was fined $936 (£670), with $118 (£85) in costs.
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British rocker James Bay has cleared up reports suggesting he was attacking singer Lily Allen over her BRIT Awards diversity comments, insisting his remarks have been taken out of context.
Lily has publicly criticised organisers behind Wednesday's (24Feb16) ceremony for the lack of black artists nominated for awards at this year's (16) London prizegiving, after agreeing with comments made in an op-ed piece for the U.K.'s Guardian website.
In the article, the writer claimed minority musicians "are shunned for music Alan Partridge would approve of", referring to comedian Steve Coogan's tactless, right-wing alter ego.
Commenting on the piece in a now-deleted Facebook.com message posted last month (Jan16), Lily suggested musicians from the U.K. grime genre were overlooked due to tactical voting by industry bosses.
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The comedy will be moving from BBC Two to Sky Atlantic.
Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon will be taking to the road again for a third series of ‘The Trip’. This time the pair will sample the cuisine of Spain, taking in Cantabria, the Basque region, Aragon, Castile-La Mancha, and Andalusia. The third series will be shown on Sky Atlantic, with the first two having aired on BBC Two.
Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon are returning for a third series of 'The Trip'.
Brydon confirmed the news on twitter with the comedian announcing, “The Trip is returning, this time to Spain via Sky Atlantic. Shooting in the Autumn. Hurrah!” He later responded to a fan who asked if the new series would follow the same format, by joking, ‘Same format? Same jokes!’
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Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan are set to play an unlikely married couple in new dramatic comedy An Ideal Home.
The Our Idiot Brother co-stars will reteam for the Andrew Fleming movie, about a troubled pair whose lives are uprooted when Coogan's character learns he has a grandson and reluctantly takes him in.
The new project was announced at the Berlin International Film Festival, where it is currently being shopped.
"Comedy stalwarts Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan are reuniting on the big screen as a squabbling married couple in Andrew's endearing and hilarious script about modern family, and we are delighted to present this charming film to buyers at EFM (European Film Market)," said Nadine De Barros, of financing firm Fortitude International.
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Steve Coogan And John C. Reilly Have Been Cast As Silver Screen Comedy Icons Stan Laurel And Oliver Hardy In A New Film.
Coogan will portray Laurel, while Chicago star Reilly will take on Hardy in Stan & Ollie, a film which will chronicle the duo's 1953 British tour.
The movie will be directed by Jon S. Baird and will reunite Coogan with screenwriter Jeff Pope, who penned the script for the funnyman's 2013 movie Philomena.
"Like so many others I grew up watching Laurel and Hardy and I'm therefore honoured to help bring this incredible true story of love, laughter and friendship to the big screen," Baird says.
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'Stan & Ollie’ focuses on the legendary double act’s 1953 UK tour.
British actor Steve Coogan has been cast alongside John C. Reilly in a new biopic about legendary comedy duo Laurel and Hardy. Coogan will play Stan Laurel, with Reilly taking the role of his partner Oliver Hardy. The film’s script has been penned by Jeff Pope, who worked with Coogan on Philomena and it will be directed by Filth's Jon S. Baird.
Steve Coogan has been cast as Stan Laurel in a new biopic.
Titled Stan & Ollie, the film will focus on the duo’s 1953 tour of UK variety halls and is described as an "emotional tribute to two of the funniest men in movie history,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. It is being developed by BBC Films and produced by Fable Pictures and Sonesta Films.
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The Norwich DJ has just landed a major festive gig on Channel Four.
Alan Partridge is set to bring his unique presenting style to a special Christmas edition of revived Channel 4 show ‘TFI Friday’. Steve Coogan's comedy creation will join host Chris Evans on December 18th, for what promises to be an unmissable episode of the Friday night chat-show.
Alan Partridge will join Chris Evans for 'TFI Friday’s' Christmas special.
Guests on the night include comedians James Corden, Jack Whitehall and Lee Mack as well as singer Tom Jones. There will also be music from Bryan Adams, Lianne La Havas and Elle King.
Steve Coogan - Steve Coogan signs copies of his new autobiography 'Easily Distracted' at Waterstones in Piccadilly, central London at Waterstones Piccadilly - London, United Kingdom - Friday 9th October 2015
Steve Coogan Lost Six Months Of His Memory Following An Accident When He Was 11, So Spent A Long Period Imagining What Happened To Him.
The 49-year-old actor has penned an autobiography called Easily Distracted, which hits stores on October 8 (15).
It focuses on his childhood and the period before he became famous, meaning he spent many hours remembering things which happened when he was little.
"When I was 11, I was knocked off my bike, I had severe concussion, and I lost my memory of the previous six months," he explained to Britain's The Guardian newspaper. "And I remember waking up in a hospital and not knowing why I was there or how I'd got there. And I remember checking my injuries and trying to guess what had happened to me."
Continue reading: Steve Coogan: 'I Lost My Memory At 11'
Date of birth
14th October, 1965
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