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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.

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.



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Rules Don't Apply Trailer


Warren Beatty writes, directs and stars in the new movie Rules Don't Apply. 

Marla Mabrey could be the next talk of the town, having already made a name for herself by being named the local beauty queen in the small town she grew up in, much bigger things await the brunette beauty. Hollywood is on her doorstep and with a little luck she's about to become one of the biggest actresses the town knows. 

The year is 1958 and Marla is accompanied to the city by her mother having grown up in a strict Baptist environment, some people might judge Marla as being a little frigid, especially as the city is just on the brink of a feminist uprising. She doesn't drink, smoke or believe in premarital sex but the city might just loosen Marla up and introduce her to a few vices she never thought she'd take up. 

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Friends And Co-Stars Pay Tribute To Caroline Aherne


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Tributes have poured in for Caroline Aherne, who sadly passed away yesterday at the age of 52, after a long battle with cancer. A TV fixture throughout the nineties, Aherne will be best remembered for her Mrs Merton character and sitcom ‘The Royle Family’, which she starred in and co-wrote with Craig Cash.

the Royale FamilyCaroline Aherne with Craig Cash, Ricky Tomlinson, Sue Johnson and Ralf Little in ‘The Royle Family’.

Speaking to The Mirror, Ricky Tomlinson who played her father Jim on ‘The Royle Family’ said: “She was absolutely wonderful and amazing to work for. Kind, funny, witty. A true professional and one of the most generous people I ever worked with.”

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The Secret Life Of Pets Review

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From the team behind Despicable Me and Minions, this high-energy adventure makes up for its rather simplistic story by filling the screen with lively characters, silly dialog and colourful animation. There's nothing terribly distinctive about the movie, as most of the gags feel recycled and everything bounces across the surface without generating any resonance either in the humour or emotions. But it's a lot of fun while it lasts.

In a cosy Manhattan apartment, the happy rescue dog Max (voiced by Louis C.K.) lives with his owner Katie (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt's Ellie Kemper). The moment she steps out of the door on the way to work, he's already bored and waiting for her to come home. So he hangs out with the other pets in the neighbourhood, including lovelorn pomeranian Gidget (Jenny Slate) and food-obsessed cat Chloe (Lake Bell). Then Katie brings home another stray, the gigantic brown furball Duke (Eric Stonestreet), who immediately starts challenging Max's alpha-dog status. As war breaks out between them, they find themselves stranded in the city, caught up with a sewer-dwelling gang of abandoned pets led by the adorable but intense bunny Snowball (Kevin Hart). Meanwhile, Gidget and Chloe recruit some help to find them, including a grumpy hawk (Albert Brooks) and an ageing basset hound (Dana Carvey).

The plot basically consists of a series of chaotic chase sequences that build up to a climactic scene straight out of a Die Hard movie. Each character and plot element is over-constructed, which eliminates any sense of honest emotion or loose interaction, but the characters are likeable simply because they're so ridiculous. The animators use a lot of colour and a tactile variety of furry textures. And the actors have a lot of fun with the characters. Hart is, of course, the scene-stealer as the fast-talking kingpin who uses his cuteness as a weapon. And while C.K. and Stonestreet are endearing as the story's protagonists, it's Slate and Bell who win over the audience in the funniest, most complex roles.

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Steve Coogan - Florence Foster Jenkins - world film premiere held at the Odeon Leicester Square. at Odeon Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 12th April 2016

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Steve Coogan - Florence Foster Jenkins UK Premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square, London at Odeon Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 12th April 2016

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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

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Steve Coogan Hit With Driving Ban After Speeding


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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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Steven Coogan And Rob Brydon Set For Third Series Of 'The Trip'


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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 CooganSteve 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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Steve Coogan And John C. Reilly To Star In Laurel And Hardy Biopic


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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 CooganSteve 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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A-Ha! Alan Partridge To Co-Host 'TFI Friday' Christmas Special With Chris Evans


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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.

Steve Coogan as Alan PartridgeAlan 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.

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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

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Steve Coogan Opens Up About Drug Addiction In Autobiography 'Easily Distracted'


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Comedian Steve Coogan has opened up about his dark past with drugs in new autobiography Easily Distracted. In an extract from the book published by The Guardian, Coogan reveals how he became hooked on cocaine in the 90s, before finally facing up to his  addiction.

Steve Coogan Steve Coogan has detailed his drug problems in autobiography,  Easily Distracted.

Coogan reveals that his drug taking started in 1992, when people would supply him with illegal substances, meaning he never had to buy them himself. But later that year he suffered a horrific experience when a panic attack left him thinking his life was over.

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Chris Eubank Takes On Alan Partridge's 'Youth Hostelling' Idea In Spoof Trailer


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Nearly two decades after Alan Partridge first pitched the idea for a show titled ‘Youth Hostelling With Chirs Eubank’, the former boxing champ has got in on the joke and released a spoof trailer for the fantasy TV series. Eubank has teamed up with Hostelworld to make Partridge’s idea come to life, in a one minute trailer which can only be described as ‘splendid’.

Chris EubankFormer boxer Chris Eubank has released a spoof trailer for ‘Youth Hostelling With Chirs Eubank’.

In the trailer Eubank visits a youth hostel and tests the mattresses, uses the free wi-fi and even has a song and dance session will fellow guests. During his visit the former middle-weight champ describes his experience as ‘splendid', 'extraordinary' and 'unmithable', while adding that ‘Eubank is a revalation’.

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Steve Coogan's 'Happyish' Cancelled By Showtime


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Steve Coogan’s latest prime-time comedy series ‘Happyish’ has been cancelled by its American TV network. The series, which Coogan was called in to front after the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman in 2014, has been axed after just one season by Showtime.

According to Deadline, the cable network confirmed that the satirical drama-comedy about a depressed middle-aged man and his family would not be getting a second run, after receiving disappointing ratings throughout its first series from April to June this year. Just 261,000 watched the series finale, even though that was up from the initial 237,000 that watched the first episode.

Steve CooganSteve Coogan's ambition to break big Stateside has taken a blow, with 'Happyish' being cancelled

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Steve Coogan - the South Bank Sky Arts Awards at the Savoy Hotel London 7th June 2015 at Savoy Hotel, South Bank - LONDON, United Kingdom - Monday 8th June 2015

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Steve Coogan

Date of birth

14th October, 1965

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

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Steve Coogan Movies

Rules Don't Apply Trailer

Rules Don't Apply Trailer

Warren Beatty writes, directs and stars in the new movie Rules Don't Apply. Marla Mabrey...

The Secret Life of Pets Movie Review

The Secret Life of Pets Movie Review

From the team behind Despicable Me and Minions, this high-energy adventure makes up for its...

Minions Movie Review

Minions Movie Review

Utterly charming, this silly prequel rewrites the origin story of the minions and sends them...

Minions Trailer

Minions Trailer

Since the dawn of time, the Minions have been desperately looking for a master. From...

Minions - International Trailer

Minions - International Trailer

It's a wonder why the prehistoric tribe of Minions have managed to survive so long...

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Movie Review

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Movie Review

Now in its third instalment, it's clearer than ever that this franchise is based on...

Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb Trailer

Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb Trailer

Larry Daley, the former security guard at the American Museum of Natural History in New...

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Northern Soul Movie Review

Northern Soul Movie Review

A drama set around a cultural movement in 1970s Britain, this film captures the period...

Northern Soul Trailer

Northern Soul Trailer

John (Elliot James Langridge) doesn't fit in. He is victimised by his teacher (Steve Coogan),...

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Trailer

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Trailer

Following on from the discovery that New York Natural History Museum's exhibits come to life...

Philomena Movie Review

Philomena Movie Review

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

What Maisie Knew Movie Review

What Maisie Knew Movie Review

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

Philomena Trailer

Philomena Trailer

Judi Dench stars as Philomena Lee in the emotionally moving and shocking true story based...

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa Movie Review

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa Movie Review

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

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