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Coogan in February 2017
Born
Stephen John Coogan

(1965-10-14) 14 October 1965 (age 54)
Alma mater Manchester Metropolitan University
Occupation Actor, voice artist, comedian, screenwriter, producer
Years active1988–present
Spouse(s)
Caroline Hickman
(m. 2002;div. 2005)
Partner(s)Anna Cole
(1992–1996)
Children1
Relatives Brendan Coogan (brother)
Martin Coogan (brother)

Stephen John Coogan ( /ˈkɡən/ ; born 14 October 1965) is an English actor, voice artist, comedian, screenwriter and producer. He began his career in the 1980s as a voice actor on the satirical puppet show Spitting Image and providing voice-overs for television advertisements. In the 1990s, he began creating original characters. In 1999, he co-founded the production company Baby Cow Productions with Henry Normal.

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While working with Armando Iannucci on On the Hour and The Day Today , Coogan developed the character of Alan Partridge, a socially inept and politically incorrect media personality. Partridge has featured in several television series and the 2013 film Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa . Coogan grew in prominence within the film industry in 2002, after starring in The Parole Officer and 24 Hour Party People . He continued to appear in films such as Around the World in 80 Days (2004), Tropic Thunder (2008), The Other Guys (2010), Ruby Sparks (2012), and the Night at the Museum films . He is also known for co-starring with Rob Brydon in A Cock and Bull Story (2005), The Trip (2010), The Trip to Italy (2014), The Trip to Spain (2017), and The Trip to Greece (2020).

Coogan has also played dramatic roles, including Marie Antoinette (2006), What Maisie Knew (2012), and portrayed Paul Raymond in the biopic The Look of Love (2013) and Stan Laurel in Stan & Ollie (2018). In 2013, he co-wrote, produced, and starred in the film Philomena , [2] which earned him nominations at the Golden Globes and BAFTAs, and the Academy Awards for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture.

Early life

Stephen John Coogan was born on 14 October 1965 in Middleton, Lancashire (now in Greater Manchester), [3] [4] the son of housewife Kathleen (née Coonan) and IBM engineer Anthony "Tony" Coogan. [5] [6] He has four brothers and one sister, [7] and was raised Roman Catholic in a "lower-middle or upper-working class" family which emphasised the values of education. [8] His younger brother, Brendan, went on to present Top Gear , while his elder brother, Martin, became the lead singer of the rock band The Mock Turtles. Coogan's mother is Irish and hails from County Mayo, while his father is also of Irish descent, his paternal grandparents – Margaret (from County Kilkenny) and Thomas Coogan (a tailor from County Cork) – having settled in Manchester shortly before World War I. [9] [10] During the 1950s, his paternal grandfather established a dance hall for Irish immigrants. [8] Coogan attended Cardinal Langley Roman Catholic High School. [11] [12] He has stated that he had a happy childhood, and his parents fostered children on a short-term basis. [13] As a family, it was assumed that all the children would become teachers. [8] Coogan had a talent for impersonation and wanted to go to drama school, despite being advised by a teacher that it could lead to a precarious profession. [13] After five failed applications to various drama schools in London, he received a place at the New Music theatre company before gaining a place at the Manchester Polytechnic School of Drama, [13] where he met future collaborator John Thomson.

Career

Early career

Coogan began his career as a comic and impressionist, performing regularly in Ipswich, before working as a voice artist for television advertisements and the satirical puppet show Spitting Image . In 1989, he appeared in a series of specially shot sketches in the Observation round in the long-running ITV game show The Krypton Factor . In 1992, Coogan won the Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for his performance with long-time collaborator John Thomson, and starred alongside Caroline Aherne and John Thomson in a one-off Granada TV sketch show The Dead Good Show. His most prominent characters developed at this time were Paul Calf, a stereotypical working class Mancunian, and his sister Pauline, played by Coogan in drag.

Alan Partridge

While working with Armando Iannucci and Chris Morris on the Radio 4 comedy On the Hour , Coogan conceived his most popular and developed character, a socially awkward and politically incorrect regional media personality. He appeared as a sports presenter on the television comedy The Day Today , before hosting his own chat show, Knowing Me Knowing You with Alan Partridge . In 1997, Partridge returned in the sitcom I'm Alan Partridge , which was followed by a second series in 2002, and received five BAFTA nominations. Partridge featured in Coogan's 2008 stand-up tour.

He revisited the character in two one-off Sky Atlantic specials, including Alan Partridge: Welcome to the Places of My Life , which received a further two BAFTA nominations, as well as the mockumentary Mid Morning Matters with Alan Partridge . A feature-length film, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa , was released in 2013. [14] After a 17 year hiatus, the character returned to the BBC in 2019 with the parody magazine/current affairs show This Time with Alan Partridge .

In a 2001 poll conducted by Channel 4 Partridge was ranked seventh on their list of the 100 Greatest TV Characters. [15] Coogan still enjoys rewatching and laughing at his Partridge persona. [8] Occasionally, in character as Partridge, Coogan has made some comedic references to Ireland. Coogan has an Irish heritage. The Irish references are widely enjoyed in Ireland, such as the quotable RTE producers meeting in the hotel, and 2019's "Irish Alan Partridge" sequence. [16]

TV roles

Paul Calf first began as a character named 'Duncan Disorderly' in Coogan's early stand-up routines. Calf first came to wider public notice in 1993, with several appearances on Saturday Zoo , a late-night variety show presented by Jonathan Ross on Channel 4. Paul has appeared in two video diaries, an episode of Coogan's Run , and in various stand-up performances. He is an unemployed Mancunian wastrel with a particular hatred of students. His catchphrase is "Bag o' shite". Paul lives in a council house in the fictional town of Ottle with his mother and his sister, Pauline Calf (also played by Coogan). His father, Pete Calf (played by Coogan in Coogan's Run) died some time before the first video diary was made. For a long time he was obsessed with getting back together with his ex-girlfriend, Julie. Paul's best friend is "Fat" Bob (played by John Thomson), a car mechanic who eventually married Pauline. Paul supports Manchester City and is very partial to Wagon Wheels. He wears Burton suits, sports a bleached mullet and drives a Ford Cortina.

Other Coogan creations include Tommy Saxondale, Duncan Thicket, Ernest Eckler and Portuguese Eurovision Song Contest winner Tony Ferrino. Duncan Thicket has appeared in a tour of live shows. Other TV shows he has starred in include Coogan's Run, Dr. Terrible's House of Horrible , Monkey Trousers and Saxondale . Coogan has provided voices for the animated series I Am Not an Animal and Bob and Margaret , two Christmas specials featuring Robbie the Reindeer , and an episode of the BBC Radio Four spoof sci-fi series Nebulous .

He played the Gnat in the 1998 TV adaptation of Alice Through the Looking Glass starring Kate Beckinsale, and also starred in BBC2's The Private Life of Samuel Pepys in 2003, and Cruise of the Gods in 2002. In 2006, he had a cameo in the Little Britain Christmas special as a pilot taking Lou and Andy to Disneyland. In 2007, Coogan played a psychiatrist on Larry David's Curb Your Enthusiasm on HBO, and in 2008, starred in the BBC1 drama Sunshine .

In 2010, he reworked with Brydon and Winterbottom for the partially improvised BBC2 sitcom The Trip , in which he and Brydon tour northern restaurants. [17]

Film roles

Coogan (left) with Stephen Frears at a screening for Philomena Philomena - Steve Coogan Stephen Frears (9712275459).jpg
Coogan (left) with Stephen Frears at a screening for Philomena

Notable film roles include Factory Records boss Tony Wilson in the film 24 Hour Party People and Octavius in Night at the Museum films.

He has played himself several times on screen. First, in one of the vignettes of Jim Jarmusch's 2003 film Coffee and Cigarettes , alongside Alfred Molina. Second, in 2006 Coogan starred with Rob Brydon in Michael Winterbottom's A Cock and Bull Story , a self-referential film of the "unfilmable" self-referential novel Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne. In the film, Coogan plays a fictional, womanising version of himself. Thirdly, he played himself in the 2010 film The Trip . He worked again with director Winterbottom in The Look of Love , about '50s porn-king Paul Raymond. His fourth time playing himself on screen was in the 2014 film The Trip to Italy , a film about him and Rob Brydon taking a food-tasting trip through Italy, followed by The Trip to Spain (2017) [18] and The Trip to Greece (2020) [19]

The first film which he co-wrote with Henry Normal was The Parole Officer , in which he also acted alongside Ben Miller and Lena Headey. Coogan has an uncredited cameo in Hot Fuzz , scripted by Shaun of the Dead writers Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright. Coogan also starred in The Night at the Museum trilogy where he played, Octavius, a miniature Roman general figure alongside Owen Wilson's Jedediah", a miniature cowboy figure.

Coogan's most acclaimed work to date is the drama-comedy Philomena , which he co-wrote, produced, and starred in with Judi Dench. [20] This performance earned him a Golden Globe nomination, among many other nominations (and some wins). Philomena was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. In 2018, Coogan played English comedian Stan Laurel in the film biopic Stan & Ollie , starring opposite American actor John C. Reilly who played Oliver Hardy. [21]

Return to Stand-up

In March 2008, it was confirmed that Coogan would return to doing stand-up comedy as part of his first stand-up tour in ten years. The tour, named "Steve Coogan as Alan Partridge and other less successful characters", saw the return of some of his old characters including Paul Calf and Alan Partridge. [22] Reviews of the tour were mixed. [23] [24] [25] Much of the criticism focused on the apparent unrehearsed quality of some of the performances and on Coogan's nervous stage presence. Chortle comedy guide described it as "most definitely a show of two halves: the superlative Alan Partridge plus a collection of characters that are not only less successful, but woefully less funny". [26]

As the tour progressed and the problems were ironed out, reviews were very positive. Dominic Maxwell of The Times described the show as "twice as entertaining as most other comedy shows this year." [27] Brian Logan of The Guardian awarded it four stars and described it as "shamelessly funny." [28] Reviews such as the one from the Trent FM Arena exemplified how much the show had improved after dealing with the glitches on its first few dates: "When Steve Coogan first brought this show to Nottingham last month, the reviews were poor... the intervening weeks have made a big difference, and last night's audience at the Trent FM Arena went home happy. More please, and soon." [29]

In 2009, Coogan was featured, alongside Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer and Julia Davis, in the spoof documentary TV film Steve Coogan – The Inside Story. [30] The same year he spoke on the influence of Monty Python on his comedy when he appeared in the television documentary, Monty Python: Almost the Truth (Lawyers Cut) . [31]

Baby Cow Productions

Coogan, along with his writing partner Henry Normal, founded Baby Cow Productions in 1999. Together, they have served as executive producers for shows such as The Mighty Boosh , Nighty Night , Marion and Geoff , Gavin & Stacey , Human Remains and Moone Boy , as well as the Alan Partridge feature film Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa . They have also produced Where Are the Joneses?, an online sitcom which uses wiki technology to allow the audience to upload scripts and storyline ideas. [32]

In 2008, BBC Worldwide bought a 25% stake in the production company. They did not offer the largest sum but that they were chosen by Coogan & Normal due to their previous work and strong connection with the BBC. In 2016, after Henry Normal stood down, Christine Langan (Head of BBC Film at the time) was hired by Coogan (creative director of Baby Cow Productions) as the new CEO which led to an increase in BBC Worldwide's stake to 73%. [33]

Since joining, Christine Langan has executively produced all of the content from Baby Cow Productions, including Camping, Stan & Ollie, Zapped and The Witchfinder.

In the media

Public image

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Coogan at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival

Coogan has said that he likes to "keep [himself] private", and added: "I have never wanted to be famous, as such – fame is a by-product." [34] He has been a popular target of the British tabloid press since 1996, and has stated that they have subjected him to entrapment and blackmail, printed obvious lies about him, [35] and have targeted his family and friends in attempts to extract stories from them. [36] Coogan in some cases gave a strong denial to allegations, but in others did not contest them because he wanted to shield vulnerable friends from adverse publicity. [37] The tabloids also published intrusive information about his relationships and the schooling of his child. Coogan has also been critical of the broadsheet press, saying they have colluded with the tabloids in the interests of selling newspapers. In 2005 he said "The Guardian tends to have its cake and eat it. It waits for the tabloids to dish the dirt and then it talks about the tabloids dishing the dirt while enjoying it themselves." [38] However, he later gave credit to the same newspaper for its investigation of the phone hacking scandal. [39] He has said that the press, by persistently intruding in his private life, has effectively made him "immune" to further attack as his "closet is empty of skeletons". [40]

Phone hacking scandal

Coogan became a prominent figure in the News International phone hacking scandal as one of the celebrities who took action against the British tabloids in light of these events. He was made aware by his phone service provider of "possible anomalies" on his phone in 2005 and 2006. [41] In 2010, Coogan's legal firm obtained a partially redacted version of Glenn Mulcaire's hacking notebook by a court order which showed Coogan had been targeted and his personal information was in the possession of Mulcaire.

Mulcaire was forced by the High Court of Justice to disclose to Coogan's legal team who amongst the staff at the News of the World ordered him to hack phones. This information was obtained by Coogan's lawyers on 26 August 2011. [42] Interviewed on Newsnight on 8 July 2011, Coogan said he was "delighted" by the closure of the News of the World and said it was a "fantastic day for journalism". He said the idea of press freedom was used by the tabloids as a "smokescreen for selling papers with tittle-tattle" and said the argument against press regulation was "morally bankrupt". [39]

Coogan provided an eight-page witness statement to the Leveson Inquiry and appeared at the inquiry on 22 November 2011 to discuss the evidence. [36] He said he was there reluctantly representing a lot of celebrities who felt they could not speak out for fear of reprisals from the tabloid press. [43]

Personal life

Coogan married Caroline Hickman in 2002, and divorced in 2005. [44] He entered rehab for personal issues. He dated model China Chow for three years. [45] In March 2011, Coogan was guest editor for lads mag Loaded , where he met and began dating glamour model Loretta "Elle" Basey. [46] They were together until 2014. [47] He has a daughter, Clare Coogan-Cole, from a previous four-year relationship with solicitor Anna Cole. [48] [49] [50] [51]

Although raised Catholic, Coogan is now an atheist. [52] He supports Manchester United FC. [53] A motoring enthusiast, he has owned a succession of Ferrari cars, but stopped buying them after realising that the depreciation and running costs were greater than hiring a private plane. [54] In February 2016, he was fined £670 and banned from driving for 28 days after being caught speeding in Brighton. [55] In August 2019, he escaped the usual six-month ban for a further speeding offence by saying that his next TV series depends on his ability to drive; he was given a two-month ban and a £750 fine. [56] He has been open about his struggle with depression and has said "I will always be a recovering addict". [57]

Until 2017, Coogan resided in Ovingdean Grange in Ovingdean, East Sussex. [58]

Coogan's autobiography, Easily Distracted, was published in October 2015. [59]

Politics

On 22 November 2011, Coogan gave evidence to the Leveson Inquiry on phone hacking, favouring regulation of the press. [60]

Coogan supports the Labour Party. [61] He believes that the Conservative Party think "people are plebs" and that "they like to pat people on the head". [62] In August 2014, Coogan was one of 200 public figures who were signatories to a letter to The Guardian opposing Scottish independence in the run-up to September's referendum on that issue. [63]

In June 2017, Coogan endorsed Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn in the 2017 UK general election. He opened for Corbyn at a rally in Birmingham, saying: "The Tory tactic was to try to make this a choice between Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn, but this has backfired as people – and I readily admit to being one of them – have started to listen to what Jeremy Corbyn says rather than what other people have been saying about him." [64]

In November 2019, along with other public figures, Coogan signed a letter supporting Corbyn describing him as "a beacon of hope in the struggle against emergent far-right nationalism, xenophobia and racism in much of the democratic world" and endorsed him in the 2019 general election. [65] In December 2019, along with 42 other leading cultural figures, he signed a letter endorsing the Labour Party under Corbyn's leadership in the 2019 general election. The letter stated that "Labour's election manifesto under Jeremy Corbyn's leadership offers a transformative plan that prioritises the needs of people and the planet over private profit and the vested interests of a few". [66] [67]

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
1989 Resurrected Youth
1995 The Indian in the Cupboard Tommy Atkins
1996 The Wind in the Willows Mole
1998 Sweet Revenge Bruce Tick
2001 The Parole Officer Simon GardenAlso writer
2002 24 Hour Party People Tony Wilson
2003 Coffee and Cigarettes HimselfSegment: "Cousins?"
2004 Ella Enchanted Heston the SnakeVoice
Around the World in 80 Days Phileas Fogg
2005 Happy Endings Charley Peppitone
A Cock and Bull Story Tristram Shandy
Walter Shandy
Steve Coogan
2006 The Alibi Ray Elliot
Night at the Museum Octavius
Marie Antoinette Ambassador Mercy
2007 For the Love of God GrahamVoice
Hot Fuzz Metropolitan Police InspectorUncredited
2008 Finding Amanda Michael Henry
Tales of the Riverbank RoderickVoice only
Tropic Thunder Damien Cockburn
Hamlet 2 Dana Marschz
2009 What Goes Up Campbell BabbittAlso producer
In the Loop Paul Michaelson
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Octavius
2010 Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Hades
Marmaduke RaisinVoice
The Other Guys David Ershon
2011 The Trip Steve CooganU.S. film edit
Our Idiot Brother Dylan Anderson
2012 Ruby Sparks Langdon Tharp
What Maisie Knew Beale
2013 The Look of Love Paul Raymond
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa Alan Partridge Also writer
Despicable Me 2 Silas RamsbottomVoice
Philomena Martin Sixsmith Also writer and producer
2014 The Trip to Italy Steve CooganU.S. film edit
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Octavius
Northern Soul Mr Banks
2015 Minions Professor Flux/Tower GuardVoice
2016 Shepherds and Butchers Johan Webber
The Secret Life of Pets Ozone / ReginaldVoice only
Rules Don't Apply Colonel Nigel Briggs
Mindhorn Peter EastmanAlso executive producer
2017 The Dinner Paul Lohman
Despicable Me 3 Silas Ramsbottom/FritzVoice
The Trip to Spain Steve CooganU.S. film edit
2018 Ideal Home Erasmus
Irreplaceable You Mitch
The Adventures of DrunkyThe DevilVoice
Hot AirLionel Macomb
Holmes & Watson Gustav Klinger
Stan & Ollie Stan Laurel
2019 The Professor and the Madman Frederick James Furnivall
2020 Greed Sir Richard McCreadie
The Trip to GreeceSteve Coogan

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
1988–92 Spitting Image Various charactersVoice
1989 The Krypton Factor Various charactersSpecially shot sketches for the Observation round
1992The Dead Good ShowVarious characters
1993 The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer Lead singer of Go WestEpisode: "Water"
1993 Harry Stebbings2 episodes
1993 Saturday Zoo Paul Calf/Pauline Calf10 episodes
1994 The Day Today Alan Partridge
Various characters
Writer; 7 episodes
1994–95 Knowing Me Knowing You with Alan Partridge Alan Partridge Writer; 7 episodes
1995 Coogan's Run Various charactersWriter; 6 episodes
1996 Tales from the Crypt Danny SkeggsEpisode: "The Kidnapper"
1997 The Friday Night Armistice Alan Partridge Episode: "The Election Night Armistice
The Fix Mike GabbettTelevision film
The Tony Ferrino PhenomenonTony FerrinoTelevision film
1997–02 I'm Alan Partridge Alan Partridge Writer; 12 episodes
1998 Bob and Margaret Various charactersVoice; 3 episodes
Alice Through the Looking Glass The GnatTelevision film
1999 Hooves of Fire BlitzenVoice; Short
1999 Mrs Merton and Malcolm Various Character6 episodes (five as voice actor)
2000 Human Remains Executive producer
2001Combat SheepCommander HarrisVoice; Executive producer
A Small Summer PartyGeoffExecutive producer
Dr. Terrible's House of Horrible Various charactersWriter/executive producer; 6 episodes
2002 Cruise of the Gods Nick LeeExecutive producer
Legend of the Lost TribeBlitzenVoice
2003 The Private Life of Samuel Pepys Samuel Pepys Television film
Anglian Lives: Alan PartridgeAlan PartridgeWriter
2003–05 The Mighty Boosh Executive producer
2004 I Am Not An Animal VariousVoice; Executive producer; 6 episodes
2004–05 Nighty Night Executive producer
2004–05 The Keith Barret Show Executive producer
2005 Monkey Trousers VariousExecutive producer; 5 episodes
Ideal Executive producer
2005–07 Sensitive Skin Executive producer
2006 Little Britain PilotEpisode: "Little Britain Abroard"
2006–07 Saxondale Tommy SaxondaleWriter and executive producer; 13 episodes
2007 Curb Your Enthusiasm Dr. BrightEpisode: "The Therapists"
2008 Sunshine Bing Crosby3 episodes
2010 Neighbors from Hell Satan Voice; 6 episodes
2010–16 Mid Morning Matters with Alan Partridge Alan Partridge Writer; 24 episodes
2010–20 The Trip Himself24 episodes; also writer
2012 The Simpsons Rowan Priddis (voice)Season 23 - Episode 19
Moone Boy Francie "Touchie" FeeleyEpisode: "Bunch of Marys"; also executive producer
2013–14 Us & Them Executive producer
2014 The Lost Honour of Christopher Jeffries Himself1 episode
2015 Happyish Thom Payne10 episodes
2016 Zapped Malador1 episode; also executive producer
Alan Partridge's Scissored IsleAlan PartridgeSpecial; also writer and executive producer
2017Alan Partridge Why, When, Where, How and WhomHimselfTelevision Documentary
2019 This Time with Alan Partridge Alan PartridgeWriter; 6 episodes
TBA Chivalry CameronWriter

Awards and nominations

Coogan's show Steve Coogan in character with John Thomson was winner of the Perrier Award for best show at the 1992 Edinburgh Fringe. He has won numerous awards for his work in TV including British Comedy Awards, BAFTAs and The South Bank Show award for comedy. In 2003, he was listed in The Observer as one of the 50 funniest acts in British comedy. In 2005, a poll to find the Comedians' Comedian saw him being voted amongst the top 20 greatest comedy acts ever by fellow comedians and comedy insiders. [68]

YearAwardCategoryTitleResultRef.
1992 Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Comedy ShowIn Character with John ThomsonWon
1994 British Comedy Awards Best Male TV Performer Knowing Me Knowing You
with Alan Partridge
Won
1995 British Academy Television Awards Best Light Entertainment PerformanceNominated [69]
Best Comedy PerformancePauline Calf's Wedding VideoNominated
1998 British Comedy Awards Best TV Comedy Actor I'm Alan Partridge Won
British Academy Television Awards Best Comedy PerformanceWon [70]
Best Comedy (Programme or Series)Won
2002 Best Newcomer The Parole Officer Nominated
2003 British Comedy Awards Best TV Comedy ActorCruise of the GodsWon
British Academy Television Awards Best Comedy Performance I'm Alan Partridge Nominated [71]
Royal Television Society Nominated
Empire Awards Best British Actor 24 Hour Party People Nominated
Online Film Critics Society Best Breakthrough PerformanceNominated
2005 Satellite Award Best Supporting Actor Happy Endings Nominated
2011 British Academy Television Awards Best Male Comedy Performance The Trip Won [72]
2013Best Male Comedy Performance Alan Partridge Won
2013 Venice Film Festival Best Screenplay Philomena Won [73]
2013 Academy Awards Best Picture Nominated [74]
Best Adapted Screenplay Nominated
2013 Golden Globe Awards Best Screenplay Nominated [75]
2013 British Academy Film Awards Best Film Nominated [76]
Outstanding British Film Nominated
Best Adapted Screenplay Won
2013 London Film Critics Circle Best Screenplay Nominated [77]
2013 British Independent Film Awards Best Actor Nominated [78]
Best ScreenplayNominated
2013 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Adapted Screenplay Nominated [79]
2017 British Academy Television Award Best Male Comedy PerformanceAlan Partridge's Scissored IsleWon [80]
2018 British Academy Film Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role Stan & Ollie Nominated [81]
2018 British Independent Film Awards Best Actor Nominated [82]
2018 London Film Critics Circle British/Irish Actor of the YearNominated [83]
2018 Dublin Film Critics Circle Best ActorNominated [84]
2019 Britannia Awards Charlie Chaplin Award - Excellence in Comedy N/AWon [85]

Stand-up releases

YearTitle
1994Live 'N' Lewd
1998Live – The Man Who Thinks He's It
2003Paul and Pauline Calf's Cheese and Ham Sandwich
2009As Alan Partridge And Other Less Successful Characters – Live

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Mid Morning Matters is a British digital radio show parody written by Steve Coogan, Neil Gibbons, Rob Gibbons and Armando Iannucci, produced by Baby Cow Productions and funded by the British arm of Australian lager company Foster's, starring Coogan as fictional radio DJ Alan Partridge. The first of twelve 15-minute episodes was uploaded to the Foster's Funny website on 5 November 2010, and then available on YouTube. Six 30-minute episodes titled Alan Partridge Mid Morning Matters: Special Edition, edited from the web series, began airing on Sky Atlantic in July 2012 as part of a deal between producers Baby Cow and BSkyB. A second series consisting of six episodes premiered in February 2016.

<i>Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa</i> 2013 British comedy film

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa is a 2013 British action comedy film starring Steve Coogan reprising his role as Alan Partridge, a fictional presenter he has played on various BBC radio and television shows since 1991, and Colm Meaney as Pat Farrell. The film was directed by Declan Lowney and written by Coogan, Armando Iannucci, Peter Baynham and Neil and Rob Gibbons. Principal photography began on 7 January 2013 in Norwich and Mitcham, and the film premiered on 24 July 2013, at the Hollywood Cinema in Anglia Square, Norwich.

Alan Partridge: Welcome to the Places of My Life is one of two one-off Alan Partridge specials commissioned by Sky Atlantic and produced by Baby Cow Productions. It aired on 25 June 2012 and received a BAFTA for Steve Coogan's performance.

<i>This Time with Alan Partridge</i> BBC comedy show starring Steve Coogan

This Time with Alan Partridge is a British television comedy series broadcast on BBC One. The first series was broadcast in early 2019. It stars Steve Coogan as the inept broadcaster Alan Partridge in a spoof of current affairs programmes such as The One Show and Good Morning Britain. After a series of productions with Sky, This Time was the first BBC Alan Partridge production since I'm Alan Partridge ended in 2002. Partridge's co-host is played by Susannah Fielding, and Tim Key and Felicity Montagu reprise their roles as Simon Denton and Partridge's assistant Lynn Benfield respectively. The series received generally favourable reviews. On 15 February 2020, it was confirmed the show had been commissioned for a second series, set to air later in the year.

James Demetriou is an English-Cypriot comedian, actor, and screenwriter known for his roles in Fleabag and the BAFTA nominated Stath Lets Flats which he also writes.

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