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Steve Coogan

Comedian, Actor, Writer
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Stephen John Coogan ( ; born 14 October 1965) is an English comedian, actor and screenwriter. He is most known for creating original characters such as Alan Partridge, a socially inept and politically incorrect media personality, which he developed while working with Armando Iannucci on On the Hour and The Day Today. Partridge has featured in several television series and the 2013 film Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa. In 1999, he co-founded the production company Baby Cow Productions with Henry Normal. For his work he has garnered numerous accolades including four BAFTA Awards and three British Comedy Awards as well as nominations for an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award.Coogan began his career in the 1980s as a voice actor on the satirical puppet show Spitting Image and providing voice-overs for television advertisements. Coogan grew in prominence in 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), Hamlet 2 (2008), Tropic Thunder (2008), The Other Guys (2010), Ruby Sparks (2012), the Night at the Museum films, and Greed (2019). He co-starred as himself with Rob Brydon in A Cock and Bull Story (2005), and the BBC series The Trip (2010), The Trip to Italy (2014), The Trip to Spain (2017), and The Trip to Greece (2020), all of which were condensed into films.In 2013, he co-wrote, produced, and starred in the film Philomena, which earned him nominations at the Golden Globes and BAFTAs, and at the Academy Awards for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture. Coogan has also played dramatic roles, including Marie Antoinette (2006), What Maisie Knew (2012), The Look of Love (2013) and The Dinner (2017). For his portrayal of comic Stan Laurel in Stan & Ollie (2018) he earned a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role nomination. He portrayed Jimmy Savile in the BBC series The Reckoning (2023).

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Born
Stephen John Coogan
Profession
Comedian, Actor, Writer
Spouse
Caroline Hickman
Parents
Anthony Coogan, Kathleen Coonan
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