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Steve Coogan

Steve Coogan as Alan Partridge

Born in Manchester in 1965 to a sprawling Irish Catholic family, Steve Coogan could have used his verbal dexterity to pursue a successful career as a middle of the road impressionist.

However, having provided voices for Spitting Image, he began to carve a niche as a character comic.

Paul Calf, a drunken Mancunian halfwit and his promiscuous sister Pauline, began as live comedy acts before exposure on TV.

In philistine sports commentator Alan Partridge (initially in The Day Today), Coogan found a character strong enough to spin off into two series: Knowing Me, Knowing You and I'm Alan Partridge.

Not even the relative failure of crooner Tony Ferrino has dented Coogan's appeal, which now extends to the US Box Office thanks to his lead role in Around The World In Eighty Days.

He also starred in the film A Cock And Bull Story and launched another successful TV creation in Saxondale.

Appearances by Steve Coogan
Start YearAliasProgramme BrandCountry

As an Actor

Alan Partridge 1997

As an Actor

Coogan's Run 1995

As an Actor

Three Fights, Two Weddings And A Funeral 1994

As a Performer

On The Hour 1991

As a Performer

The Day Today 1994

As a Performer

I Am Not An Animal 2004

As a Performer

Nebulous 2005

As a Writer

The Day Today 1994

As a Writer

Three Fights, Two Weddings And A Funeral 1994

As a Writer

Alan Partridge 1997

As a Writer

Coogan's Run 1995

As an Executive Producer

Ideal 2005

As an Executive Producer

Human Remains 2000

As an Executive Producer

Marion and Geoff 2000

As an Executive Producer

I Am Not An Animal 2004

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