Steve Coogan
English actor & comedian
Steve Coogan
Stephen John "Steve" Coogan is a an English actor, comedian, writer, impressionist and producer. Born in Middleton, Lancashire, he began his career as a stand-up comedian and impressionist, working as a voice artist throughout the 1980s on satirical puppet show Spitting Image.
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Woodstock Film Festival Wraps 17th Edition With Industry Awards Bash
Huffington Post - 4 months
Kingston NY...The Woodstock Film Festival's Oct. 15 Maverick Awards Ceremony celebrated 17 years of film presentations, panels, concerts and events with a Hollywood-style party attended by industry movers and shakers including Academy Award® winning director Alejandro González Iñárritu who presented the Festival's Trailblazer award to David Linde, executive producer of Iñárritu's Oscar-winning film, Biutiful, and CEO of Participant Media. Photo Credit: Ben Caswell Alejandro González Iñárritu, Meira Blaustein and David Linde Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Oren Moverman received this year's Fiercely Independent Award from presenter Ben Foster, who starred in Moverman's 2009 film The Messenger. The prolific writer, director and producer went on to direct Rampart, Time out of Mind and the upcoming film starring Richard Gere, The Dinner. Documentary filmmaker and Woodstock local Leon Gast received the Lifetime Achievement Award from filmmaker/director Barbara Kopple. Gast' ...
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Steve Coogan film at Berlin fest puts death penalty on trial
Yahoo News - about 1 year
LONDON (AP) — Is it possible to discuss an emotive topic like the death penalty with both passion and reason? Steve Coogan hopes so.
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Storm Desmond: West Coast mainline to reopen as Steve Coogan stuck in car ... - Telegraph.co.uk
Google News - about 1 year
Telegraph.co.uk Storm Desmond: West Coast mainline to reopen as Steve Coogan stuck in car ... Telegraph.co.uk ... • 'A number of weather-related fatalities' - latest summary • Today's weather forecast • Tales of heroism emerge • Storm Desmond: Everything we know so far • Gallery: Big clean up under way after Storm Desmond • Send us your photos of the flooding ... Storm Desmond: 'Laughing in the face of darkness'BBC News Britain's flood defences after Storm Desmond: are they fit for purpose?The Guardian Storm Desmond clean-up begins as families return to their waterlogged homesDaily Mail The Independent -Belfast Telegraph -gulfnews.com all 2,556 news articles »
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Time to kill? Here are 130 riveting movies you can watch on Netflix right now
Yahoo News - about 1 year
This list is updated monthly to reflect recent availability and to showcase films currently streaming on Netflix, whether talking classics or modern gems. Netflix offers roughly a gazillion different movies available through its streaming platform — well, approximately a gazillion. However, while the landmark service might become surprisingly accurate with its suggestions once you’ve been using it for a while, it’s still often tough to find something worth watching amid the trove of terrible choices.That being the case, we’ve taken the time to wade through the ridiculous amount of content in order to bring you a list of some of the best films currently available on Netflix Instant. Planning your weekend has never been easier. Related: Here’s what’s new on Netflix in December, and what’s going away Choose a genre: Recent Additions Documentaries Comedies Dramas Thrillers & Action Adventure Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy Kids Horror Romance New for December 2015 A League of Their Own Pl ...
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Showtime's 'Happyish' mostly just selfish and smuggish for now
LATimes - almost 2 years
Here are some performers whom I love: Steve Coogan, Kathryn Hahn, Bradley Whitford and Ellen Barkin.
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What to Watch This Weekend: Outlander, Syfy's Lake Placid vs. Anaconda, the Series Premiere of Happyish, and Game of Thrones
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
What to watch on Friday, April 24... NEXT: Saturday, April 25 | Sunday, April 26 8pm, NBC Grimm A murder has ties to an ancient Wesen rite of passage in "Iron Hans." Elsewhere, Capt. Renard struggles with demons while Nick and Juliette each find support from surprising sources. 8:30pm, The CW Whose Line Is It Anyway? Reign star Adelaide Kane drops by to untangle the various diplomatic intrigues bedeviling the Whose Line court. Guest comic Jeff Davis will be angling to gain rule over a small margraviate. 9pm, The CW The Messengers In "Strange Magic," the angels assemble and meet Rose, who explains their apocalypse-averting mission and gives each of them a powerful ring that they can combine to summon Captain Planet (or, y'know, something along those lines). 9pm, CBS Hawaii Five-0 Three married men (Jaleel White, Pauly Shore, and Kevin Farley) must overcome their hangovers and recall the crazy night that led to a murdered woman in their hotel suite. Meanwhile in "Ho-Amoano (Chasing Yeste ...
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Coogan, Hahn get 'Happyish' on Showtime
USA Today - almost 2 years
Steve Coogan is in the throes of a midlife crisis in the dark Showtime comedy.          
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Comedian Steve Coogan Is Happyish
Wall Street Journal - almost 2 years
The British comedian is bringing his comedy of vulnerability to America as the star of Showtime’s “Happyish.”
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'Mad Men,' 'Thrones' reign over spring TV
USA Today - almost 2 years
Billy Crystal, Jane Fonda and Steve Coogan are among the stars coming to TV this spring.           
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My Take on <i>Philomena</i>
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Tracing my roots back to the Irish diaspora of the mid-19th century, I mused, as I watched this film, on what a strange world we came from -- where nuns pledge to an unknown Christ that they will not have sex for their entire lives. There is much to admire in nuns for their efficiency and selflessness (I had two aunts who took up the habit, and I received the base of a good education from nuns in an elementary school). But there is in this film something of the atmosphere of joylessness and excessive secrecy in this nunnery-cum-clinic for wayward girls that is not only very familiar to me but at the same time contrasts with a certain exuberance that also exists in the Irish psyche. Judi Dench, with remarkable feats of memory in her lines, and Steve Coogan, with a name not unlike mine, turn in beautifully nuanced performances. Bravo!
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Coogan, Brydon embark on culinary odyssey in 'The Trip to Italy'
Reuters.com - about 3 years
LOS ANGELES, Jan 25 (Reuters) - The food is better, the weather is warmer and the landscapes are more exquisite, but middle-aged comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon are still in a funk in new film "The Trip to Italy."
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Directors Guild Of America Award Winner Could Get Edge In Tight Oscar Race
Huffington Post - about 3 years
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With the tightest three-way Oscar race in years, the 66th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards could give "Gravity," ''American Hustle" or "12 Years a Slave" the edge in the home stretch to the Oscars. The DGA hands out awards for best director in TV and movie categories in Los Angeles on Saturday night in what customarily is a final calling for the film that wins the best picture and director Oscars. Coming out of the recent flurry of Hollywood honors, Alfonso Cuaron's space saga "Gravity," David O. Russell's con caper "American Hustle" and Steve McQueen's historical epic "12 Years a Slave" all remain in competitive positions as they head for the March 2 Academy Awards. Yet the DGA could further complicate the race by choosing still-viable nominees Paul Greengrass ("Captain Phillips") or Martin Scorsese ("The Wolf of Wall Street") for its top honor — outstanding directorial achievement in a feature film. But so far, the outcomes in this year's Oscar derby m ...
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Best of 2014 Palm Springs International Film Festival
Huffington Post - about 3 years
The recently completed 25th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival, with almost 200 features and most of the Academy Award submissions for foreign film, regularly supplies this writer with a few of the films on my top 10 list. Two of those titles were deemed award-worthy. Berenice Bejo of Asghar Farhadi's brilliant jigsaw puzzle of a film, The Past was given the FIPRESCI prize for best actress of the year in a foreign language film. And Felix van Groeningen's Belgian Oscar longlist nominee, The Broken Circle Breakdown, also on my list, nabbed the FIPRESCI Prize for best foreign language film of the year. Among the 43 features I saw all or part of, here are those that still resonate, days later: Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia (USA/Italy, dir: Nicholas Wrathall) Speaking of awards, this fully fleshed portrait of essayist, novelist and cultural critic Gore Vidal won the audience award for best documentary feature at Palm Springs. From Vidal's friendships with JFK an ...
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The Oscar Nominations are in
The Express Tribune Blogs - about 3 years
The nominations for the 86th edition of the Academy Awards were announced on Thursday by Chris Hemsworth and Cheryl Boone Isaacs at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre. Crime-comedy drama American Hustle and 3D sci-fi thriller Gravity top the list with 10 nods each. Here is the list of Oscar nominees  BEST PICTURE 12 Years a Slave Captain Phillips Gravity Philomena The Wolf of Wall Street Nebraska American Hustle Dallas Buyers Club Her BEST DIRECTOR David O Russell  — American Hustle Alfonso Cuaron  — Gravity Alexander Payne  — Nebraska Steve McQueen  — 12 Years a Slave Martin Scorsese  — The Wolf of Wall Street  BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE Christian Bale  — American Hustle Bruce Dern  — Nebraska Leonardo DiCaprio  — The Wolf of Wall Street Chiwetel Ejiofor  — 12 Years a Slave Matthew McConaughey  — Dallas Buyers Club BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE Cate Blanchett  — Blue Jasmine Amy Adams  — American Hus ...
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Steve Coogan Shares His Victory March
NYTimes - about 3 years
The co-star, co-writer and producer of "Philomena" received several nominations but says whooping over good news is not a British thing to do. He did however celebrate in his own way.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Steve Coogan
    FIFTIES
  • 2016
    Age 50
    A noted 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. In February 2016, Coogan was fined £670 and banned from driving for 28 days after being caught speeding in Brighton.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2015
    Age 49
    Coogan's autobiography, Easily Distracted, was published in October 2015.
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  • 2014
    Age 48
    Coogan supports the Labour Party. He believes that Conservatives think "people are plebs" and that "they like to pat people on the head". 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.
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  • 2013
    Age 47
    As of 2013, he and Basey are still together.
    More Details Hide Details He has a daughter from a previous relationship with solicitor Anna Cole.
    A feature-length film, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, was released in 2013, and opened at number one at the British box office.
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  • 2011
    Age 45
    Coogan provided an eight-page witness statement to the Leveson Inquiry and appeared at the inquiry on 22 November 2011 to discuss the evidence.
    More Details Hide Details 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. Coogan's younger brother, Brendan, is a former Top Gear presenter, and his elder brother, Martin, was the lead singer of the early 1990s band the Mock Turtles. All three attended the Cardinal Langley Roman Catholic High School in Middleton, Greater Manchester. Although brought up Catholic, Coogan now describes himself as an atheist.
    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".
    More Details Hide Details 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"
    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.
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    In March 2011 Coogan was guest editor for lads mag Loaded, where he met and began dating glamour model Elle Basey.
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  • 2010
    Age 44
    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.
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  • 2009
    Age 43
    In 2009, Coogan was featured, alongside Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer and Julia Davis, in the spoof documentary TV film Steve Coogan – The Inside Story.
    More Details Hide Details 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 and 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. Coogan said he "liked to keep himself private", adding; "I have never wanted to be famous, as such – fame is a by-product". He has been a popular target of the British tabloid press since 1996, who he stated have subjected him to entrapment and blackmail, printed obvious falsehoods about him, also targeting his family and friends in attempts to extract stories from them.
  • 2008
    Age 42
    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.
    More Details Hide Details 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. Reviews of the tour were mixed. Much of the criticism focused on the apparent unrehearsed quality of some of the performances and nervous stage presence of Coogan's. 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". 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." Brian Logan of the Guardian awarded it four stars and described it as "shamelessly funny." Reviews such as the one from Nottingham 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."
  • 2006
    Age 40
    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.
    More Details Hide Details 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. 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's most acclaimed work to date is the drama-comedy Philomena, which he co-wrote, produced, and starred in with Judi Dench. 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 2006, he had a cameo in the Little Britain Christmas special as a pilot taking Lou and Andy to Disneyland.
    More Details Hide Details In 2007, Coogan played a psychiatrist on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm, and in 2008, starred in the BBC1 drama Sunshine. In 2010, he reunited with actor Rob Brydon and director Michael Winterbottom (both of whom he had worked with on the 2002 film 24 Hour Party People and 2006's A Cock and Bull Story), for the partially improvised BBC2 sitcom The Trip, in which he and Brydon do a tour of northern restaurants, which he is writing up for The Observer. The Trip was nominated for a 2011 Television BAFTA for Best Situation Comedy, and Coogan won Best Male Performance in a Comedy Role. He provided the voices of Philip Masterson-Bowie (a horse) and Mark Andrews (a sparrow) for the animated comedy series I Am Not an Animal. He was also the voice of Satan on Neighbors from Hell. In December 2011, Coogan voiced Roger Mellie and Tracey Tunstall of The Fat Slags in three Viz Comedy Blaps for Channel 4. He voiced a cruise-ship director in The Simpsons episode "A Totally Fun Thing That Bart Will Never Do Again".
  • THIRTIES
  • 2004
    Age 38
    He portrayed Phileas Fogg in the 2004 remake Around the World in 80 Days and co-starred in The Other Guys, Tropic Thunder, In the Loop, Hamlet 2, Our Idiot Brother, Ruby Sparks and the Night at the Museum films, as well as collaborating with Rob Brydon in The Trip and A Cock and Bull Story.
    More Details Hide Details He was also a voice actor in the animated comedy films Despicable Me 2 and its prequel Minions, and played Hades in Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. Coogan has also branched out into more dramatic roles, with What Maisie Knew, and portrayed Paul Raymond in the biopic The Look of Love. He co-wrote, produced, and starred in the film adaptation Philomena, which earned him a Golden Globe and BAFTA nomination, and two Academy Award nominations (for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture). He has been cast in the lead role for the ABC television pilot Doubt and the Showtime drama Happyish. On 22 November 2011, Coogan, along with Hugh Grant, gave evidence to the Leveson Inquiry on phone hacking, favouring regulation of the press. Coogan was born in Middleton, Lancashire. He is the fourth of seven children born to Kathleen (née Coonan), a housewife, and Anthony Coogan, an IBM engineer. He was raised Roman Catholic, in a working class family. His mother is Irish-born, from Mayo, and his father is of Irish descent. He attended Cardinal Langley Roman Catholic High School. He has stated that he had a happy childhood, and in addition to having four brothers and two sisters, his parents fostered children on a short-term basis.
  • 2002
    Age 36
    Coogan married Caroline Hickman in 2002, and divorced in 2005.
    More Details Hide Details Coogan entered rehab for personal issues. He dated model China Chow for three years.
    Coogan grew in prominence within the film industry in 2002, after starring in The Parole Officer and 24 Hour Party People.
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  • 1999
    Age 33
    In 1999, he co-founded the production company Baby Cow Productions.
    More Details Hide Details While working with Armando Iannucci on On the Hour and The Day Today, Coogan created his most developed and popular character: Alan Partridge, a socially awkward and politically incorrect regional media personality. He featured in several television series, which earned him three BAFTA nominations and two wins for Best Comedy Performance.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1965
    Born
    Born on October 14, 1965.
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