Steve Coogan

English actor & comedian Steve Coogan

Stephen John "Steve" Coogan is a BAFTA-winning English actor, comedian, writer, impressionist and producer. Born in Middleton, Manchester, 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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British actor Coogan wins damages over phone-hacking - 5 months
LONDON (Reuters) - British actor Steve Coogan won damages on Tuesday from Mirror Group Newspapers whose reporters illegally listened to his voicemail messages to get scoops, the latest chapter in a long-running saga that has damaged the reputation of the British press.
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Review: In ‘The Trip to Spain,’ Everything Tastes Stale
NYTimes - 7 months
Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon return for the latest installment in their banter-filled franchise, this time amid the glorious Iberian scenery.
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Friends Coogan And Brydon Take Their Dueling Impressions On A 'Trip To Spain'
NPR - 7 months
In this third film based on their food-tasting show, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon worry (in the voice of John Hurt) that they'll soon feel as ancient as the dinosaur tracks they find on their travels. (Image credit: Rory Mulvey/Courtesy of IFC Films)
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Why you can't trust dangerous, dodgy Corbyn, by Steven Berkoff: Actor launches furious attack on the Labour leader - Daily Mail
Google News - 7 months
Daily Mail Why you can't trust dangerous, dodgy Corbyn, by Steven Berkoff: Actor launches furious attack on the Labour leader Daily Mail The unlikely rise of Jeremy Corbyn has, since the day he became Labour leader in 2015, been bolstered by the support of luvvies including Sherlock star Martin Freeman, comedian Steve Coogan and Hollywood actress Emma Thompson. But has the ... No, Jeremy Corbyn's Euroscepticism won't put his supporters offNew Statesman Our politics may look unpredictable but these four signals can tell us a Tom Watson eats humble (blog) Business Insider -HuffPost UK -Bloomberg -City A.M. all 48 news articles »
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A strong Steve Coogan-led ensemble just about keeps 'The Dinner' on course
LATimes - 10 months
In the four films he’s directed, Oren Moverman has mounted what feels like a career-long inquiry into the lost soul of America. That may be a crushingly pretentious thing to say about a filmmaker who shuffles moods, genres and visual palettes with enviable ease, and who can leap from the sun-streaked...
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Review: ‘The Dinner,’ Haute Cuisine and a Table of Deplorables
NYTimes - 10 months
Richard Gere and Steve Coogan face off as estranged brothers with serious family matters to attend to in this film adaptation of Herman Koch’s book.
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Manchester United draw Celta Vigo in the Europa League semi-final
Guardian (UK) - 10 months
Manchester United have been drawn to face Celta Vigo in the semi-final of the Europa League, with Ajax facing Lyon in the other tie 12.24pm BST Manchester United have been drawn to face Celta Vigo in the semi-final of the Europa League, with Ajax facing Lyon in the other tie. United reached the semi-finals by beating Anderlecht 3-2 on aggregate, with Marcus Rashford hitting an extra-time winner on Thursday night. Celta beat RC Genk after securing a 1-1 draw in Belgium, which meant they went through 3-2 on aggregate. 12.18pm BST So there you go. Following in the footsteps of fellow Manc Steve Coogan, United will be taking a trip to Spain. The first leg will be on May 4, with the second on May 11. Continue reading...
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Woodstock Film Festival Wraps 17th Edition With Industry Awards Bash
Huffington Post - over 1 year
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 2 years
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 ... -
Google News - about 2 years Storm Desmond: West Coast mainline to reopen as Steve Coogan stuck in car ... ... • '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 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 2 years
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 P...
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Showtime's 'Happyish' mostly just selfish and smuggish for now
LATimes - almost 3 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 3 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 Yest...
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Coogan, Hahn get 'Happyish' on Showtime
USA Today - almost 3 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 3 years
The British comedian is bringing his comedy of vulnerability to America as the star of Showtime’s “Happyish.”
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Steve Coogan
  • 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.
  • 2015
    Age 49
    Coogan's autobiography, Easily Distracted, was published in October 2015.
  • 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.
  • 2013
    Age 47
    As of 2013, he and Basey are still together.
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    A feature-length film, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, was released in 2013, and opened at number one at the British box office.
  • 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.
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    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".
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    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.
    In March 2011 Coogan was guest editor for lads mag Loaded, where he met and began dating glamour model Elle Basey.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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    In 2006, he had a cameo in the Little Britain Christmas special as a pilot taking Lou and Andy to Disneyland.
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  • 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.
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  • 2002
    Age 36
    Coogan married Caroline Hickman in 2002, and divorced in 2005.
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    Coogan grew in prominence within the film industry in 2002, after starring in The Parole Officer and 24 Hour Party People.
  • 1999
    Age 33
    In 1999, he co-founded the production company Baby Cow Productions.
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  • 1965
    Born on October 14, 1965.
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