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STEVE COOGAN (Stan Laurel) was born and raised in Manchester where he trained as an actor at the Manchester Polytechnic School of Theatre. Shortly after Drama School, Coogan landed his first job as an impersonator and comic on the satirical TV series, SPITTING IMAGE.

In 1992, Coogan won the Perrier Award for his show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Whilst appearing on various shows on BBC Radio 4, the now infamous Alan Partridge was born. The character moved from Radio to TV and over the years has picked up a number of BAFTAS and British Comedy Awards. Coogan took the character on two nationwide sell out tours. The latest series of MID MORNING MATTERS aired on Sky Atlantic in February 2016 with critical acclaim and was followed by mockumentary special, SCISSORED ISLE for Sky in late May. Alan Partridge's second book, ALAN PARTRIDGE: NOMAD was released in October 2016.

Other TV appearances include SAXONDALE in 2006, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM in 2007, THE SIMPSONS in 2012, HAPPYISH in 2015 and THE TRIP in 2010, 2014 and 2017. Coogan won the BAFTA for Best Male Comedy Performance in 2011 for his performance in THE TRIP, and the third series aired on Sky Atlantic in May 2017 to much critical acclaim. For his work in TV and Film, Coogan has won seven BAFTA Awards and seven British Comedy Awards. Most recently, he won the BAFTA for Male Performance in a Comedy Program for ALAN PARTRIDGE'S SCISSORED ISLE in 2017.

Coogan's film career includes five films with Michael Winterbottom and performances in THE PAROLE OFFICER, 24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE, A COCK AND BULL STORY, NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM, TROPIC THUNDER, IN THE LOOP, THE LOOK OF LOVE, ALAN PARTRIDGE: ALPHA PAPA, DESPICABLE ME 2 and 3 and PHILOMENA.

PHILOMENA, in which Coogan starred alongside Judi Dench, received worldwide critical acclaim upon its release. Coogan was further recognised for his role as producer and co-writer alongside Jeff Pope, winning the BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in addition to being nominated for Best British Film and Best Film. The film was also nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Film and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Last year, Coogan starred in Oren Moverman's adaptation of THE DINNER alongside Richard Gere, Laura Linney and Rebecca Hall, DESPICABLE ME 3, MINDHORN and RULES DON'T APPLY.

Upcoming productions include a new season of Alan Partridge for BBC One, THIS TIME WITH ALAN PARTRIDGE, voicing a role in the animated film THE ADVENTURES OF DRUNKY co-starring Sam Rockwell, Jeffrey Tambor and Nina Arianda and HOT AIR, opposite Neve Campbell and Skylar Austin.

In addition to his acting career, in 1999 Coogan set up Baby Cow Productions, with Christine Langan currently as CEO. Baby Cow have produced several award-winning programs including ALAN PARTRIDGE, THE MIGHTY BOOSH, THE TRIP, GAVIN & STACEY and RED DWARF. Upcoming series include E4's HIGH AND DRY from writer/actor Marc Wootton and CAMPING, an HBO eight-part series currently in development from GIRLS creators Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner to star Jennifer Garner.

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