Steve Coogan

Biography: Steve Coogan was born and raised in Middleton, Manchester. He trained as an actor at Manchester Polytechnic School of Theatre.

Steve Coogan started out as a stand-up comic and mimic, as well as doing voice over work for adverts and impressions on Spitting Image [a British satirical show using puppets which are caricatures of major public figures]. He teamed up with Chris Morris and Armando Iannucci on the Radio 4 comedy show 'On The Hour', where he helped give birth to his most famous creation Alan Partridge. Alan went on to have his own radio show and also appeared on TV in 'The Day Today' and his own chat show, 'Knowing Me, Knowing You... with Alan Partridge'. The popularity of Alan Partridge allowed Steve to produce another television series about him, so in 1997 he appeared on ours screens with the sitcom 'I'm Alan Partridge', which was followed by a second series in 2002. Both of these series' and Knowing Me, Knowing You have been received with acclaim from critics
Steve Coogan was born and raised in Middleton, Manchester. He trained as an actor at Manchester Polytechnic School of Theatre.

Steve Coogan started out as a stand-up comic and mimic, as well as doing voice over work for adverts and impressions on Spitting Image [a British satirical show using puppets which are caricatures of major public figures]. He teamed up with Chris Morris and Armando Iannucci on the Radio 4 comedy show 'On The Hour', where he helped give birth to his most famous creation Alan Partridge. Alan went on to have his own radio show and also appeared on TV in 'The Day Today' and his own chat show, 'Knowing Me, Knowing You... with Alan Partridge'.
The popularity of Alan Partridge allowed Steve to produce another television series about him, so in 1997 he appeared on ours screens with the sitcom 'I'm Alan Partridge', which was followed by a second series in 2002. Both of these series' and Knowing Me, Knowing You have been received with acclaim from critics and audience alike.

Steve Coogan has become a renowned British comedy writer and actor, creating diverse characters that not only show his comedic mind, but his great depth and aptitude for comedic acting.

He won the coveted Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Festival in 1992; went on a sell-out tour of the UK in 1998 and was named the Variety Club Show Business Personality of the Year in 1999. Furthermore over the recent year has received an armful of other major awards.

More recently Steve Coogan has turned his attention to appearing on the big screen. Starring alongside Jackie Chan in 'Around the World in 80 Days' (2004), Rob Brydon in 'A Cock and Bull Story' (2005), Lisa Kudrow in the clever and thoughtful 'Happy Endings' (2005) and 'Hot Fuzz'.
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Steve Coogan's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 58
Highest Metascore: 85 24 Hour Party People
Lowest Metascore: 22 What Goes Up
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25
25 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
46 Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Dec 19, 2014 Octavius 7.3
75 The Trip to Italy Aug 15, 2014 Himself / Steve / Steve 4.7
66 Alan Partridge Apr 4, 2014 Executive Producer / Writer / Alan Partridge / Alan Partridge / Alan Partridge/Jason Statham/Jason Bourne/Jason Argonaut 6.6
76 Philomena Nov 22, 2013 Producer / Writer / Martin Sixsmith / Martin Sixsmith 7.9
57 The Look of Love Jul 5, 2013 Paul Raymond / Paul Raymond 5.3
62 Despicable Me 2 Jul 3, 2013 Cast / Silas 7.4
74 What Maisie Knew May 3, 2013 Beale / Beale 8.0
67 Ruby Sparks Jul 25, 2012 Cast / Langdon Tharp 8.1
60 Our Idiot Brother Aug 26, 2011 Dylan 6.4
82 The Trip Jun 10, 2011 Steve 6.5
64 The Other Guys Aug 6, 2010 David Ershon 6.8
30 Marmaduke Jun 4, 2010 Raisin 4.5
47 Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Feb 12, 2010 Hades 5.0
22 What Goes Up May 29, 2009 Executive Producer / Campbell Babbitt 7.4
42 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian May 22, 2009 Octavius 5.4
54 Hamlet 2 Aug 22, 2008 Dana Marschz 6.4
71 Tropic Thunder Aug 13, 2008 Damien Cockburn - Vietnam Crew 7.3
51 Finding Amanda Jun 30, 2008 Michael Henry 6.0
54 Snow Cake Apr 27, 2007 Executive Producer 8.3
48 Night at the Museum Dec 22, 2006 Octavius 6.9
80 Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story Jan 27, 2006 Tristram Shandy/Walter Shandy/Steve Coogan 6.1
57 Happy Endings Jul 15, 2005 Charley 7.2
49 Around the World in 80 Days Jun 16, 2004 Phileas Fogg 6.4
53 Ella Enchanted Apr 9, 2004 Heston 6.5
85 24 Hour Party People Aug 9, 2002 Tony Wilson 8.1