Steve Coogan Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


18th February 2014

Quote: "I don't want to abandon Alan Partridge. I just want to show I can do something else... I quite like the Alan Partridge pony - I like riding it occasionally. I'll do something else with Partridge, but I want to do other things. What gets me out of bed in the morning is to do something challenging that might fail." British funnyman Steve Coogan has no plans to abandon his iconic role of fictional radio/Tv personality Alan Partridge, despite his recent success with other projects, including his acclaimed film Philomena.


15th February 2014

Fact: Stars including Keira Knightley, Uma Thurman, Naomie Harris, Steve McQueen and Steve Coogan turned out for movie mogul Harvey Weinstein's special dinner for British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) nominees in London on Friday night (14Feb14) ahead of the prizegiving on Sunday (16Feb14).


16th January 2014

Quote: "I'm absolutely dumbfounded... You will always be an Oscars nominee, whether you win or not, it's a huge achievement... I failed my English O-Levels (school exams), but I've got an Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay. It means a lot." British actor Steve Coogan is thrilled that his film Philomena is nominated for four Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay for co-writer Coogan.


13th January 2014

Fact: Actor and funnyman Steve Coogan took the Golden Globes stage with Philomena Lee, the woman behind his new movie Philomena, to introduce the film as a Best Motion Picture (Drama) contender. The Irishwoman said, "The film isn't just about me; it's the shared story of the women who have yet to receive the justice they deserve." Coogan's film chronicles Lee's battle to locate the son she was forced to give up for adoption. Another non-Hollywood celebrity to take to the stage at the Globes was race ace Niki Lauda, who presented Rush, a movie about his track contest with the late James Hunt, as a Best Film contender with Chris Hemsworth.


15th November 2013

Fact: Actor Damian Lewis teamed up with singer Sheryl Crow to play a game of charades against British comedian Steve Coogan and Jimmy Fallon on the Tv host's LATE NIGHT WITH Jimmy Fallon talk show on Thursday (14Nov13). Lewis and Crow managed to crush the competition after successfully guessing clues including films Black Swan and A Chorus Line.


15th November 2013

Quote: "We pulled it off. It was tough. They were in there for a long time discussing it, but it went our way, so I'm very happy." Actor/writer Steve Coogan is thrilled bosses at the Motion Picture Association of America saw sense on Wednesday (13Nov13) and agreed to drop the restrictive 'R' rating from his new movie Philomena. The film, starring Coogan and Dame Judi Dench will now hit cinemas in the U.S. with a family-friendly 'Pg-13' rating.


8th November 2013

Quote: "She was appalled at my bad taste, so sometimes she would rebuke me and tell me off, but I think she liked the fact that I was cheeky. She's used to people treating her with this deference because she's a Dame, and I think she finds that boring." Comedian Steve Coogan amused Philomena co-star Dame Judi Dench with his naughty jokes in between takes on the set of the new film.


8th July 2013

Fact: British funnyman Steve Coogan is to premiere his new movie Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa in the city where the film is set. Coogan will attend the world premiere in Norwich, England on 24 July (13) before screening the film again in London later that day.


10th May 2011

Fact: Julianne Moore and Steve Coogan are set to bring Henry James' 1897 novel What Maisie Knew up to date in a new movie adaptation. The actors will play dysfunctional divorcees.


25th April 2011

Quote: "I do not have nubile young women fans. Fate dealt me a cruel hand." British comic Steve Coogan laments his lack of female followers.


25th April 2011

Quote: "We left it behind for a while, but we came back to it because we got a few ideas. We're writing it right now, going to shoot it next year." British actor Steve Coogan confirms he has resumed work on a movie centred around his famous comedy character, Alan Partridge.


6th May 2009

Quote: "I'm a big fan of Steve Coogan, Simon Pegg and Sacha Baron Cohen. I'm friends with some of those people now and when I see them I always think they're all friends with each other. I'm like, 'Hey you guys all hang out in this one cafe in London, right?' They're like, 'No, dude. I don't even like that guy.'" South Park creator Matt Stone thinks British comedians are all pals.


19th February 2009

Quote: "BEN (STILLER), he metaphorically licks my head every now and again by throwing me a little work in his big, big movies, which is very nice of him." Steve Coogan owes his Hollywood acting career to the Meet The Parents star.


12th February 2009

Quote: "(I'd like to meet) Anne Hathaway. I want to see if her eyes are that big in real life." Independent Spirit Awards host Steve Coogan on his celebrity hit list at the 21 February (09) prizegiving.


11th February 2009

Quote: "In America there's a list of funny people. I'm on that list, but very low down. But I am on it! Things that languish sometimes come my way." British funnyman Steve Coogan admits he is someway down the list of wanted comic actors in Hollywood.


1st September 2008

Quote: "He is an absolute master at playing buffoons. He's even better than Ricky Gervais at being a slightly objectionable character. There's something of the a** in him, and he freely admits that." Actor Simon Pegg praises the comedic talents of fellow Brit Steve Coogan.


6th March 2007

Fact: British comedian Steve Coogan will play a psychiatrist in the hit US show CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM.


9th February 2007

Fact: New British film HOT FUZZ features cameo appearances from a host of stars including Timothy Dalton, Steve Coogan, Jim Broadbent, Peter Jackson and a uncredited appearance by Cate Blanchett.


13th June 2006

Fact: AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS star Steve Coogan is to return to British TV as a pest control officer. The funnyman, famous for his cringeworthy radio DJ alter ego ALAN PARTRIDGE, says, "I've been waiting to do the right thing on television. It's always, 'When are you going to come up with another Alan Partridge?'"


30th March 2006

Fact: Former Friends actress Lisa Kudrow launched the 20th London Lesbian And Gay Film Festival last night (29MAR06). Kudrow also stars alongside Steve Coogan in new movie Happy Endings, being screened at the festival, which runs until 12 April (06).


30th March 2006

Fact: Former Friends actress Lisa Kudrow launched the 20th London Lesbian And Gay Film Festival last night (29MAR06). Kudrow also stars alongside Steve Coogan in new movie Happy Endings, being screened at the festival, which runs until 12 April (06).


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