Steve Coogan

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Steve Coogan on making 24 Hour Party People: ‘I did my climactic speech – then took half an E’
‘We re-created the Haçienda nightclub in a Manchester warehouse,’ says the film’s director, Michael Winterbottom. ‘It was chaos – people were crying because they were so nostalgic’

Interviews by Phil Hoad

06, Feb, 2023 @2:26 PM

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The Rings of Power to Conversations With Friends: 2022’s TV letdowns
Crushingly tedious fantasy action, a strange Keeley Hawes thriller and a snoozy Sally Rooney adaptation … it’s the televisual disappointments of the year

Alexi Duggins, Hollie Richardson and Kate Abbott

27, Dec, 2022 @11:00 AM

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The Lost King review – Sally Hawkins saves Richard III dig drama
The team behind Philomena turn the true story of how the infamous king’s remains were found under a Leicester car park into an uneven comedy drama

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

09, Oct, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Steve Coogan sets his sights on the life of a fugitive king
Inspired by a book by Princess Diana’s brother, the actor is researching flight of Charles II from Oliver Cromwell’s troops

Vanessa Thorpe

25, Sep, 2022 @9:00 AM

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The Lost King review – Frears and Coogan’s Richard III excavation story rewrites its own history
Sally Hawkins is amiable enough as the amateur historian who locates the long-dead monarch – but the uneven script digs its own grave

Peter Bradshaw

09, Sep, 2022 @9:00 PM

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‘I had goosebumps!’ – the finder of Richard III’s remains in a car park is celebrated in a Steve Coogan film
As the astonishing story of the king’s bones being discovered in Leicester hits the screen, we meet the sleuth whose extraordinary tenacity – despite chronic illness – located the monarch

Zoe Williams

24, Aug, 2022 @4:33 PM

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‘It comes down to taste’: how the Edinburgh comedy awards find tomorrow’s funniest stars
Nica Burns, driving force of the festival’s comedy prize, talks about the winners and losers in 40 years of the hugely influential event

Vanessa Thorpe

31, Jul, 2022 @9:00 AM

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The 20 most powerful celebrity makers of 2008
The music PR legend Barbara Charone and others reveal their secrets. By Chris Hall

Chris Hall

19, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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TV tonight: confusion reigns in Steve Coogan and Sarah Solemani’s Chivalry
Bobby and Cameron reassess their careers in the last part of the shambolic Hollywood #MeToo series. Plus: how war shaped British art. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Alexi Duggins, Hannah Verdier, Jack Seale and Stuart Heritage

19, May, 2022 @5:20 AM

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‘What an unpleasant man’: Alan Partridge interviews Steve Coogan
Actor and comedian Steve Coogan claims there are next to no skeletons left in his closet. So we sent the only man we knew could unearth them

Alan Partridge

14, May, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Alan Partridge: Stratagem review – two hours of tremendous silliness
In a joyful return to the stage, Steve Coogan’s deathless alter ego delivers a motivational lecture he keeps on derailing

Brian Logan

27, Apr, 2022 @2:11 PM

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The week in TV: Better Call Saul; Russian Doll; The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe; Chivalry
Savour every moment as Saul Goodman and co play out the endgame of Breaking Bad’s superior prequel. Elsewhere, Sarah Solemani and Steve Coogan’s Hollywood-set take on cancel culture ticks all the right boxes

Barbara Ellen

24, Apr, 2022 @8:30 AM

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