Brighton resident, actor and writer Steve Coogan launched his career providing voices for the satirical TV puppet show Spitting Image. He introduced his most famous character, Alan Partridge, to the nation on BBC Radio 4′s On the Hour and was soon seen on TV in The Day Today. Following the success of spoof chat show, Knowing Me, Knowing You on radio, the show transferred to television to widespread acclaim. It was followed up with the hit series, I’m Alan Partridge.
Steve Coogan has appeared in numerous feature films including THE PAROLE OFFICER (2001) and 24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE (2002). Coogan also starred in Michael Winterbottom’s A COCK AND BULL STORY (2005) – a deconstructed adaptation of Laurence Sterne’s ‘unfilmable’ novel ‘The Life And Opinions Of Tristram Shandy’ – which was the opening night film of CINECITY in 2005.
The successful TV series THE TRIP, with co-star Rob Brydon, was edited into a feature film and premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2010.