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Steve Coogan

Born: October 14, 1965, Middleton, Lancashire - England

Stephen John Coogan is an English actor, stand-up comedian, impressionist, screenwriter, and producer.

He began his career in the 1980s, working as a voice artist on the satirical puppet show “Spitting Image” and providing voiceovers for television advertisements.

In the early 1990s, he began creating original comic characters, leading him to win the Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

In 1999, he co-founded the production company Baby Cow Productions with Henry Normal.

While working with Armando Iannucci on On the Hour and The Day Today, Coogan created his most developed and popular character: Alan Partridge, a socially awkward and politically incorrect regional media personality.

He was featured in several television series, which earned him three BAFTA nominations and two wins for Best Comedy Performance.

A feature-length film, “Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa”, was released in 2013 and opened at number one at the British box office.

Coogan grew in prominence within the film industry in 2002, after starring in “The Parole Officer” and “24 Hour Party People”.

He portrayed Phileas Fogg in the 2004 remake “Around the World in 80 Days” and co-starred in “The Other Guys”, “Tropic Thunder”, “In the Loop”, “Hamlet 2”, “Our Idiot Brother”, “Ruby Sparks” and the “Night at the Museum” films, as well as collaborating with Rob Brydon in “The Trip” and “A Cock and Bull Story”.

He was also a voice actor in the animated comedy films “Despicable Me 2” and 3, as well as their prequel, “Minions”, and had two parts in “The Secret Life of Pets”.

He played Hades in “Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief”.

Coogan has also branched out into more dramatic roles, with &ldquoWhat Maisie Knew”, and portrayed Paul Raymond in the biopic “The Look of Love”.

He co-wrote, produced, and starred in the film adaptation “Philomena”, which earned him a Golden Globe and BAFTA nomination, and two Academy Award nominations (for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture).

He has been cast in the lead role for the ABC television pilot “Doubt” and the Showtime drama “Happyish”.

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Irreplaceable You (2018)

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Follows Abbie and Sam, who were soulmates since the age of 8 and were destined to be together forever until death got in the way.

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Ideal Home (2018)

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A gay couple are going through marital troubles made worse when a previously unknown grandson shows up.

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Shepherds and Butchers (2017)

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A lawyer takes on a case of a prison guard in South Africa who is traumatized by the executions he's witnessed.

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Rules Don't Apply (2016)

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It's Hollywood, 1958. Small town beauty queen and devout Baptist virgin Marla Mabrey, under contract to the infamous Howard Hughes, arrives in Los Angeles. At the airport, she meets her driver Frank Forbes, who is engaged to be married to his seventh grade sweetheart and is a deeply religious Methodist. Their instant attraction not only puts their religious convictions to the test, but also defies Hughes' number one rule: No employee is allowed to have any relationship whatsoever with a contract actress. Hughes' behavior intersects with Marla and Frank in very separate and unexpected ways, and as they are drawn deeper into his bizarre world, their values are challenged and their lives are changed.

57 2016 126
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Mindhorn (2016)

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A has-been actor best known for playing the title character in the 1980s detective series "Mindhorn" must work with the police when a serial killer says that he will only speak with Detective Mindhorn, whom he believes to be a real person.

64 2016 88
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Minions (2015)

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| 91 Min

A stranger mentors a young Reno gambler who weds a hooker and befriends a vulgar casino regular.

64 2015 91
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HAPPYish (2015)

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Thom Payne is a 44 year-old man whose world is thrown into disarray when his 25 year-old "wunderkind" boss arrives, saying things like "digital," "social" and "viral." Is he in need of a ebranding," or does he just have a "low joy ceiling?" Maybe pursuing happiness is a fool's errand? Happiness after all is pretty high bar. In a world as absurd as ours, maybe the best anyone can hope for is happyish.

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The Trip to Italy (2014)

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| 108 Min

The Ducks are offered scholarships at Eden Hall Academy but struggle with their new coach's methods and come under pressure from the board to retain their scholarships before their big game against the Varsity team.

66 2014 108
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The Lost Honour Of Christopher Jefferies (2014)

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This drama tells the real-life story of retired schoolteacher Christopher Jefferies who was initially questioned by police as a suspect in the murder of Jo Yeates who rented a flat from him. He was vilified by the press, partly on account of his eccentric appearance and long flowing hair, even after he had been released on bail by the police. It was only when the real suspect, a neighbour of Jo Yeates, was arrested and later convicted of the murder that the destructive media attention in Jefferies subsided. He later sued several newspapers for libel and received an official apology from the police.

85 2014 130
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One Rogue Reporter (2014)

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Rich Peppiatt delivers a satirical dissection of the newspaper trade by turning the tables on unscrupulous editors. Through a series of mischievous stunts and interviews with heavyweights of journalism, comedy & politics, Peppiatt hilariously exposes the hypocrisy at the heart of modern journalism.

72 2014 55
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Northern Soul (2014)

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"Northern Soul" is the story of a youth culture in the 1970s which changed a generation. It tells the tale of a nightclub based movement which developed in Northern England. The film is an authentic and uplifting account of two young boys whose horizons are opened up by the discovery of black American soul music. No longer satisfied with the prospect of a small town life, they dream of going to America to discover super rare records which will help them become the best DJs on the Northern Soul scene. The difficult journey forces the two best friends to confront rivalry, violence and drug abuse as their friendship and loyalties are tested to the limit.

64 2014 102
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Despicable Me 2 (2013)

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| 98 Min

When Gru, the world's most super-bad turned super-dad has been recruited by a team of officials to stop lethal muscle and a host of Gru's own, He has to fight back with new gadgetry, cars, and more minion madness.

75 2013 98
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Philomena (2013)

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A woman searches for her adult son, who was taken away from her decades ago when she was forced to live in a convent.

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The Look of Love (2013)

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Paul Raymond builds a porn, entertainment and real estate empire that makes him the wealthiest man in Britain, but drugs doom his beloved daughter, Debbie.

60 2013 105
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Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (2013)

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| 90 Min

A sexy nightclub owner, Barb Wire moonlights as a mercenary in Steel Harbor, one of the last free zones in the now fascist United States. When scientist Cora Devonshire wanders into Barb's establishment, she gets roped into a top-secret government plot involving biological weapons. Soon Barb is reunited with her old flame Axel Hood, who is now Cora's husband and a guerrilla fighter, resulting in plenty of tense action.

70 2013 90
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Ruby Sparks (2012)

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Calvin is a young novelist who achieved phenomenal success early in his career but is now struggling with his writing – as well as his romantic life. Finally, he makes a breakthrough and creates a character named Ruby who inspires him. When Calvin finds Ruby, in the flesh, sitting on his couch about a week later, he is completely flabbergasted that his words have turned into a living, breathing person.

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What Maisie Knew (2012)

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Based on the Henry James novella, the story frames on 7-year-old Maisie, caught in a custody battle between her mother – a rock and roll icon – and her father. What Maisie Knew is an evocative portrayal of the chaos of adult life seen entirely from a child’s point of view.

75 2012 93
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Our Idiot Brother (2011)

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Everybody has one. The sibling who is always just a little bit behind the curve when it comes to getting his life together. For sisters Liz (Emily Mortimer), Miranda (Elizabeth Banks) and Natalie (Zooey Deschanel), that person is their perennially upbeat brother Ned (Paul Rudd), an erstwhile organic farmer whose willingness to rely on the honesty of mankind is a less-than-optimum strategy for a tidy, trouble-free existence. Ned may be utterly lacking in common sense, but he is their brother and so, after his girlfriend dumps him and boots him off the farm, his sisters once again come to his rescue. As Liz, Miranda and Natalie each take a turn at housing Ned, their brother's unfailing commitment to honesty creates more than a few messes in their comfortable routines. But as each of their lives begins to unravel, Ned's family comes to realize that maybe, in believing and trusting the people around him, Ned isn't such an idiot after all.

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Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)

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| 118 Min

Accident prone teenager, Percy discovers hes actually a demi-God, the son of Poseidon, and he is needed when Zeus lightning is stolen. Percy must master his new found skills in order to prevent a war between the Gods that could devastate the entire world.

59 2010 118
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The Other Guys (2010)

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| 107 Min

NYPD detectives Christopher Danson (Johnson) and P.K. Highsmith (Jackson) are the baddest and most beloved cops in New York City. They don't get tattoos, other men get tattoos of them. Two desks over and one back, sit detectives Allen Gamble (Ferrell) and Terry Hoitz (Wahlberg). You've seen them in the background of photos of Danson and Highsmith, out of focus and eyes closed. They're not heroes, they're "the other guys". But every cop has his or her day and soon Gamble and Hoitz stumble into a seemingly innocuous case no other detective wants to touch that could turn into NYC's biggest crime. It's the opportunity of their lives, but do these guys have the right stuff?

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Marmaduke (2010)

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When Phil and Debbie Winslow relocate from their native Kansas to the sunny climes of Orange County, their big-hearted, havoc-wreaking Great Dane gets a taste of the dog's life, California-style.

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Neighbors from Hell (2010)

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Neighbors from Hell was a satirical American animated sitcom that ran on TBS from June 7, 2010 to July 26, 2010. The executive producer of the series is Pam Brady. The first and only season consisted of 10 episodes. The series is owned by 20th Century Fox Film Corporation. It's produced by Fox Television Animation and MoonBoy Animation, a division of DreamWorks Animation. The majority of the animation is produced by Bardel Entertainment in Vancouver, and a team of animators in Los Angeles, Bento Box Entertainment, did some of the animation and retakes.

60 2010 30
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Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)

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Hapless museum night watchman Larry Daley must help his living, breathing exhibit friends out of a pickle now that theyve been transferred to the archives at the Smithsonian Institution. Larrys (mis)adventures this time include close encounters with Amelia Earhart, Abe Lincoln and Ivan the Terrible.

59 2009 105
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In the Loop (2009)

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The US President and the UK Prime Minister are looking to launch a war in the Middle East. The plot follows government officials and advisers in their behind-the-scenes efforts either to promote the war or prevent it. Spinal Tap meets Strangelove. A satirical demolition of Whitehall and Washington: politically astute, hilarious and terrifyingly real.

75 2009 106
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Steve Coogan: The Inside Story (2009)

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Spoof documentary about the career of comedian Steve Coogan.

71 2009 60
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Tropic Thunder (2008)

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| 107 Min

Vietnam veteran \Four Leaf\ Tayback's memoir, Tropic Thunder, is being made into a film. Director Damien Cockburn can’t control the cast of prima donnas. Behind schedule and over budget, Cockburn is ordered by a studio executive to get filming back on track, or risk its cancellation. On Tayback's advice, Cockburn drops the actors into the middle of the jungle to film the remaining scenes. Unbeknownst to the actors and production, the group have been dropped in the middle of the Golden Triangle, the home of heroin-producing gangs.

70 2008 107
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Hamlet 2 (2008)

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From the same people that brought you \Little Miss Sunshine,\ Hamlet 2 is the story of Dana Marschz, a high school drama teacher facing the cancellation of his program. A spoof on the typical story of bringing inner city and privileged youth together to succeed, this offbeat comedy contains a hilarious musical finale.

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Night at the Museum (2006)

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Chaos reigns at the natural history museum when night watchman Larry Daley accidentally stirs up an ancient curse, awakening Attila the Hun, an army of gladiators, a Tyrannosaurus rex and other exhibits. Larry tries desperately to keep the museum under control, but he's fighting a losing battle until President Teddy Roosevelt comes to the rescue.

64 2006 108
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Marie Antoinette (2006)

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The retelling of Frances iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and ultimately the fall of Versailles.

64 2006 123
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Lies & Alibis (2006)

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Con man Ray Elliot decides to leave crime behind to start a company that sells fake alibis to clients who have been unfaithful to their significant others. It seems that the streetwise Ray has found his calling, until he unexpectedly becomes a murder suspect in a case involving one of his most influential customers. Now, as the police and an assassin called \The Mormon\ track Ray, he and his attractive assistant, Lola, must clear their own names.

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Snow Cake (2006)

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A drama focused on the friendship between a high-functioning autistic woman and a man who is traumatized after a fatal car accident.

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Happy Endings (2005)

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An ensemble cast telling 10 stories with intertwining characters. One story is about a father and son who are dating the same woman . Another features a woman who long ago gave her baby up for adoption but is now being blackmailed by a documentary filmmaker who claims to know the now-grown child's whereabouts.

65 2005 128
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Around the World in 80 Days (2004)

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A bet pits a British inventor, a Chinese thief, and a French artist on a worldwide adventure that they can circle the globe in 80 days.

58 2004 120
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Ella Enchanted (2004)

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Ella of Frell is given the \gift of obedience\ by a fairy, only to realize that its more of a curse because it could separate her from her true love, Prince Charmont. Will Ella manage to conjure a \cure\ that enables her to live happily ever after?

63 2004 96
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I Am Not an Animal (2004)

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A card sharp and his unwillingly-enlisted friends need to make a lot of cash quick after losing a sketchy poker match. To do this they decide to pull a heist on a small-time gang who happen to be operating out of the flat next door.

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24 Hour Party People (2002)

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| 117 Min

Manchester 1976: Cambridge educated Tony Wilson, Granada TV presenter, is at a Sex Pistols gig. Totally inspired by this pivotal moment in music history, he and his friends set up a record label, Factory Records, signing first Joy Division (who go on to become New Order) then James and the Happy Mondays, who all become seminal artists of their time. What ensues is a tale of music, sex, drugs, larger-than-life characters, and the birth of one of the most famous dance clubs in the world, The Hacienda - a mecca for clubbers as famous as the likes of Studio 54. Graphically depicting the music and dance heritage of Manchester from the late 70's to the early 90's, this comedy documents the vibrancy that made Mad-chester the place in the world that you would most like to be.

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