Steve Coogan first appeared in a voice role on the British satirical television puppet show ‘Splitting Image’ in 1988. The following year, he made his film debut in the drama film ‘Resurrected’ directed by Paul Greengrass. After making small appearances in series like The ‘Krypton Factor’ (1989), ‘The Dead Good Show’ (1992), ‘The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer’ (1993), and ‘Saturday Zoo’ (1993), Coogan grabbed the role of ‘Alan Partridge’ in the British comedy television show ‘The Day Today’ in 1994. He was also the writer of the show. Coogan reprised his role as ‘Alan Partridge’ in several other shows including ‘Knowing Me Knowing You with Alan Partridge’ (1994-1995), ‘I’m Alan Partridge’ (1997 – 2002), ‘Mid Morning Matters with Alan Partridge’ (2010 – 2016), and ‘This Time with Alan Partridge’ (2019).
Coogan has also appeared in television series like ‘Bob and Margaret’ (1998), ‘Cruise of the Gods’ (2002), ‘Saxondale’ (2006-2007), ‘The Trip’ (2010-2020), ‘Zapped’ (2016), and ‘Stephen’ (2021). Apart from television, he has also starred in films such as ‘The Wind in the Willows’ (1996), ‘24 Hour Party People’ (2002), ‘A Cock and Bull Story’ (2005), ‘Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian’ (2009), and ‘Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief’ (2010).
He is also famous for his voice roles and has given his voice in popular films like ‘Despicable Me 2’ (2013), ‘Minions’ (2015), ‘The Secret Life of Pets’ (2016), and ‘Despicable Me 3’ (2017). He was last seen in the 2020 British comedy film ‘The Trip to Greece’ directed by Michael Winterbottom. The film received positive reviews from critics.
Based on Martin Sixsmith’s 2009 book The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, this film is a moving story of an Irish teenager, Philomena, whose toddler son Anthony, born out of marriage, is given up for adoption by the convent nuns. For the next five decades, Philomena’s efforts to find her son fails but then she meets Martin Sixsmith, a journalist, and the two together begin a journey to locate Anthony.
In the Loop is a political satire film which revolves around a skeptical group of British and American operatives as they attempt to prevent a war between two countries.
What Maisie Knew is an American drama film which tells the story of a young girl in New York City whose parents are going through a difficult divorce. Her self-absorbed parents try to use her as a pawn in their bitter custody battle. This results in her getting damaged psychologically.
Tony Wilson is an ambitious local TV reporter who is looking for a way to make his mark. Soon, he witnesses a life-changing concert by a band known as the Sex Pistols, after which he tries to convince his superiors at the TV station to televise one of their performances.
Calvin, a successful writer struggling with a writer’s block, has done very little work in the last decade. His personal life, too, is not so great after his breakup with a long-time girlfriend. When eventually he manages to create a character Ruby, something strange happens. This fictional character comes to life. Also, Calvin realises that he can manipulate Ruby as per his wish.
Stan and Ollie is a biographical comedy drama film which revolves around the latter years of the lives of the comic duo Laurel and Hardy. The film focuses on the details of the personal relationship of the comic duo, and it also shows how they had embarked on a music hall tour of the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Focused on a group of prima donna actors who are making a Vietnam War film, the movie Tropic Thunder is a parody of many famous war movies. The film received generally positive reviews and grossed more than $188 million worldwide.
An anthology film that has 11 short stories which revolve around coffee and cigarettes as theme. The vignettes cover wide range of topics including Tesla Coil, nicotine as insecticide, 1920’s Paris, medical and musical careers and more. Black-and-while tile motifs are symbolically incorporated in each segment as every discussion involves two who though differ over the topic, still continue with cordial talk.
Steve Coogan is a food critic who has been asked by The Observer to tour some of the finest restaurants in the country. However, his girlfriend backs out, and therefore he decides to take his best friend with him.
When a radio station is sold to a new media conglomerate, the entire station is held hostage by a man named Pat Farrell, who is afraid of losing his job. Now DJ Alan Partridge is forced to work with the police as a negotiator.
Based on the novel ‘The Life and Opinion of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman’, this film tells the story of a man going through struggles while attempting to make an autobiographical film.
While Danson and Highsmith are NYPD’s most popular detectives, Allen and Terry are The Other Guys. When the heroes die while on duty, everyone wonders who will take their place. Meanwhile, Allen and Terry unravel a big conspiracy while investigating a scaffolding permit violation by the rich David Ershon. Will the unlikely pair – one pacifist, another hot headed – become the new heroes?
The Trip to Italy is a comedy drama film which tells the story of Rob, who has been assigned to go on a road trip by a newspaper, through Italy, partly following the footsteps of the Great Romantic Poets. On the way, another young man named Steve joins him, and they discuss their personal and professional lives.
Set in the French Revolution time-period, the film depicts the life of the iconic Queen of France. The Archduchess of Austria, a 14-year old Marie Antoinette is betrothed and then married to the Dauphin of France. The teenaged bride soon blooms to become the Queen of France and leads a life of opulence and luxury, only to face a doomed fate.
Larry Daley is divorced and unsuccessful. He is hired to work as a night watchman at a museum where, much to his astonishment, he finds that the exhibits to come to life every night and create a ruckus. It is up to Larry now to control the exhibits, prevent a theft attempt by three old guards and eventually gain respect in his son’s eye.
Good-hearted but dim-witted and easy-going Ned Rochin is arrested for selling marijuana to a uniformed police officer. On parole, Ned is forced to rely on his three more successful sisters, Miranda, Natalie, and Liz. While initially creating chaos in their lives, Ned actually helps them to become better people.
A failed actor becomes a drama teacher at a high school. Things get interesting when he stages a politically incorrect musical sequel to the well-known play Hamlet, by William Shakespeare.
Mamie had given up her only son for adoption as the father was Maime’s stepbrother. Ironically, she is now working as a counselor at an abortion clinic. However, her life takes a turn when one day, an aspiring filmmaker, tells her that he has information as well as proof of her son’s identity.
Richard Thorncroft is a former TV star, who is best known for playing the titular character in the detective series ‘Mindhorn’ in the 1980s. He is called to assist the police one day, when a serial killer says that he will only speak with Detective Mindhorn, as the latter believes that Mindhorn is a real person.
The Parole Officer is a comedy crime film which tells the story of Simon Garden, an ineffective parole officer, who is framed for a murder that was actually committed by a police officer. The only evidence he has to prove his innocence is a CCTV tape, but it is unfortunately locked inside a bank vault. With the help of few former criminals and a woman named Emma, he thinks of a way to break into the bank, and get the footage, so that he can prove his innocence.
The Alibi is a romantic comedy drama film which tells the story of a man named Ray, who is running an alibi service for cheating partners. Although he doesn’t provide alibi for crimes, when the reckless son of his wealthy client commits a murder, he has no choice but to break his own rules.
The film is the final installment of a trilogy based on Night at the Museum. The story focuses on Larry Daley, a night guard at American Museum of Natural History, where all the artifacts come to life at night and describes his travel to London in the company of Teddy Roosevelt, Sacagewea, Jedediah, Octavius, Dexter, Attila the Hun in order to save the tablet of Ahkmenrah from losing its magic.
In this second installment in the Night at the Museum series, Larry learns that the exhibits will be moved to the Smithsonian Institution without the Tablet of Ahkmenrah. He soon receives a call for help from Jedediah who, along with his other friends, is under attack from Kahmunrah. Kahmunrah intends to raise an army and conquer the world. Larry now must save his friends.
Omri is a young boy living in Brooklyn who receives a mysterious cupboard as a gift on his ninth birthday. He soon discovers that the cupboard is magical and it can make his toy figures come to life.
The Look of Love is a biographical comedy drama film which revolves around the life of Paul Raymond, a controversial entrepreneur and strip club owner, who had risen to become one of the wealthiest people in his country.
16-year-old Percy Jackson finds out that he is Poseidon's demigod son after being accused of stealing Zeus' lightning bolt, and loses his mother to Hades on his way to a training camp for demigods. Along with his friends, he embarks on a perilous journey to catch the real thief to appease warring Gods and to save his mother.
An adaptation of Jules Verne’s novel, the movie revolves around eccentric inventor Phileas Cogg who is challenged by the villainous, Lord Kelvin, to travel around the world in eighty days. He is helped in his thrilling adventure by his valet, Passepartout, and Monique La Roche, who are hiding their own secrets.
Rules Don’t Apply is a romantic comedy drama film which tells the story of Maria Mabrey, an aspiring actress, who is under a contract with RKO Pictures, owned by Howard Hughes. She meets Frank Forbes, a driver working for Hughes, who is assigned the task of picking her up to take her to her singing and dancing classes. Even though her contract forbids her from dating an employee, over some time, she begins to fall for Frank.
Two boys commit a crime during which they get filmed by security cameras and are shown on TV, although they haven’t been identified yet. Their parents meet over dinner at a fancy restaurant, in order to discuss how to handle this.
The gift of obedience, Ella received as a child from her fairy grandmother, forces her to obey every command she receives. Trouble starts when after her mother’s death her father remarries and her stepmother and her stepsisters use it to humiliate her. The only way left for her is to find her godmother and ask her to take her gift back.
Marmaduke is a Great Dane who lives in rural Kansas. His best friend is a cat named Carlos, and his owner is Phil, who works as a marketing director for a dog food company. After moving to California with his owner, he starts to make new friends and falls for Jezebel, a beautiful female collie.
The computer-animated comedy film Despicable Me 2 follows the adventures of Felonious Gru, a former supervillain turned father, and Lucy Wilde, an Anti-Villain League agent, who work together to solve the mystery of the theft of a highly potent mutagen known as PX-41.
A spoilt Jack Russel Terrier named Max finds himself in trouble because of the cat Ozone, when he tries to get rid of Max, his owner’s new dog. When they are rescued on their way to the pound by the leader of abandoned pets, a rabbit named Snowball, they must find a way back to their home.
From time immemorial, Minions have served despicable masters from T-rex to Napoleon, but are now master-less after managing to always harm their masters in some way. While searching for a new evil boss, Kevin, Stuart and Bob join the service of Scarlett Overkill, but enrage her with more blunders, threatening the survivals of their entire species.
Former super-villain turned agent for Anti-Villain League (AVL), Gru, is fired by the AVL for failing to capture Balthazar Bratt, a former child actor turned evil. While the mischievous minions hope, Gru will now return to crime, instead, he travels to Freedonia to meet his long lost twin brother, Dru, and they team up to bring Balthazar down.
A posting in the sleepy village of Sandford is what a London cop, Nicholas Angel, gets for his exceptional arrest record. As he tries to adjust to his new relaxed environment, a series of accidents lead him to conclude that there is more to this tranquil community than he knows. He conducts his search for the culprits and is aided by Danny, his overenthusiastic partner who is a fan of action.
Steve Coogan Awards
|Alan Partridge's Scissored Isle||Best Male Performance in a Comedy Programme||2017|
|Philomena||Best Adapted Screenplay||2014|
|Alan Partridge: Welcome to the Places of My Life||Best Male Performance in a Comedy Programme||2013|
|The Trip||Best Male Performance in a Comedy Role||2011|
|I'm Alan Partridge||Best Comedy (Programme or Series)||1998|
|I'm Alan Partridge||Best Comedy Performance||1998|