Steve Coogan

Steve Coogan

Highest Rated: 94% In the Loop (2009)

Lowest Rated: 9% Marmaduke (2010)

Birthday: Oct 14, 1965

Birthplace: Middleton, Manchester, England, UK

Steve Coogan's inspired, off-the-cuff lead performance in 2002's Brit-rock biopic 24 Hour Party People had American critics heralding the arrival of a unique new talent -- but to U.K. audiences, his star turn was the next logical step for one of that country's most celebrated comics. Born into a working-class, Catholic family in Manchester, England, Coogan took to performance in his teens, and hit the standup scene soon thereafter. It was there that television casting agents took notice of his spot-on impersonations of world leaders, pop stars, and sundry celebrities, and they soon put him to work playing various comedic bit parts in network shows. One of his early breakthroughs came when he provided several recurring voices on the long-running puppet show Spitting Image, a weekly satirical review that took aim at Margaret Thatcher, Michael Jackson, and Ronald Reagan, among others.Coogan's talents led him away from the small screen to radio, where he made an even bigger splash with the comedy program On the Hour. The show gave the comedian free reign to try out a number of vocal characterizations, among them the arrogant, ignorant radio announcer Alan Partridge, whose hilariously lame puns and non-sequiturs quickly made him -- and, by proxy, Coogan -- an audience favorite. Coogan parlayed the Partridge character into a mini-empire, first with his own mock radio talk show -- cheekily titled Knowing Me, Knowing You...With Alan Partridge -- then in the flesh on 1994's BBC 2 news satire The Day Today, and finally with the wildly successful TV show Knowing Me, Knowing You...With Alan Partridge.Not content to rest on Partridge's laurels, Coogan developed many other characters through the '90s, taking them on the road for a wildly successful standup tour late in the decade. It was around this time that he was approached by iconoclastic director Michael Winterbottom to play the part of Tony Wilson, the charismatic Manchester TV personality who found himself the unlikely founder of one of the most influential record labels of the '80s. 24 Hour Party People charted the rise and fall of Factory Records, home to such bands as Joy Division, New Order, and the Happy Mondays, all of which were nurtured by the intuitive, unpredictable Wilson. In Coogan, Winterbottom saw a spiritual heir: Both men were born and raised in Manchester, and both had been impetuous on-air performers. The director wouldn't take "no" for an answer, and as the two forged ahead on the picture, Coogan began to develop his own slant on Wilson, improvising dialogue and talking directly to the camera. The unconventional biopic won raves at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival, with Coogan in particular singled out for the wit and ingenuity of his freewheeling interpretation. Though touted in the press as British cinema's "next Trainspotting," 24 Hour Party People failed to perform at the U.K. box office, where it was effectively steamrolled by two other hit British comedies, Bend It Like Beckham and Ali G: Indahouse. 24 Hour's arthouse U.S. run later that year was solid, if unremarkable, as American audiences had less of a vested interest in the subject matter. Still, Hollywood casting agents were duly impressed with Coogan, and lured him to Tinseltown for the plum role of Phileas Fogg in the big-budget updating of Around the World in 80 Days, which was prepped for a high-profile summer 2004 release.Coogan would continue to enjoy his success on screen over the coming years in films like Hamlet 2 and The Trip.


Highest Rated Movies



62% Greed Richard McCreadie 2020
18% Hot Air Producer Lionel Macomb 2019
93% Stan & Ollie Stan Laurel 2019
66% Ideal Home Erasmus 2018
83% The Trip to Spain Steve $1.2M 2017
58% Despicable Me 3 Silas $264.2M 2017
46% The Dinner Paul Lohman 2017
89% Dying Laughing Actor 2017
55% Rules Don't Apply Colonel Nigel Briggs $3.7M 2016
88% Dancer Executive Producer $63.1K 2016
73% The Secret Life of Pets Ozone $368.4M 2016
No Score Yet British Sitcom - 60 Years Of Laughing At Ourselves Actor 2016
56% Shepherds and Butchers Johan Webber 2016
78% Northern Soul Mr. Banks $7.3K 2015
55% Minions Professor Flux / Tower Guard $278M 2015
47% Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Octavius $81.6M 2014
87% The Trip To Italy Steve 2014
36% Misery Loves Comedy Actor $5.8K 2014
86% Alan Partridge Executive Producer Alan Partridge Screenwriter $0.2M 2014
No Score Yet One Rogue Reporter Actor 2014
90% Philomena Producer 2013
54% The Look of Love Paul Raymond $0.3M 2013
75% Despicable Me 2 Silas $368.1M 2013
86% What Maisie Knew Beale $1.1M 2013
79% Ruby Sparks Langdon Tharp $2.6M 2012
70% Our Idiot Brother Dylan $24.7M 2011
89% The Trip Steve $1.7M 2011
78% The Other Guys David Ershon $119.3M 2010
9% Marmaduke Raisin $33.7M 2010
50% Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Hades $61.2M 2010
94% In the Loop Paul Michaelson $2.3M 2009
16% What Goes Up Campbell Babbitt Executive Producer 2009
45% Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian Octavius $177.2M 2009
No Score Yet Steve Coogan Live: As Alan Partridge And Other Less Successful Characters Actor 2009
No Score Yet Tales of the Riverbank Roderick 2008
62% Hamlet 2 Dana Marschz $4.8M 2008
81% Tropic Thunder Damien $110.5M 2008
No Score Yet Rain of Madness Damien Cockburn 2008
40% Finding Amanda Michael Henry $31.8K 2008
91% Hot Fuzz Metropolitan Police Inspector--uncredited $23.7M 2007
No Score Yet Deeply Vale Festivals Actor 2007
43% Night at the Museum Octavius $249.4M 2006
56% Marie Antoinette Ambassador Mercy $16M 2006
65% Snow Cake Executive Producer 2006
57% Lies & Alibis Ray Elliot 2006
89% Tristram Shandy: A Cock & Bull Story Tristram Shandy/Walter Shandy/Steve Coogan $1.2M 2005
55% Happy Endings Charley $1.2M 2005
No Score Yet AD/BC: A Rock Opera Producer 2004
32% Around the World in 80 Days Phileas Fogg 2004
64% Coffee and Cigarettes Steve $2M 2004
50% Ella Enchanted Heston $22.9M 2004
No Score Yet Robbie the Reindeer in Hooves of Fire and the Legend of the Lost Tribe Blitzen 2002
86% 24 Hour Party People Tony Wilson $1.1M 2002
57% The Parole Officer Simon Garden 2001
No Score Yet The Revengers' Comedies (Sweet Revenge) Bruce Tick 2000
No Score Yet Alice Through the Looking Glass Gnat 1998
No Score Yet Steve Coogan: The Man Who Thinks He's It Actor 1998
75% The Wind in the Willows Mole 1996
73% The Indian in the Cupboard Tommy 1995
No Score Yet Resurrected Man at Bonfire 1988


76% This Time With Alan Partridge
Screenwriter Alan Partridge 2019
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
Guest 2018
31% Happyish
Thom Payne 2015
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
Guest 2014
No Score Yet Real Time with Bill Maher
Appearing 2014
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
Appearing 2014
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
Guest 2014
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Guest 2014
No Score Yet The View
Guest 2014
No Score Yet Conan
Guest 2013
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Guest 2013
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Guest 2013
85% The Simpsons
Voice 2012
No Score Yet Top Gear
Appearing Guest 2010
100% The Mighty Boosh
Producer 2009
92% Curb Your Enthusiasm
Dr. Bright 2007
No Score Yet Lass es, Larry!
Dr. Bright 2007
No Score Yet I'm Alan Partridge
Screenwriter Alan Partridge 2005
82% Tales from the Crypt
100% The Day Today
Alan Partridge 1994
No Score Yet Alan Partridge's Mid-Morning Matters
No Score Yet Moone Boy
No Score Yet The Trip to Italy
No Score Yet The Trip to Spain
Steve Coogan
No Score Yet Us & Them
Producer Executive Producer


Mr. Banks says: Sit down, now!

Professor Flux / Tower Guard says: You came for the crown, did you? Well you'll have to go through me!

Octavius says: We may be small, but our hearts are large!

Dana Marschz says: Any creative person will tell you, you gotta go a little crazy to make great fucking art.

Heston says: Stinking Grimm Brothers!

Philomena Lee says: We come full circle.

Martin Sixsmith says: Yes ... the end of all our exploring, Will be to arrive where we started, And know the place for the first time.

Philomena Lee says: Ah, that's lovely Martin. Did you just think of that?

Martin Sixsmith says: No, it's T.S. Eliot.

Philomena Lee says: Oh well never mind. It's still very nice.

Sister Hildegarde says: The Lord Jesus Christ will be my judge - not the likes of you.

Martin Sixsmith says: Really? Because I think if Jesus was here right now he'd tip you out of that fucking wheelchair - and you wouldn't get up and walk.

Philomena Lee says: And after I had the sex, I thought anything that feels so lovely must be wrong.

Martin Sixsmith says: Fucking Catholics.

Alan Patridge says: Just sack Pat.

Alan Patridge says: I am siege face

Alan Patridge says: I am siege face.

Alan Patridge says: He's gotta shooter!

Alan Patridge says: Time for big school

Alan Patridge says: Time for big school.

Alan Partridge says: Welcome to big school.

Gru says: Ok, I see where this is going now with all the mission impossible stuff. I’m a father now. Good day Mr. Sheep’s Butt.

Gru says: Ok, I see where this is going now with all the mission impossible stuff. I'm a father now. Good day Mr. Sheep's Butt.

Silas says: Ramsbottom.

Gru says: Oh yeah, like that’s any better.

Gru says: Oh yeah, like that's any better.

Gru says: Oh, and here's a tip. Instead of tazing people and kidnapping them, MAYBE you should just give them a call! Good day, Mister Sheep's Butt!

Gru says: Oh, and here's a tip. Instead of tazing people and kidnapping them, maybe you should just give them a call! Good day, Mister Sheep's Butt!

Silas says: Ramsbottom.

Gru says: (Sarcastically) Oh-ho, yeah, like that's any better!

Gru says: Oh-ho, yeah, like that's any better!

Silas says: I'm the league's director, Silas Ramsbottom.

Additional Minions says: (laughing) Bottom!

Additional Minions says: Bottom!

Silas says: hilarious.

Silas says: Hilarious.

Silas Ramsbottom says: My name's Silas, Silas Ramsbottom

Silas Ramsbottom says: My name's Silas, Silas Ramsbottom.

Kevin the Minion says: He said bottom

Kevin the Minion says: He said bottom.

Paul Michaelson says: She's got a watering can!

Paul Michaelson says: She doesn't have a hose, she's got a watering can.

Tony Wilson says: martin what you doing.?

Tony Wilson says: Martin what you doing.?

Martin Hannett says: recording silence.

Martin Hannett says: Recording silence.

Tony Wilson says: [shouts] your recording silence.

Tony Wilson says: [shouts] Your recording silence?

Martin Hannett says: no im recording tony fucking wilson.

Martin Hannett says: No I'm recording Tony fucking Wilson.

Damien Cockburn says: This walkie talkie goes to the helicopter, and the helicopter is God. And I am Jesus Christ. And you are my chosen disciples.

Tony Wilson says: And tonight something equally epoch-making is taking place. See? They're applauding the DJ. Not the music, not the musician, not the creator, but the medium. This is it. The birth of rave culture. The beatification of the beat. The dance age. This is the moment when even the white man starts dancing. Welcome to Manchester.

Tony Wilson says: Jazz is the last refuge of the untalented. Jazz musicians enjoy themselves more than anyone listening to them does.

Dana Marschz says: It feels like I've been raped, in the face.

Dana Marschz says: I feel like I've been raped. In the face!

Octavius says: (War) It's something we do to pass the time.

Jedediah says: Look, we're men. We fight, okay? That's what we do!

Octavius says: It's kinda how we pass the time.

Steve says: Don't you find it exhausting running around, chasing girls?

Steve says: Gentlemen to bed, for tomorrow we leave at 9:30!

Steve says: Was there a lot of alcohol in your garden as a child? I'm sorry, Rob

Steve says: Was there a lot of alcohol in your garden as a child? I'm sorry, Rob.

David Ershon says: there gonna kill me and then they will kill you.

David Ershon says: There gonna kill me and then they will kill you.

Det. Terry Hoitz says: well i'm gonna kill you first!

Det. Terry Hoitz says: Well I'm gonna kill you first!

David Ershon says: and then they will kill me

David Ershon says: And then they will kill me.

Steve says: I don't chase them.

Steve says: I've, uh, asked other people but they're all too busy, so you know, do you wanna come?

Paul Michaelson says: Am I calm? I'm fucking ZEN!