Posts tagged as steve coogan

Check Out the First Trailer for 'Happyish', Showtime's New Steve Coogan Comedy

Here's the first trailer for Happyish, the new Showtime comedy starring Steve Coogan that was initially supposed to star the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. Coogan plays Thom Payne, a "44-year-old guy whose world is thrown into disarray when his wunderkind boss arrives and forces Thom to take a good look at his life." He's joined by Kathryn Hahn, Bradley Whitford and guests including Ellen Barkin and Carrie Preston. It premieres on April 26th.

Watch Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon in the Trailer for 'The Trip to Italy'

Here's the trailer for Michael Winterbottom's sequel to The Trip called The Trip to Italy, which sees Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon venturing off to the beautiful Italian landscape to try more fancy food and deliver more Michael Caine impressions. The Trip to Italy is currently airing in miniseries form across the pond and premieres in the US on August 15th.

Here's a Clip of Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon Doing Michael Caine Impressions in the Sequel 'The Trip to Italy'

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon's sequel to their comedy The Trip, called The Trip to Italy, was filmed last year. Here's the first clip from it, in which Coogan and Brydon revive their Michael Caine impressions and do a bunch of other Dark Knight Rises impressions. The Trip to Italy was filmed as a six-part TV series and is also edited into a movie version, like the original. There's no word on when audiences will be able to see it, but here's a funny clip at least.

Steve Coogan Is Writing a Memoir

British comedian Steve Coogan has signed a new book deal. Best known for his character Alan Partridge along with countless film and TV roles, Coogan has agreed to write an untitled memoir for publisher Cornerstone. The book is expected to come out September 2014 in hardback and in paperback the following year. Coogan said in a statement:

I'm delighted to be writing my memoir. It promises to be a sojourn through the faltering first steps of a lower middle-class boy who watched television to the dizzy heights of a man who achieved not only a multi-Bafta-winning status on television but also became fully middle-class and managed to annoy the [...]

Steve Coogan Will Star in a TV Drama as a Lawyer-Turned-Cop

Steve Coogan is busy filming the Alan Partridge movie in England, but he's just booked a role as the lead in a new show in the States. Deadline reports that Coogan has signed on to star in an ABC drama pilot called Doubt, which would see him playing "a former cop who’s now a cunning but charming low-rent lawyer who uses his street smarts to work the system for his clients while battling his own demons and wooing his ex-wife."

Doubt comes from David Shore, who also created House and introduced another British comedian, Hugh Laurie, to the US with that dramatic series. Coogan is no stranger [...]

Watch Steve Coogan and Kathryn Hahn in the First Trailer for Showtime's 'Happyish'

Showtime's new half-hour comedy Happyish premieres in April, and the network released the first trailer today featuring Kathryn Hahn and Steve Coogan, who took over the starring role after original cast member Philip Seymour Hoffman died last year. The revamped series is currently in production in New York and premieres on Sunday, April 26th at 9:00pm.

A Sequel to the 'Alan Partridge' Movie Is on the Way

Steve Coogan is probably going to end up playing Alan Partridge forever. He's preparing to make a sequel to Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, the movie that starred his beloved character and was released last year in the UK and today in the US, The Guardian reports. The Guardian was told the news by Henry Normal, Steve Coogan's producing partner at his company Baby Cow. The Alan Partridge movie spent nearly a decade in development before finally being filmed and released last year, to critical and commercial success in the UK. Coogan originated the bumbling broadcaster character in 1991 for the radio show On the Hour, creating Partridge with [...]

Steve Coogan on Risk-Taking in Comedy

"As we all get older, self-deprecating humour tends to be the way forward really. If you can't laugh at the inevitability of mortality, then there's not a lot else you can do. I think when you're younger you're less inclined to laugh at yourself because you want people to respect you, don't you? Then when you get older, you don't really care anymore."

- Steve Coogan in a new interview with Chortle, in which he claims that modern comedy has dumbed down compared to the introspective, political, risk-taking comedy of the 1970s.

Watch the Trailer for 'Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa'

Here's the trailer for Steve Coogan's upcoming movie, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, which finds his beloved character in a radio station under siege. It's taken nearly a decade to get the Alan Partridge movie made, but going off this trailer, it looks like it's going to be worth the wait.

Watch the Teaser Trailer for the 'Alan Partridge' Movie

Here's the brand new teaser trailer for The Alan Partridge Movie, which has (what I'm assuming is) a joke title, Alpha Papa. Centered on Steve Coogan's beloved TV character, the movie follows Alan Partridge's battle with a media conglomerate after they take over the digital radio station he works at and rebrand it "Shape." There are no plans for a US release yet, but the movie hits UK theaters – or as they call them, "cinemas" – on August 17th.

Hit the jump for some official images from the movie:

Steve Coogan Cast in Philip Seymour Hoffman's Role in Showtime Pilot 'Happyish'

Back in January, Showtime ordered a new comedy pilot starring Philip Seymour Hoffman called Happyish centered on a man named Thom Payne who "is struggling with his new bosses being half his age and is having to choose between his antidepressants and his ED pills." While the pilot's future had been uncertain following Hoffman's death a month later, the network revealed today that Steve Coogan has been officially cast in the role. Here's the updated description for the pilot:

Coogan will star in the lead role of Thom Payne, a 44 year-old man whose world is thrown into disarray when his 25 year-old “wunderkind” boss arrives, saying things [...]

The Long, Brilliant Career of Steve Coogan, the Funniest British Comedian Most Americans Don't Know

Although he's been a wildly popular comedian in the UK for over 20 years now, Steve Coogan has yet to become a household name in the States. Nevertheless, 2014 is may just be the year he finally breaks through here. With a bevy of high-profile projects set to make their US debuts, Coogan may finally become someone who has American fans who aren't just comedy nerds. Coogan recently earned his first two Oscar nominations for producing and co-writing the drama Philomena, which he stars in with Judi Dench, and he's starring in the comedies Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa and The Trip to Italy, which are both set for a US [...]

The Alan Partridge Movie Is Getting a US Release in 2014

Steve Coogan's Alan Partridge movie is coming to the US. Deadline reports that Magnolia Pictures has acquired the rights to the film, entitled Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, and they're aiming for an early 2014 US theatrical release following a premiere at the 2013 New York Film Festival. The film follows Coogan's beloved character Alan Partridge, who he's played since the early '90s across UK radio, TV, and web series, at the center of a hostage situation at his radio station. Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa was released in the UK earlier this month, opening at #1 and receiving mostly positive reviews.

Check out the trailer below:

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon Confirm Season 2 of 'The Trip' Will Shoot in Italy

A follow-up to the 2010 UK miniseries The Trip, which was edited into a film in the States, is on the way, and Italy will be the location this time around. Word of an Italy-set sequel first came about in 2011, but the Trip stars Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon confirmed the news today. Coogan tells Empire"We are going to Italy. I went there three weeks ago to meet Rob and Michael to go for dinner and talk about what we were going to do."

Coogan continued, "We're supposed to be retracing the footsteps of the Romantics, of Shelley and Byron and Keats, and I don't [...]