Steve Coogan. From transformative nights in the grubbiest of fleapits to spellbinding screenings under the stars, film-makers and critics recall the communal thrill of going to the cinema. Published: 15 May Published: 8 Mar Coogan and Brydon continue to aggressively impersonate Michael Caine over risotto — and yet, within that, there is art. Published: 29 Feb
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The Trip is heading to Greece for its fourth — and possibly final — leg. What has 10 years of sparring done to its stars? I t is mid-June in Epidaurus and the temperature is climbing towards 35 degrees. There is a burr of cicada and birdsong, and the mountains are a distant blue beyond a row of cypress trees. At the theatre, regarded as the most acoustically and aesthetically perfect example of a Greek theatre , Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon stand 25 rows up, hands on hips, panamas on heads. A tourist bearing the pinkened skin of the Brit abroad hovers close. They are indeed. The Trip to Greece is the fourth instalment of the series directed by Michael Winterbottom , a show that has proved something of an unlikely success. It began in , when the concept demanded a degree of patience on behalf of the viewer: the pair playing augmented versions of their real-life selves, longstanding friends and colleagues who embark on a culinary tour of northern England together. It was slow and subtle, largely improvised, and filled with jokes about Romantic poets, sticky toffee pudding and a glut of Michael Caine impressions.
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Steve Coogan's inspired, off-the-cuff lead performance in 's Brit-rock biopic 24 Hour Party People had American critics heralding the arrival of a unique new talent -- but to U. 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.
See the gallery. Looking for something to watch? Choose an adventure below and discover your next favorite movie or TV show. Sign In. Steve Coogan Actor Producer Writer. Up this week. He was previously married to Caroline Hickman.