No laughing matter for Coogan

Steve Coogan is famed as one of the funniest people on the planet, but his new film, Philomena, deals with the darkest subject matter of his entire career, writes Nadine O'Regan.

27th October, 2013
Steve Coogan: `I wanted to escape the shackles of Alan Partridge.'

I wanted to escape the shackles of Alan Partridge. Even though those are funny and enjoyable shackles, I desperately wanted to do something that worked by itself.''

In a suite in Dublin's Merrion Hotel, the British actor and comedian Steve Coogan is explaining the process that led him to his latest film, the deeply affecting, humour-flecked and beautifully created Philomena, starring Judi Dench and Coogan, co-written by Coogan and Jeff Pope, and directed by...

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