Easily Distracted: My Autobiography

Easily Distracted: My Autobiography

Steve Coogan


Steve Coogan was once born and raised in Manchester within the Nineteen Sixties, the fourth of six kids. From an early age he entertained his relations with impressions and used to be usually informed he should still 'be at the telly'. Failing to get into any of the London-based drama faculties, he permitted a spot at Manchester Polytechnic college of Theatre and earlier than graduating have been given his first holiday as a voice artist at the satirical puppet exhibit Spitting Image.

The overdue eighties and early nineties observed Coogan constructing characters he may possibly practice at the comedy circuit, from Ernest Moss to Paul Calf, and in 1992 he received a Perrier award with John Thomson. It used to be round the related time, whereas operating with Armando Iannucci and Patrick Marber on On The Hour and The Day at the present time, that Alan Partridge emerged, nearly absolutely formed.

Coogan, as soon as a tabloid fixture, is now a revered movie actor, author and manufacturer. He runs his personal construction corporation, child Cow, has a raft of movies to his identify (from 24 Hour celebration People to Alpha Papa, the critically-acclaimed Partridge film), six Baftas and 7 Comedy Awards. He has discovered large good fortune in recent times with either The Trip and Philomena, the latter bringing him Oscar nominations, for generating and co-writing.

In Easily Distracted he lifts the lid at the genuine Steve Coogan, writing with specified humour and an unforeseen candour a couple of noisy youth surrounded by way of foster young children, his attention-seeking teenage years and his emergence as a family identify with the start of Alan Partridge.

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