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Ben Stiller stars in first trailer for 'Night at the Museum 3'

Ben Stiller stars in first trailer for 'Night at the Museum 3'

LOS ANGELES, July 30 (UPI) --"Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb" sees museum watchman Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) travel to London to save the tablet that brings the exhibits to life.
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Coogan says he was moved by the true story that inspired 'Philomena'

Coogan says he was moved by the true story that inspired 'Philomena'

NEW YORK, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Actor, writer and producer Steve Coogan, who is half Irish and was raised Catholic, has said he felt a deep connection to the stirring true story at the heart of his Oscar-nominated big-screen drama, "Philomena."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
'12 Years a Slave' wins top British Academy Film Awards

'12 Years a Slave' wins top British Academy Film Awards

LONDON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- "12 Years a Slave" won the Best Picture title and its star Chiwetel Ejiofor the Best Actor statuette at the British Academy of Film Awards ceremony in London.
Alfonso Cuaron wins Directors Guild Award for 'Gravity'

Alfonso Cuaron wins Directors Guild Award for 'Gravity'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The Directors Guild of America bestowed its top honors on Alfonso Cuaron, Vince Gilligan and Beth McCarthy-Miller in Los Angeles Saturday night.
Madonna, Billie Joe Armstrong to perform at Grammys

Madonna, Billie Joe Armstrong to perform at Grammys

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Madonna, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong and Miranda Lambert are to perform at the 56th annual Grammy Awards show in Los Angeles, CBS announced.
At year's end: 2013 was an outstanding year at the cinema

At year's end: 2013 was an outstanding year at the cinema

2013 was an outstanding year for movies with a slate chock-full of thought-provoking, fact-inspired dramas, including "42," "Lee Daniels' The Butler," "12 Years a Slave," "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," "Philomena," "Saving Mr. Banks," "Lone Survivor," "The Wolf of Wall Street" and "The Dallas Buyers Club."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Weinstein Co. wins PG-13 rating for 'Philomena'

Weinstein Co. wins PG-13 rating for 'Philomena'

NEW YORK, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- The Weinstein Co. says it has won its appeal of the decision to assign its film "Philomena" an R rating in the United States because it contains two expletives.
Judi Dench plays M in Funny or Die video

Judi Dench plays M in Funny or Die video

NEW YORK, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- British actress Judi Dench appears as her James Bond franchise character in a Funny or Die video mocking the decision to give her film "Philomena" an R rating.
'Starred Up' earns 8 British Independent Film Award nominations

'Starred Up' earns 8 British Independent Film Award nominations

LONDON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- The prison drama "Starred Up" led the field Monday with nominations for eight British Independent Film Awards.

More claims settled in phone hacking case

LONDON, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- A British actor and a member of Parliament are among the latest people to settle damage claims in Britain's phone-hacking scandal, court records indicate.
Hugh Grant accuses paper of phone hacking

Hugh Grant accuses paper of phone hacking

LONDON, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Actor Hugh Grant testified Monday at Britain's government inquiry into media ethics he thinks he was a victim of phone hacking.
IFC Films to distribute 'The Trip'

IFC Films to distribute 'The Trip'

NEW YORK, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- IFC Films says it has acquired the U.S. rights to Michael Winterbottom's British comedy "The Trip," starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon.
Special effects isolate Wilson in 'Museum'

Special effects isolate Wilson in 'Museum'

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) -- Owen Wilson says he spent little time with his co-stars in the "Night at the Museum" sequel because his scenes involved so many special effects.
Focus acquires rights to 'Hamlet 2'

Focus acquires rights to 'Hamlet 2'

PARK CITY , Utah, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Focus Features said it has acquired the worldwide rights to Andrew Fleming's comedy "Hamlet 2," which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah.

McConaughey joins 'Tropic Thunder' cast

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Matthew McConaughey has taken over the small "Tropic Thunder" film role Owen Wilson vacated when he was hospitalized last month.
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British actors/comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydan attend the British premiere of "A cock and bull story" at Cineworld cinema in London on January 16, 2006.(UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)
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Stephen John "Steve" Coogan (born 14 October 1965) is an English comedian, actor, writer and producer.

His best known character in the United Kingdom is Alan Partridge, a socially awkward and politically incorrect regional media personality, who featured in several television series, such as The Day Today, Knowing Me Knowing You with Alan Partridge and I'm Alan Partridge. Outside the UK, Coogan is better known for his film roles.

Coogan is one of seven children born to Kathleen (née Coonan), a homemaker, and Anthony Coogan, an IBM engineer. He was born in his parents' house and raised in Alkrington, a suburb of Middleton, north of Manchester, in an Irish working class family. Coogan was raised as a Roman Catholic. He had a happy childhood growing up with four brothers and two sisters, and in addition his parents fostered children on a short-term basis, sometimes accommodating two or three foster children at a time. Coogan had a talent for impersonation, and wanted to go to drama school, despite being advised by a teacher that it could lead to a precarious profession.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Steve Coogan."
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