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Steve Coogan to play Jimmy Savile

Steve Coogan is to take on his most serious role yet: playing Jimmy Savile in a new BBC drama series The Reckoning.

British Comedy Guide, 26th September 2021

Steve Coogan movie The Lost King begins filming

Production has started on The Lost King, a film starring Sally Hawkins and Steve Coogan. It focuses on the true story of how the bones of Richard III were found beneath a Leicester car park.

British Comedy Guide, 23rd April 2021

Steve Coogan to star in Richard III film The Lost King

Steve Coogan will star in The Lost King, a movie about the discovery of Richard III's remains beneath a Leicester car park.

British Comedy Guide, 3rd September 2020

Writers' Guild Awards 2020 shortlist

Danny Brocklehurst, Lisa McGee, Rufus Jones, Tom Neenan, Brenda Gilhooly, Caroline Moran and James J Moran are amongst the comedy writers nominated for the Writers' Guild Awards 2020.

British Comedy Guide, 4th December 2019

Radio Times TV 100 2019: Phoebe Waller-Bridge tops list

The result is a rundown of 100 TV stars who've had a tremendous past 12 months. Fleabag co-stars Olivia Colman and Andrew Scott came 13th and 21st respectively.

Morgan Jeffery, Radio Times, 3rd December 2019

Review: Stan & Ollie

Long gone are the days of the noughties rom-com and Jon S. Baird's charming biopic, Stan & Ollie, proves that the best way to warm our hearts is through the bromance comedy.

Helena Merron, The Student Newspaper, 31st January 2019

Stan & Ollie review from Mark Kermode

Steve Coogan and John C Reilly excel in this bittersweet film about the twilight years of the great double act.

Mark Kermode, The Guardian, 13th January 2019

Will Gompertz reviews Stan & Ollie

It doesn't attempt to poison their legacy, but to celebrate and acknowledge it, while contemplating what it must have been like for this odd couple to come to terms with each other, their shared past, and uncertain future.

Will Gompertz, BBC, 12th January 2019

#LFF 2018: Stan & Ollie review

Inspired by the book Laurel and Hardy: The British Tours by A.J. Marriot, who also featured as a consultant on the film, Jon S. Baird's Stan & Ollie is part biography and part homage to Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, arguably the greatest stage and screen comedy performers of their time.

Zoe Margolis, Cine-Vue, 22nd October 2018

Stan & Ollie: Coogan's a hoot, Reilly deserves an Oscar

This tragic-comic biopic is mostly set in 1953, the year Hollywood comedy legends Stan Laurel and Ollie Hardy toured the UK and Ireland in hopes of revitalising their careers and mending their friendship (damaged by Ollie's willingness to make a movie, 1939's Zenobia, minus Stan).

Charlotte O'Sullivan, Evening Standard, 22nd October 2018

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