Stephen John Coogan is an English actor and producer. He began his career in the 1980s, working as a voice artist on the satirical puppet show Spitting Image and providing voiceovers for television advertisements. In the early 1990s, he began creating original comic characters, leading him to win the Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In 1999, he co-founded the production company Baby Cow Productions with Henry Normal. While working with Armando Iannucci on On the Hour and The Day Today, Coogan created his most developed and popular character: Alan Partridge, a inept and politically incorrect media personality. Partridge has featured in several television series, which earned Coogan three BAFTA nominations and two wins for Best Comedy Performance. A film, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, was released in 2013, opened at number one at the British box office. Coogan grew in prominence within the film industry in 2002, after starring in The Parole Officer and 24 Hour Party People, he portrayed Phileas Fogg in the 2004 remake Around the World in 80 Days and co-starred in The Other Guys, Tropic Thunder, In the Loop, Hamlet 2, Our Idiot Brother, Ruby Sparks and the Night at the Museum films, as well as collaborating with Rob Brydon in The Trip and A Cock and Bull Story.
He was a voice actor in the animated comedy films Despicable Me 2 and 3, as well as their prequel and had two parts in The Secret Life of Pets. He played the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. Coogan has branched out into more dramatic roles, with What Maisie Knew, portrayed Paul Raymond in the biopic The Look of Love and Stan Laurel in Stan & Ollie. In 2013, he co-wrote and starred in the film Philomena, which earned him nominations at the Golden Globes and BAFTAs, as well as two at the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture. Coogan was born in Middleton, Lancashire, in 1965, he is one of six children born to an IBM engineer and Kathleen, a housewife. During the 1950s, his paternal grandfather established a dance hall for Irish immigrants, he was raised Roman Catholic, in "lower middle or upper working class" family which emphasised the values of education. His mother is Irish-born, from County Mayo, his father is of Irish descent, he attended Cardinal Langley Roman Catholic High School.
He has stated that he had a happy childhood, in addition to having four brothers and one sister, his parents fostered children on a short-term basis. As a family, it was assumed. Coogan had a talent for impersonation, wanted to go to drama school, despite being advised by a teacher that it could lead to a precarious profession. After five failed applications to various drama schools within London, he received a place at the theatre company New Music before gaining a place at the Manchester Polytechnic School of Drama, where he met future collaborator John Thomson. Coogan began his career as a comic and impressionist, performing in Ipswich, before working as a voice artist for television advertisements and the satirical puppet show Spitting Image. In 1989, he appeared in a series of specially shot sketches in the Observation round in the long-running ITV game show The Krypton Factor. In 1992, Coogan won the Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for his performance with long-time collaborator John Thomson, starred alongside Caroline Aherne and John Thomson in a one-off Granada TV sketch show The Dead Good Show.
His most prominent characters developed at this time were Paul Calf, a stereotypical working class Mancunian, his sister Pauline, played by Coogan in drag. While working with Armando Iannucci and Chris Morris on the Radio 4 comedy On the Hour, Coogan conceived his most popular and developed character, a awkward and politically incorrect regional media personality, he appeared as a sports presenter on the television comedy The Day Today, before hosting his own chat show, Knowing Me Knowing You with Alan Partridge. In 1997, Partridge returned in the sitcom I'm Alan Partridge, followed by a second series in 2002, received five BAFTA nominations. Partridge featured in Coogan's 2008 stand-up tour, he revisited the character in two one-off Sky Atlantic specials, including Alan Partridge: Welcome to the Places of My Life, which received a further two BAFTA nominations, as well as the mockumentary Mid Morning Matters with Alan Partridge. A feature-length film, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, was released in 2013.
After a 17 year hiatus, the character returned to the BBC in 2019 with the parody magazine/current affairs show This Time with Alan Partridge. Coogan still enjoys laughing at his Partridge persona. In character as Partridge, Coogan has made some gloriously offensive comedic references to Ireland, which become beautifully ironic considering Coogan has an Irish heritage. In fact, they are enjoyed in Ireland, such as the quotable RTE producers meeting in the hotel, 2019's "Irish Alan Partridge" sequence. Paul Calf first began. Calf first came to wider public notice in 1993, with several appearances on Saturday Zoo, a late-night variety show presented by Jonathan Ross on Channel 4. Paul has appeared in two video diaries, an episode of Coogan's Run, in various stand-up performances, he is an unemployed Mancunian wastrel with a particular hatred of students. His catchphrase is "Bag o' shite". Paul lives in a council house in the fictional town of Ottle with his mother and his sister, Pauline Calf, his father, Pete Calf died some time.
Knowing Me Knowing You with Alan Partridge (TV series)
Knowing Me Knowing You with Alan Partridge is a BBC Television comedy series of six episodes, a Christmas special Knowing Me Knowing Yule on 29 December 1995. It is named after the song "Knowing Me, Knowing You" by ABBA, used as the show's title music. Steve Coogan plays the incompetent but self-satisfied Norwich-based talk show host Alan Partridge. Alan was a spin-off character from the spoof radio show On the Hour. Knowing Me Knowing You was written by Coogan, Armando Iannucci and Patrick Marber, with contributions from the regular supporting cast of Doon Mackichan, Rebecca Front and David Schneider, who played Alan's weekly guests. Steve Brown provided the show's music and arrangements, appeared as Glenn Ponder, the man in charge of the house band. Alan went on to appear in two series of the sitcom I'm Alan Partridge, following his life after both his marriage and TV career come to an end, it was well received by fans and critics, was nominated for a BAFTA and a British Comedy Award. Knowing Me Knowing You is a parody of a chat show.
It featured a live audience whose laughter meant that viewers could not mistake the show for a real chat show. Some of the guests parodied real life appearances on chat shows. For example, the medical fashion parade by Yvonne Boyd is a reference to Vivienne Westwood's appearance on Wogan. In total there have been three'official' versions of the television series prepared by producer Armando Iannucci - the transmitted half-hour version, a version extended by five minutes per episode for the VHS and subsequent DVD release, a version prepared for BBC2's 2002 Partridge repeat season, again in a thirty-minute slot but now featuring reinstated material from the video version and a tighter edit to compensate for the running time, in addition to the Partridge web address being added to the end credits. In 2013, the latter version was made available for streaming on Netflix. In the original transmission of episode 2, the dialogue in which the character Gary Barker referred to'punching Jessica Tandy' had to be dubbed over with a reference to Angela Lansbury instead, due to the recent death of the former.
The Austin Chronicle called it "one of the most hilarious satirical comedies in recent memory". Knowing Me Knowing You with Alan Partridge on IMDb Knowing Me Knowing You with Alan Partridge at BBC Programmes Knowing Me Knowing You with Alan Partridge at BBC Online Comedy Guide
Noemi is an Italian singer-songwriter. In 2013 she became a coach in The Voice of Italy, she has sold over 735,000 records in Italy. Noemi is the eldest daughter of Stefania. At the age of 19 months she recorded a commercial for Pampers, she graduated from the University of Rome III in 2005 earning a Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts. In 2007, Noemi took part in SanremoLab but she wasn't among the finalists. In autumn 2008, Noemi passed the audition for the second season of X Factor, being one of four singers in the Over 25 category, mentored by Morgan, she was eliminated in the 12th episode. She participated in the recording of two compilation discs of the program: X Factor Anteprima Compilation 2009 with the song "Albachiara" and X Factor Finale Compilation 2009 with the song "La costruzione di un amore". At the semi-final of X Factor, Noemi presented her new single, "Briciole", released on 10 April and reached number two in the Federation of the Italian Music Industry chart. On 24 April Sony Music produced Noemi.
The EP sold over 50,000 copies. From 15 May 2009 to 29 August 2009, Noemi went on tour in Italy to promote the Noemi EP. On 21 June 2009 she performed at the concert Amiche per l'Abruzzo, organised by Laura Pausini at the San Siro stadium in Milan. On 19 August she performed at Concerto per Viareggio organised by Zucchero. On 2 October 2009 Sulla mia pelle, was released; as its first single it was released "L'amore si odia", a duet with Fiorella Mannoia. From 23 October 2009 to 16 January 2010, Noemi went on a promotional tour to the album throughout Italy. On 19 February 2010 she released the deluxe edition of Sulla mia pelle; the album sold over 140,000 copies. From 15 April 2010 to 2 October 2010, Noemi went on tour to promote it on various stages throughout Italy and Slovenia; the artist took part as a contestant in the 60th edition of the Sanremo Music Festival with the song "Per tutta la vita". The single won a platinum disc. On 7 May 2010 it was released "Vertigini", a new single which, for some problems between radio and recordings, was re-released on 14 May.
On 24 May 2010 Noemi, in Verona Arena, got three Wind Music Awards for sales of songs "L'amore si odia" and "Per tutta la vita" and album Sulla mia pelle. On 28 January 2011, it was released the single "Vuoto a perdere", written by Vasco Rossi and Gaetano Curreri, that obtained a platinum disc and a Nastro d'Argento. On 22 March 2011 Noemi's second album was released: RossoNoemi, which sold over 120,000 copies, thus getting two platinum discs. On 27 May 2011 Noemi, in Verona Arena, won two Wind Music Awards for sales of albums Sulla mia pelle and RossoNoemi. On 6 May 2011 she released the single "Odio tutti i cantanti", followed on September 16 by "Poi inventi il modo". On 20 February 2014, Noemi published her third studio album, recorded in London and therefore called Made in London; the album includes "Bagnati dal sole", released as its first single on 22 February 2014, "Un uomo è un albero". In 2016 she releases her new album, featuring Ivano Fossati, Giuliano Sangiorgi and Marco Masini, produced by Gaetano Curreri.
Guest appearance2006 – "Dimmi come passi le notti" by Pier Cortese Wind Music Awards as most promising young Italian talent Wind Music Awards for sales of song L'amore si odia Wind Music Awards for sales of song Per tutta la vita Wind Music Awards for sales of album Sulla mia pelle Oscar Capitolino Wind Music Awards for sales of album Sulla mia pelle Wind Music Awards for sales of album RossoNoemi Nastro d'argento for Vuoto a perdere Premio Lunezia for song Vuoto a perdere Festival della canzone italiana 2010 – with Per tutta la vita: 4th place Festival della canzone italiana 2012 – with Sono solo parole: 3rd place Festival della canzone italiana 2014 – with Bagnati dal sole: 5th place Festival della canzone italiana 2016 — with La borsa di un donna: 8th place and Dedicato: 4th place Festival della canzone italiana 2018 – with Non smettere mai di cercarmi with Paola Turci: 14th Others tour and festival, in Italy, with Noemi's participation2009 2010 2011 Emanuele Fontana: Claudio Storniolo: Gabriele Greco: Bernardo Baglioni: Giacomo Castellano: Donald Renda: Claudia Biccari and Mirko Tagliaferri: Theatre2006/2007 – Donna Gabrielle e i suoi figli of Gabriele Cirilli 2010 – Cirque du Cirill of Gabriele CirilliWriter2010 – Panorama 2010 – Il Blasco of Vasco RossiTelevision advertisement1983 – Pampers 2010/2011 – A.
I. S. M. Dubbing2010 – Dubbing of short film of Stefano ArgenteroFashion2010 – merchandising Sulla mia pelle tourCorrespondent2002/2005 – RED TVJingle2010 – Rudy Sunday of Radio DeeJay Official website Page of artist X Factor 2 – Page of Noemi Arca di Noemi Official YouTube Arca di Noemi YouTube
Stars in Their Eyes
Stars in Their Eyes is a British television talent show, based on Joop van den Ende’s Dutch format Soundmixshow. It featured a singing contest; each contestant would walk through ‘smoky’ doors before reappearing dressed up as their chosen star. A number of celebrity specials and a children's spin-off series have aired during the original run; the show premiered on 21 July 1990 and ran until 23 December 2006. It was produced by Granada for ITV and presented by Leslie Crowther. Matthew Kelly took over in May 1993, before he was replaced by Cat Deeley in 2004. An Elvis Presley special hosted by Russ Abbot aired in January 1993, as well as 2003 specials hosted by Davina McCall. A six-part revival hosted by Harry Hill ran from 10 January 2015 to 14 February 2015, before it was reported on 17 April that it had been axed by ITV due to low ratings, it remains one of Britain's most successful shows of all time, attracting around 13 million viewers for the live grand final at the end of each series. It has one of the most memorable catchphrases in TV history: "Tonight, I'm going to be..." and was named most popular entertainment show at the National Television Awards in 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2000.
The most impersonated stars are Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, George Michael, Celine Dion, Kylie Minogue and Madonna. In February 1990, Leslie Crowther was chosen as the host of the show which began airing on 21 July 1990. Crowther hosted the first three series, a Christmas Special in 1991. At the time of his car accident in October 1992, he was booked to record an Elvis Presley special hosted by Russ Abbot and a fourth series hosted by Matthew Kelly in 1993, it became apparent that Crowther would not be able to return and he died in 1996. Therefore, Kelly hosted the show until 13 March 2004. However, in January 2003 Kelly was arrested by police over allegations of child sex abuse resulting in Davina McCall temporarily hosting the show before Kelly returned in August 2003 after the charges were dropped. Kelly hosted the 2001 pilot episode and first series of the kids version. Cat Deeley, who took over as host of the kids version in 2003, was Kelly's replacement for the final adult series in 2005.
Deeley hosted a number of specials in 2004. Deeley hosted the show until its final episode in December 2006. Stars in Their Eyes is a talent show where contestants get the chance to appear and sing live as a famous singer; the show is most a'soundalike' show, but they are dressed up to look as close as possible to the singer they are impersonating with wigs and heavy makeup. The contestants appear firstly as themselves, talking to the host about their lives and giving clues as to who they are going to be performing as, finishing with the now famous catchphrase'Tonight I'm going to be...' The contestants disappear through the famous doors, reappear as the famous singer they are going to impersonate about five minutes later. At the end of the show, the studio audience vote for their favourite, the winner is announced; the winners from each show in the series return for the grand final to perform once more. In the original Leslie Crowther version, the grand finals were pre-recorded and the winner of the whole series was voted for by the studio audience.
When Matthew Kelly took over, the grand finals were broadcast live and the winner of the whole series was voted for by the viewing public through the phone lines and in some years online as well. The winner was announced on that same evening in a separate broadcast; the same process applied during Cat Deeley's tenure as host. Harry Hill took over on 10 January 2015, with all episodes pre-recorded by BBC Studios and Post Production at the BBC's Elstree Studios in Borehamwood, the winner of each show again voted for by the studio audience; the revival proved divisive - fans of the original format were critical of it, saying that Harry Hill had made the show about him rather than the contestants. Each episode features Harry being pursued by Adele for being in possession of her baby and she would comically chase him until she got the baby back. In April 2015, it was announced that due to poor viewing figures, ITV would not be renewing the show for another series, it was axed. Series 1 – Maxine Barrie as Shirley Bassey Series 2 – Bernard Wenton as Nat "King" Cole Series 3 – Amanda Normansell as Patsy Cline Series 4 – Jacquii Cann as Alison Moyet Series 5 – John Finch as Marti Pellow Series 6 – Lee Griffiths as Bobby Darin Series 7 – Paul Doody as Marti Pellow Series 8 – Faye Dempsey as Olivia Newton-John Series 9 – Jason Searle as Neil Diamond Series 10 – Ian Moor as Chris De Burgh Series 11 – Gary Mullen as Freddie Mercury Series 12 – Nicola Kirsch as Maria Callas Series 13 – Emma Wilkinson as Dusty Springfield Series 14 – Stewart Duff as Elvis Presley Series 15 – Charles Ngandwe as Paul Robeson Series 16 – Gordon Hendricks as Elvis Presley Series 17 – Peter Sarsfield as Frankie Valli Series 1 – Charlotte Gethin as Eva Cassidy Series 2 – Laura Jenkins as Connie Francis Series 3 – Paul Cowperthwaite as Michael Jackson Series 4 – Christopher Napier as George Formby Antena 3 created a similar format, under the title Tu cara me
The Harry Hill Movie
The Harry Hill Movie is a 2013 British musical comedy film directed by Steve Bendelack and starring Harry Hill. It was written by Hill along with James Lamont, it revolves around a fictional version of Harry Hill's adventures, with his diesel drinking nan and misdiagnosed hamster. The film was released on 20 December 2013 in Ireland; the movie begins with a scooter chase between his nan because she didn't know it was him. Afterwards, Harry is sent to get a chicken for lunch, but they fire a machine gun at him and throw a grenade, which Harry throws into the chicken shed, blowing them up. Nan tells Harry the story of his twin brother, which Harry claims to have heard before. Harry and Nan discover that their beloved pet hamster Abu is ill after he vomits a green substance on them, so they take him to the vet, he is put down until Harry takes him back home. Ed the vet and his assistant, are working for Harry's neo-Nazi twin brother Otto, abandoned by Nan in the 1970s, claiming it was because she couldn't look after them both, was raised by Alsatians.
After another failed attempt to capture Abu and Nan decide to take him on a trip in their Rover P6 to Blackpool for a week before he dies. Ed and his assistant pursue them on the road; the next day and Nan take Abu on a personal guided tour around the nuclear power plant by the cleaner. Ed and Kisko attempt to capture him again only for him to end up turned into a destructive giant caused by radiation which wears off shortly. While walking on the beach they encounter a member of the Shell People, he asks the others to save his people's children from a gift shop. They succeed and they are invited back to the Shell People's cave where Harry falls for the Shell King's daughter, Michelle, he leaves after being unable to cope living under water. They continue their road trip only to end up in a boxing match where Harry has to fight Kisko to keep Abu, he wins with a free stick of rock. On, the car runs out of petrol in the middle of the woods and Harry and his nan leave Abu behind while they search for a petrol station.
He's kidnapped again by Ed and Kisko only to leave the car in pieces. Meanwhile, Otto teams them up with a master of disguise fox. Harry, his Nan and Abu hitch a ride with Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez and they arrive in Blackpool to see a show. After they arrive there, Harry is reunited with Michelle and Abu is kidnapped and replaced with the fox. Harry finds out and they go looking for Abu, they follow a trail of BBQ beef Hula Hoops crisps to his hideout where he reveals his plan to turn Abu into a model figurine for his collection as an act of revenge for being deserted. During a fight between the two, Harry's nan reveals that she got rid of Otto because she kept getting him and Harry mixed up. After being chased away by killer brains and his nan are saved by the Shell People, to which his Nan accepts his and Michelle's love. Harry pursues his brother to the top of the Blackpool tower, his Nan rescues him and Abu in a helicopter when Otto falls to the ground after taking a punch from Kisko after he and Ed thought they were working for the wrong brother.
After defeating Otto, Abu coughs up a green felt tip pen which turned out to be the cause of his illness. Ed explains that hamsters like sucking on pens and he gave it to Abu so he would be sick and start this whole plan though he could've kidnapped Abu at the time. Abu lives and the movie ends with a big end song with everyone in the film. Just before the final credits, a hamster appears on screen, riding on a model Thomas the Tank Engine, he gets off at the model station. The hamster can only be thought to belong to Harry Hill. Harry Hill as a fictional version of himself. Julie Walters as Harry's Nan. Matt Lucas as Otto Hill, Harry's neo nazi twin brother who got separated from Harry when they were younger and was raised by Alsatians. Simon Bird as Ed, a vet who works for Otto. Sheridan Smith as Michelle, the daughter of the shell king Johnny Vegas as the voice of Abu, Harry's pet hamster. Julian Barratt as Conch, the king of the shell people. Marc Wootton as Barney Cull, a member of the shell people.
Jim Broadbent as Bill the cleaner. Guillaume Delaunay as Kisko, Ed's partner in crime; the Magic Numbers as themselves. In February 2012, before the end of Harry Hill's TV Burp, Digital Spy reported Hill was to sign a £2 million movie deal with Channel 4, which would become The Harry Hill Movie. Set in Blackpool and London, the Blackpool scenes in the film were shot in the town itself. Greatstone-on-Sea, Kent doubled as "Blackpole"; the fuel station scene was shot at Milton Keynes. Popcorn – Performed by Steve Brown Days – Performed by Harry Hill Blackpool! – Performed by Harry Hill and Julie Walters Nutbush City Limits – Performed by Matt Lucas London's Burning – Written by Harry Hill B & B Song – Performed by The Magic Numbers Drive Through My Carwash – Performed by Shingai Shoniwa and Harry Hill Down in the Deep Blue Sea – Performed by Sheridan Smith ABC - Performed by The Dachsund Five I Want You Back – Performed by The Dachsund Five Celebration – Performed by Kool & The Gang Fight! – Performed by The Musketeers And the Rain Falls in My Heart – Performed by the cast Frere Jacques – Performed by Harry Hill Plastination – Performed by Steve Brown and The Plastinettes You Got The Love – Performed by The Cast Get Dow
Francis Matthews (actor)
Francis Matthews was an English actor, best known for playing Paul Temple in the BBC television series of the same name and for voicing Captain Scarlet in Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons. Matthews was born in York on 2 September 1927, to Kathleen Matthews, his father was a shop steward at the Rowntree's chocolate factory near York. His parents took him to the theatre, where he gained a love of acting, he attended St George's RC Primary School St Michael's Jesuit College in Leeds. He found work as a stagehand at the Theatre Royal in Leeds, made his theatrical debut in 1945 in the play The Corn Is Green before performing his national service in the Royal Navy. After leaving the military he returned to the stage, appearing in a 1954 touring production of the play No Escape, which starred Flora Robson, he made his West End debut in 1956. In the 1950s and 1960s, Matthews's film roles for Hammer Studios included the Baron's assistant in The Revenge of Frankenstein and the heroes of Dracula: Prince of Darkness and Rasputin, the Mad Monk.
On television, from 1969 to 1971, he played Francis Durbridge's amateur private detective Paul Temple in the BBC series of the same name. Matthews starred opposite Morecambe and Wise in the films The Intelligence Men and That Riviera Touch, which led to a close friendship with Eric Morecambe, he appeared throughout the 1960s and 1970s in a variety of TV comedy roles, including Eric & Ernie's Christmas Show, 1977. He appeared alongside George Cole in Charles Woods' sitcom Don't Forget To Write! as a successful writer. In 1967, Matthews provided the character voice of Captain Scarlet, in imitation of Cary Grant, for Gerry and Sylvia Anderson's Supermarionation TV series Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons. In the late 1970s, he served as narrator and host for Follow Me!, a BBC educational programme that offered a "crash course" in the English language to foreign viewers. In 1986, Matthews and his wife, Angela Browne, appeared together in the BBC adaptation of the Josephine Tey novel Brat Farrar.
In 2000, they starred in two Ray Cooney plays on the cruise ship MS Marco Polo, while she was sailing to the Antarctic: Run For Your Wife and Funny Money. Matthews was married to actress Angela Browne from 1963 until her death in 2001. Two, Damien Matthews and Paul Rattigan, are actors. Matthews' younger brother, Paul Shelley, is an actor. Matthews died at the age of 86 on 14 June 2014, following a short illness, he was survived by his three sons, five grandchildren, his two siblings. Francis Matthews on IMDb