P451 Teletext 451 Oct 2 21:02:01  SPECIAL   PROFILE  ——————————————  ————————————  AH-HA IT'S STEVE COOGAN Coogan's career was hit hard early on when he failed to get into RADA. It delighted his father, though. He went to Manchester Poly instead and one night found himself at a Law Society revue. "I'd found this simple technique. You just put a famous person in a ridiculous situation. Like Ronnie Corbett in Vietnam." By 22 he'd played the London Palladium. ——————————————————————————————————4/7—— Steve Coogan's show review 452 FULL GUIDE TO NATIONAL EVENTS p441 Review West End A-G H-N O-Z
P451 Teletext 459 Oct 2 21:07:30  SPECIAL   PROFILE  ——————————————  ————————————  AH-HA IT'S STEVE COOGAN Despite his fame and wealth, Coogan is nervous before performing. Prior to meeting Prince Charles two years ago at a Royal Variety performance, he looked stone-faced and edgy. And he strives to avoid any personal questions, especially those relating to his alleged sex addiction. When he launched Latin love machine singer Tony Ferrino he'd only answer journalists' questions in that guise. ——————————————————————————————————5/7—— West End theatre listings 453-455 FULL GUIDE TO NATIONAL EVENTS p441 Review West End A-G H-N O-Z
P451 Teletext 451 Oct 2 21:03:50  SPECIAL   PROFILE  ——————————————  ————————————  AH-HA IT'S STEVE COOGAN Coogan's relations with the Press fell to an all-time low when an ex-lover did a "kiss and tell" story with a Sunday tabloid. She claimed he'd covered their bed in £5,000 worth of £10 notes before lbking love. The incident allegedly took place while his girlfriend, solicitor Anna Cole, was pregnant with their baby daughter, Clare. He moved out of their shared north London home soon after. ——————————————————————————————————6/7—— On Stage index 450 Local theatre 456 FULL GUIDE TO NATIONAL EVENTS p441 Review West End A-G H-N O-Z
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P451 Teletext 453 Oct 2 21:04:05  SPECIAL   PROFILE  ——————————————  ————————————  AH-HA IT'S STEVE COOGAN Steve Coogan is the type of comic who makes your toes curl. He will be forever remembered as the clumpingly bad DJ Alan Partridge. Coogan, 31, is big, really big. He's just started a run at London's Lyceum Theatre, playing his favourite characters like Pauline Calf. The free publicity in the gossip columns has boosted box office profits, with a little help from Mrs Merton (alias Caroline Aherne) ——————————————————————————————————1/7—— by Simon Holden FULL GUIDE TO NATIONAL EVENTS p441 Review West End A-G H-N O-Z
P451 Teletext 459 Oct 2 21:01:05  SPECIAL   PROFILE  ——————————————  ————————————  AH-HA IT'S STEVE COOGAN Coogan is shy and says he hates public events like film premieres. "I loathe people who are more famous than talented. "I'd never want to be that and a lot of people are. I just want to live mx life and do my work. I like being successful and people saying nice things about me," he adds. "But I get loads of invitations to film premieres and I just give them away." ——————————————————————————————————2/7—— National Exhibitions/Art listings 442 FULL GUIDE TO NATIONAL EVENTS p441 Review West End A-G H-N O-Z
P451 Teletext 451 Oct 2 21:00:06  SPECIAL   PROFILE  ——————————————  ————————————  AH-HA IT'S STEVE COOGAN As the middle child of six in his Manchester home Steve Coogan could get attention by doing impressions and telling jokes. It worked a treat at school as well. He says: "I used to learn Not The Nine O'Clock News sketches by rote. Someone would try to relate them at school and get them wrong. I'd do it and get a laugh in the same spot the show had." Despite the school laughs, Coogan gained only mediocre A-Levels. ——————————————————————————————————3/7—— Comedy 457 Classical 458 Ballet 459 FULL GUIDE TO NATIONAL EVENTS p441 Review West End A-G H-N O-Z