Steve Coogan

Stephen John "Steve" Coogan (born 14 October 1965 in Middleton, Lancashire) is an English actor, farceur, writer, impressionist and producer. He began his career as a farceur and impressionist, working as a voice artist throughout the 1980s on satirical puppet show Spitting Image. In the early 1990s, Coogan began creating original comic characters, which he presented in stage shows; this led to him winning the 1992 Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Fringe for his show with long-time collaborator John Thomson. The most prominent characters he developed at this time were Paul Calf, a stereotypical lower class Mancunian, and his sister the promiscuous Pauline (played by Coogan in drag).

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