Steve Coogan

Second coming: Steve Coogan as Alan Partridge

I’ve never seen Coogan better or Partridge funnier: This Time with Alan Partridge reviewed

2 March 2019 9:00 am

Steve Coogan is back as Alan Partridge but frankly who cares? Like Ali G, I’ve long thought, he’s one of…

Divine comedy: Steve Coogan as Stan Laurel and John C. Reilly as Oliver Hardy

The best tribute possible to the greatest comics ever: Stan & Ollie reviewed

12 January 2019 9:00 am

You mess with Laurel and Hardy at your peril. Their fan base is essentially the entire world. Samuel Beckett adored…

Lily Collins as Marla in ‘Rules Don’t Apply’

All dressed up, nowhere to go: Warren Beatty’s Rules Don’t Apply reviewed

22 April 2017 9:00 am

Rules Don’t Apply is Warren Beatty’s first film appearance in 15 years and his first as writer, director, producer and…

The Trip is unmissable TV – shame so many of us will miss it now it’s on Sky Atlantic

8 April 2017 9:00 am

Sky Atlantic — available only to Sky customers — has the cunning/infuriating policy of broadcasting the kind of programmes most…

Howard Marks: the dreary life of a drugs dealer

Julie Burchill vs celebrity memoirs

14 November 2015 9:00 am

I learned from this little lot that if one has read The Diary of a Nobody, then one can derive…

Why should we listen to Benedict Cumberbatch on Syrian refugees?

7 November 2015 9:00 am

Because I just don’t know what to think about the Syrian refugee crisis — not even after Simon Schama’s powerfully…

Satire is dying because satirists are too successful

9 May 2015 9:00 am

I appeared on Radio 4 a couple of weeks ago to discuss the age-old question of whether political satire is…

The Best of Me is more of a sleepie than a weepie - especially when our old friend No Sexual Chemistry makes an appearance

18 October 2014 9:00 am

Take tissues to The Best of Me, I’d read, as it’s such a weepie, so I took tissues, being a…

Rebekah Brooks takes her place in a perfect picture of modern Britain

28 June 2014 9:00 am

What image comes to mind when we think of Britain today? I was moved to contemplate this question after reading…

Since when has Steve Coogan stood against censorship?

21 June 2014 9:00 am

Why is Index on Censorship cosying up to the tribune of Hacked Off?

Philomena is Dame Judi’s film

2 November 2013 9:00 am

Philomena is based on the true story of an Irish woman searching for the son stolen from her by the…

Utterly natural: Onata Aprile and Alexander Skarsgård in ‘What Maisie Knew’

A painful but brilliant film: Deborah Ross on Maisie’s betrayal

24 August 2013 9:00 am

What Maisie Knew is an adaptation of the Henry James 1897 novel, updated to Manhattan in the now, and is…

A genius creation: Alan Partridge aka Steve Coogan

It’s possible that Deborah Ross left her critical faculties outside the screening room

10 August 2013 9:00 am

The thing is, I love the character of Alan Partridge so much it may well be that, when it came…