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STEVE COOGAN (Writer/Producer/Actor, Martin Sixsmith) was born and raised in Manchester where he trained as an actor at the Manchester Polytechnic School of Theatre.

In 1992 he won the Perrier Award for his show 'STEVE COOGAN IN CHARACTER WITH JOHN THOMPSON', in which he launched his character Paul Calf. He went on to write and perform in THE PAUL CALF VIDEO DIARIES' for which he won a BAFTA.

Whilst working on radio, he created the character Alan Partridge which he then transferred to television on the show 'KNOWING ME, KNOWING YOU' winning Top Male Comedy Performer, Top Comedy Personality and Best New Television Comedy at the British Comedy Awards.

In addition to his acting career, in 1999 Steve set up Baby Cow Productions with Henry Normal producing several award winning programmes including 'THE MIGHTY BOOSH', 'GAVIN AND STACEY' and more recently, 'HUNDERBY' (British Comedy Awards 2012), 'MOONE BOY' (IFTA Award's 2013) and 'HEBBURN' (RTS award's 2013).

In 2012 he starred in Michael Winterbottom's feature film "THE KING OF SOHO" starring Anna Friel, Tamsin Egerton and Imogen Poots, that depicts the life of the London porn baron turned property millionaire Paul Raymond.

In 2013, Steve won his fifth BAFTA award for his comedy performance in ALAN PARTRIDGE: WELCOME TO THE PLACES IN MY LIFE.

In August 2013, Steve's debut feature film of Alan Partridge was released - ALPHA PAPA -- which opened well at the UK box office.

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