“With Philomena I managed to say something of substance.” Brydon regards him steadily.

They were rewarded when Coogan arrived, in-character as the hapless Partridge, wearing a pale-blue, short-sleeved safari suit replete with buckle and pink tie. “Of course,” says Victor. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? “Rob feels fine, I feel awkward,” Coogan says firmly, within ear of the Sky press officer.

Brydon and Coogan filming at the Altamira caves, in northern Spain. Brydon has spoken before of how his on-screen fling in season two caused some real-life consternation – his wife, taking their children to school, was surprised by the teacher placing an arm around her and saying: “This must be a very difficult time for you.” Coogan also tells how people will turn up at the Inn at Whitewell and ask if Magda, the receptionist with whom he enjoyed a romantic interlude in season one, still works there. “From where I was standing you were quite enamoured …” Coogan laughs. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? “I wish more people watched Sky,” he says, more gently. “I don’t like the upward inflection there,” he says sternly. Glynis Clark, 57, who owns a local B&B, said: “Because it was local, it was great fun. Steve has a daughter from another relationship and the pair never had their own children.

It’s almost like I’m desperate for clever Oxbridge types to pat me on the back.”. “And I’m about to do a little tour of the UK with my stand-up, and then I’m doing a film about synchronised swimming,” Brydon says. It can be safely said that world premieres are a rarity at Norwich’s Hollywood Cinema. Alan Partridge, aka Steve Coogan, greets fans at the London premiere of Alpha Papa. It’s changing in Britain, but it has been for a long time that among working people food has been just sustenance to give the energy to work and get you through the day, and if it tasted nice that was a sort of bonus, wasn’t it?”, The day before they lunch in Getaria, Coogan and Brydon drift slowly into Santander port aboard a passenger ferry and head for the caves at Altamira. He recently made the headlines due to furloughing his personal staff. To see all content on The Sun, please use the Site Map. We are not upward inflectors.”. The series would have been on the BBC, Brydon explains, but the corporation wasn’t prepared to pay. “If there’s anything that’s a bit uncomfortable Michael tends to leave it out. For some while Coogan and Brydon stand in the replica cave adjacent to the original, built to safely receive Altamira’s 250,000 visitors a year, and listen to Victor the tour guide as he cranes his neck towards the ceiling and talks of “the group of bison that is the most evolved example of cave art in the world”. STEVE Coogan is a British actor, voice artist, comedian and screenwriter known for playing Alan Partridge. They walk through the mellow afternoon, two men in chinos enjoying the scent of warm grass and eucalyptus trees, the sound of oak leaves crisp underfoot. He just has his own ideas.”, “I’d say it’s an agenda,” says Brydon. For a town and a county used to being the butt of jokes, was this taking things a bit too far, or would residents be proud to revel in Partridge mania? Alan Partridge: Norwich's most famous son returns for … And, as well as celebrating food, this … Steve Coogan has flogged luxury mansion after plans to install a swimming pool were rejected by neighbours. “I like it when people think this is real,” says Brydon, as the rain hammers down. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here.

Very true.” “But now,” Coogan continues, “I am just … happier.” He says the word in a small way. Put it this way, in The Trip, my character would do Alan Partridge because he has to do Alan Partridge, whereas in real life I do Alan Partridge because I actually quite enjoy it as long as I don’t do it all the time. One gentleman sitting outside a shop, who preferred not to be named, said: “I don’t know what all the fuss is about. Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon Photograph: Sarah Lee/The Observer. Alpha Papa review: Alan succeeds in his transition to the big screen with a medley of Partidgeisms.