Wrote & starred as Alan Partridge in "Knowing Me Knowing You", a radio 4 show which later got a television series as "Knowing Me Knowing You with Alan Partridge".
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Did You Know?
In comic acting, to improvise effectively is quite difficult. A lot of actors can improvise up to a certain level - an entry level, which is when you see the actors having more fun than the audience.
Based the character of Alan Partridge on a radio presenter who interviewed him just as he was becoming famous. Coogan began mimicking the interviewer during the interview and from this came the inspiration for Coogan's most famous creation.