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Scott McGehee and David Siegel with their What Maisie Knew star Steve Coogan after the press conference for Alan Partridge. Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Find out what Sidney Lumet's Dog Day Afternoon bank robber Al Pacino and Billy Wilder's Ace In The Hole reporter Kirk Douglas have in common with Steve Coogan in Declan Lowney’s Alan Partridge.

In Scott McGehee and David Siegel's What Maisie Knew, released earlier this year, Steve Coogan portrayed a New York art dealer father, effectively glib, anemically funny, with muted changes on his face when he realises how deceptive he is to his child, tempting you to detest him in a different way. His facade remains a socially acceptable grimace while slowly the mirror of his daughter Maisie (a fantastic Onata Aprile), becomes unbearable. "There's no mommy in England - there's a whole ocean… " he breaks off and the worthlessness of all his interactions wash over him. »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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