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Interview Andrew Blair 28 Nov 2013 - 05:50

The mighty Colm Meaney talks to us about Alan Partridge, a little bit of Con Air, and The Statham...

Please note: there's a spoiler for near the end of Alpha Papa in this interview. It's marked.

Sharing star billing with Steve Coogan on the critically acclaimed Alan Partridge movie (read our review here), Colm Meaney's varied career has seen him contribute to some prime fillets of geekbait. Second only to Michael Dorn in terms of appearances in Star Trek episodes, he's also played a henchman in Under Siege, sworn entertainingly at John Cusack in Con Air, and reduced Bruce Willis to tears as the tragic British pilot in Die Hard 2. This on top of roles in The Commitments, Last Of The Mohicans, Layer Cake, and The Damned United (he's also due to play a truculent Northern football manager in the forthcoming Pele »

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