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STAN & OLLIE (2019)
Starring John C. Reilly, Steve Coogan, Shirley Henderson, Danny Huston, Nina Arianda, Rufus Jones, Susy Kane, Stewart Alexander, Joseph Balderrama and Stephanie Hyam. Directed by Jon S. Baird.

Laurel and Hardy, the world's most famous comedy duo, attempt to reignite their film careers as they embark on what becomes their swan song – a gruelling theatre tour of post-war Britain.

REVIEWS Stan & Ollie - Great performances can't save this lacklustre biopic

IDEAL HOME (2018)
Starring Steve Coogan, Paul Rudd, Jake McDorman, Jesse Luken, Sarah Minnich, Lora Martinez-Cunningham, Frances Lee McCain, Stafford Douglas, Jack Gore and Alison Pill. Directed by Andrew Fleming.

Celebrity chef Erasmus and his partner Paul have a happy and rather self-indulgent life together. Their perfect existence is turned upside down when, at a dinner party, Erasmus is confronted by the grandson he never knew he had. With the child’s father in prison it seems he has nowhere else to go and so, after much debate they decide to take him in. With changes and challenges on both sides, this could prove a recipe for disaster. Filled with heart and humour, this new family looks set to serve up one of the most deliciously funny films of the year.

REVIEWS Ideal Home - Sweetness and spice in a crowd-pleasing combination

THE DINNER (2017)
Starring Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Steve Coogan and Chloë Sevigny. Directed by Oren Moverman.

Seating us at the table in a chic restaurant with two seemingly successful couples - Paul and Claire Lohman and Paul’s politician brother Stan and his wife Barbara. As the evening and each course progresses, their cracks as individuals begin to show and a dark secret about their children emerges. Now they must make the most difficult decision of their lives: do they do what's right or protect their children?
THE TRIP TO SPAIN (2017)
Starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. Directed by Michael Winterbottom.

Following from 'The Trip' and 'The Trip to Italy', this third instalment sees Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon again play semi- fictionalised versions of themselves travelling through Spain. Taking in restaurants, gentle bickering and impersonations this time in Cantabria, the Basque region, Aragon, Rioja, Castile-La Mancha and Andalusia. Deliciously entertaining and full of food, fun and frivolity, director Michael Winterbottom once again delivers another exceptionally organic and mouth-watering comedy that warrants a handful of viewings.
DESPICABLE ME 3 (2017)
Starring Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker, Russell Brand, Jenny Slate, Steve Coogan, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Andy Nyman and Nev Scharrel. Directed by Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud and Kyle Balda.
RULES DON'T APPLY (2017)
Starring Lily Collins, Warren Beatty, Alan Ehrenreich, Alec Baldwin, Annette Bening, Matthew Broderick, Steve Coogan, Ed Harris, Haley Bennett and Martin Sheen. Directed by Warren Beatty.

It’s Hollywood, 1958. Small town beauty queen and devout Baptist virgin Marla Mabrey, under contract to the infamous Howard Hughes, arrives in Los Angeles. At the airport, she meets her driver Frank Forbes, who is engaged to be married to his 7th grade sweetheart and is a deeply religious Methodist. Their instant attraction not only puts their religious convictions to the test, but also defies Hughes’ #1 rule: no employee is allowed to have any relationship whatsoever with a contract actress. Hughes’ behaviour intersects with Marla and Frank in very separate and unexpected ways, and as they are drawn deeper into his bizarre world, their values are challenged and their lives are changed.

REVIEWS Rules Don't Apply - Nostalgic nonsense

THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS (2016)
Starring Louis C.k., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Ellie Kemper, Albert Brooks, Lake Bell and Steve Coogan. Directed by Chris Renaud and Yarrow Cheney.

For one Manhattan apartment building, the real day starts after the folks on two legs leave and pets of every stripe, fur and feather begin their own nine-to-five routine: hanging out with each other, trading humiliating stories about their owners, or auditioning adorable looks to get better snacks.

REVIEWS The Secret Life Of Pets - Something dif-fur-ent for the family

NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB (2014)
Starring Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Steve Coogan, Ricky Gervais, Dan Stevens, Rebel Wilson and Ben Kingsley. Directed by Shawn Levy.

Get ready for the wildest and most adventure-filled Night at the Museum ever as Larry spans the globe, uniting favourite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever.
THE TRIP TO ITALY (2014)
Starring Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Rosie Fellner, Claire Keelan, Marta Barrio, Timothy Leach, Ronni Ancona, Rebecca Johnson, Alba Foncuberta Bufil and Flora Villani. Directed by Michael Winterbottom.

Rob Brydon has been commissioned by a newspaper to go on a driving tour of Italy from Liguria to Capri, partly following in the footsteps of the great Romantic poets. He asks his old friend Steve Coogan to go with him. As they journey through the beautiful Italian countryside they talk about life, relationships and their careers whilst stopping at wonderful restaurants and hotels along the way.
PHILOMENA (2013)
Starring Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Mare Winningham, Barbara Jefford, Ruth McCabe, Peter Hermann, Sean Mahon, Anna Maxwell Martin and Michelle Fairley. Directed by Stephen Frears.

The true story of one mother’s search for her lost son. Falling pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to the convent of Roscrea to be looked after as a “fallen woman”. When her baby was only a toddler, he was whisked away by the nuns to America for adoption. Philomena spent the next fifty years searching for him in vain. Then she met Martin Sixsmith, a world-weary journalist as cynical as Philomena was trusting. Together they set off for America on a journey that would not only reveal the extraordinary story of Philomena’s son, but also the powerful bond that grew up between Philomena and Martin.

REVIEWS Philomena - A journey worth taking

ALAN PARTRIDGE: ALPHA PAPA (2013)
Starring Steve Coogan. Directed by Declan Lowney.

Based on the popular British TV series character created by Steve Coogan, Alan Partridge: The Movie sees the hapless TV and radio presenter doing battle with a media giant.
THE LOOK OF LOVE (2013)
Starring Steve Coogan, Anna Friel, Tamsin Egerton, Stephen Fry and Imogen Poots. Directed by Michael Winterbottom.

Welcome to the scandalous world of Paul Raymond, entrepreneur, impresario, and the “king of Soho.” Seeing mediocrity in the smutty sex parlors of London, Raymond unveils his first “gentlemen’s club” in 1958 and gradually builds an empire of clubs and erotic magazines that brings him vast wealth while affronting British sexual mores. It also brings a litany of obscenity charges, a failed marriage, troubled children, and personal tragedy.

REVIEWS The Look of Love - An entertaining step back in time

RUBY SPARKS (2012)
Starring Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Chris Messina, Annette Bening, Antonio Banderas, Alia Shawkat, Deborah Ann Woll, Steve Coogan, Elliott Gould and Aasif Mandvi. Directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris.

REVIEWS Ruby Sparks - The art of writing and living

THE LOST KING
Starring Sally Hawkins and Steve Coogan. Directed by Stephen Frears.
GREED
Starring Steve Coogan, Asa Butterfield, Isla Fisher, Sophie Cookson, Shirley Henderson, Stephen Fry, David Mitchell, Sarah Solemani, Jamie Blackley and Shanina Shaik. Directed by Michael Winterbottom.

REVIEWS Greed - Mockumentary misses both comedy and social commentary beats

THE TRIP TO GREECE
Starring Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Kareem Alkabbani, Marta Barrio, Cordelia Bugeja, Richard Clews, Justin Edwards, Rebecca Johnson, Claire Keelan and Timothy Leach. Directed by Michael Winterbottom.

When Odysseus left Troy it took him ten years to get back to his home in Ithaca. Steve and Rob – on their very own odyssey, ten years after their first trip together - have only 6 days. On the way they argue about tragedy and comedy, myth, history, democracy, and the meaning of life.
WRITER
PHILOMENA (2013)
Starring Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Mare Winningham, Barbara Jefford, Ruth McCabe, Peter Hermann, Sean Mahon, Anna Maxwell Martin and Michelle Fairley. Directed by Stephen Frears.

The true story of one mother’s search for her lost son. Falling pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to the convent of Roscrea to be looked after as a “fallen woman”. When her baby was only a toddler, he was whisked away by the nuns to America for adoption. Philomena spent the next fifty years searching for him in vain. Then she met Martin Sixsmith, a world-weary journalist as cynical as Philomena was trusting. Together they set off for America on a journey that would not only reveal the extraordinary story of Philomena’s son, but also the powerful bond that grew up between Philomena and Martin.

REVIEWS Philomena - A journey worth taking

PRODUCER
PHILOMENA (2013)
Starring Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Mare Winningham, Barbara Jefford, Ruth McCabe, Peter Hermann, Sean Mahon, Anna Maxwell Martin and Michelle Fairley. Directed by Stephen Frears.

The true story of one mother’s search for her lost son. Falling pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to the convent of Roscrea to be looked after as a “fallen woman”. When her baby was only a toddler, he was whisked away by the nuns to America for adoption. Philomena spent the next fifty years searching for him in vain. Then she met Martin Sixsmith, a world-weary journalist as cynical as Philomena was trusting. Together they set off for America on a journey that would not only reveal the extraordinary story of Philomena’s son, but also the powerful bond that grew up between Philomena and Martin.

REVIEWS Philomena - A journey worth taking

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