Born and raised in Manchester in the 1960s, Steve Coogan entertained his family from an early age. He had first break on Spitting Image, won a Perrier Award as a young stand-up, and it was while working with Armando Iannucci and Patrick Marber on On The Hour and The Day Today, that Alan Partridge emerged. Coogan, once a tabloid fixture, now runs his own production company Baby Cow, has a raft of films to his name (from 24 Hour Party People to Alpha Papa), six Baftas and seven Comedy Awards. He has found huge success with The Trip and Philomena, the latter bringing him Oscar nominations for producing and co-writing. Here he lifts the lid on the real Steve Coogan, writing with distinctive humor and unexpected candor about his life and career.