13 nov. 2013
Following a preview Philomena, Steve Coogan talks with Annette Insdorf, director of Undergraduate Film Studies at Columbia University. The popular British comedian co-wrote, produced and co-stars with Judi Dench in Philomena. He is best known in England as “Alan Partridge,” a narcissistic radio and television presenter whose character he created. Coogan has appeared in films including What Maisie Knew, In the Loop, Tropic Thunder, 24 Hour Party People, Night at the Museum and Marie Antoinette.
I love how Coogan sums up what he says about accepting other people’s views regardless of your own beliefs… “You don’t have to win the argument”… That’s an important lesson to learn for many of us. A peace of mind is so much easier to live with than lifelong despising. Gosh I admire him. Making that film was the best idea of the decade.
Such a beautiful man – this interview reveals this further. His views on Catholicism are so respectful, we could all learn a thing or two from this lapsed Catholic.
“it’s about a journey, where they don’t find what they’re looking for but they learn things about themselves, about life…” I love that!
Coogan proves his Excellence, Eloquence and Empathy in this I/V. Always evident in his comedy, his exploring a ‘straight’ (???) story shines further light on a very considerable writing and acting talent. One day, he’ll be know for this talent, instead of just as the brother of the lead singer of The Mock Turtles. IRONY! Very informing I/V. Nice Post, TY. xx SF
unfortunately you don’t seem to know what this is all about.But this is related to an amazing story. I don’t want to judge you by your language but may be you are not the kind of person that would care for it anyways…Check out the story of Philomena, a woman that lost a child taken from her in an institution for single mothers.Great story.
She didn’t need to casually spoil Skyfall for the whole audience when telling that story.
Steve how are you half Irish if your mother was born in Ireland and your fathers parents were Irish?
Saying that people who have faith are basically people who believe in fairies in a garden is offensive Steve. Likewise, that people have ‘simple faith’ – sounds demeaning. I’ve liked everything you’ve ever done from Paul Calf to Partridge. All atheists may not be the enlightened ones. They certainly like to feel they are.