Steve Coogan was the fourth of seven children in an Irish Catholic family in a suburb of Manchester.
Steve Coogan trained as an actor at Manchester Poly.
In his early days, doing gigs etc, Coogan spent time with Caroline Aherne and John Thomson.
He did some voices on Spitting Image and had success initially on radio.
Coogan became popular in the controversial Chris Morris series The Day Today.
Steve Coogan has his own production company, Baby Cow.