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Coogan creates new character

Steve Coogan has created a new comedy character ready to hit screens next year.

He has already recorded a pilot show featuring the ex-roadie turned pest control officer called Tom Saxondale.

Coogan told OK! magazine’s website that the new characer shared some similarities with Alan Patridge.

‘He is a bit like Alan, only funnier,’ he said. ‘The joke was always at the expense of Alan, whereas Tom is genuinely witty while still being a dick.’

Coogan, who has just finished filming Tristram Shandy: A Cock And Bull Story, hopes to start work on a series through his production company Baby Cow early in the new year.


Published: 8 Dec 2005

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