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Sundance special: Steve Coogan on the Philomena effect

The actor tells Tom Brook about being taken seriously – and impersonating Tom Hardy in the sequel to The Trip.

“Before Philomena, I’d just been seen as the go-to British guy to put in a funny scene in your film,” says Steve Coogan in this interview with Tom Brook.

The British actor and comedian co-wrote and co-produced Philomena, in which he stars opposite Judi Dench – the film has picked up four Oscar nominations.

He is now at Sundance with the sequel to hit culinary road movie The Trip. He teams up with Rob Brydon again for a gastronomic tour, this time in Italy. The pair exchange banter and imitate a range of Hollywood greats, from Christian Bale to Tom Hardy.

In this interview, watch Brydon as Michael Caine bringing his ‘bat skis’ to Sundance.

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