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Steve Coogan reacts to Philomena's four Oscar nods

16 January 2014 Last updated at 17:12 GMT

He is best known for his comedic roles but Steve Coogan's serious side has been acknowledged by the Academy Awards.

Coogan's movie Philomena has received four Oscar nominations.

He not only starred opposite Dame Judi Dench in the film but he also co-produced and co-wrote the movie's screenplay.

Coogan told the BBC News Channel that he was "absolutely dumbfounded" by the nominations.

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