"I don't want to abandon Alan Partridge," says actor
Steve Coogan has hinted that he has future plans for his much-loved comedy character Alan Partridge.
Coogan, who brought Norfolk’s hapless DJ to the big screen in August last year with Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, was at the BAFTA Awards last night and, according to Digital Spy, promised that he would be revisiting the character in the future.
“I don’t want to abandon Alan Partridge,” said Coogan, who picked up a Best Adapted Screenplay gong for his work on Philomena. “I just want to show I can do something else. I quite like the Alan Partridge pony – I like riding it occasionally. I’ll do something else with Partridge, but I want to do other things. What gets me out of bed in the morning is to do something challenging that might fail.”
Coogan is also set to star in a second season of The Trip this year. The first series of the show featured Coogan and co-star Rob Brydon playing exaggerated versions of themselves as they journeyed on a restaurant tour of the UK. For the sequel, The Trip To Italy, they will embark on a six-stop tour of Italian restaurants. The show is directed by Michael Winterbottom, who also collaborated with the pair on the film A Cock And Bull Story.