Stephen has starred in everything from Green Wing to Postman Pat – via Just A Minute, Have I Got News and Episodes. He’s also won major awards, but can’t bring himself to boast about them when he works in LA (as you’re meant to do). Stephen’s other problem with films is waiting 8 months to hear the laughs.
Stephen Mangan is an acclaimed actor who has appeared in some of the UK’s best TV comedy of recent years, including Episodes, with Matt LeBlanc.
Stephen came to prominence with his role as the delusional and hilarious, un-PC anaesthetist Guy Secretan in the hit Channel 4 hospital sit-com Green Wing. His on-screen double act with Julian Rhind-Tutt was one of the show’s high points and they carried their characters from the hospital to various locations around the world in a series of Barclaycard ads.
Stephen’s natural ability with a range of comic characterisations has seen him star in shows including I’m Alan Partridge (people still shout ‘Dan!’ at him), Free Agents, Dirk Gently, Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years, and The Armando Iannucci Show. He’s also portrayed Tony Blair twice in separate Comic Strip films, and played Arthur Conan Doyle in ITV’s Houdini and Doyle.
A RADA graduate, he has also taken on more serious stage roles in the West End and in touring productions, including The Tempest, The Norman Conquests, and Hamlet. He’s also appeared in a number of films including the James Hunt/Niki Lauda biopic Rush, Beyond the Pole, Confetti, Billy Elliot, and he was even the voice of Pat in Postman Pat: The Movie.
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The best awards host I've seen all year. If ‘briefability’ were a real word then Stephen has it in spades. The fact that the first winner of the evening ran up to the stage and greeted him with a double high five showed how brilliantly Stephen had immersed himself in the event. JLA Agent Danny Lee
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