I really like Steve Coogan. I’ve enjoyed everything he’s done. Partridge obviously, but also Saxondale and I loved the heart-breaking poignancy of the Trip.
I normally like to improvise but he wanted to know the concept, so the pictures were planned a week before and we attempted to reference Irving Penn’s corner portraits of cultural icons. At the studio early, showing him pictures from my phone portfolio, I noticed my hand was shaking. I needn’t have worried. Although twitchy and clearly not a fool sufferer, he was generous with his time and has a mastery of his physicality that made him an absorbing subject.