Steve Coogan for the Guardian Weekend

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.

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