Date of Birth:29 March 1961, Blackburn, Lancashire, England, UK
Height:5' 11" (1.8 m)
Trademarks:Often has actors improvise, rather than work exclusively from the script Films often have references (visual and/or spoken) to the works of Werner Herzog (Butterfly Kiss (1995), The Claim (2000), 24 Hour Party People (2002)) or Krzysztof Kieslowski (I Want You (1998), Wonderland (1999), Code 46 (2003)). Films often deal with social and/or political concerns (Go Now (1995), Welcome to Sarajevo (1997), Wonderland (1999), In This World (2002)). Because of the improvisational element of much of his work, his films often use hand-held (sometimes digital) photography with roughly edited jumps between scenes and locations (Butterfly Kiss (1995), Wonderland (1999), With or Without You (1999), The Claim (2000), 24 Hour Party People (2002), In This World (2002), 9 Songs (2004)). Often has a sequence with the lead characters running or romantically playing on the beach. (Butterfly Kiss (1995), Jude (1996), I Want You (1998), With or Without You (1999), In This World (2002), 9 Songs (2004)). For three films in a row (I Want You (1998), With or Without You (1999) and Wonderland (1999)), had a central character who worked as a hairdresser.
An intimate look at life on the road for the band Wolf Alice as they tour Great Britain.
A story centered on a mysterious British Muslim man on his journey across Pakistan and India.
Actors Rob Byrdon and Steve Coogan continue their travelogue series with a visit to Greece.
When Odysseus left Troy it took him ten years to get back to his home in Ithaca. Steve and Rob - on their very own odyssey, ten years after their first trip together - have only 6 days.
They visit Lesvos, where Sappho wrote her love poetry; Macedonia, where Aristotle was born and tutored Alexander the Great; Athens, home of Plato and Socrates; the Peloponnese, the land of Mycenae, Argos, Sparta and the entrance to the underworld; before finally arriving in Ithaca.
On the way they argue about tragedy and comedy, myth, history, democracy, and the meaning of life.
Satire about the world of the super-rich.