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Steve Coogan signs deal to pen autobiography for autumn 2014 release

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Steve Coogan has signed a publishing deal to write his autobiography.

The Alan Partidge comic will release the book in hardback in September 2014, followed by a paperback version the following year.

Steve Coogan arriving at the UK Comedy Awards

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The 47-year-old actor previously released spoof memoirs penned by his most famous character titled I, Partridge: We Need To Talk About Alan.

Ben Dunn, publishing director at Cornerstone, said: "I am absolutely thrilled to be publishing Steve's autobiography. It's the book I've always wanted to work on and I absolutely can't wait to get started."

Coogan said: "I'm delighted to be writing my memoir. It promises to be a sojourn through the faltering first steps of a lower middle-class boy who watched television to the dizzy heights of a man who achieved not only a multi-BAFTA-winning status on television, but also became fully middle-class and managed to annoy the Daily Mail at the same time. Wow."

First official still from The Alan Partridge movie

Steve Coogan as Alan Partridge



Coogan has been a strong campaigner for privacy reforms with the Hacked Off campaign in recent years, and settled a High Court claim for phone hacking by the News Of The World newspaper.

He also appeared at the Leveson Inquiry in late 2011, speaking about he preferred to stay away from having a celebrity lifestyle.

"I don't sell myself as a personality. I like to keep myself private," he told the inquiry.

Steve Coogan returns as Alan Partridge in the comedy movie Alpha Papa, which opens on August 7. Watch a trailer below:

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