Steve Coogan Talks About “Philomena”

Uploaded on Tuesday 3 December 2013


Steve Coogan co-wrote, co-produced, and co-starred in one of the year’s best films, “Philomena.” Starring Dame Judi Dench, the film is based on the investigative book by Martin Sixsmith called “The Lost Child of Philomena Lee.” Coogan is Sixsmith and Dench is Philomena in this thought-provoking film from director Stephen Frears.

I interviewed Coogan via satellite and we talked about:

*** At the heart of the film is faith and devotion – is that what attracted Coogan to making “Philomena?”
*** How this film is a passion project for him.
*** When I interviewed Coogan for “Hamlet 2,” I observed his penchant for turning human frailties into comedies
*** Coogan and Dench – the buddy pairing we all want to see!
*** He loved when I said – “Philomena” still makes you feel good but you won’t be hating yourself for doing so!


Language: English

Length: 3:47

Country: United States