Mangan in 2010
July 22, 1972 |
Winchmore Hill, London, England
|Alma mater||Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge|
|Spouse(s)||Louise Delamere (12 May 2007–present)|
Stephen Mangan (born 22 July 1972) is an English actor, best known for his roles as Guy Secretan in the television series Green Wing, Dan Moody in I'm Alan Partridge, Sean Lincoln in Episodes and holistic detective Dirk Gently in Dirk Gently.
Early life and education
Mangan was educated at two independent schools for boys: at Lochinver House School, in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire and Haileybury and Imperial Service College (now co-educational), a boarding school in the village of Hertford Heath (also in Hertfordshire), in the same year as Dom Joly. He was in a school band called Aragon that recorded an EP called The Wizard's Dream. After gaining a Bachelor of Arts in Law at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, Mangan took a year out to nurse his mother, Mary, who died of colon cancer at age 45. Weeks after her death, he auditioned for the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). His father James died of a brain tumour at age 63.
After graduating from RADA in 1994, Mangan did not pursue lead roles on-screen, preferring to take what he saw as the less limited opportunities on the stage. He gained television experience by performing in adverts, but only for overseas markets. In 2000, he appeared in Billy Elliot.
He has performed voice-overs for television and radio advertisements, including for Specsavers and Barclaycard with Green Wing co-star Julian Rhind-Tutt. He is also known for his appearances in a series of televised advertisements for the instant coffee brand, Nescafe. On radio, he has done an advertisement supporting Marie Curie Cancer Care (2009). In television, he's appeared in an untitled Victoria Pile project (2008), as well as the film Beyond the Pole in 2010.
In 2008, he played the title role in The Norman Conquests at the Old Vic and subsequently on Broadway at the Circle in the Square Theatre in 2009. He was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his work in the play.
He has been cast in the animated feature Postman Pat: The Movie — You Know You're the One as the voice of the titular postman.
He is married to the actress Louise Delamere and they have two sons, Harry (October 2007) and Frank (2010). He is also a Celebrity Mastermind champion, scoring 29 points, 15 of which were on his specialist subject, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. He is a fan of Tottenham Hotspur and goes to games with Tamsin Greig's husband Richard Leaf. He is an atheist: When asked the question whether football is bigger than God, he answered: "I think football is too beautiful and holy to be sullied by religion." 
|1998||Martha, Meet Frank, Daniel and Laurence||Audition Actor No.3|
|2000||Billy Elliot||Dr Crane|
|2001||Birthday Girl||Bank manager|
|2001||Chunky Monkey||Pierre DuPont|
|2002||New Year's Eve||David|
|2009||Beyond The Pole||Mark|
|2014||Postman Pat: The Movie — You Know You're the One||Postman Pat (Voice only)|
|1999||Watership Down||Bigwig (series 1-3), Silverweed, Shale (series 3 only)||Voices Only|
|1999||Big Bad World||Justin|
|2000||In Defence||John Henderson|
|2001||Sword Of Honour||Frank De Souza|
|2001||Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years||Adrian Mole|
|2002||I'm Alan Partridge||Dan Moody||Season 2, Episode 3|
|2003||Seven Wonders Of The Industrial World||Jules Isidore Dingler|
|2003||Ready When You Are, Mr McGill||Roland|
|2004||End of Story|
|2004||Wren: The Man Who Built Britain||Robert Hooke|
|2004||Green Wing||Guy Secretan|
|2005||Sunday Pants||The Imp||Voice Only|
|2005||Nathan Barley||Rod Senseless|
|2005||Bromwell High||Gavin||Voice Only|
|2006||A Funny Thing Happened On the Way To The Studio|
|2006||Britain's Biggest Spenders||Narrator|
|2006||Is It Just Me or Is Everything Shit?||Pilot Episode|
|2007||Marple||Inspector Larry Bird||Agatha Christie's Marple|
|2009||Never Mind The Buzzcocks||Himself, Guest|
|2009–2010||Would I Lie To You?||Himself, Guest|
|2010||Three In A Bed||Narrator|
|2010||Richard Bacon's Beer & Pizza Club||Himself, Guest|
|2011||Rome Wasn't Built In A Day||Narrator|
|2011||Celebrity Mastermind||Himself, Contestant|
|2011||Have I Got News for You||Himself, Host||Season 41-02, Season 42-04|
|2011||Meet The Middletons||Narrator|
|2011||The Hunt for Tony Blair||Tony Blair|
|2011||All Roads Lead Home||Himself, Co-Presenter|
|2012||Just a Minute||Himself, Contestant|
|2012||Dirk Gently||Dirk Gently||Following Pilot Episode|
|2012||Have I Got News for You||Himself, Host||Season 43-01|
|2013||Barely Legal Drivers||Narrator||Season 1|
|2013||Have I Got News for You||Himself, Host||Season 45-01|
|2013||Fifteen to One||Himself, Contestant||Celebrity Special|
|1994–95||Georges Dandin||Clitandre||Redgrave Theatre|
|1995||The Tempest||Ferdinand||International Tour|
|1995||Twelfth Night||Sebastian||Nottingham Playhouse|
|1995||Mrs Warrens Profession||Frank||Redgrave Theatre|
|1996||"The Rover"||Belville||Salisbury Playhouse|
|1996||"Couch Grass and Ribbon"||Jack||Watermill Theatre|
|1996||Hamlet||Leartes||Norwich Theatre Royal|
|1997||The Shoe Shop of Desire||Bobby||UK Tour|
|1997||As You Like It||Orlando||Nottingham Playhouse|
|1997||She Stoops to Conquer||Marlowe||Birmingham Stage Company|
|1998||The School for Scandal||Sir Benjamin Backbite||Royal Shakespeare Company|
|1998–1999||Much Ado About Nothing||Don Pedro||International Tour|
|1999||Hay Fever||Simon||Savoy Theatre|
|2001||Noises Off||Gary Lejeune||Piccadilly Theatre|
|2002||The People Are Friendly||Robert||Royal Court Theatre|
|2005–2006||The Magic Carpet||Miloshin||Hammersmith Theatre|
|2008||The Norman Conquests||Norman||The Old Vic Theatre|
|2009||The Norman Conquests||Norman||Circle in the Square Theatre|
|2012||Birthday||Eddie||Royal Court Theatre|
|2013||Perfect Nonsense||Bertie Wooster||Richmond Theatre|
|The Winter's Tale|
|The Man Who Knew Everything|
|Jack the Giant killer|
|As You Like It|
|A Midsummer Night's Dream|
|Last Act (2006 Radio Series)|
|ElvenQuest (2009, Radio Series)|
|ElvenQuest (2010, Radio Series)|
|ElvenQuest (2011, Radio Series)|
- My parents' real medical drama - and the stars who gave them dignity, by Green Wing's Stephen Mangan
- My family values: Stephen Mangan, actor
- "Q&A STEPHEN MANGAN". Retrieved 15 January 2013.
- I'm determined to protect myself from bowel cancer
- "Stephen Mangan". Retrieved 15 January 2013.
- "Green Wing writers create US pilot comedy". Retrieved 14 January 2013.
- "Episodes, a new seven-part comedy series for BBC Two". BBC Press Office. 13 May 2010. Retrieved 29 December 2010.
- "BritishSeaFishing.co.uk - King Fishers". Retrieved 1 October 2013.
- http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-18634253 - BBC News. Retrieved 1 July 2012
- "Television Craft Awards Host: Stephen Mangan". BAFTA. 20 March 2013. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
- Tom Lamont. "Stephen Mangan's sporting life - Sport - The Observer". guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 8 March 2012.
- 4thought.tv | Actor, atheist and Tottenham Hotspur fan Stephen Mangan thinks that passion displayed on the football terraces is something of which the church must be envious
- "Interview: Cineworld talks to Rush actor Stephen Mangan". cineworld (UK). 2 September 2013. Retrieved 18 September 2013.
- "Postman Pat to make movie debut". BBC (UK). 16 September 2011. Retrieved 27 May 2012.
- "Postman Pat to Hit the Big Screen in 3D". ComingSoon. 16 September 2011. Retrieved 27 May 2012.
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- Green Wing "microsite" at Channel4.com
Interviews and articles
- The Observer Interview - The new face of grown-up Adrian Mole (21 January 2001)
- BBC article on Adrian Mole - the Cappuccino Years
- Green Wing Interview on T4 (Channel 4) March 2006
- Telegraph Magazine article 18 March 2006
- Evening Standard article 20 April 2006 entitled Comedy's Hottest Property
- Times article 6 May 2006 entitled Nicer than he looks on TV
- Sunday Times "He’s earned his wings" interview with Stephen Mangan, 9 July 2006
- Stephen Mangan hands out his very own BAFTAs, Bafta.org 4 March 2009
- Interview with Stephen Mangan on Broadway.com May 2009