The long-awaited Alan Partridge movie is finally on the cusp of hitting the big screen. Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa has its release date set for August on our shores, and I can’t wait to see Steve Coogan back in the role, marking the character’s feature debut.
A brilliant first teaser trailer launched back in the spring. And with its release now less than two months away, StudioCanal have released a brilliant new trailer and a great new image, giving us a better look at Alan Partridge in action.
Alan Partridge has had many ups and downs in his life. National television broadcaster. Responsible for killing a guest on live TV. Local radio broadcaster. A nervous breakdown in Dundee. His self-published book,’Bouncing Back’, subsequently remaindered and pulped.
ALAN PARTRIDGE: ALPHA PAPA portrays the events of the greatest low-to-high-ebb spectrum in his life to date – specifically how he tries to salvage his public career while negotiating a potentially violent turn of events at North Norfolk Digital Radio.
Coogan is joined by past collaborators Felicity Montagu, Tim Key, Simon Greenall, Phil Cornwell, Nigel Lindsay, and Darren Boyd. And starring alongside them will be Colm Meaney, Anna Maxwell Martin, Monica Dolan, Sean Pertwee, and Dustin Demri-Burns.
Declan Lowney (Alan Partridge on Open Books with Martin Bryce) is behind the camera, directing from a script co-written by Coogan, Armando Iannucci, Peter Baynham, and Neil and Rob Gibbons.
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa will be released on 7th August in the UK and Ireland. Still no word yet on the film’s US release date, but we’re hoping it will be heading into theatres there later in the year for all Partridge’s fans across the Atlantic.