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Alan Attack

Anyone who has any sort of love for comedy knows that Alan Partridge is one of the greatest comedy characters ever created. Up until the slightly ropey second series of I’m Alan Partridge he provided us all with a string of great moments, and made us all feel sorry for a deeply repulsive, sad little man.

The good news for Partridge fans everywhere is that a film is being promised; the bad news is that it’s being set in America, and that gives us a relatively high percentage chance that it’s going to be an embarrassing fish-out-of-water comedy of manners style flick. No-one wants that Alan, no-one at all.

‘We're doing it in the States, but I'm not going to try and Americanise it,’ said Alan... sorry, Steve Coogan. ‘I wouldn't try to do the same observational stuff here that I do in Britain. I'm not going to come over here and go 'right, now I'm going to try and invent five different characters who are all American', because I'm not steeped in American culture. It wouldn't work.

‘I'm so ingrained in British culture that for me to observe the minutiae of being British in all its different ways is very easy. I couldn't claim to do that here, and if I did they'd end up being caricatures. It'll be a British fool/idiot character in a movie that should appeal to everybody.’

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