Stephen Mangan Biography

(Actor and Comedian Known for His Roles in the Series 'Green Wing', 'I'm Alan Partridge' and 'Episodes')

Birthday: May 16, 1968 (Taurus)

Born In: London, England

Stephen Mangan is an English actor known for playing the role of ‘Sean Lincoln’ in the comedy series ‘Episodes’. Mangan made a name for himself as a theater actor after appearing in more than twenty Broadway and off-Broadway productions. He was nominated for the Tony Award after his portrayal of ‘Norman’ in the Broadway production of ‘The Norman Conquests’. Known for appearing in mainly comedy shows, Mangan has also played other types of characters on screen. His work in the series ‘Green Wing’ was widely appreciated by the critics as well as the audience. Since 2013, Mangan has been presenting the competition show ‘Artist of the Year’ which unearths talented painters and their best paintings every year. He has appeared in many popular shows like ‘Barely Legal Drivers’ (narrator), ‘Wild Brazil’ (narrator), and ‘Bliss’ (Andrew Marsden). On the silver screen, he has appeared in a few supporting roles in films like ‘New Year's Eve’, ‘Someone Else’, and ‘Rush’.
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British Celebrities Born In May

Also Known As: Stephen James Mangan

Age: 56 Years, 56 Year Old Males


Spouse/Ex-: Louise Delamere (m. 2007)

father: James Mangan

mother: Mary Mangan

siblings: Anita, Lisa

children: Frank Mangan, Harry Mangan, Jack Mangan

Born Country: England

Actors Comedians

Height: 6'0" (183 cm), 6'0" Males

City: London, England

Notable Alumni: Haileybury And Imperial Service College, Gonville And Caius College

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education: Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art, Haileybury And Imperial Service College, Gonville And Caius College

Childhood & Early Life
Stephen James Mangan was born on May 16, 1968, in Ponders End, London, to Mary Mangan and James Mangan. He grew up along with his two sisters, Anita and Lisa.
He attended Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, where he received his bachelor’s degree in law. Later, he applied for drama lessons at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art where he spent three years.
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Career in Theater
Stephen Mangan completed his drama course at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and proceeded to start his professional career. He decided to choose strong character roles over one-dimensional “typical” characters. Due to this decision, he preferred the theater industry over films and TV shows.
Stephen Mangan has appeared in many theater shows since making his debut in 1994 at the Redgrave Theater. He appeared in many stage shows in UK, especially in the West End of London.
His first big appearance came in 1997 when he performed at the Birmingham Stage Company, featuring in Oliver Goldsmith’s comic play ‘She Stoops to Conquer’.
Later, he toured with the international theater company Cheek by Jowl, as part of their international tour for the play ‘Much Ado About Nothing’. He also performed at the Royal Shakespeare Company, featuring in yet another comedy stage show ‘The School for Scandal’.
The most important performance in his theater career came in 2009 when he performed at the Circle in the Square Theater in the title role of the trilogy of plays ‘The Norman Conquests’. He also performed at The Old Vic Theater in the same play. Mangan was praised for his powerful performances.
Television Career
Stephen Mangan has appeared in more than 50 television shows in his career that has spanned over 25 years. In 2001, he appeared in the ‘The Armando Ianucci Shows’ as the Television Executive. Later that year, he appeared in the show ‘Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years’ as the title character.
In the early-2000s, Mangan appeared in shows like ‘I'm Alan Partridge’, ‘Seven Wonders of The Industrial World’, ‘Ready When You Are, Mr McGill’, and ‘Wren: The Man Who Built Britain’.
In the television show ‘Green Wing’, created by Victoria Pile, Mangan played one of the main characters, Dr. Guillaume ‘Guy Secretan. The show ran for two years, with a total of 18 episodes divided into two series. In 2005, the show won the first BAFTA Pioneer Audience Award and bagged the Comedy Of The Year award in 2006 at The Awards.
He then appeared in the six-part British comedy series ‘Jane Hall’ as ‘Robert Compton-Lewis’. In the television adaptation of Agatha Christie’s ‘Marple,’ he portrayed the character of ‘Inspector Larry Bird’ in 2007.
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In the BBC Two sitcom ‘Episodes’, Mangan appeared alongside Matt LeBlanc, Tamsin Greig, John Pankow, Kathleen Rose Perkins, and Mircea Monroe as one of the main characters. He played the character of ‘Sean Lincoln’ between 2011 and 2017.
Mangan narrated two popular shows, ‘Barely Legal Drivers’ and ‘Wild Brazil’, on BBC between 2013 and 2014. He also featured in other shows like ‘Artist of the Year’ which aims to identify the best portraits and landscape paintings from around the world and honor the artists.
In the British black comedy show ‘Bliss’, he played one of the main characters, ‘Andrew Marsden’, alongside Heather Graham, John Gielgud, and Goran Kostic.
Film Career
Stephen Mangan has appeared in a few feature films since making his debut in the 2000 British dance film ‘Billy Elliot’. He has also appeared in the British short romance independent film ‘New Year's Eve’ as the lead actor alongside Keira Knightley.
He featured in the black comedy film ‘Festival’ in a lead role. The film was directed by Annie Griffin and starred Chris O'Dowd, Daniela Nardini, and Clive Russell in other lead roles. Mangan was nominated at the 2005 BAFTA Awards, Scotland, for the Best Actor in a Scottish Film.
Major Works
Stephen Mangan played the title character in the trilogy of plays ‘The Norman Conquests’. He performed at The Old Vic Theater in 2008 and a year later, at the Circle in the Square Theater. Mangan received a nomination for a Tony Award for his performance.
Mangan was part of the main cast in the British television sitcom ‘Green Wing’. The show won multiple awards, and Mangan’s character ‘Dr. Guillaume “Guy” Secretan’, an anesthetist working at East Hampton Hospital, was adored by the audience. Channel 4 listed Mangan’s character in their ‘The World's Greatest Comedy Characters’ list at the 34th position.
Family & Personal Life
Stephen Mangan married actress Louise Delamere on May 12, 2007, and has three children, Harry, Frank and Jack.
Mangan is a lifelong football fan and follows Tottenham Hotspur. He regularly goes to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (previously White Hart Lane) on match days along with his friends.

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