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Alan Partridge film gets US release

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa is to be released in US cinemas in 2014 with a premiere at the New York Film Festival.

Steve Coogan's comedy creation is a huge hit in the UK, and now the hapless Norwich radio DJ's big screen venture will be shown in America.

Kevin Loader, one of the film's producers, said: "Steve Coogan and all of us are thrilled to be working with the excellent team at Magnolia to introduce North American cinema-goers to the complex character that is Alan Partridge. That they find the film hilarious is a great start."

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa went straight to number one at the UK box office following its release earlier this month, taking around £2.18 million in its opening five days.

Steve recently admitted it was hard work playing Partridge.

He said: "Alan is a funny character for 90 minutes, but if you spend seven weeks constantly being him, always stuck in a room with him - imagine that.

"It does send you a bit crazy. Plus, filming was very intensive, I was shooting scenes, then running back up to the writing room to work on scenes."

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