Stephen Mangan

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. Mangan was born in Winchmore Hill, North London to Irish Roman Catholic parents; he has two sisters, Anita and Lisa. Mangan was educated at two independent schools for boys: at Lochinver House School, in the town of Potters Bar in Hertfordshire and Haileybury and Imperial Service College (now co-educational), a famous boarding school in the village of Hertford Heath (also in Hertfordshire), in the same year as Dom Joly. After gaining a Bachelor of Arts in Law at Gonville and Caius College at the University of Cambridge, where his friends included Rachel Weisz and Sue Perkins, Mangan took a year out to nurse his mother, Mary, who was dying of cancer. Weeks after her death, he auditioned for the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He graduated from RADA in July 1994. After graduating from RADA, Mangan did not pursue lead roles on screen, preferring to take what he saw as the less limited opportunities on the stage.

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