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Steve Coogan to play porn baron?

Published 01/06/2011 | 13:04

Steve Coogan could portray Paul Raymond in a new film
Steve Coogan could portray Paul Raymond in a new film

Steve Coogan is reportedly set to play porn baron Paul Raymond in a new biopic.

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The Alan Partridge star is said to be in advanced talks to star in the big screen adaptation of Paul Willet's biography, Paul Raymond's Wonderful World Of Erotica, comedy website Chortle.com reports.

The film is being directed by Michael Winterbottom, who worked with Steve on 24 Hour Party People, A Cock and Bull Story and recent award-winning television series The Trip.

Raymond was once known as the 'King of Soho' after he opened Britain's first strip club the Raymond Revuebar in Soho in London in 1958, and published magazines Razzle, Mayfair and Men Only. He died a multimillionaire recluse in 2008.

Willetts revealed during a talk at Westminster Reference Library this weekend that the plans for Steve to star in the film were "well advanced".

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