Stephen Mangan is an English actor best known for his role as Guy Secretan in the television comedy series Green Wing, from 2004-2006. The hospital-based comedy won a BAFTA and was named Comedy of The Year at the 2006 British Comedy Awards.
He currently stars as Sean Lincoln in the comedy series Episodes, since 2011.
Mangan first found fame as popular fictional character Adrian Mole in the BBC TV series Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years. Since then, his career has spanned film, TV, theatre and radio, always working with the cream of the British comedy world.
He appeared in Beyond The Pole, a film comedy about a polar expedition. He also starred opposite Nicole Kidman and Ben Chaplin in Birthday Girl.
His other movie credits include the romantic comedy Confetti; Billy Elliott; and Martha, Meet Frank, Daniel and Laurence.
On TV, he was among the all-star cast of classic British comedy I'm Alan Partridge. He appeared in the sitcom Nathan Barley, written by Charlie Brooker and Chris Morris; comedy/drama Jane Hall; ITV's Agatha Christie's mystery Miss Marple: At Bertram's Hotel; romantic black comedy Free Agents with Anthony Head; and played a recovering alcoholic in the BBC sitcom Never Better.
He studied at Cambridge University, where he gained a Master of Arts in Law, but went on to the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art to train as an actor.