Stephen Mangan is an actor best known for his roles as Guy Secretan in the television series 'Green Wing', Sean Lincoln in Episodes, Dan Moody in 'I'm Alan Partridge' and as holistic detective Dirk Gently in the BBC adaptation of Douglas Adams' book 'Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency'.
He graduated from RADA and cut his acting teeth in the theatre but his breakthrough television performance was as Adrian Mole in the six-part BBC TV show series 'Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years' in 2001.
When guesting on television on 'Would I Lie to You?' and 'Never Mind the Buzzcocks' he admitted that he had been in a progressive rock band called Aragon that recorded an EP called The Wizard's Dream.
He has performed voice-overs for television and radio advertisements, including for Specsavers and Barclaycard, in which he stars with Green Wing co-star, Julian Rhind-Tutt. He is a familiar face in a series of television commercials for Nescafe and on radio he recorded a apeal for Marie Curie Cancer Care (2009).
In 2008, he played the title role in The Norman Conquests at the Old Vic.
Stephen stars in the 2011 BBC comedy series Episodes, with Matt LeBlanc, Tamsin Greig and Richard Griffiths.
Stephen was a Celebrity Mastermind champion, scoring 29 points, 15 of which were on his specialist subject, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
A popular awards host, he hosted The Charity Awards 2011, BAFTA's TV Craft Awards and the Broadcast Awards 2012.