Stephen Mangan and his sister Anita look back: ‘People would say he was so talented – and I’d think, “No he’s not”’

The actor and artist recreate an old photo and talk about how growing up in the shadow of grief brought them closer

Stephen Mangan was born in Enfield, London, in 1968. After graduating from Rada in 1994, he became a renowned stage actor before appearing in BBC One’s Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years in 2001. Known for his withering comic expressions and wide-eyed charm, he has gone on to star in shows such as Green Wing, I’m Alan Partridge, Episodes and The Split. His sister Anita is an artist and illustrator whose clients include Leon and Ella’s Kitchen. Stephen and Anita’s bestselling debut children’s book, Escape the Rooms, was inspired by the loss of their parents to cancer at a young age. Their second, The Fart That Changed the World, is out on 26 May.

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