Mamma Mia! roy­al­ties joke

The Herald - - NEWS -

AR­MANDO Ian­nucci has joked it “would be nice” to get a cut of the roy­al­ties from the forth­com­ing Mamma Mia! film be­cause his Abba-lov­ing char­ac­ter Alan Par­tridge helped it to suc­ceed.

The writer co-cre­ated Par­tridge with ac­tor Steve Coogan, who played the Nor­wich ra­dio DJ in TV se­ries in­clud­ing Knowing Me Knowing You and I’m Alan Par­tridge.

Par­tridge’s ado­ra­tion for the Swedish band, on which the mu­si­cal films are based, is one of his key traits. Ian­nucci said: “I cer­tainly think the suc­cess of Mamma Mia! is partly down to Alan’s ap­pro­pri­a­tion of Abba for his chat show. I’m not ask­ing for a cut in the world­wide rev­enue gen­er­ated by that project. I’m just stat­ing it would be nice.”

„ Ar­mando Ian­nucci co-cre­ated Alan Par­tridge.

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