Steve Coogan confirms Richard III movie 'next year'

The comedian and actor told Radio 2 DJ Zoe Ball he would be playing the husband of Philippa Langley, the woman who drove the project to find them.The comedian and actor told Radio 2 DJ Zoe Ball he would be playing the husband of Philippa Langley, the woman who drove the project to find them.

The bones of the monarch were found under a Leicester car park in 2012.

Mr Coogan said filming should start in 2021 but did not reveal whether any other stars would be appearing.

Ms

, along with colleagues in the Richard III Society, persuaded archaeologists from the University of Leicester to excavate a city centre car park in August 2012.

Improbably, bones likely to be Richard's were found on the first day but the news was not released until the month after. The identification

.

Ms Langley was appointed MBE in 2015 for her work.

Speaking on the Zoe Ball Breakfast Show, Mr Coogan listed his upcoming projects.

He said: "Next year we are shooting a film about the woman who found the body of Richard III in a car park in Leicester. I'll be playing her husband."

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