Matthew Perry 'would say yes' to Steve Coogan without reading a script

Matthew Perry has revealed his love for British television, especially Steve Coogan's Alan Partridge show.

The former Friends star even admitted he would agree to work with the British funnyman straight away - without having to read the script or know more about his role.

"I'm surprised I haven't done more work in the UK, because I would love to. If Steve Coogan called I would say yes without even reading the script," he told Radio Times.

The 44-year-old, best known for playing Chandler Bing in Friends, said his top five favourite shows also include Fawlty Towers, Extras, The Office and Episodes, which stars his former co-star Matt Le Blanc.

"I love British television because I have that type of humour. I'm Alan Partridge is my favourite show ever. Welcome To The Places Of My Life is hilarious," he added.

Matthew revealed he has two dream roles, but would have doubts about taking them if he was offered.

"Timothy Hutton's role in Ordinary People. And then Bill Murray's role in Groundhog Day. But you don't want to touch either of these because they were done so well," he said.


Press Association

Patrick McLennan

Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 

An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.