Birth Name: Stephen Mangan
The only son of Irish working class parents, Stephen Mangan was born in the North London district of Winchmore Hill, England to James, a builder, and Mary, who worked at a pub. His parents were industrious enough to send their son to the well-regarded public school Haileybury and Imperial Service College when he was 11. There, he developed a love for acting, which he later indulged at Gonville and Caius College at Cambridge, appearing in 23 plays while half-heartedly pursuing a degree in law. However, his mother's prolonged illness and eventual death at 45 from colon cancer spurred him to take up acting as his fulltime profession, and he auditioned for the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art withi...