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Steve Coogan carries off the Laurels in first look at Stan & Ollie trailer

STEVE COOGAN and John C Reilly have emerged as dead ringers for Laurel and Hardy as the first trailer for a biopic of the legendary pair emerged.

The film, titled Stan & Ollie, follows what would become their farewell tour of the UK and shows the duo facing dwindling audiences while battling health issues and even each other.

Alan Partridge star Coogan plays Stan Laurel, who accuses Reilly’s Oliver Hardy of betraying their friendship by making a film with someone else.

The trailer also shows Hardy struggling with illness before the pair return to the stage for their swansong.

Referencing the famous song by Edith Piaf, Hardy tells his friend: ‘Je ne regrette rien, and you shouldn’t regrette rien either.’

The trailer also features Harry Potter’s ‘Moaning Myrtle’ Shirley Henderson as Hardy’s wife Lucille.

Stan & Ollie will be released in the UK on January 11, after its world premiere at the BFI London Film Festival on October 21