Ben Wheatley

TVO-Connected Film Events At Empire Live

Empire Live is a three day film-centric series of events at the O2, and we can look forward to seeing a smattering of TVO faces across the weekend. The action takes place on 23rd, 24th and 25th September, and it offers tons to see and do for film fans. From a Velvet Onion perspective, however, [...]

September 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

High Rise Screening & Q&A

Ben Wheatley will be presenting a screening of High Rise and answering questions from the audience at The Riverside in Woodbridge, Suffolk. The event takes place at 7pm on Monday 10th October, and will include an introduction to a screening of High-Rise from Ben (which features TVO faces Dan [...]

September 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

New Free Fire Trailer

Last week we told you about Free Fire, the new film from Ben Wheatley. Today the official trailer has been released! With more flying bullets and more witty one liners in two and half minutes than the average crime flick has across its full running time, and the good looks we’ve come to [...]

September 9, 2016 // 0 Comments

TVO at the London Film Festival

You lucky lot have the chance to see an exciting selection of TVO-connected films at the upcoming BFI London Film Festival. Mindhorn In this new film written by Julian Barratt and Simon Farnaby, a fading actor who starred in a hit 80s TV show about a detective with a robotic eye must return to [...]

September 3, 2016 // 0 Comments

What Wheatley Did Next

/Ben Wheatley‘s next feature will be Free Fire, a crime film set in Boston in 1978, which includes Michael Smiley in its ensemble cast. Following closely on the heels of 2016’s High Rise, Ben’s critically and commercially-acclaimed film adaptation of J.G. Bollard’s [...]

September 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

Onion Talking: Gareth And The Ghoul

As our regular readers will be aware, we’ve been getting properly excited about The Ghoul for some time. Now our excitement levels have reached a new level: the writer/director of the film, Gareth Tunley, has been kind enough to answer a few questions for us. Written and directed by Gareth, [...]

July 8, 2016 // 0 Comments

Belly Of The Bulldog Release

Good news for fright fans: you’ll soon be able to see Nick Gillespie‘s horror feature film Belly of the Bulldog! Described as “a heady blend of Dog Soldiers and Jacob’s Ladder” (I know, right??), it features Michael Smiley and Tom Meeten amongst its cast. Also known [...]

May 30, 2016 // 0 Comments

2015 British Independent Film Awards Nominations

The nominations for the Moët 2015 Independent Film awards have been announced, and we’re delighted to note that there are a couple of TVO-connected productions shortlisted! Steve Oram‘s comedy horror Aaaaaaaah!, which features a cacophony of TVO talent has been nominated for The [...]

November 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

A Who’s Who of when TVO Meets Doctor Who

This weekend sees the launch of the latest series of Doctor Who – the ninth since its return in 2005, and the thirty-fifth overall since 1963. Led once more by Peter Capaldi as The Doctor, with Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald and the sublime Michelle Gomez (Psychobitches) as Missy, this [...]

September 19, 2015 // 3 Comments

A Field In England Prints For Sale

Graphic designer Richard Wells has created a set of lino prints of the key characters from Ben Wheatley‘s psychedelic civil war film A Field In England. The beautifully-crafted ‘A Merry Band’ series consists of five images plus a ballad sheet on white parchment paper. The five [...]

June 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

Vinyl Kills

The soundtrack to Ben Wheatley‘s second feature, Kill List, is now available on limited edition vinyl. Composed by Jim Williams, who also worked on the scores for Down Terrace, Sightseers and A Field in England, the score for the film, which starred Neil Maskell, Myanna Buring and [...]

June 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

Paddington Comedy Award Win

Earlier this evening the Paddington movie picked up a gong for ‘Best Comedy Film’ at the 2015 Empire awards. It was a double-TVO moment on stage, with Matt Berry presenting the award. According to Empire’s blog, Matt was attired in “a natty scarf that we’re rather [...]

March 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #11

Welcome to The Velvet Onion – the central hub for an interconnected range of alternative comedy and more.  Click through for the LATEST NEWS, and see what’s so hot right now below. CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY FOR TVO TELLY FANS! As Noddy Holder once sang: IT’S [...]

December 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

Wear Your Favourite Film

Over the years, we’ve had the privilege of seeing a few of the people that we write about appearing in some pretty awesome films. But what’s been missing until now is the ability to wear creative interpretations of those films emblazoned across our chests. Not any more… Last [...]

October 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

Who’s A-Coming

This weekend sees the launch of the long awaited latest series of Doctor Who, with the first two episodes directed by TVO regular and all-out genius Ben Wheatley. Episode One, Deep Breath, is a 75 minute special being simulcast in cinemas across the UK at 7:50pm, when the episode airs on BBC [...]

August 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

Global Release For Wheatley’s Who

As we mentioned here, the much-anticipated first episode of Doctor Who starring Peter Capaldi, will be directed by Ben Wheatley (Sightseers and A Field in England) and features Tony Way. It’s now been announced that the feature-length episode will be shown in cinemas around the World, so [...]

July 27, 2014 // 1 Comment

Deep Breath For Wheatley’s Who

Legendary sci-fi smash hit Doctor Who returns to TV screens on August 23rd, and BBC One have confirmed the first episode – directed by Ben Wheatley – will be a feature length special. Entitled Deep Breath, the episode marks the full debut of Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth (proper) [...]

June 27, 2014 // 1 Comment

Grow Your Own Field In England

Our Screen is offering up A Field In England as one of its film options for us mere mortals to host our own cinema screening. The service allows you to set up a screening in a choice of cinemas, which you can invite people to attend. For an overview of how it all works click here (although to be [...]

May 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

Digital Field

The soundtrack to A Field In England is to be released digitally later this month. The film, directed by Ben Wheatley and starring Michael Smiley, Richard Glover, Julian Barratt and Reece Shearsmith as part of its small ensemble cast – was released in cinemas, on television, on demand [...]

March 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

Shrooms And The Silver Screen

Alamo Drafthouse in Austen is hosting a themed A Field In England Feast this Tuesday, 11th February. In honour of the tripped-out psychedelia of the film, Chef Trish Eichelberger has created a mushroom-centric menu available only at a special screening. “After watching the feature I decided [...]

February 9, 2014 // 0 Comments