Chris O’Dowd

Chris O’Dowd Heads For Home

Chris O’Dowd has been visiting his home town of Boyle, Co Roscommon in preparation for a new six-part series he’s written for Sky. Moone Boy is based on O’Dowd’s own childhood growing up in the town; in the series he plays the part of the imaginary friend of 11-year-old [...]

November 22, 2011 // 1 Comment

IT Crowd Uninstalled

Graham Linehan has confirmed that The IT Crowd is to end next year, following an extended special. Previous announcements were made in regard to a fifth series expected in April 2012, and indeed, writers were attached to the show’s brainstorming stages in a bid to support Linehan’s [...]

October 21, 2011 // 3 Comments

Chat With Chris O’Dowd!

Tomorrow afternoon Chris O’Dowd will be available to answer questions via a live webchat. You can participate in the webchat from 1pm GMT tomorrow (7th June) on Empire’s website here.  O’Dowd will be there with Paul Feig who directed him in the new US comedy film Bridesmaids. So [...]

June 6, 2011 // 0 Comments

Bridesmaids

Chris O’Dowd appears in the movie Bridesmaids – which is released in the USA today. The film is written by and stars Kristen Wiig (Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Paul), and O’Dowd plays Rhodes: a cop and love interest of Wiig’s character Annie. Bridesmaids will be [...]

May 13, 2011 // 2 Comments

Booshniverse Buzzing With Royal Fever

You may have noticed that the last 48 hours have been unusual for The Velvet Onion: there has been no news. Our lack of news coverage wasn’t in deference to any wedding – no, there was no news because the people we write about appeared to be glued to their TVs instead of creating news [...]

May 1, 2011 // 3 Comments

Own Moss’s Words And Roy’s Actions

Our endless trawl across the deepest, darkest recesses of the Net to bring you Booshniverse goodies can sometimes uncover a real corker. If you’ve ever wanted to own a collectable part of The IT Crowd, that time is now! Prop Store, a website for TV and movie-based memorabilia is offering IT [...]

April 17, 2011 // 0 Comments

The Crimson Petal Update

Chris O’Dowd appears in the new BBC drama The Crimson Petal & The White.  The four-part adaptation of Michel Faber’s novel starts this Wednesday, 6th April at 9pm on BBC2. This week O’Dowd was interviewed in The Metro, where he talks about his unplanned move into comedy and [...]

April 3, 2011 // 1 Comment

Kazoo’s And Quizzes For Red Nose Day

Noel Fielding is not the only member of the Booshniverse doing their bit for Comic Relief. Radio 3 is having a special Kazoo concert at the Royal Albert Hall on Monday 14 March 2011 at 7.30pm. Among those taking part are Alice Lowe, James Bachman, Chris O’Dowd, Katy Wix and Nathan Barley star [...]

March 3, 2011 // 0 Comments

Xmas Boosh On The Box

For those of you pining for a seasonal dose of Booshniverse, here’s a rundown of the TV that’s worth setting your Sky+ for… First off there are the repeats of Little Crackers currently airing on Sky.  Julian Barratt’s episode airs on Sky2 at 01:45 on 26th December and [...]

December 23, 2010 // 2 Comments

Forgotten Favourites: The Boat That Rocked

With all this talk of new things in Onion Land, it’s sometimes easy to forget that certain items slip people by.  Such is the case of last summer’s blockbuster comedy The Boat That Rocked (aka Pirate Radio in the USA) – lost in the mêlée of big budget action adventures, it [...]

October 5, 2010 // 4 Comments

Fantasy Gaming With IT Crowd 4.0 On DVD

As we have previously reported, the fourth series of The IT Crowd is released on dvd on September 27th. The front cover has been revealed, and continues the computer-game feel of the previous seasons with a Rock Band flavoured theme. Extras have now also been confirmed for the package, and will [...]

September 4, 2010 // 1 Comment

The IT Crowd: Peelers Favourites

In the last few weeks, we’ve been asking you, dear peelers, to submit your top three episodes of The IT Crowd to TVO in order to determine which episode is your favourite (so far!). The results are now in, and we can confirm your top ten episodes, in reverse order!  What will be crowned the [...]

June 25, 2010 // 2 Comments

Version 4.0

The moment you’ve all been waiting for is almost upon us.  The IT Crowd 4.0 hits your tv screens from June 25th courtesy of Talkback Thames and Channel 4, and we’ve got a whole week of articles based around the misadventures of Jen, Roy, Moss, Douglas, Denholm and dear ol’ [...]

June 18, 2010 // 5 Comments

Counting Down to the IT Crowd

As reported last month, the hotly-anticpated fourth series of the IT Crowd airs on Channel 4 on 25th June. To mark this auspicious occasion, The Velvet Onion will be holding a week of exclusive IT Crowd happenings on this here website.  More news about what that actually involves and when it will [...]

June 14, 2010 // 2 Comments

IT Crowd Overload!

Earlier today, director Graham Linehan announced via Twitter, the long awaited air-date of Series 4 IT Crowd! Episode 1 is to have it’s debut on June 25th at it’s usual place over on Channel 4, a specific time is unknown at the moment but I’m sure we’ll all be keeping an [...]

May 26, 2010 // 5 Comments

A Message From Maurice. Exclamation Mark.

Dear Sir/Madam I am writing to inform you that the Filming of The IT Crowd 4.0 has officially wrapped,  and there certainly are some surprises instore from Graham Linehan and the gang.  We shall educate you in the way of transmission dates, as soon as we can. In honor of this, we at [...]

April 25, 2010 // 1 Comment

4.0 Beta Testing

The IT Crowd 4.0 gets its first chance to impress the public at a special BAFTA launch night next month. The event will see episodes of the new run followed by a Q&A session with writer/director Graham Linehan and actress Katherine Parkinson.  BAFTA hopes other members of the cast will also be [...]

April 23, 2010 // 0 Comments

Be Part Of The (IT) Crowd

The IT Crowd production offices are offering the chance to appear as an extra in the forthcoming series of the award-winning comedy. The team announced via their Twitter page yesterday that they were looking for people to ‘geek-up’ and send them a photo, with the best looking geeks [...]

February 25, 2010 // 0 Comments

The IT Crowd 4.0

Series four of The IT Crowd, starring Richard Ayoade, Chris O’Dowd, Katherine Parkinson and Matt Berry is due to begin filming soon – with casting auditions taking place this week. Actor Benedict Wong, familiar to comedy fans for his appearances in The Peter Serafinowicz Show and Look [...]

February 19, 2010 // 3 Comments