Dolly Wells

A Look Inside Black Mountain Poets

Last week the fifth LOCO Film festival drew to a close, following twelve days chock-full of top drawer filmic comedy. One of the festival’s closing events was a screening/Q&A of Black Mountain Poets, a British film featuring Alice Lowe, Dolly Wells and Laura Patch, amongst others. We [...]

May 9, 2016 // 1 Comment

A Round Up Of Doll & Em

The second series of the awesome Doll & Em, co-written by and featuring Dolly Wells, will be premiering in the US tonight at 10.30pm on HBO. In its honour, we thought we’d gee you a round-up of recent interview and coverage about the show. We’re nice like that. Just click on [...]

September 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

Take a punt on Blunt

The US premiere of Blunt Talk – Starz new newsroom based sitcom starring Sir Patrick Stewart and featuring Dolly Wells – is fast approaching, and the network has unleashed the first two episodes online ahead of transmission. Stewart stars as Walter Blunt: a British news anchor [...]

August 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

Doll & Em-erica

The US première date for Doll & Em‘s second series has been confirmed for mid September. The show, written by and starring Dolly Wells alongside Emily Mortimer, will air on HBO from September 13th. Episode One will air at 10:30pm. A co-production between HBO and Sky Atlantic, the [...]

August 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

Dolly In Zombie Literary Classic

Dolly Wells will be part of the cast in the forthcoming Zombie movie Pride & Prejudice & Zombies. The horror-comedy is based on Seth Grahame-Smith’s 2009 fanfic of the Jane Austen classic. In the alternative version a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of [...]

July 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now: #37

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 THIS WEEK below… MORE HUMAN THAN HUMAN Humans, Sunday, 9:00pm, Channel 4 [UK] Sunday, 9:00pm (8:00pm Central), AMC [...]

June 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now: #36

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 THIS WEEK below… SMELL THE HOFF Hoff The Record, Thursday, 9pm, Dave Tim Downie and Anna Crilly make guest [...]

June 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now: #35

See what’s so hot right now THIS WEEK below… GET HOFFED Hoff The Record, Thursday, 9pm, Dave This week sees the launch of two new comedy shows on Dave, both with TVO connections.  The first of these is Hoff The Record – a semi-improvised mockumentary based on the surreal life of [...]

June 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now: #34

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 THIS WEEK below… FAREWELL TO SUCCESSVILLE Murder in Successville, Wednesday, 10:00pm, BBC Three It’s been a fun [...]

June 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

Preview: Doll & Em Series 2

This week sees the launch of the second series of Doll & Em on Sky Atlantic.  Written by and starring Dolly Wells & Emily Mortimer, the six part series follows a hugely acclaimed first run in February last year. This series, like the first before it, features as a number of Hollywood [...]

June 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

Black Mountain Poets

The first trailer for forthcoming British comedy film Black Mountain Poets has been released. The film, which we first told you about back in April, is the third feature written and directed by Jamie Adams, following 2014’s A Wonderful Christmas Time and Benny & Jolene, the latter [...]

June 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #33

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 THIS WEEK below… DOLL & EM RETURNS Doll & Em, Wednesday, 10:00pm, SKY ATLANTIC A year after their near-perfect [...]

June 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

Nominations Announced For The South Bank Sky Awards

The nominations for the ​South Bank Sky Arts Awards 2015 have been announced and there are a few TVO people and productions amongst the nominees! Paddington (Paul King and a whole host of TVO faces) has been nominated for Best Film, and all of the shows shortlisted for Best Comedy have a TVO [...]

April 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

New Movie For Alice, Dolly & Laura

Alice Lowe, Dolly Wells and Laura Patch will be appearing together in a new film, Black Mountain Poets , planned for release later this yea. Also starring Downtown Abbey’s Tom Cullen, the film is the final part of director Jamie Adams’ trilogy of improvised movies; the first of [...]

April 4, 2015 // 1 Comment

The Velvet Onion Is Five Again

The Velvet Onion is proud to bring you an updated version of our TVO IS FIVE video for your perusal, featuring a cavalcade of comedy legends wishing us a very happy birthday. Some of you may remember at the end of January, The Velvet Onion marked its official fifth anniversary with a string of [...]

March 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

Blunt Talking Doll

Dolly Wells is currently filming in LA for Starz brand new comedy Blunt Talking alongside the legendary Sir Patrick Stewart. The star of Doll & Em and Luxury Comedy will be appearing across the forthcoming series focusing on a British import (Stewart) intent on conquering the world of [...]

February 15, 2015 // 1 Comment

So Hot Right Now #2

Hello, dear Peelers, and welcome to The Velvet Onion!  For your regular news updates you used to find on our home page, click here.  But below, here’s what Dolly would say is sooo hot right now in Onion Land. AN EVENING WITH NOEL FIELDING BEGINS! The big news this week is that An Evening [...]

October 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

Dolly Does It Again (With Em)

We LOVED Doll & Em at TVO; and we’re particularly excited that a second series has been confirmed! The highly personal comedy drama, penned by and starring Dolly Wells and her real-life friend Emily Mortimer, originally aired on Sky Living in February. In the show, Emily plays a [...]

October 15, 2014 // 1 Comment

A Peek Behind The Fantasy

Some of you will be lucky enough to be seeing Noel Fielding live at the Pleasance Theatre this weekend, as he performs two work-in-progress shows in preparation for his forthcoming UK tour. Anyhows, we reckoned the rest of you might need a bit of cheering up… Here, then – for your [...]

September 27, 2014 // 0 Comments

Tales From Photographed Hawaii

Tonight sees the grand finale of Luxury Comedy 2: Tales From Painted Hawaii on E4 – and to celebrate, we’re bringing you exclusive behind the scenes photos taken during TVO’s on-set visit last summer. TVO were on hand for four days of filming madness, right at the peak of a very [...]

August 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

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