Julian Barratt

Pre-order Brakes

Brakes is now available to pre-order on DVD. Mercedes Grower’s anti-romcom, following nine couples from the end of their relationships to the start, boasts a fantastic comedy cast including Noel Fielding, Julian Barratt, Julia Davis, Steve Oram and Seb Cardinal. If you would like to see the [...]

January 29, 2018 // 0 Comments

TVO Triple Bill on Film 4

This Thursday sees Film 4 give movie lovers another chance to see not one, not two, but three recent TVO related smashes in a row. Alice Lowe‘s Prevenge – in which a pregnant mother-to-be begins revenge-killing those responsible for the death of her partner, seemingly at the behest [...]

December 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

Buy your onions! Christmas gift ideas from TVO…

Christmas is now only two weeks away, and that means one of two things: you’re either already sorted for present-buying this year, or you’ve got a stressful fortnight ahead. Well, if you’re in the latter camp, we’ve got you covered, as 2017 has been a bumper year for great [...]

December 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

Mindhorn on demand

Mindhorn is now available to watch on Amazon Prime Video. In the 2017 comedy film written by Julian Barratt and Simon Farnaby, Julian stars as Richard Thorncroft – a washed up actor whose career peaked in the 1980s when he was known for playing Mindhorn, a detective with a robotic eye that [...]

December 8, 2017 // 0 Comments

Barratt and Oram join In Fabric

Julian Barratt and Steve Oram have joined the cast of new film In Fabric. Ghost story In Fabric, directed and written by Peter Strickland, tells the tale of a cursed dress that passes through a series of wearers, wreaking devastating consequences. It has been shot in the UK and co-financed [...]

November 28, 2017 // 1 Comment

Brakes: new trailer and more screenings

A new trailer for Brakes has been released and more screening/Q&A dates have been announced. Mercedes Grower’s anti-romcom, following nine couples from the end of their relationships to the start, boasts a fantastic comedy cast including Noel Fielding, Julian Barratt, Julia Davis, [...]

November 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

Brakes Screening And Cast Q&A

Brakes, the brilliant back-to-front movie about relationships which features a smorgasbord of TVO talent, will be coming to our cinema screens soon, accompanied by cast Q&As. Described as an “anti-rom com”, and produced with a wonderful punk aesthetic, Brakes features fantastic [...]

October 27, 2017 // 1 Comment

Before Baby Driver

Edgar Wright’s latest film, Baby Driver, is out in cinemas at the moment. And although, strictly speaking, it has nothing to do with The Velvet Onion, the origins of the film certainly do! The 2017 action crime comedy, written and directed by Wright, stars Ansel Elgort as Baby, a young, [...]

June 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

MindhOWN – Pre-order Mindhorn on disc and digital now!

Mindhorn – the smash hit film from Julian Barratt and Simon Farnaby – will be released on blu-ray, dvd and download in September. If you’ve been living under a rock recently, or maybe just in a bunker filled with merchandise from long-forgotten detective series, Mindhorn is [...]

June 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Unadorned Truth… on vinyl!

Following the successful reissue of Richard Thorncroft’s cult single You Can’t Handcuff the Wind, recently featured in the movie Mindhorn, a limited edition 3-track 12″ single is available to pre-order by the actor. The film is written by and stars Julian Barratt and Simon [...]

May 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

Double The Fun In Dalston

The Rio Cinema in Dalston, London, will be showing a Velvet Onion-flavoured double bill this Sunday, with a combined screening and Q&A for Aaaaaaaah! and Prevenge. With both films emerging from of the hearts and minds of two of our favourite people, and each of them featuring a whole host of [...]

May 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

Onion Talking: Barratt & Farnaby Do Mindhorn

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll be aware that Mindhorn, the new film from Julian Barratt and Simon Farnaby, has just started its run in UK cinemas. Mog on our team had the pleasure of chatting to them earlier this week: I wasn’t too sure what to expect of my time [...]

May 7, 2017 // 1 Comment

Review: Mindhorn

Our roving reporter, Mog, has been lucky enough to see Mindhorn twice. The first time she was so absorbed in the film she forgot to make any notes. That probably tells you all you need to know (about both the film and her). On the second run, she was able to remember why she was there; [...]

May 2, 2017 // 1 Comment

You Can’t Handcuff the Wind

…but Richard Thorncroft can, as his legendary long-lost single of the same name is released digitally today. UPDATE! The music video is now available too, and can be watched at the bottom of this post. The track features in Mindhorn – the new film written by and starring Julian [...]

April 28, 2017 // 1 Comment

Podcast Highlights

So many podcasts, so little time. Here’s a handy list of British podcast episodes that feature the people we cover at TVO. The Comedian’s Comedian In this long-running podcast, stand-up comedian Stuart Goldsmith interviews fellow stand-ups about how and why they do comedy. Things [...]

April 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

Barratt talks to Buxton

Julian Barratt is the latest guest on Adam Buxton’s podcast. In the new episode, Julian Barratt joins Adam Buxton to discuss Mindhorn, which is out in UK cinemas from 5th May and will be available to watch on Netflix for those of you who live elsewhere. For anyone unfamiliar with [...]

April 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Making of Mindhorn

As we count down to the official release of Mindhorn, the new film written by and starring Julian Barratt and Simon Farnaby, we bring you the inside story of the development and making of the film, as told by the stars, cast and crew. Ten years ago, Julian and Simon decided they wanted to make a [...]

April 14, 2017 // 1 Comment

BAFTA TV Nominations

The nominations for the 2017 TV BAFTAs have been announced, with plenty of TVO-connected shows and performers receiving nods. Here’s a roundup of the nominations with the TVO-linked ones highlighted: Scripted Comedy Camping (Sky Atlantic) Fleabag (BBC3) Flowers (Channel 4) People Just Do [...]

April 11, 2017 // 0 Comments