Lowe in Eternal Beauty

Alice Lowe has joined the cast of Eternal Beauty directed by Submarine‘s Craig Roberts. The film will star Sally Hawkins, who is in the running for this year’s Best Actress Oscar for her role in The Shape Of Water.  Ahead of production in Wales beginning this spring, it has now been [...]

February 14, 2018 // 0 Comments

Ayoade at The Prince Charles Cinema

Richard Ayoade will be making a special appearance at The Prince Charles Cinema to introduce a double feature of Submarine and The Double. The Prince Charles Cinema, Central London’s only independent cinema, is showing Submarine and The Double as a 35mm double feature on Monday 8th [...]

July 5, 2016 // 0 Comments

Ayoade Sloths Whilst Submarine Wins Big

Richard Ayoade will be introducing one of his favourite films at The Barbican next month. Priority booking for what’s been described as his “sinful screen treasure”, the 1967 classic The Graduate, begins for Barbican members today, with members of the general public able to buy [...]

October 1, 2012 // 0 Comments

Success At The NMEs!

For the handful of people that have managed to miss the news about last night’s NME Awards which has been floating around online today, here’s the scoop: Booshniverse-related artists were up for three awards: Best Book (Scribblings of a Madcap Shambleton), Best Film (Submarine) and Best [...]

March 1, 2012 // 1 Comment

Spring Back In Time: A Look Back At April-June 2011

So far our review of 2011 has covered January to March. Today we bring you the sequel: April to June. Aaaah, Springtime…the time of fresh starts and new beginnings! And it turned out to be a very busy time in the Booshniverse too! April April started with the news of Chris O’Dowd’s [...]

January 2, 2012 // 2 Comments

Big Up The BIFA Nominations!

The nominations for the 14th annual British Independent Film Awards have been announced, and  several TVO-connected productions and artists have been included! First up is Submarine, Richard Ayoade‘s critically-acclaimed coming-of-age movie, which has garnered nominations for Ayoade in the [...]

October 31, 2011 // 0 Comments

Onion Talking: Richard Ayoade

Monday, August 1st sees the dvd & blu-ray release of Submarine – Richard Ayoade’s directorial feature-film début. The film was a huge hit earlier this year, and its home media release has been one of the most anticipated releases in TVO’s calendar for some time. We managed [...]

July 29, 2011 // 8 Comments

Fill Your Baskets!

Wondering what to spend your hard-earned cash on? Well there are two Booshniverse-relevant DVD releases you may want to investigate: Submarine and The Crimson Petal & The White. Submarine will need no introduction to our regular peelers – Richard Ayoade’s debut feature launched in [...]

July 7, 2011 // 0 Comments

Submarine Stirs The States

If the positive buzz around Julian Barratt in Government Inspector wasn’t enough, other Booshniverse ‘solo projects’ continue to impress – with Richard Ayoade‘s Submarine garnering largely positive press in the US. Having opened to tremendous critical claim in the UK [...]

June 14, 2011 // 1 Comment

Submarine In New York: A Peeler’s Review

Richard Ayoade’s acclaimed debut film Submarine has reached the USA, with a Q&A screening at Y Tribeca in New York this weekend. TVO peeler Gina R Snape was one of several of our readers who attended the event [more from them soon!] and has sent us this report: On Saturday I went to the [...]

May 25, 2011 // 0 Comments


Submarine – the feature directorial debut from Richard Ayoade – was released in UK cinemas today. The Velvet Onion’s editor in chief Paul ‘Didymus’ Holmes and fellow Velveteer Lozzy were able to attend a special preview screening at Manchester’s legendary [...]

March 18, 2011 // 3 Comments

Submarine Cornered

Richard Ayoade is to attend a preview screening of his movie directorial debut, Submarine, in Manchester. The director, writer and of course, star of Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace,  The IT Crowd and, amongst many other notable TVO appearances, a little show called The Mighty Boosh, has been [...]

March 4, 2011 // 3 Comments

Paper People

Back in December, we pointed you towards paper models of Rich Fulcher which you could print off and make yourself. Their creator, Sally Grosart, got in touch with us a couple of weeks ago to point us towards the rest of her collection, which includes a number of faces from the Booshniverse as well [...]

February 16, 2011 // 8 Comments

Submarine UK Release

A UK cinema release for Submarine, the debut feature from Richard Ayoade, has finally been announced, following weeks of rave reviews. We’ll finally be able to see it for ourselves from 18th March (cinemas tbc).   Or if you can’t wait that long you can catch it 2 weeks earlier at Ultra [...]

February 5, 2011 // 0 Comments

Submarine Floats At Sundance

Richard Ayoade‘s directorial debut Submarine continues to score with the critics. The film is showing at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival in Utah, currently in its second week, and the response so far has been extremely positive!  In his review, writer David Chen describes Submarine as [...]

January 26, 2011 // 2 Comments

A Delve Into The Submarine

If you don’t know already, Richard Ayoade of IT Crowd fame, has directed his debut feature film, Submarine. With plenty of previous experience behind the camera (he’s been credited as script editor on several Mighty Boosh episodes, directed Kasabian’s amazingly bizarre video for [...]

September 11, 2010 // 1 Comment

Much More Than Moss

As part of The Velvet Onion’s week of special happenings to honour the new series of the IT Crowd, we’re shining the spotlight on cast member Richard Ayoade’s notable achievements behind the scenes. If you were to compile a list of the writers and directors who have had a genuine [...]

June 20, 2010 // 0 Comments