Tom Meeten

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

A Preview Peek At The Ghoul

This week, we were lucky enough to attend a preview screening of Gareth Tunley’s debut feature film, The Ghoul. Mog made a few notes… Starring Tom Meeten, and with a cast that includes Alice Lowe, Dan Skinner, Rufus Jones, Paul Kaye, Waen Shepherd (who also scores the film – but [...]

May 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

Tony & Tom Pull The Other One

Both Tony Law and Tom Meeten will be on the bill at forthcoming comedy night Pull The Other One. Tony Law is a regular on the live circuit, while Tom’s stage appearances are (sadly) a little less frequent – however, seeing them both on the same bill is, quite frankly, unheard of! A [...]

May 17, 2016 // 0 Comments

Paddingtwo!

Paul King‘s 2014 family blockbuster Paddington will be getting a sequel in 2017, it has been revealed. The film, which starred Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Nicole Kidman, Julie Walters and Peter Capaldi was based on the much-loved books by Michael Bond about the young bear from darkest [...]

May 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

Onion Talking: Tom Meeten And The Ghoul

A wee while ago we sat down for a couple of pints in the delightful company of Tom Meeten, to chat about (what was then) his forthcoming UK tour with Noel Fielding. He also talked to us about his latest film project, The Ghoul. Boasting a quality cast and crew that reads like a who’s who [...]

April 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

The Sounds of Shepherd

Waen Shepherd has released selections of the score he created for forthcoming Velvet Onion-flavoured movie The Ghoul. The film is the feature length directorial debut its writer, Gareth Tunley, and stars Tom Meeten alongside Shepherd, Alice Lowe, Rufus Jones, Paul Kaye, Geoffrey McGivern, [...]

April 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

Get Loco

A series of short films from this week’s LOCO London Comedy Festival are currently available to view on their website. The festival, which screened a wide range of comic films, short and long, has put a large batch of the former up for public viewing on their website, and a smattering of [...]

April 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

Brown, Law and Meeten go APE for S.O.S.

If you missed them on Twitter recently, Dave Brown has taken a series of comedy portraits in support of the Sumatran Orang-utan Society’s #APEril campaign. The portraits, which feature Tom Meeten and Tony Law amongst others, are a reminder that orang-utan’s share 96.4% of their DNA with humans, [...]

April 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

Aaaaaaaah! Out On DVD On Monday

One of our favourite films of 2015, Steve Oram‘s dystopian simian punk vision, Aaaaaaaah!, will be out on DVD and Blu-ray on Monday 18th January. Previously only available via VOD, the cult film sees its actors (a phenomenally strong cast featuring a bevy of TVO-connected folk: Steve [...]

January 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now: On TV This Week

Here’s what’s coming up over the next 7 days. Crackanory Thursday, 10:00pm, Dave The adult storytime fun returns for a third series all week, with stories read by Richard Ayoade, Morgana Robinson and lots of other big name stars. Story writers include Tony Way, Kevin Eldon, Alex [...]

December 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

Crackanory week approaches!

Monday 7th December sees the launch of Crackanory series three, and as we told you recently, there’s an episode every day until Saturday! And here, at last, are the juicy details. To celebrate the show’s return, the good folk at UKTV have provided us with some sneaky peek treats and [...]

December 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

More Smiley On Screen

Michael Smiley‘s been a busy chap, with a fair few of the projects that he’s recently been involved in receiving coverage this week: Earlier this year we told you about his role in Orthodox, an independent film about an Orthodox Jewish boy, Benjamin, bullied for his faith, and who [...]

November 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

Comedy Showcase Details

Early last month we told you about the revival of Peterford Golf Club, this time as part of Radio 2’s Comedy Showcase. The show, now called The Peterford Golf Club) written by and starring Simon Farnaby, was broadcast at 10pm on Tuesday evening, with a repeat tomorrow at 10pm. It also starred [...]

November 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

Out On Mondaaaaaaaah!

If you’re a regular reader of The Velvet Onion, you’ll know that we’ve been getting more than a bit excited about Aaaaaaaah!, the comedy horror from Steve Oram, which stars a bevy of TVO faces. And now we can get excited again – because from Monday everyone will get the [...]

October 17, 2015 // 1 Comment

Oram & Meeten Live Later This Month

Sadly, for us lovers of top notch comedy, Oram & Meeten‘s live shows are relatively rare. But now we can all rejoice, because the legendary duo are performing later this month! Fresh from their starring roles in simian comedy horror AAAAAAAAH!, Steve and Tom will be live on stage [...]

October 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

Peterford Golf Club Swings Again

Peterford Golf Club is being revived in brand new take on the cult classic for Radio Two. Promising to do for golf clubs what Green Wing did for hospitals, this new sitcom incarnation of the long gestating project is written by its co-creator Simon Farnaby and stars Simon alongside Barunka [...]

October 5, 2015 // 1 Comment

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