'Mindhorn' sees Julian Barratt as a former TV star who pretends to be a detective to nab a killer.
There's something irresistably engaging about cops and comedy, and Julian Barratt has taken that aesthetic to the Isle of Man with his new film 'Mindhorn'. Coming this Spring, it sees a struggling ex-TV star who goes undercover as his own alter ego to help police catch a murderer.
Julian Barratt stars in 'Mindhorn'
'Mindhorn' is the first film screenplay from 'The Mighty Boosh' star Julian Barratt, written in collaboration with his co-star Simon Farnaby. The film follows a former 80s star named Richard Thorncroft (Barratt), whose best-known role is as a TV cop named Detective Mindhorn who wears robotic eye patch that helps him uncover lies.
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In the late 80s, Richard Thorncroft (Julian Barratt) was the most famous police detective on television, but fast-forward to the present day and he's balding, ungroomed and trying to convince himself that he is exactly where he needs to be in life with desperate daily positive affirmations. Fate does have one more adventure in store for the actor, however. A suspected serial killer named Paul Melly (Russell Tovey) has escaped from a secure unit at Darkmoor Hospital and is now taunting Isle of Man police that more will die unless he can speak to Detective Mindhorn. The police are well aware that Mindhorn is just a TV character, but they try their luck and enlist the help of the actor who plays him nonetheless. Unfortunately, Thorncroft turns out to be much less efficient than his onscreen persona, as much as he'd like to believe otherwise.
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‘The Boosh Club’ runs from October 20th to January 29th and is a free exhibition at The Book Club in London.
The Book Club are inviting you to come on a journey through time and space and enter the surreal and fantastical world of ‘The Mighty Boosh’.
From October 20th the venue in London’s trendy Shoreditch will be transformed into the The Boosh Club, celebrating a decade since The Mighty Boosh’s first UK tour.
The Mighty Boosh, by Dave Brown, part of the Boosh Club exhibition, Oct 20 - Jan 29th
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Barratt says he and Fielding are back working together, seven years after The Boosh went on hiatus.
'Mighty Boosh' star Julian Barratt has said he and comedy partner Noel Fielding are currently working on a new project together. Barratt, who returns to TV later this month in Channel 4’s ‘Flowers’, said that the pair had stayed friends since The Boosh went on hiatus, but now they're back to writing together.
Julian Barratt has said he’s working on new ideas with Noel Fielding.
Speaking to The Radio Times, Barratt said: “We’re talking about doing something else together now… something with a longer arc really.” The comedian then went on to explain why 'The Boosh' went on hiatus, following their 2009 arena tour.
A little help from my friends: Beck performs his latest 'Song Reader' album during an evening that saw performances from Franz Ferdinand, Jarvis Cocker, The Mighty Boosh, Beth Orton and Charlotte Gainsbourg.
Depending on the way you look at it, Beck's decision to release his last album in the form of sheet music was either incredibly innovative or unforgivably pretentious. Released in December 2012, Song Reader comprised of twenty songs in sheet music form as well as over one hundred pages of art. The idea behind the unusual decision was to let the fan become the composer, with many interpretations quickly surfacing online showing the versatility of the pieces.
Prolific Experimentalist Beck Invited A Host Of Artists To Help Him Perform Song Reader live.
This was all very well if you're a Beck fan with some degree of musical talent but for those hungering for the white rap of Odelay, the pop experimentation of Midnite Vultures or the sweet melancholy of Sea Change were left feeling a little bemused and perhaps even cheated.
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Ben Wheatley is emerging as one of the UK's finest filmmakers.
It is likely that Ben Wheatley's new movie A Field in England, staring Julian Barratt, will play no part in the major awards ceremonies in 2013 and 2014, though the historical drama has received a slew of five-star reviews putting it amongst the very best received films of the year.
Set during the English Civil War in the 17th century, the movie follows the story of Reece Shearsmith's Whitehead who flees from his strict master and meets Cutler (Ryan Pope) and two travellers Jacob (Peter Ferdinando) and Friend (Richard Glover).
When Cutler takes the two travellers hostage and captures Whitehead, he forces hallucinogens on them and makes them help him and Irishman O'Neill find buried treasure in a field.
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Stephen (Hogg) has locked himself in his flat for a year, refusing to go outside. Then something disrupts his compulsive routine, and he starts reminiscing about a road trip he took with his chucklehead pal Bunny (Farnaby) just before he withdrew from life. Travelling around Europe, Bunny indulged in sex and rampant gambling, and it wasn't until they got to Poland that Stephen met a girl, Eloisa (Echegui). As they drove her home to Spain, they met various colourful people and had some life-changing adventures.
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Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding - Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt of The Mighty Boosh and Julian Barratt London, England - Stella McCartney boutique Christmas lights switch on Monday 23rd November 2009
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