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Movie Review – Mindhorn (2016)

5 May 2017 12:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Mindhorn, 2016.

Directed by Sean Foley.

Starring Julian Barrett, Essie Davis, Russell Tovey, Andrea Riseborough, Jessica Barden, Harriet Walter, Kenneth Branagh, and Steve Coogan.


A has-been actor best known for playing the title character in the 1980s detective series “Mindhorn” must work with the police when a serial killer says that he will only speak with Detective Mindhorn, whom he believes to be a real person.

There’s a moment late on in Mindhorn – Julian Barratt and Simon Farnaby’s farcical master class-in which Barratt’s Richard Thorncroft, a washed up actor drunk on nostalgia, finds himself duct taped into the costume that once made him famous, his skin painted a Tango-tinge of orange, his hair covered in sofa-interior fluff. Hoping to be rescued by his accomplice, he begins to squawk. It’s fantastically absurd and gelastic, and only places further emphasis on what makes Mindhorn so joyful in its rib-tickling silliness. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Mindhorn: Julian Barratt and Simon Farnaby interview

3 May 2017 11:25 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Rob Leane May 4, 2017

The Mighty Boosh’s Julian Barratt and Yonderland’s Simon Farnaby talk to us about their Isle of Man action comedy, Mindhorn...

When you get to chat to two comedy geniuses at once, it doesn’t feel much like an interview. It’s more like sitting in on some well-honed hilarity, and trying not to make a tit of yourself when you try and interject with a question. This is what it felt like when I sat down with Julian Barratt and Simon Farnaby for twenty minutes, in a snazzy central London meeting room, to talk about Mindhorn.

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The film, if you’re unfamiliar, casts The Mighty Boosh alum Barratt as a washed up actor by the name of Richard Thorncroft. His heyday was way back in the 1980s, when »

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