Onion Talking: Barratt & Farnaby Do Mindhorn

The Velvet Onion

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:

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I wasn’t too sure what to expect of my time with Julian Barratt and Simon Farnaby. Although The Velvet Onion is seven years old (heck, how did that happen?), and they’ve always supported our endeavours with enthusiasm whenever we’ve seen them, the pair have somehow managed to elude our dictaphones during that time, bar a short filmed interview with Simon on the set of Luxury Comedy 2.  Perhaps some people are obviously happier being creative than they are talking about it?

I needn’t have worried; they were relaxed, friendly, polite and forthcoming; happy to answer questions, riffing off each other’s jokes and finishing off one another’s sentences. No silences, no…

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