WATCH: Simon Farnaby and Sean Foley on new spoof Mindhorn, Trainspotting and small gene pools 4 years ago

WATCH: Simon Farnaby and Sean Foley on new spoof Mindhorn, Trainspotting and small gene pools

"We didn't go as far as saying 80,000 alcoholics clinging to a rock..."

Our man Rory Cashin recently caught up with Olivier award-winning director Sean Foley and screenwriter Simon Farnaby to discuss the release of Mindhorn, the hilarious new detective spoof starring none other than The Mighty Boosh's Julian Barratt.

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In Mindhorn, Barratt plays Richard Thorncroft, AKA Detective Mindhorn, the washed-up 80s TV detective. The plot takes shape when Thorncroft is sprung from his London bedsit to aid the police in his first real life case: catching a deranged serial killer who believes Mindhorn is a real detective.

As well as comedy veteran Barratt cutting a dashing figure as a sort of bionic Pablo Escobar, Mindhorn features a great supporting cast, with Kenneth Branagh, Steve Coogan and Simon Callow all appearing in minor roles.

The interview covers how to write a great comedy script, characters you hate to love, and the Isle of Man's suspiciously small gene pool.

Enjoy!

Want a flavour of the film itself? You’re in luck, catch the trailer right here...

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Clip via StudiocanalUK